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Dr. Christopher Frendo, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Frendo

Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

763 Larkfield Rd Commack, NY 11725

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(631) 462-2225


Dr. Christopher Frendo, DO is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Commack, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Frendo accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Frendo's conditions and procedures:

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scheuermann's Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Whiplash
  • X Stop® Interspinous Process Decompression System

Dr. Frendo's Reviews

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4.7

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Dr Frendo has preformed spinal surgery on me and I am very happy with the results. I have recommanded him to family members and friends.
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Dr Frendo is a great surgeon, he always takes the time to explain everything to me and Loren is always so helpful when I got to the Riverhead office. I highly recommend him.
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it has been a great experience dealing with Dr. Frendo. He takes the time with you to make sure you fully understand the surgery you will get and what to expect along the way. My surgery went great and I felt super confident in my recovery with Dr. Frendo’s guidance. He is a kind and compassionate doctor. Not easy to find that’s days! I highly recommend Dr. Frendo and his office. Wonderful people all around.
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Was very knowledgeable and helpful. Did not rush me
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Had a successful surgery for a severe l5/S1 disc herniation. Great service and friendly staff
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This doctor is very friendly, informative, and competent. From the first time I met him I felt comfortable letting him do a very serious surgery on my spine. He spends as much time as needed answering questions and listening to concerns. My surgery was 3/23. My drop foot is already repaired and I am up and around more than I have been in months. There should be more doctors like Dr Frendo. I thank him and his staff for a job well done and for treating the patient like a human being.
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Dr. Frendo did a lumbar spine surgery on me and the results were excellent. I was walking around with such pain before and I immediately noticed the difference. He is a very kind, skilled, knowledgeable surgeon.
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Dr. Frendo is a very caring. He will spend enough time with all his patients and given the best care.
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I had surgery(L5-S1) on 3/18/2015, almost 3 years ago....and I feel amazing! I will admit, it took a little while for me to get back to normal, but it was definitely a mental thing & it didn’t have anything to do with the actual procedure. I quickly went from being a healthy mother of 2 young children to what felt like a 90 yr old woman in just 3 months. It was so scary! But thanks to Dr. Frendo, I’m now 40 yrs old and I feel younger, stronger & healthier than ever! Thank you Dr. Frendo!
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Dr Frendo is perfect, my surgery with him was exceptional and I have highly recommended him to my family and friends and the staff here is also so amazing
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About Me

A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment

At Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C., we know how debilitating back and neck disorders can be for our patients. We also know that when it comes to treating these conditions, finding the treatment op...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
2003
John Hopkins Univ
Internship Hospital
2000
Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1999
Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie
Medical School
1995
State University Of New York
Undergraduate School
2004
2003
2000
1999
1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

Huntington Hospital

Huntington, NY

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Plainview Hospital

Plainview, NY

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)