Dr. Christopher D. Frendo, DO

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Dr. Christopher D. Frendo, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C. 763 Larkfield Rd, Commack, NY 11725 Get Directions
(631) 462-2225

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CHRISTOPHER FRENDO, D.O. Dr. Frendo is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with comprehensive Fellowship training in Spine. He has extensive...
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in Huntington, NY |
Dr Frendo is an excellent doctor. I highly recommend this office!
in Northport, NY |
Dr Christopher Frendo and the staff are wonderful!! I had major neck surgery with him and I am doing much better I have full range of motion in my neck he changed my life last year I was suffering terribly and I am so thankful to him. He is a very skilled surgeon and I hardly even have a scar on my neck. People don't even believe that I have had major neck surgery until I show them my xray. I was scared to death to have this surgery but Dr Frendo comforted me and answered all of my questions
in Deer Park, NY |
Dr. Frendo did surgery on my back and I am on my path to recovery he is a great doctor and did a great job on my back I highly recommend him and he is very caring and has always taken the time to explain everything to me. I highly recommend him
in Commack, NY |
Dr Frendo is a very kind and caring doctor. He
in Mastic Beach, NY |
Worst Doctor I've ever been to. Dismissive of my pain. I left there feeling hopeless!
in Brentwood, NY |
I have had nothing but a great experience with Dr. Frendo. Not only is he a great doctor he is also a wonderful person. I am always greeted with a smile from him and he makes me feel so comfortable like family. He is very smart and has such a great way to explain things to me in a way that I can understand.
in Commack, NY |
I am so grateful to Dr. Frendo for all of the wonderful care that he has given me. I had back surgery with him and I feel so much better. He always takes his time with me at every visit I never feel rushed and he is so personable. I appreciate having my life back. Thank you Dr. Frendo
in Commack, NY |
Dr. Frendo is a very talented surgeon. He always takes the time to answer all of my questions & is very thorough with me. I had pain in my shoulder but Dr. Frendo found out that it was coming from my neck he did my surgery & now I am back to my life before pain & now the pain is gone from my shoulder & I have full range in my neck. I am so grateful with all of the care and surgery that I have received from Dr. Frendo. I highly recommend him and this practice and the staff here is amazing.
in Uniondale, NY |
I am a person that suffered for years with lower back pain and had tried all the other options to get relief from the pain with no success.As a last resort I had the surgery in September of this year and I am so glad that I did. I had been seen by a different MD before Dr.Frendo but when I researched his background and saw the special instrumentation that was used during my surgery that sealed the deal for me.I would openly and gladly recommend him as a referral to anyone with back pain. Lynn H
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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scheuermann's Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Whiplash

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
  • X Stop® Interspinous Process Decompression System

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  • 0

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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  • Medical School
    Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    John Hopkins Univ

    Completed in 2003

    Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    State University Of New York

    Graduated in 1995

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Frendo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


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Dr. Frendo's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

Dr. Frendo says...


Dr. Frendo is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with comprehensive Fellowship training in Spine. He has extensive experience in spinal surgery and research. He has performed studies on orthobiologics for spinal fusion, and on motion preservation. He is devoted to the evaluation and management of a broad spectrum of adult and pediatric spinal disorders including complex deformities, degenerative, traumatic, infectious, and neoplastic conditions of the spine. He provides expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery, as well as, complex spinal reconstruction for the treatment of degenerative disorders and deformities of the spine. He is a distinguished speaker and has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters on spine topics.

Medical Degree:

  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Erie, PA


  • Surgery Residency: Memorial Hospital York, PA

Extensive Sub-specialty Training in Spinal Surgery:

  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • The Houghston Clinic, Columbus, GA

Spine Surgery Fellowship:

  • Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD


Professional Affiliations:•

North American Spine Society

• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

• The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics

• The American Osteopathic Association

• Medical Society of the State of New York

• The Suffolk County Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations:

• Huntington HospitalHuntington, New York

• St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Smithtown, New York

• Good Samaritan Hospital, West Islip, New York

• St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York

• Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead


Dr. Frendo's Care Philosophy

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 option that best meets each patient's individual needs is perhaps the most important aspect to successfully alleviating or managing back and neck pain. 

As a patient at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C. you can be sure that your treatment plan reflects your specific needs and concerns and will be carried out by physicians and surgeons who are recognized leaders in the field. We work as a team to help you effectively manage your condition and improve your quality of life.