Dr. David Semenoff, MD

Dr. David Semenoff, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. David Semenoff, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College and specializes in neurosurgery.

47 New Scotland Ave

Albany, NY 12208

Contact Information

(518) 262-5088

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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more than 95% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 88% of peers
Bone Disorders
more than 87% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Albany Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Semenoff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. David Semenoff, MD
Dr. Semenoff is, what I refer to him as, a miracle worker! He rescued me! I couldn't walk, stand, lay down without terrible pain. I can now ski, bicycle, walk, run, just amazing. I suffered for 2 years before I was brave enough to have surgery. I should've done it sooner. He also, is the nicest,...Read More
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Kathleen Delaney in Willsboro, NY – Jun 02, 2018
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Dr. Semenoff gave me my life back eighteen years ago! After all of these years, I'm starting to have some issues. I wouldn't want anyone but Dr. Semenoff to work on my spine.
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Michele Warner in Clifton Park, NY – May 12, 2017
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Dr. Semenoff was extremely attentive in listening to my history and spent time explaining the results on my MRI. He did not recommend surgery or medications in my case and gave me solid clinical recommendations regarding next steps in the recovery process. Although it took 3 weeks to get an...Read More
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Latham, NY – Apr 13, 2017
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Dr. Semenoff performed a 4 level fusion on my lumbar spine. I went from being almost totally disabled to being 90 percent within a few months. 18 months later, I am mobile and pain free. He is an expert surgeon and has a kind, gentle manner. All procedures are explained in detail and all questions...Read More
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Laurie in Scotia – Aug 06, 2016
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Extremely compassionate bedside manner. He removed my pituitary tumor without an issue. He came highly recommended. A fellow neurosurgeon asked me who was doing my surgery and when I told him Dr. Semenoff, he said that is who he would have do any surgery he needed. It sounded genuine and judging by...Read More
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Rob in Hurley, NY – May 24, 2016
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