Dr. Federico Girardi, MD

Dr. Federico Girardi, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Federico Girardi, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Universidad Nacional De Rosario in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

523 E 72nd St

New York, NY 10021

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
very high
more than 99% of peers
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Girardi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Girardi "Dr. Federico P. Girardi specializes in the surgical treatment of different spinal disorders, including but not limited to: degenerative (disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, stenosis), deformity (scoliosis, kyphosis, flat-back), metabolic (osteoporosis), fractures, and tumors of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He has done extensive clinical research involving the areas of minimally invasive surgery, clinical outcomes of different surgical procedures, and imaging modalities of the spine. He is also interested in the basic science aspects of bone, disc and nerve tissue regeneration as well as the investigation of alternatives to spinal fusion for the treatment of degenerative disc disease."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Girardi "Spinal Surgery is a very specific field that combines orthopedic and neurological surgery techniques.

Nonsurgical treatments should be always tried before surgical interventions unless there is progressive or significant neurologic deterioration, or significant instability or deformity.

We believe surgery should patients' specific as there not two patients alike. Patients' expectations and education regarding their conditions are paramount to achieve a successful outcome."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

27  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Foot Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vertebral Fracture

21  Procedures

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Total Disc Replacement

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.


  • Colegio Sagrado Corazon
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Universidad Nacional De Rosario
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Hospital Provincial De Rosario
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Hospital De Clinicas Jose De San Martin Buenos Aires University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • 1996-1999
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Girardi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Girardi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Girardi to family and friends
38 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Girardi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

When I came to Dr. Girardi's office I was in severe pain and in a wheelchair. After he operated on my spine I was pain fee fom pain the first day, and continue to be free of pain 4 weeks later. I chose Dr. Girardi for my surgery because he instilled confidence in me, as he explained my condition...more
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Dr. Girardi took the time to explain my problem and surgical option at great length. I was referred to him by 2 others who had great success with their surgeries and I hope for the same outcome.
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Dr Girardi and his staff were highly professional. They were well informed about my spinal problem and had fully reviewed my MRI and other xrays prior to seeing me. Dr Girardi spent about 15 minutes discussing my problems and examining me. He then showed me the current MRI and xrays, clearly...more
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the Best ever, he gave me back a full life. I suffered from every problem a spine could have. I could hardly walk, I could not drive my car or ride in a car for more than 20 Mins. without horrible pain. I saw 10 different back Dr.'s. As a golf nut, all told me I could never play golf again. Dr....more
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Both Gerardi and his PA are two of the most difficult medical professionals to get an honest answer. Gerardi doesn't truly answer what when wrong and his PA is the nastiest I have ever tried to deal with. I had surgery a year ago and am in worst shape now than before the surgery.
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