Dr. Fernando Checo Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 42
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Dr. Fernando Checo Jr, MD
Dr. Fernando Checo Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Plainview, NY. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Dr. Checo Jr is affiliated with Saint Joseph Hospital, Plainview Hospital and North Shore University Hospital.

651 Old Country Rd Ste 200

Plainview, NY 11803

Contact Information

(516) 681-8822

Dr. Fernando Checo Jr, MD

Dr. Fernando Checo Jr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Checo Jr's Experience

Dr. Checo Jr'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 Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Checo Jr does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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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.


  • Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Checo Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Checo Jr to family and friends
based on 47 total reviews (20 with comments)
Dr. Checo Jr'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 (20)
in Lynbrook, NY |
There are no words to express my gratitude to Dr Checo. From my first consultation I felt that I would be in good hands. I have worked in healthcare for more than thirty five years. I worked in a surgical practice so I have become rather critical of most practitioners. Dr Checo's expertise in my case was exceptional. I feel like he has given me back my life - a life without pain. I have always been able to speak to him without being rushed. Both my husband and I can't thank him enough!
in Nasssau |
I had a neck condition which needed surgery. I had 3 second opinions. With no improvement and after 1 year of neck and arm pain. I decided on surgery, out of the 3 surgeons I felt most comfortable with D.r Checo. He understood my fear of surgery and took his time explaining everything to me. Dr. Checo walked me through it all and I'm glad I had my surgery . Back to work in 6 weeks. Very pleased. I now recommend colleague to Dr. C.
in Jericho, NY |
Excellent surgeon! Had a lumbar microdiscectomy a little over 4 weeks ago. I have been suffering from back and leg pain for over 1 year, after 4 injections (paid for one out of pocket to try to avoid surgery). They didn't seem to last/work. I know wonder why I didn't do it earlier. All my leg pain is gone, a little numb but I can live with that. I'm back working and living life. Thanks Dr. C
in Great Neck, NY |
Suffered from leg/back pain for years. After 14 epidural injections (yes 14 over 5 years), I finally had to have surgery. A friend recommended me Dr. Checo and was impressed with his knowledge, smarts, presentation and confidence. Went to 2 second opinions but they only reinforce my decision. Surgery was last month, I'm back working and extremely pleased. I know wonder why I waited so long. Only drawback is his office hours can sometimes be rescheduled due to busy schedule.
in Massapequa, NY |
Can't seem to make time to call his patients back with mri results from an mri almost 2 weeks ago. Called the office multiple times and still nothing. Conveniently the office called to cancel the appointment for today because checo is so busy. Highly unprofessional. Clearly couldn't careless about his patients well being.
in Levittown, NY |
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Dr. Checo is amazing. He explained everything in great detail. I had a lot of surgery done on my C-Spine all on the same day. C4 Corpectomy, C3-C5 fusion, insertion of corpectomy cage and C3-C5 anterior instrumentation, C3-6 posterior instrumentation, C3-C6 posterior lateral fusion, laminectomy of C4,C5, and C6. It's been 5 weeks and I'm doing great. I also had a previous Corpectomy (C6) done 6 years ago. I now refer to myself as the Terminator..LOL
in East Meadow, NY |
Had bad back pain & found Dr. Checo & couldn't be any happier with the experience I got. From the appointment by phone to the front desk it was a very professional & knowledgeable office. Dr. Checo was wonderful along with his staff , from his PA to his biller ! I would highly recommend this office to anyone.
Farmingdale, NY |
Dr. Checo is an amazing doctor. He is very compassionate and understanding. He has great bedside manor and listens to you every need.
Holbrook, NY |
FANTASTIC DOCTOR!!! I was in a car accident recently and my neck and back was in severe pain. This doctor made me feel so much better with just talking to me and the knowledge he had about every aspect of my injuries. I would recommend him to everyone.. The practice is amazing and the staff is so nice too!! Clean and efficient. Thank you again Central Orthopedic Group!!
I would highly recommend Dr. Checo . He is extremely pleasant among meeting his patients. His bedside manner is excellent. He answered all of my questions, did not rush me out, and made me feel very comfortable. I knew I was in good hands. He is very experienced and shows confidence in his specialty.
in Hicksville,NY |
Caring,good bedside manners...special mention to his staff & Gina P. Thank you!
in Massapequa Park, NY |
Dr. Checo is one of the finest dr's in the country. He did back and neck fusion surgery on me and the results were terrific. He is always there for me and if I need him he calls or texts me right back. He is one of a kind Dr. Tom P Massapequa Park, NY
in Plainview ny |
Dr Checo is a great orthopedic Dr. and surgeon. He specializes in spine surgery. I always feel confident when going to see him. He is compassionate and listens to you without ever feeling rushed. He has great bedside manner and gives you all options. I highly recommend him. I never had such a great experience with any other Drs. Like I do with him. Always kind. Besides great results when feeling bad and in pain.
in Long Island, NY |
He is amazing. Took the time to help me really understand my condition, the treatment and recovery. He is available to me all the time and gets back to me quickly. He is caring and patient and incredibly bright. I feel like he has given me my life back.
in Plainview, NY |
Really listens, explains the reports clearly and makes sure you understand. Does NOT push surgery or injections. Actually reads the pyhscial therapists reports. Gives you all the time you need, never rushed.
in Massapequa Park, NY |
Caring , spends a lot of time with you .and explains everything to you . Answers all my questions .Great bed side manner . Great DOC. Staff is nice .
in Levittown, NY |
Dr.Checo is the best! His superior surgical skills are only surpassed by his bedside manner. I had c4-7 fused in April 2016 and could not have asked for a better experience or results. I would recommend Dr.Checo to everyone. Cannot say enough about what an amazing doctor and person this man is!
in Huntington Station, NY |
Very Nasty. Spends no time with you.
in Westbury, NY |
very considerate and good at explaining complicated topics. I was very pleased to have met him.
in Huntington Station, NY |
Spent time telling me about his $200k car and the $3M house he is buying. It's all money with this guy.
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Dr. Checo Jr accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Checo Jr has admitting privileges

Saint Joseph Hospital
4295 Hempstead Tpke
Bethpage, NY 11714
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North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Dr
Manhasset, NY 11030
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Plainview Hospital
888 Old Country Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
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