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Dr. Franco Vigna, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Vigna
6941 Williams Rd Niagara Falls, NY 14304

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Dr. Franco Vigna, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Niagara Falls, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital . America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Vigna accepts the following insurance:

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Elderplan
Medicare HMO
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GHI HMO
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MVP Health Care
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Vigna's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vigna treats Herniated Disc more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Vigna treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Herniated Disc Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vigna performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Vigna performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vigna treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Vigna treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Vigna's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Dr. Vigna's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vigna

4.0

Based on 39 reviews

5 Stars
71.7948717948718%
(28)
4 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(1)
3 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(1)
2 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(1)
1 Star
20.512820512820515%
(8)

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What People Say About Dr. Franco Vigna, MD
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After years of fighting with the VA system, Dr.Vigna gave my husband his life back through spinal fusion. 2 days post-op and this is the first time in years he says there is no back pain. Dr.Vigna truly cares about his patients and their well being. We just can't thank you enough for giving us our future back.
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Spinal decompression went horribly wrong. First 8 sessions went good and on session 9 the spinal decompression machine malfunctioned and started to squeeze my neck so hard that I was in a lot of pain. I kept pushing emergency stop botton but it didn’t stop. There is no one watching you so you are on your own. When the session was over and they stopped the mashine I couldn’t get up and started passing out and was extremely dizzy, disoriented and in a lot of pain.
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Great Doctor. Kind and caring. Always makes you feel comfortable. Excellent surgeon. Can't say enough nce things about him.
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Highly recommend Dr. Vigna and his staff. Love his conservative approach and not rushing to operate immediately. Yes, wait times can be a bit much but the way I look at it, is, when it comes time for your turn, he is going to spend the time he needs with you too. It's worth the wait. Both my husband and I have been to see him. Fortunately my issue was resolved with conservative treatment while my husband's required surgery. Very very happy and we travel over 2 hours to get to his office.
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Dr. Vigna did my back surgery. What a great Doctor. He explained what was going on with my back in a way that no other doctor has over the past 20 years that I have been in pain. They all told me to live with it. Not Dr. Vigna he got busy and investigated where the pain was coming from and took care of it. He is a very pleasant , down to earth doctor to talk to and he makes sure you understand what is going on. Also his staff is very friendly. Most of the time I have not had to wait very long.
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Dr. Vigna gave me my life back. After being hit by a drunk driver and suffering with a huge herniated disc in my lower back, I was referred to him. I could barley stand up straight, was in so much pain and had bad sciatica in both my legs and my feet would go dead. After surgery I remember saying "I can feel my feet again". I thank him for giving me my life back and fixing me. The new office is amazing, staff always friendly, and extremely helpful. Would recommend anyone to him.
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Walked out , waits are too long, staff are very rude and p/a was very arrogant refusing to listen and aggressive towards me , told me to "have a nice life" in a sarcastic tone as I left , very unprofessional.
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After several visits in a 6 month timeframe I keep getting put off and told to come back for another appt. I was told I clearly need surgery on my back and neck but keep putting it off and referring me to other specialists for different things. With very little mobility and pain levels through the roof my frustration level is maxed out.
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After a longish wait in the waiting room, we met with Dr. Vigna to discuss my wife's back issues(Stenosis T11 , T12, bulging disc at L4,L5 . He thoroughly explained the issues she was having, loss of strength in her right leg, numbness/tingling in her foot. He showed us detailed models of the hardware that would be inserted to support her back. Everyone in the office was helpful and accommodating to my wife. Dr. Vigna takes his time with each and every patient. He's the best surgeon in the area.
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If you want long waits, rude office staff, disorganized and ill prepared ( never uploaded mris, etc), I rated him one star because my appointment was at 11:30am and I was not seen until 3:30 pm. When I questioned his office staff at 3 how much longer it would be because I was in alot of pain and needed to leave to get my children, I was ignored. I became agitated and upset and they discharged me as a patient saying I was verbally abusive and wrote this in my record. Very disorganized.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Franco Vigna, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Niagara Falls, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
SUNY Health Science Center Brooklyn
Internship Hospital
2004
Maryland Spinal Reconstr Surgery Fellowship Program
Fellowship Hospital
2002
SUNY Health Science Cntr At Brooklyn
Residency Hospital
1998
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2009
2004
2002
1998

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average