Dr. Frank Cammisa, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Cammisa
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More

David Mayman MD PC

523 E 72nd St Fl 3 New York, NY 10021

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(212) 606-1946

Dr. Frank Cammisa, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cammisa has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities Hospital For Special Surgery and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cammisa to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Cammisa

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Cammisa treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Cammisa treats other conditions, please contact the office at (212) 606-1946.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Cammisa typically treats 87% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

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Spine Disorders
Spinal Stenosis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spinal Fusion
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Dr. Cammisa's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Dr. Cammisa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Worker's Compensation
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Dr. Cammisa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cammisa

3.9

Based on 55 ratings

5 Stars
69.0909090909091%
(38)
4 Stars
3.6363636363636362%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
3.6363636363636362%
(2)
1 Star
23.636363636363637%
(13)
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I went to Dr. Cammisa after struggling for five years with a chronic spinal issue. I had previously seen many other Drs. to include Orthopedics, Neurologists, Chiropractors and Neurosurgeons. I had also had previous surgeries for my back that did not address or alleviate the issues causing me pain. Over 15 epidurals....cortisone injections and a constant diet of pain medication over those five years, I was being told that pain management was the only thing left for me at 57 years of age. Dr. Cammisa and his team changed all that!!! A highly qualified team of every discipline looked into my issues and conducted all new tests to determine the cause of my pain and a plan of action to FIX IT!!! Two years removed from a spinal fusion surgery I am 1000% better, back to working out regularly and down 24 lbs. No more pain.....no more drugs.....he FIXED the problem. I could not speak more highly of him as a surgeon and his staff for the care they provided me. Him and his team at HSS are heroes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Joseph McDonald – Aug 11, 2020
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On March 2, 2020 I went to visit Dr. Cammisa for a third opinion. I went to a top neural surgeon and he told me C1- C7 are all bad but three of them are very bad and my spinal cord was being pinched extremely bad. He said if he did the operation I would have more pain after and it’s too dangerous to do the operation anyway. He told me to leave it alone and if your arm gets paralyzed or something else call me right away. After seeing Dr. Cammisa, he did quite a few MRIs and CAT scans and Some kind of iOS -x-rays of my neck and back. When I went into the room he explained everything that was wrong with me and how if he operates he would fix it. I would have less pain . He would open the canal, so my spinal cord would not be so pinched anymore. Before seeing the doctor I was very afraid of getting the same bad news, too dangerous to operate leave it alone, instead he made me feel very comfortable to getting the operation done. He took his time, and explained everything completely.
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Ronald J. Appel – Mar 04, 2020
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Very impressed, a level of medical care that I have never experiencedCry
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Laura Beckendorf – Feb 02, 2020
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I would not recommend surgery with this Dr. This place is a factory, and you will only see the surgeon 3 times. Once for consult, once before surgery to make sure he has all the tests and paperwork then 3 months post surgery. Your in the hands of PA's. Go to someone who actually cares about your outcome. My main issue was undiagnosed, it was a Spine issue, however I continue in severe pain. And the doctor does not collaborate with other doctors to solve problems, he's onto the next patient.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 01, 2019
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Dr Cammisa‘s hand are guided by GOD he truly the best Surgeon, pricey but worth it!!!
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May 29, 2019
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Recently, I had a Surgical Consult with both Dr. Cammisa as well as his PA - Heather. Both were empirically driven, no non-sense, and highly disciplined in their examination of my records and person. Presently scheduled for next round of imaging diagnostics and will await 'Next Steps' in the process. As a "mature" patient, I immediately recognized that Dr. Camissa's office is a high demand medical facility and that, given the comparatively astronomical leap in incidences of Back & Neck issues within our population over the last few decades, garnering the professional attention of a powerfully skilled physician the likes of Dr. Cammisa should not be expected to be a 'Cake Walk.' Rather, becoming [his] patient should be understood and likened to a "Process" that is based on tried and proven principles of both the hard (Medicine) and soft (Behaviorial) sciences intermixed. What's more important to you, Character or Personality? Character is principle based. Personality is "popularism."
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May 08, 2019
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Dr. Cammisa operated on me twice. The first operation was for spinal stenosis and a year later he fuzed L2-3 and L3-4. I had degenerative disc decease. I am now completely mobile and can participate in Cardio three times a week. I don't use a pain killers. Dr. Cammisa gave me my life back.
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Brian Smernoff in NY, NY – Jan 11, 2019
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Dr. Cammisa successfully performed a spinal fusion surgery on my cervical spine. Outstanding! Simply the BEST. The team is fantastic and his PA, Heather is also 5-stars!
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EC in New York, NY – Dec 01, 2018
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I endured 2 years of back pain while exploring alts to surgery, but once I came to the realization that I needed surgery, Dr Cammisa's name continued to come up in recommendations. I was not disappointed! I required major surgery (laminectomy and fusion with instrumentation). Time with Dr Cammisa was limited, but I was 100% comfortable with that, as he's supported by a great team, and where I wanted and needed him, and where he was present, was during surgery. He restored quality to my life!
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Carey L in New York, NY – Oct 23, 2018
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I had back surgery in 1999 for a microdiscectomy between L4 and L5. I had severe pain for many years. Zero pain after the surgery and no more opioids since 1999. I ski, I run and I go to the gym regularly. Dr. Cammisa is a very talented surgeon! I Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Joe Soranno in new york, ny – May 02, 2018
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I can't get in touch with anyone to schedule my surgery, otherwise I'm ok , he made me feel very comfortable at the consultation, not arrogant was a gentleman. Just wish they knew what to do with the paperwork & a response would be nice.
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John Cokefair in Middletown, NJ – Nov 22, 2016
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Excellent communication and surgical result
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Thomas f motamed in New hope, pa – Oct 12, 2016
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Upon learning of my original diagnosis from another doctor: spinal stenosis, partially herniated disc and foot drop, in late May 2015, Dr. Cammisa cleared his calendar, examined me, put me through pre-op processing and operated on June 19th. I went home two days later (Fathers Day). Before I went in I could barely walk, let alone stand up. In 60 days I was back racing my sailboat and now, a year later, I'm still doing great!
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Donald S. in Greenwich, CT – Jun 14, 2016
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DR. Cammisa has performed two major spinal surgeries, one in lumbar area and other in cervical. I walk without pain now, and endlessly. Tingling and pain in arm and shoulder gone and am confident can continue to turn my head enough to keep driving. He is an outstanding orthopedic surgeon, cautious and able and has to be very sure a procedure will help a patient before he proceeds. He also listens closely to the patient. I am immensely grateful to him for keeping me moving as a senior citizen!
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Wynetka Ann Reynolds in Key West, Florida – Jun 07, 2016
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Was very receptive thoughtful and appeared highly competent.
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Allan Jacob in Miami, FL – Mar 16, 2016
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Absolute disaster. I would never go back to him. He is out of network and charges cash for a consultation. He literally said what he had to say and pushed us out of the office for his next appointment. the office is filled with resident doctors. I would never go back. He is not thorough on any level. I should have trusted the comments from health grades and never went back to see him.
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LI patient in New York, NY – Mar 03, 2016
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Wonderful exam with Dr. Commisa he explained everything in detail. His PA Loretta was very thorough taking all the information & history.
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Jane Abbey in Astoria, NY – Feb 23, 2016
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He's very concerning and very thorough
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Terry Ryan in New York, NY – Feb 22, 2016
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He's very concerning
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Terry Ryan in New York, NY – Feb 17, 2016
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Excellent in every regard
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Paul jappe in Manhasset,NY – Feb 17, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Frank Cammisa, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cammisa has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1988
University Miami Jackson Meml Med Ct
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Hospital Special Surgery
Residency Hospital
1983
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Internship Hospital
1982
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
Tufts University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Practice

David Mayman MD PC523 E 72nd St Fl 3 New York, NY 10021
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Hospital For Special Surgery

New York, NY

89% Patient experience rating, 20% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

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