Dr. Frank Schwab, MD

Dr. Frank Schwab, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Frank Schwab, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

523 E 72nd St Fl 2

New York, NY 10021

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Top Care Areas

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Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spine Deformities
very high
more than 95% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

72  Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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32  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
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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.

Education

  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Ny and Presby Hp Columbia Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schwab has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Croatian
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schwab's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwab to family and friends
18 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Schwab's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

A dying breed of pure talent and care for every patient
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Dr. Schwab is the best. I think his opinion is worth gold. I have had back problems since I was 14 years old. He performed a spine fusion on me - I am completely 100% cured. He also pinpointed a hip issue that I never knew I had - which I followed up and got surgery on. For the first time in my...more
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I just had a consult w/ Dr. Schwab at HSS. Almost 20 yrs ago, I had surgery (discectomy/laminectomy) for L5-S1 disc herniation w/poor results. Initial injury caused by volunteer "work" (Firefighter / EMT / Heavy Rescue) Surgery really didn't correct the excruciating pain I've been wrestling...more
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I was suffering from severe back pain for over 26 years. As I got older, surgery became more and more risky. I found Dr Schwab at HSS and before I knew it, he told me that he could help me and allow me to live a life without pain. It's been 5 weeks since surgery and I FEEL GREAT.. Dr. Schwab is...more
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