Dr. Frank Schwab, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Schwab
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Hospital for Special Surgery

535 E 70th St New York, NY 10021

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(212) 774-2834

Dr. Frank Schwab, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with Hospital For Special Surgery. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schwab to book an appointment.

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1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (3/9/2017)View details
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Dr. Schwab's conditions and procedures:

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • 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
  • Dural Tear
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Schwab's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schwab

4.2

Based on 21 ratings

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I had ad a spinal fusion with this man 15 months ago. He destroyed my life. I can no longer do any of the things I used to enjoy. Each day is worse than the last. I'm in unbelievable pain every day. I now lose feeling in my legs from my feet to my knees. I occasionally lose control of my bladder. I can't sleep more than 2 hours at a time, and my health is now failing. In the past 15 months, I went from no blood pressure medication, to 4 different medications a day. I've written, and called several times, so they referred me to a neurologist. I spent more money than I have on MRI's EEG's, and all neurological test are negative. I still need to use the hospital handle put on my bed to get out of bed. He literally stabbed me in the back, and has left me to die. If I get no relief, that's exactly what is going to happen. Did I get a single call from the "man" who has done this to me? Nope! Have they given me a viable plan B? Nope. I'm out of characters
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Dr Schwab and his staff are knowledgeable, kind compassionate and above all feel secure in the knowledge they can help you. So happy I was recommended to him. The best! Don’t know what I would have done with the fact that no other doctor offered me any hope. I’m so blessed to have found Dr Schwab. He and his staff are kind and caring people who never rush you and always listen.
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A dying breed of pure talent and care for every patient
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nj – Feb 20, 2018
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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 life I am pain free. I feel younger now than I ever did as a teenager. I can do so many things and I'm so happy. Thanks Dr. Schwab!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cristina in Merrick, NY – Aug 23, 2017
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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 with for years now. I've seen many docs here in NJ w/no answers. I'm now 51 & can't live w/ the pain. SO.. Though a brutal ride, we went in to NYC.. He has incredible diagnostic skills & is VERY KIND!)
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
What could be improved
No results
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RM in Morris County, NJ – Apr 16, 2017
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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 humble, kind, soft spoken, gentle in his bed side manners, he is truly a miracle worker. He performed spinal fusion, decompression and installed 26 screws up and down my spin with metal cages and rod
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
What could be improved
No results
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Julia Alma Franco in El Paso, TX – Apr 28, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Frank Schwab, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • English
  • Croatian
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
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What are Dr. Frank Schwab, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schwab frequently treats Back Pain, Low Back Pain, and Spine Deformities. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schwab treats.

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Dr. Schwab's office is located at 535 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Hospital for Special Surgery535 E 70th St New York, NY 10021
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Steven B. Haas MD PC541 E 71st St 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

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)