Dr. Frederik Pennings, MD

Dr. Frederik Pennings, MD

Neurological Spine Surgery  ·  
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Age 47
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Dr. Frederik Pennings, MD is a neurological spine surgery specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Universiteit Leiden, Faculty Of Medicine/Leiden University Medical Center in 1995 and specializes in neurological spine surgery, neurosurgery, and more.

175 Carew St Ste 300

Springfield, MA 01104

Contact Information

(413) 781-2211

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 88% of peers
Low Back Pain
high
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pennings "Every patient is different and my mission is to deliver the best possible solution tailored to the patient."

3  Specialties

  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Pennings does not have any board certifications listed.

40  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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30  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Universiteit Leiden, Faculty Of Medicine/Leiden University Medical Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Catholic University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Academic Med Center Amster
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Erasmus Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • NYU Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Uc Davis Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Pennings has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Pennings has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pennings' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pennings

4.7

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Stacia – Aug 06, 2018
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Dr. Pennings is a skilled surgeon who helped eliminate my pain and discomfort! Thank You again Dr. Pennings!
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Timothy Dalton in Sterling ma – Jan 04, 2017
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Excellent with patients (Explaining everything and figuring out what you need). He has fixed my herniated L4 an 5. and now he is helping to fix my damaged nerve.
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Ware, MA – Jun 23, 2016
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Dr Pennings performed emergency surgery on me for acute cauda equina syndrome from a herniated disc at L5-S1. This was a terrifying situation for me as I was paralyzed in my saddle, R leg, and lost control of my bladder. Had it not been for his quick recognition and action I would have been...Read More
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Nevada in Worcester, MA – Jun 08, 2016
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I was lucky enough to get referred to Dr Pennings from the Spine Center, and really thank God I did. I was suffering from a massive herniation in L4, leaving me in severe pain for months. Dr Pennings explained what he saw in the MRI and how to fix it. He was concerned about my losing strength in...Read More
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Peter in Hudson, MA – Mar 29, 2016
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