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Dr. Frederik Pennings, MD

Neurological Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Pennings

Dr. Frederik Pennings, MD is a neurological spine surgery specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Universiteit Leiden, Faculty Of Medicine/Leiden University Medical Center in 1995 and specializes in neurological spine surgery, neurosurgery, and more.


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Dr. Pennings accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Pennings' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pennings treats Low Back Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Pennings treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pennings treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Pennings treats this condition more than 91% 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
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pennings treats Spine Disorders more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Pennings treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Pennings' conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Disc Replacement
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

About Me

Care Philosophy

Every patient is different and my mission is to deliver the best possible solution tailored to the patient.

Specialties

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

Education

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

Languages

  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • English

Dr. Pennings' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pennings

4.7

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
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(28)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
6.666666666666667%
(2)

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I had back surgery with Dr Penning. The day after surgery I was up and walking around. I had minimal pain. Two weeks later I resumed my workout routine at the YMCA. Thank you Dr Penning and his associate, Michael. Sorry I don't remember Michaels last name. Both are great!
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I had lower back surgery by Dr.Pennings in October because I had a cyst wrapped around my spinal cord plus lower back pain due to three bulging disk. When I went to see Dr. Pennings I could barely walk, and I'm a very active person so this was not a good thing for me. Dr.Pennings and his staff and...Read More
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I used to suffer from headaches every day until I had 2 discs removed from my neck and replaced with artificial ones by Dr. Pennings on Sept 28. Headaches subsided immediately. Surgical pain was minimal and scar is barely noticeable. I would highly recommend him.
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I have had back problems most of my adult life. I have had 4 previous surgeries, a bilateral spinal cord simulator and scoliosis, and live on daily pain medication. Dr Pennings was able to fix the scoliosis, do a fusion and end the daily back and groin pain. I now am off of the pain meds. I can sit...Read More
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Dr. Pennings performed a fusion on my L4-L5 spine on August 10 as it was in real bad shape due to miss alignment for a number of years. After 6 weeks of recovery at home, I can once again walk a mile without pain, and my golf game has improved. I recommend anyone seeking relief from spinal stenosis...Read More
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