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Dr. Frederik Pennings, MD

Neurological Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Pennings

New England Neurosurgical

175 Carew St Ste 300 Springfield, MA 01104

Accepting new patients

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(413) 781-2211


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:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Humana
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MultiPlan
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Tufts Health Plan
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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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

Dr. Pennings' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pennings

4.7

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Penning has done 3 surgeries on/for me. He tells you like it is and that is so refreshing now a day. He is honest and upfront and while he gives you all of your options he also recommends which one you should take and why, often using reasoning you haven't even thought of. I have followed him through 2 hospitals and doubt (and hope) to never have to be treated by anyone else again.
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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 assistant were wonderful and I could not have been happier with them and the results. I can now walk again and do the things I love without the pain in my legs. Thank you to Dr.Pennings and your staff
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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 longer and do so much more. I can't Thank him enough! Very nice staff. Wonderful surgeon, wonderful follow up. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing back surgery.
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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 to contact Dr. Pennings for a consultation.
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I could not be more please with Dr. Pennings and his staff.
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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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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 paralyzed. Today I am able to walk, am pain/pill free and have an excellent quality of life. His positivity and belief in my recovery gave me hope and helped me keep a positive mindset when it was hard.
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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 my foot and was able to quickly get me in for a microdiscectomy. A week later I was lying in the recovery room pain free! Great surgeon, great care, great guy. Dr. Pennings gave me my life back
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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

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Mercy Medical Center

Springfield, MA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average