Dr. Gabriel Tender, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 53

Dr. Tender
Accepting new patients

St Charles Specialty Hospital

3700 Saint Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70115

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(504) 412-1325

Dr. Gabriel Tender, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in New Orleans, LA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Universitatea Din Craiova, Facultatea De Medicina medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Touro Infirmary and University Medical Center New Orleans. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tender to book an appointment.

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Dr. Tender is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center Marrero, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Tender's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Broken Neck
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tender treats Broken Neck more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Tender treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tender treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Tender treats this condition more than 79% 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
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Low Back Pain
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tender treats Low Back Pain more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Tender treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Tender's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. Tender accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Tender's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tender

3.6

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Never got to see him. Being sent to him from his Nurse Practioner for Cervical Radiculopathy with stenosis and Myelopathy. Nurse Kellie came in and said your discs are not that bad, I mentioned having headaches, she quickly stated necks do not cause headaches. After fixing her hair in a bun, she walked out. She did not want to hear what I had to say, never asked about my symptoms. The rudest healthcare worker I have ever dealt with!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Kellie Adams – Mar 20, 2021
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I waited patiently for 4 months for an appointment and on my appointment day, I only saw Nurse Kelly for 10 minutes; she opposed my case and dismissed me. I did not see Dr. Gabriel Tender at all. Shameful.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dorcas Edwards – Jul 12, 2020
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Avoid this Clinic at all cost! I saw the actual doctor once! The other "doctors" show zero compassion for you. If you are on Medicaid then good luck with any help! When you call the office you will NEVER have ANYONE answer the phone! You have to leave a message 4-5 times before they will call you back! Most of the nurses and desk clerks treat you like cattle. This doctor refused me treatment that another doctor (that doesn't take Medicaid) is willing to perform. Bottom line is if you have money and good insurance then you can see good doctors, professional nurses, staff and receive the treatment you need. Oh and another thing they WILL NOT give you so much as a ibuprofen for pain!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Apr 17, 2020
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I don't like doctors but I LOVE this one! Short, sweet, and to the point! His curriculum vitae is so long that you'd think he was 100 years old....reallllllly smart and experienced. Thorough and STUDIOS. Lots of COMMON SENSE, too. Went to his office crying one day and was embarrassed but he was totally compassionate. If you don't love him, you won't like anyone. I recommend him to all of my [accident] clients and all of my friends.
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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anonymous lawyer – Sep 20, 2019
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God has given him magic hands. Take advantage. He is blessed and I am blessed to be his patient. He did two surgeries, did not open my back. My arm is fully working. Back pain is gone.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Harmeet Guraya in Kenner, LA – Jun 04, 2019
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Dr. Tender is my hero. I Can’t say enough about him and his team. After 4 months of acute pain, I’m back to living a normal life. Dr Tender gave me hope, where other Doctors failed.
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
2 people found this helpful
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LA – Aug 01, 2018
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Dr. Gabriel Tender is a very intelligent, kind and caring Doctor. I was hurting badly in my left lower back and he sent me for a MRI and thank God he did, because they found a huge mass in my left kidney that was cancer. I thank the almighty God for Blessing Dr. Tender with his knowledge and allowing Dr. Tender to care for me. God saved my life by sending me to Dr. Tender. Thanks Darlene W.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Darlene Williams in Gray, La. – Feb 18, 2017
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I do not recommend Dr. Tender AT ALL! We spent 2 hours in the waiting room to see him for 15 minutes. He blew off my questions. He told me the weakness in my extremities was symptomatic of spinal cord compression and agitation. I have both scoliosis and excessive lordosis and Chiari Malformation. My spine care physician is the one who referred me and it was a huge waste of time. He did not care. He did not want to be there. HIs body language were proof of that!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Anonymous in Harvey, LA – Jun 23, 2016
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I absolutely recommend Dr. Tender, he performed a minimal invasive spine surgery procedure on me and relieved my constant & severe right leg paint. My pain was so severe I could not drive my car, I couldn't walk more than 20 ft. without stopping, but worst of all I could not get comfortable enough to fall asleep. My pain was caused by a bulging disc pressing against the sciatic nerve. I am now pain free..!! Thank you Dr. Gabriel Tender.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Ellis Cattan in New Orleans La. – Apr 11, 2016
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Dr. Tender has bean my Doctor for couple Years. He perform my back surgery a Bilateral Laminectomy wich was a success.This year my SI joint surgery was with great results. I have nothing but great things yo said about him. He is great surgeon very caring always helpful on any thing you need and he always do the best for you. I trust him because he always spoke the truth about my surgerys giving me the best care I need it . That is way I recommed him to family and freinds.
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
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Graciela Grabizo in Kenner. La. 70065 – Feb 24, 2016
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I had a 10 am appt.,so did 7 other people in the waiting room .When they called me back ,they called all 8 at once. After waiting almost 3 hours in the exam room,I called my insurance company and told them that if this was the type of service I could expect from this man,no way was he going cut into my body.NO WAY! None of the people I met in this clinic were friendly in any kind of way. I had the feeling in was a nuisance to them, and not a person in need of health care.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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darian in Magnolia, MS – Feb 10, 2016
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Dr. Gabriel Tender, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in New Orleans, LA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Universitatea...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Universitatea Din Craiova, Facultatea De Medicina
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Gabriel Tender, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tender frequently treats Broken Neck, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tender treats.

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Dr. Tender's office is located at 3700 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

St Charles Specialty Hospital3700 Saint Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70115
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2020 Gravier St Rm 744 New Orleans, LA 70112
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Tender is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Touro Infirmary

New Orleans, LA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

University Medical Center New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

West Jefferson Medical Center

Marrero, LA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)