Dr. Hargovind Dewal, MD

Dr. Hargovind Dewal, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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Age 44
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Dr. Hargovind Dewal, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Commack, NY and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

763 Larkfield Rd

Commack, NY 11725

Contact Information

(631) 462-2225

Insurance Accepted

  • HIP Health Plan of New York
  • MagnaCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Dewal performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Herniated Disc
very high
more than 97% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Dewal's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dewal "HARGOVIND DEWAL, M.D. Dr. DeWal is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with additional training in neurosurgery. He is committed to the latest advancements in spine surgery, offering patients the newest, most up-to-date technologies. His clinical practice includes microsurgery, minimally invasive surgery, fusion and nonfusion procedures. He also specializes in treatment of athletic spine injuries. He treats patients with a variety of spinal disorders including herniation, stenosis, scoliosis and spinal cord compression. Dr. DeWal has lectured at national meetings and has written several book chapters as well as published numerous articles related to the spine. Medical Degree: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, New York Internship/Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery Resident: New York University – Hospital for Joint Diseases New York, New York Fellowships: Spinal Surgery Fellow: Department of Neurological Surgery Department of Orthopaedic Surgery The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland, Ohio Research Fellow: New York University – Hospital for Joint Diseases Musculoskeletal Research Center New York, New York Hospital Affiliations: Huntington Hospital, Huntington, New York St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Smithtown, New York Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, New York North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dewal "A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment

At Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C., we know how debilitating back and neck disorders can be for our patients. We also know that when it comes to treating these conditions, finding the treatment option that best meets each patient's individual needs is perhaps the most important aspect to successfully alleviating or managing back and neck pain. 

As a patient at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C. you can be sure that your treatment plan reflects your specific needs and concerns and will be carried out by physicians and surgeons who are recognized leaders in the field. We work as a team to help you effectively manage your condition and improve your quality of life."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

72  Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scheuermann's Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Whiplash
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62  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
  • X Stop® Interspinous Process Decompression System
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • State University Of New York At Brooklyn
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • New York University Med Center Trish Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Hospital For Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dewal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dewal's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dewal to family and friends
37 total reviews (24 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

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Dr. Dewal's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (24)

Very polite,professional
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Dr. DeWal is the first doctor that I consulted with in regards to my back condition. I went to 4 other doctors for another opinion & they all gave me bizarre treatment plans. The last thing that I wanted to do was have lumbar fusion surgery but after consulting with Dr DeWal he was the only...more
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Dr DeWal exceeded my expectations he was very personable and professional. He was very thorough in explaining everything to me which met and exceeded my confidence with him.
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I have complete confidence in the surgery that Dr. Hargovind Dewal has done on me. Thus far he has been so thorough with me, and has always taken the time to answer all of my questions he has sent me for all of the proper testing and we have tried everything else before deciding surgery. I am...more
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An angel in disguise...No surgery needed treated with medications, and the best bed side manners. Very caring, compassionate and most of all knowledgeable. i truly recommend Dr Dewal, you will not be discouraged.
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