Dr. Jaime Nieto, MD

Dr. Jaime Nieto, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
51 y/o

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Dr. Jaime Nieto, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Flushing, NY and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center

5620 Main St

Flushing, NY 11355
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst

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Top Care Areas

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Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
more than 93% of peers
Chiari's Deformity
more than 76% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
more than 72% of peers

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Dr. Nieto's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nieto "Jaime H. Nieto, MD is a practicing Neurosurgeon in Flushing, NY. Dr. Nieto graduated from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in 1996 and has been in practice for 20 years. He completed a residency at Hartford Hospital. He currently practices at New York Hospital Queens and is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn and New York Community Hospital. Dr. Nieto accepts multiple insurance plans including Aetna, MVP Health Plan and MagnaCare. Dr. Nieto also practices at North Star Orthopedics in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Nieto's practice supports these languages: Spanish, Korean, French, Polish, Italian, Arabic and Russian."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nieto "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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19  Procedures

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.


  • Mercy College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Cleveland Clinic Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nieto has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Jaime Nieto, MD
I needed to see a neurosurgeon and was referred to Dr. Jaime Nieto. I prepared myself to hear that I might need surgery. I hated that idea! Instead, Dr. Nieto took the time to review all of my MRI reports and explain them to me so that I could understand what was going on. He answered all my...Read More
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Maria Amador in Massapequa Park, NY – Jun 10, 2018
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I practically owed my life to this great doctor whom I met by chance when needed an emergency laminectomy which my pain management quack & the Downtown Hospital botched 2 my back lumbar spine surgeries & went back in trying to correct it & left me went paraplegic on the night of my birthday! I was...Read More
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W in New York – Aug 11, 2017
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Dr. Nieto is a excellent doctor, very attentive and thorough. I highly recommend anyone who has any type of spine pain to go make a appointment with him ASAP.
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Nancy W. in Queens, NY – Apr 26, 2017
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Briliant doctor. Excelent diagnostician. Very profesional. I struggle for years with excruciating pain .I end up in the hospital not able to walk anymore and Dr Nieto in only 5 minutes made my live whole again by finding the solution to my problem . He make you fill that you count and you are not...Read More
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Feranaz in Queens NY – Jun 15, 2016
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Dr. Jaime Nieto conducted surgery on my mother due to Lumbar Herniated Disc Symptoms My mother had complained about pain symptoms for many years. she described pains like: Leg pain (sciatica), numbness, weakness and tingling in the leg, she also had lower back pain and pain in the buttock. Dr....Read More
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larry in New York, NY – Apr 14, 2016
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