Dr. Jian Shen, MD

Dr. Jian Shen, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Jian Shen, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Amsterdam, NY and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from J & S Weill M C Cornell Univ in 2002 and specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

5010 State Highway 30 Ste 205

Amsterdam, NY 12010

Contact Information

(518) 842-2663

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Shen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shen "Dr. Shen earned his MD and PhD degrees from Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York, completed orthopedic surgery residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina, and completed fellowship training in orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery at University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Shen is a founding member of the International Society of Endoscopic Spine Surgery (ISESS), a member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), the Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Society (MINS), the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), and the North American Spine Society (NASS). Dr. Shen is very active in teaching endoscopic surgery and clinical research. He is clinical associate professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and visiting professor at Medical University of South Carolina and Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He has presented papers at numerous meetings including the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques (WCMISST), SMISS Annual Meeting in 2012 through 2017, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Society (MINS) Annual Meeting in 2013 through 2017, as well as the ISASS Annual Meeting in 2015 through 2017."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shen "True endoscopic spine surgery, disc regeneration"

1  Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

31  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

9  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.


  • J & S Weill M C Cornell Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • U C S F Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shen to family and friends
44 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Very professional, kind, gentle, caring, and always available. I was extremely nervous going in, but Dr. Shen and staff provided nothing but support throughout the entire process and reminding me of my beneficial outcomes. He said my procedure would be 90% successful, I feel it is 100%...more
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Don’t ever go to Dr shen worst surgeon Ever he did fusion of my l4 l5 he has no bed side manners and 5 months later I had complications He turned his back on me I called one time and told his nurse about the problem I was having shen called me back and said to stop harassing him Can you...more
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Dr Shen is best in what he does I have had 2 surgeries with him. He has made me best I can be with a bad back. I had pain level of 10 after my last surgery it now it is gone and just a ache. I had nerve damage with 1st surgery but made it able that I walk again. His staff is excellent to with...more
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Dr Shen fixed my spinal stenosis. Legs were going numb, my back hurt. I sent him my MRI. When I walked into his office, he told me "Judy I am going to fix you". I had general but most have local anesthetic. Easy recovery, only took a few Tylenols for the pain, it hardly hurt. Back to normal...more
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I had a T9, 11, 12 compression fractures that were not healing after 14 months. At his office I began to have muscle spasms that had admitted me to the ER over 10x’s in the year. The spasm went full blown to the point of me being on the floor and unable to complete sentences.Shen came in, looked...more
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