Dr. Lawrence Lenke, MD

Dr. Lawrence Lenke, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lawrence Lenke, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.Read his story

ColumbiaDoctors Orthopedics

5141 Broadway

New York, NY 10034
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Accepted insurance

  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Oxford Health Plans

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 97% of peers
Spinal Fusion
more than 82% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 74% of peers

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Dr. Lenke's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lenke "Dr. Lawrence G. Lenke is one of the world's foremost leaders in spinal deformity surgery. His world-renowned practice is devoted exclusively to spinal deformity surgery with an emphasis on complex reconstructive surgery in both children and adults for the treatment of various spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, flatback syndrome and other major spinal imbalances, and spondylolisthesis. He is generally regarded as the premier spinal deformity surgeon in the world, having developed the classification system for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) to which his name is now attached."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lenke "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. "


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders


  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery

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.


  • University of Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • St. Louis Shriners Hospital for Children
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lenke has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement

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Dr. Lenke's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lenke to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (15 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lenke's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

Brooklyn, NY |
After undergoing a 10 hr spinal fusion, I have seen Dr. Lenke once in a year. I was injured at spinal hospital due to negligence on his team and must undergo more surgery and begin legal action. He is a good surgeon surrounded by a less than competent team.
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in Scottsboro, AL |
We are a Christian family and was praying for God to send me the right surgeon after all the other neurosurgeons would just pass me along saying I was "a mess". I am so very grateful to have met Dr.Lenke and each one at the Allen Pavilion.I've never seen such nice people I feel completely secure...more
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Davenport, IA |
I can't even begin to express how fortunate I am to have found Dr. Lenke and have him as my surgeon. I'm a single mom of two and knew I needed major surgery to correct my scoliosis, and I knew I needed to be in the very best hands. After a couple of doctors who I felt very uncomfortable with, I did...more
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Louisville, KY |
I am a physician who traveled to St. Louis to be treated by Dr. Lenke when he was at Washington University. I needed major back surgery. I was totally pleased with Dr. Lenke's professionalism, caring attitude and clinical skills. I would not be walking today if it was not for Dr. Lenke's expertise....more
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International |
When I knew that my daughter needed scoliosis surgery I decided to take her to the best scoliosis surgeon in the world. Extensive research led me to Dr. Lawrence Lenke. Dr. Lenke enjoys a very pleasant character, is an authority in the field, and an excellent surgeon. He gives his patients the time...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lenke accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Oxford Health Plans

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Hospitals where Dr. Lenke has admitting privileges

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NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital
5141 Broadway
New York, NY 10034
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