Dr. Michael Gerling, MD

Dr. Michael Gerling, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Michael Gerling, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, neurological spine reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

110 Duane St

New York, NY 10007

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Herniated Disc
more than 74% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 66% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 54% of peers

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Dr. Gerling's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gerling "BOOK CHAPTERS "Scoliosis", in Complications of Spinal Instrumentation, Publisher, (2013 Publication Pending) "Surgical Approaches", in Spine Surgery Basics, 2013 "Dural Tears", in Spine Surgery Basics, 2013 "Treatment of Low Grade Spondylolisthesis", in LumboSacral and Pelvic Procedures, 2013 "Surgery for Neuromuscular Kyphosis", in Cervical Spine 5th Edition (Cervical Spine Research Society), 2011 SELECT RECENT RESEARCH PAPERS- Peer Reviewed (Refer to PubMed for full list) "Morbidity of Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery in Elderly Has Declined Over Time." Spine. Accepted November 29, 2016. "Trends in Non-operative Treatment Modalities Prior to Cervical Surgery and Impact on Patient-Derived Outcomes: Two Year Analysis of 1522 Patients from the Prospective Spine Treatment Outcome Study." International Journal of Spine Surgery. Accepted October 4, 2016. "Morbidity of Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery in Elderly Has Declined Over Time" JAGS- In Review "Two-year results of the prospective spine treatment outcomes study: An analysis of complication rates, predictors of their development, and effect on patient derived outcomes at 2 years for the surgical management of cervical spondylotic myelopathy". Spine 2015 "Risk Factors For Re-operation in Patients Treated Surgically for Intervertebral Disc Herniations. A subanalysis of the 8 year data from the SPORT trial". Journal of bone & joint surgery (American volume). 2015 "Risks Factors For Re-operation in Patients Treated Surgically for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: A subanalysis of the 8 year data from the SPORT trial". Spine journal. 2014 "Risk Factors For Re-operation in Patients Treated Surgically For Lumbar Stenosis: A Subanalysis of the 8 year data from the SPORT trial". Spine journal. 2014 "Risk factors for reoperation in patients treated surgically for intervertebral disc herniations: A subanalysis of the eight-year data from the sport trial". Spine journal. 2014 "Effectiveness of postoperative wound drains in one- and two-level cervical spine fusions", International journal of spine surgery. 2014 "Mitigating adverse event reporting bias in spine surgery". JBJS.2013 "Facet Violation with the Placement of Percutaneous Pedicle Screws." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Dec "Improved Survivorship after Cement Augmentation for Osteoporotic Compression Fractures". Spine, 2011. "Quality of information concerning cervical disc herniation on the Internet". Spine J, April 2010 "Effects Of Spinous Process Excision On Adjacent Level Motion: A Biomechanical Cadaveric Model". Manuscript in Revision "Dropped Head Deformity due to Cervical Myopathy: Surgical Treatment Outcomes and Complications Spanning Twenty Years". Spine, "LongTerm Follow Up After Partial Fasciectomy for Dupuytren's Contracture Using The Disability Of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) and Patient Rated Wrist/Hand Evaluation (PRWHE) Questionnaires". Manuscript in review. "Posterior tibial tendon tears: comparison of the diagnostic efficacy of MRI and ultrasound for the detection of surgically created longitudinal tears in cadavers", Investig Radiology 2003 "Effect of surgical cricothyrotomy on the unstable cervical spine in a cadaver model of intubation". J Emerg Med. 2001 "Effects of cervical spine immobilization technique and laryngoscope blade selection on an unstable cervical spine in a cadaver model of intubation". Ann Emerg Med 2000 INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS- 37 ACADEMIC SOCIETIES FOSA Program Chairperson (CSRS) - 2017-2020 ACSR Board Member / Executive Committee, 2015- AAOS - Spine Program Committee 2013-2015 CSRS Program Committee 2013-2016 LSRS Program Committee 2014-2016 Young Surgeons Forum, North American Spine Society Pre-Meeting Course, Co-Founder, 2008 - Current Brooklyn Orthopedic Society- Treasurer 2007-2008; Secretary 2008- 09; Vice-president 2009-10; President 2010-11 CSRS, Fellow Research Award, 2006 Finalist Herndon Society Fellow, 2006 North American Spine Society Travel Scholarship, 2003"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gerling "The ultimate goal is restoration of function, quality of life and pain relief. When spine surgery is needed there are a variety of options using the newest technology to minimize your surgical risks and recovery time. Spine surgery is performed using the most current and reliable technology with minimally invasive techniques in most circumstances. Spine disorders from the neck to the lower back are managed with or without neurologic symptoms such as numbness, weakness or sciatica. Dr. Gerling is a fellowship trained, American Board Certified spine surgeon with advanced specialty training and extensive experience in complex cervical disorders, and minimally invasive techniques.  Small tubes and endoscopes are used to perform most surgeries for treatment of spinal trauma, degenerative disorders (aging of the spine), and spinal deformity.  For example, Endoscopic Diskectomies only require 7-8 mm incisions in most cases.

Refer to my website for more details. Search www.spinecarenyc"

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4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

30  Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (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

12  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression

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 California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Ochsner Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Henry Bohlman, Md-Casewestern Reserve University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • National Institute of Health Research Grant, 1996
Media & Publications
  • Numerous Publications in peer reviewed journals, text books and print media. National and International lectures and workshops for spine professionals.,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Gerling, MD
I have been a patient of Dr. Gerling, and Dr. Pyun, not only is the staff very compassionate and understanding even through our pain and suffering they truly due their best to assist , not only has he done my spine and neck surgeries in the beginning very painful now you cannot even tell I had 3...Read More
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June in Brooklyn , NY – Jul 12, 2018
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Years have passed after "Dr." Gerling did a MAJOR back surgery on me-a laminectomy-fusion. I'm still in an incredible amount of pain. Learn from me & stay far away from him and don't even recommend him to your worst enemy.
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Apr 20, 2018
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Good hands I love him as surgeon
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Carlos Torres in Bronx NY – Jan 19, 2018
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I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Gerling. I have lived with chronic back and neck pain for 10 years. I had tried every single other route possible in order to avoid surgery; PT, epidural blocks, the list goes on. I'm currently 9 days out of surgery and cannot begin to express...Read More
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James in New York – Dec 22, 2017
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At first I was scared to do the surgery. I did the cervical diskectomy fusion surgery 3 weeks ago and had throat pain for 4 days. I was eating on the third day. Sensation to touch is now normal on the left side compared to preop. Post op care was nice with doctor gerling and the nurses. I would...Read More
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New York, NY – Sep 08, 2017
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