Dr. Michael Virk, MD

Dr. Michael Virk, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMale

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New Patient

(212) 235-1519

Current Patient

Dr. Michael Virk, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hospital For Special Surgery. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Virk to book an appointment.

Locations

Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center

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(212) 235-1519
Lower Manhattan Neurological Surgery156 William St Fl 12 New York, NY 10038
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Practice

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(212) 235-1519
170 William St Fl 11 New York, NY 10038
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240 E 59th St New York, NY 10022
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Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care

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(212) 235-1519
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Virk's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Virk

4.9

Based on 132 ratings

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My wait time is always very short. Approx 15 minutes. The staff is very nice, patient and understanding. Dr. Virk always listens to me attentively and answers all of my questions. He did back surgery on me and I feel great! Thank God for Dr. Virk! He is a very good Dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Deirdre Evans – Sep 19, 2021
Excellent doctor. Identified the problem and provided a plan to remedy it.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Larry Barnowsky – Aug 08, 2021
Terrible experience, made me never want to see another doctor again. His staff claimed he would review my imaging before accepting me as a new patient. I sent in my imaging and was told he wanted to see me, but I first needed additional x-rays. A lot of effort was involved in my getting x-rays done and then going to see him. At the appointment, he said he had no idea why I was there, said I should see a neurologist, but refused to refer me to one. Arrogant, awful bedside manner, the opposite of helpful, very discouraging.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 30, 2021
A remarkable surgeon who also has a voice so calming he could could record a meditation app.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Jun 27, 2021
Dr Virk has become the local expert (at Weil-Cornell) for cervical myelopathy, with good reason. He and his team handled a complex workup, the surgery, and hospital encounters with efficiency, precision ( in this era of constant cost/risk/benefit analysis) , grace and humanity, all of which were duly appreciated.....
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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David T Schwartz MD,MBA – Jun 10, 2021
Dr. Virk performed my fourth laminectomy & I have had remarkable improvement . He is patient & explains all my questions in ways that are easy to understand.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Martin Schwimmer – Apr 12, 2021
Such a kind doctor who listened to all my concerns. Great bedside manner
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 03, 2021
Very knowledgeable, reassuring. He listened and answered our concerns. I left very confident in his care
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ziva Little – Mar 25, 2021
Dr Virk is a very knowledgeable and skillful surgeon. He listens and he cares about his patients. I would highly recommend him. In my opinion he saved my life. I am so grateful to him for what he did for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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LEN PORCELLI – Mar 14, 2021
Dr. Virk is very professional and knowledgeable in his area yet keeps a sense of humility that makes you feel very comfortable. I can say from my own experience that he is an excellent surgeon. He takes the time to explain everything, answer all of your questions and never makes false promises. I would certainly recommend him to anyone needing a neurosurgeon. 10/10 for Dr. Virk.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karolyn – Mar 13, 2021
Dr Virk is attentive and responsive to patient concerns his surgery was successfully executed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 11, 2021
Dr. Virk operated on my husband a month ago and is taking great care of him. Excellent bedside manner, and he takes the time to answer any and all questions. I highly recommend him!!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Theresa Vanda – Mar 07, 2021
Absolutely will recommend Dr. Virk
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Inna fishkin – Feb 25, 2021
Extraordinary physician: he is Intelligent, passionate, understanding, talented, motivated, and personal. I had major back surgery, and after other choices, I am very happy and satisfied. Don't gamble with someone, just know he is the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Danny L. – Feb 14, 2021
My first visit with Dr. Virk left me totally confident in his judgment, compassion and expertise. He listened carefully to my narrative , and he explained my radiology images as he walked me through them. Well done, and many thanks for his guidance.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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MCK – Feb 11, 2021
Very qualified surgeon, but long waiting time. Helping staff is disorganized and not qualified.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Michael Melikyan – Feb 09, 2021
Dr. Virk is an excellent doctor. He takes time to explains everything in detail. I’m so satisfied with their service & the entire team . God bless them.
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Feb 07, 2021
I was recommended to go to Dr Virk after my neurosurgeon moved to another state. I loved my neurosurgeon so Dr Virk had huge shoes to fill and he did. He was kind, clear and open to any questions I had. I’m happy that he is my new neurosurgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Jill Jefferson – Feb 07, 2021
Dr. Virk has been patient and informative, professional and caring. He is clearly on top of his game. While I'm still in the recovery period from cervical surgery, I feel confident that he did an excellent job and my post-surgical care and comfort is a priority for someone who must be extremely busy. The surgical team seemed completely prepared, were careful to put me at ease and explain what was happening. I feel like I'm in good hands with Dr. Virk and his staff/team, which is very comforting and encouraging during this difficult process.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 20, 2021
Excellent Neurosurgeon by far, impeccable bedside manner, and he actually cares about my serious ongoing spine/nerve related medical issues. Didn't felt like I was being rushed at all. Friendly front desk and secretary staff. His attending nurse was professional as well.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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S. Bharksuwan – Jan 16, 2021

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Virk's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • First MTP Arthrodesis
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures

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Dr. Virk accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Select
Affinity Health Plan
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthFirst
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

The cornerstone of my patient treatment philosophy is integrative care, of which surgery is but one component. I am committed to a patient-centered, multidisciplinary...Read more

Biography

Dr. Virk is a highly respected and widely published neurosurgeon with specialty training in minimally invasive and complex surgery for a wide variety of...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Education

2010
Weill Cornell Med Ctr
Internship Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Michael Virk, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 746-2260 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Michael Virk, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Virk has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Michael Virk, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Michael Virk, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Virk's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Michael Virk, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Michael Virk, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Virk frequently treats Spinal Stenosis, Cervical Spine Myelopathy, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Virk treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Virk, MD's office located?

Dr. Virk's office is located at 156 William St Fl 12, New York, NY 10038. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Virk is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Hospital For Special Surgery

New York, NY

89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)