Dr. Nathaniel Tindel, MD


Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

425 E 79th St Ste 1H New York, NY 10075 Get Directions
Dr. Nathaniel Tindel, MD
Dr. Nathaniel Tindel, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Tindel is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital.

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Orthopedic Spine Surgeon ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY OF THE SPINE-Specialty

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    NY Center For Spinal Disorders425 E 79th St Ste 1H
    New York, NY 10075
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    Brandon, FL |
    DR. Tindel is an incredible physician. He is thoughtful, kind and caring. I was seen same day after a referral for excruciating neck & arm pain from neck disc issues. I was in surgery one week later. Two discs were removed and the bones fused. I had been dealing with this for over 15 yrs, with the last episode over 5 yrs ago. But this time the pain was intolerable. After 4 weeks, 2 other doctors, meds. & Epidural steroid injections I saw Dr. Tindel and I'm so glad I did. I highly recommend him!
    Lake Grove, NY |
    Dr Tindel recently performed my ACDF c5-6,c6-7. It is a miracle. I consulted with 3 other surgeons but held back from the surgery for many years due to fear of paralysis. Dr Tindel made me feel safe. He spent a large amount of time with me and explained all the details to me. He is always available if I need him. He is a genuinely good person, and an excellent surgeon. I recommend him to anyone considering spinal surgery.
    in Kings Park, NY |
    My daughter got scoliosis surgery last July. After years of pain and discomfort, she can enjoy life. Dr. Tindel did an excellent job! Very professional, kind and knowledgeable.
    Beckenham, BRY |
    I would never recommend this physician to anyone. Halfway through our consultation, Dr. Tindel advised me that physical pain "has a large psychiatric component." I should have walked out then, but I did consult a neurosurgeon shortly thereafter who correctly identified the structural, physical problem I had. Eight weeks after surgery at Cornell (not w/Tindel) I was pain-free. Dr. Tindel's assumptions about my condition were both insensitive and offensive, but more importantly, they were wrong.
    in Oceanside NY 11572 |
    They just don't get any better than this. Dr Tindel is by far probably one of the best surgeons in the United States. I could hardly walk without excruciating pain five years ago, and after surgery with no complications with in 30 days I was walking100% pain-free till today. Over five years later, another incident took place and to make a long story short after seeing many doctors and wasting time Dr Tindel within three minutes of an exam diagnosed me getting emergency surgery &saved my life
    in Brooklyn, NY |
    Doctor tindel is a brilliant, kind, caring, and sensitive man. I lived with back pain for 8 years getting progressively worse every day. I woke up one morning and realized I could barely walk. I had a disc herniation completely compressing the sciatic nerve. He saw me on a Thursday and had me in surgery the following Monday. It's 6 weeks later and not only am I walking with zero pain but I will be entering a 16 mile walk in June. Thank you for giving me life again! i am so grateful to you!
    in NY, NY |
    Excellent orthopedic surgeon. Great bedside manner. Would recommend to family and friends. I had to have urgent cervical surgery, Dr. Tindel and his office quickly and efficiently facilitated testing and securing a surgery date. Dr. Tindel checked on me in the hospital post op that night as well first thing the next morning. 7 weeks out of surgery, I'm almost 100% again. No complications and the residual scar on the front of my neck was beautifully stiched up, no plastic surgeon needed.
    in Rockaway, NJ |
    Dr. Tindel gave me my life back. I was living with excruciating back pain for 11 years. I'd been to more doctors than I could count. I was resigned to the fact that I would have to live with the pain forever then I met Dr. Tindel. He is thorough, patient and brilliant. I had to have a spinal fusion to correct my injury and I can honestly say it was the best decision I have ever made. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND seeing Dr. Tindel. He and his staff are amazing, they truly care about each and every patient.
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    Dr. Tindel's Care Philosophy

    Orthopedic Spine Surgeon ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY OF THE SPINE-Specialty

    Dr. Tindel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Broken Neck
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Coccygeal Pain
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Sternum Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Wrist Fracture


    • Medical School
      University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1989

    • Internship Hospital
      Lenox Hill Hospital

      Completed in 1990

    • Residency Hospital
      Lenox Hill Hospital

      Completed in 1994

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of Miami Hospital and Clinics

      Completed in 1996

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Arabic
    • Armenian
    • French
    • Spanish

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    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • Disc Replacement
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Wrist Replacement