Dr. Nikhil Thakur, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 42

Dr. Thakur
Spine, and More
Telehealth services available

Upstate Orthopedics

6620 Fly Rd East Syracuse, NY 13057

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(315) 464-4472

Dr. Nikhil Thakur, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in East Syracuse, NY. Dr. Thakur has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Holy Family Hospital and Lawrence General Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thakur to book an appointment.


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Dr. Thakur is affiliated with Portsmouth Regional Hospital Portsmouth, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Thakur

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Thakur treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Thakur treats other conditions, please contact the office at (315) 464-4472.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Thakur treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Low Back Pain
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Normal Frequency
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Very High Frequency
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Dr. Thakur's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Thakur accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Thakur's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thakur

4.0

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
69.23076923076923%
(9)
4 Stars
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(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
23.076923076923077%
(3)
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (10)
  • Listened & answered questions (9)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (9)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
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Very efficient a good listener and explains his and clarity with his diagnosis
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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richard Santagati – Dec 17, 2020
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I'm very pleased with Dr Thakkar and his great personality. The results of my surgery couldn't have come out better. Thank You again
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Layne B Britton – Nov 20, 2020
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Dr. Tikhur was friendly, informative, and down to earth on my first meeting with him. After my cortisone shot with Dr. Dowd I will meet with Dr. Tikhur about next steps.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Marcia – Nov 14, 2020
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Excellent physician. Surgeries have gone very well!
What went well
  • 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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Paul Findley – Nov 10, 2020
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Doctor Thakur is very pleasant and answers all my questions in terms I can understand. I feel 30 years younger after having having long overdue back surgery. Very very happy with his quality of work done on my spine.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Bob Stocks – Oct 22, 2020
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He is very though and listened well
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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Kim Martinelli – Oct 10, 2020
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Was referred to Thakur. Failed spinal fusion by him and he lied that it was perfect. Used recalled hardware and never said so that now has to be removed or paralysis. Pain worse than before surgery. Staff miserable. Waiting room like a cattle call. Frightening.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Failed spinal fusion – Jan 19, 2020
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Very impressed with both Dr. Thakur and the entire staff. Communication has been outstanding, and Dr. Thakur strikes me as very invested in the well being of his patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Nikhil Thakur, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in East Syracuse, NY. Dr. Thakur has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr. Thakur frequently treats Spine. See all practice areas where Dr. Thakur specializes.

Where is Dr. Nikhil Thakur, MD's office located?

Dr. Thakur's office is located at 6620 Fly Rd, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Upstate Orthopedics

Upstate Orthopedics6620 Fly Rd East Syracuse, NY 13057
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Holy Family Hospital

Methuen, MA

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Lawrence General Hospital

Lawrence, MA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Portsmouth, NH

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)