Dr. Paul Mccormick, MD

Dr. Paul Mccormick, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 66

Accepting new patients

Dr. Paul Mccormick, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Mccormick to book an appointment.

Locations

Practice

NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital5141 Broadway New York, NY 10034
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(212) 235-1519
CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York710 West 168th Street New York, NY 10032
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(212) 235-1519

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  • 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. Mccormick's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mccormick

4.2

Based on 49 ratings

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I don’t understand these reviews saying his bedside manor is horrible. First and foremost he is an amazing surgeon and I have my quality of life back because of him. What’s important to me is the fact that I’m better after he operated on me. He could have been a complete arrogant pig and I wouldn’t care As long as my pain went away. But he’s NOT! He’s a sweet gentleman and although I only had about 3-4 visits with him I can guarantee you he cares about his patients. I’ve been a nurse for 15 years and have worked with plenty of docs that think they’re better than you or I. Dr Mccormick is not one of them. I highly recommend him!
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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Michelle monahan – Nov 16, 2021
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He is knowledgeable but that’s where it ends. His bedside manner couldn’t be worse. I was terrified to even speak to him because he was so rude and abrupt. His staff is also atrocious. They must hate their jobs because their attitude matches his. His ego has obviously taken over. It’s a shame. I’d look elsewhere. There are surgeons who are just as good, if not better.
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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
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NYCshop – Oct 22, 2021
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My husband had surgery several years ago he took on tge case even though it was above his oat grade he had a benign tumor in the spine after surgery he suggested 25 sessions of radiation because he couldn’t get it all out my husband continued to have pain after seeing a top NYU neurosurgeon who then had to perform a 10 hour surgery because dr McCormick tried to hide the fact of wrong doing . Years later we met a new neighbor who also had back surgery by dr McCormick a simple back surgery the man can’t walk now fir 3 years he messed him up too. Who knows how many patients ge continues to mess up up shame on him blood on his hands
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sylvia Rose – Sep 15, 2021
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Dr. McCormick is an exceptional Surgeon and great man. Dr. McCormick performed my successful Microdiscectomy surgery which gave me back my ability to walk and function. After a major disc herniation which included Cauda Equina Syndrome, I had doubts anyone could help me. I was fortunately proven wrong. I would encourage anyone in my situation to consult with Dr. McCormick. I cannot say enough about how much I admire this man.
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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Jul 13, 2021
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My dotr is ill
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Aamir abbas – Dec 19, 2020
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Dr. Paul McCormick is outstanding surgeon. highly intelligent and caring human being. I can trust his clinical/diagnostic judgement and his excellent surgical skills. His staff is top notch. I highly recommend this wonderful doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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P. Molochevski – Nov 02, 2020
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Simply the best!! His demeanor and talent is as good as it gets.
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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Stanley Nowak – Aug 16, 2020
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To me he is my God who gave me my second life ! Thank you !
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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Jul 04, 2020
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Dr. Paul McCormick is the best spinal surgeon on the planet. He conducted a spinal fusion which was successful. Every day I'm grateful for my recovery, painless life, and Dr. McCormick. He is a good man who took time to simply communicate my issues and his proposed surgical solution. You can tell he really cares about his patients.
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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Win Sakdinan – Jul 02, 2020
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Dr. McCormick was the 3rd doctor I saw for an opinion after promptly being told during the 1st opinion that I needed surgery. EHLERS-DANLOS PATIENTS, HE KNOWS OUR CONDITION WELL! What a blessing! My 2nd opinion doctor, Jeffrey Goldstein of NYU, was absolutely terrible. Despite my apprehension after a terrible 2nd opinion, I went to see Dr. McCormick. Even though he told me that I did not need surgery early in the visit, he listened to all of my concerns and gave me constructive feedback. Not only was he patient & thorough, but his bedside manner was very comforting. I wish I could see him for all of my medical problems. Dr. McCormick is a very high quality doctor.
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
No results
5 people found this helpful
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ER – Mar 14, 2020
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My husband and I have been in a serious car accident and Dr. Mr Cormick was our surgeon. He is the finest of the finest and gave us our life back!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Susumu Sato and Rebecca Segerstrom-Sato – Feb 25, 2020
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Fifteen years ago I had somewhat of a minor surgery with Dr. Mc'Cormick that relieved me of all pain as it was a discectomy and I was back to work in 10 days..he noted I had some other issues but of no concern now. He was right.. when I went to see him again I told him " I can't stay like this, I can't walk and have a lot of pain and to please help me get my life back.. his reply was I can help but only with a multi spinal fusion, L4,L5,L5, S1. I was scared to death but I had the confidence in him to help me. I am now post op 10 months and feeling 90 percent better!! A bit more PT and I feel I will be even better. I can only say you go to a world class hospital and get a renowed surgeon as Dr. Mc'Cormick and you are lucky... very lucky..Thank You Dr. Mc'Cormick, I am and will be forever grateful to you!! I would also like to Thank your entire team and your nurse assistant Jane! They are all tops, to say the least!!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Debbie Carrus – Oct 16, 2019
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Dr McCormick performed a surgery on me and made me like new again, he is the Best around, God Bless Dr. McCormick
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
7 people found this helpful
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A. Mancini in NJ – Nov 10, 2018
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Have you ever heard the words, “you have an intramedullary spinal cord tumor” ? Well I unfortunately did. I was shattered and did not know who to see about this. I was shattered and in excruciating pain taking multiple prescription medications to control my pain. All this with numbness and mild neurological deficits. Dr. McCormick changed all that for me; he’s an amazing surgeon. Six months after surgery I’m medication free and still improving.
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
12 people found this helpful
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Matt in NJ – Sep 04, 2018
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Excellent physician with a great personality. I was able to schedule an appointment and get treatment very expeditiously. It turned out to be an extremely rare tumor of the spine, but this hardly stunned Dr. McCormick! He handled it with ease and dexterity of someone who had seen a thousand of these. World class neurosurgeon! Great office staff too!
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
8 people found this helpful
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Utica, NY – Aug 05, 2017
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I recently had surgery by Dr. McCormack to replace 2 herniated disks in my cervical spine. I was in a precarious situation where the broken disk matter was pressed against my spinal cord so I needed surgery asap. Dr. McCormack clearly and simply explained the issues of the harm of my situation, as well as the pain involved. I knew I was with an extraordinary clinician/surgeon for the surgery. Post surgery care was just wonderful.
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
13 people found this helpful
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New York, NY – Jul 30, 2017
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I was treated by Dr. McCormick from March-June 2017. He saw me the day after I sent my radiology reports; he removed a spinal tumor ten days later. I was in a great deal of pain when I first saw him and was rapidly losing feeling and strength in my legs. Thanks to his care, my active quality of life is completely restored--I am able to run, lift weights, bike, etc. I am extremely grateful for his kindness and attentiveness to my situation.
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
7 people found this helpful
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Ridgewood, NJ – Jul 25, 2017
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There are no words to convey the skilll and integrity of Dr.Paul McCormick. My spinal tumor was expertly removed...the communication between team members was superb and the care post surgery excellent. This Doctor gave me back my ability to enjoy and appreciate all that's good. He's amazing
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
5 people found this helpful
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Bonnie G in Roslyn, NY – Mar 25, 2017
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I could not have asked for a better experience. There was absolutely no wait time in Dr McCormick's office and the staff was extremely professional. I required spinal surgery and my confidence in Dr McCormick and his reassuring bedside manner made the whole experience easier.
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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Sioban Leahy in Bayonne, NJ – Feb 16, 2017
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Dr McCormick simply saves lives! This goes way beyond the (10 Hr) 4 - level ACDF & Laminectomy for cervical stenosis and correction of severe kyphosis that saved me. Dr McCormick is a gifted & brilliant neurosurgeon who has dedicated his life to saving others. Week upon week, Dr McCormick performs surgical reconstruction / mitigation of the most serious spinal conditions. Dr McCormick - Thank you for your great work and commitment !
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
5 people found this helpful
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Walt in New York Ciity Area, NY – Jan 21, 2017
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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. Mccormick's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mccormick treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Mccormick treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mccormick treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Mccormick treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mccormick treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Mccormick treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Mccormick's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Mccormick accepts the following insurance:

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Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

Dr. McCormick's clinical practice and research have focused exclusively on the evaluation and management of patients with disorders of the spine and spinal...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

1989
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
1985
New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
Residency Hospital
1983
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Paul Mccormick, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 326-8946 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Paul Mccormick, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Paul Mccormick, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Paul Mccormick, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Mccormick frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Cervical Spine Myelopathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Mccormick treats.

Where is Dr. Paul Mccormick, MD's office located?

Dr. Mccormick's office is located at 5141 Broadway, New York, NY 10034. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Paul Mccormick, MD speak?

Dr. Mccormick speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

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

7 Awards Received