Dr. Robert Cheney, MD

Dr. Robert Cheney, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
(36)
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Dr. Robert Cheney, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1367 Washington Ave Ste 200

Albany, NY 12206

Contact Information

(518) 489-2666

Insurance Accepted

  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cheney performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Myelopathy
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Cheney's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

77  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • 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)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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19  Procedures

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.

Education

  • University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cheney has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cheney's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cheney to family and friends
36 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Cheney's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

If you have an orthopedic problem, Dr. Cheney is the "man". I was fortunate to have him as my doctor for a lacerated disc. He is thorough, takes time to explain your condition and recommend treatment. Frank Koslow ...more
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Awesome doctor! I had back pain for 4 1/2 years had tried everything had several shots in my back I did PT for over year . Friend of mine recommended Dr. Cheney because he had done surgery on him a few years back with excellent results . so I made an appointment went to Albany next time I went...more
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Arrogant attitude! Refered by a surgeon that moved out of the area that had been treating my condition for 8 months, and recomended discectomy. Cheney said everything my referring doctor had done to the present was wrong! Gave me meds and said to return to normal life. Six weeks on meds......NO...more
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Dr. Cheney saved my life after a severe spinal fracture that almost left me paralyzed. Thanks to Dr. Cheney's incredible job on my emergency surgery, I recovered completely and have almost full mobility and ability to do all the sports I loved before my accident. Can't recommend him enough.
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Laminectomy surgery was a waste of time and money. Arrogant attitude, lack of caring and spending at least one hour in waiting room, every time.
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