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Dr. Robert Cheney, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Cheney

Dr. Robert Cheney, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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3.7

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He may be considered a good surgeon, but the trade-off is that he is the most arrogant, pompous physician you can meet. He has no filter, is condescending and downright rude and insensitive. We are forever traumatized by our office visit. He is extremely rude. I'd pop pain pills around the clock before I ever went back to him!
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Told us that my daughter's condition was not something that needed treatment but 3 other opinions said we should address immediately. Two of those docs were family friends out of state so I don't have any fear that they were just looking for billable procedures. Treated us like we were stupid and it was obvious he was suffering having to deal with (ugh) patients.
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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
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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 back was for surgery was in the hospital 2 days was walking the same night of my surgery and when I went there I was barely able to walk . I would highly recommend Dr. Cheney best doctor ever !
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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 CHANGE! Called to set up a follow up and was told no follow up neceaasry! Another big box store practice-quantity over quality! Meanwhile my pain is unbearable and frustration immeasurable.
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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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I was in pain for a few years and went to several doctors within this practice. They did nothing. The best thing I did was switch to Dr. Cheney. I had Lumbar Stenosis that needed to be corrected by surgery. Thanks to Dr. Cheney, I am on the mend. I highly recommend him! If you go to the Bone and Joint Center and see another doctor..don't hesitate to switch to him. I did. Even though it was a little awkward...I'm glad I did it.
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Dr. Cheney is awesome! I was told by another ortho I might need disc surgery and I was so nervous. He looked at all my charts but didn't see anything that matched the pain I was in. He prescribed some stretches and PT but I left disappointed knowing something more was wrong. An hour after I left he personally called me and said he was looking over my charts and noticed my arthritis tripled in the 2 years between MRI's. He blood tested me for ankylosing spondylitis and I had it. So grateful.
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Biography

Dr. Robert Cheney, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
Medical School
1989

Awards

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(518) 489-2666

Dr. Cheney accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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Background Check

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. Cheney's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheney treats Spinal Stenosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cheney treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheney treats Spine Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Cheney treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheney treats Myelopathy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Cheney treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy

Dr. Cheney's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • 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)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • 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 Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • 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)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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