Dr. Roger Hartl, MD

Dr. Roger Hartl, MD

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53 y/o
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Dr. Roger Hartl, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine surgery, and more.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care

240 E 59th St Fl 2

New York, NY 10022
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • CoreSource
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • POMCO Group
  • SelectCare

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Top Care Areas

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Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 93% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 91% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Hartl's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hartl "Roger Härtl, M.D., is Professor of Neurological Surgery, Director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, and Director of Spinal Surgery and Neurotrauma at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center. He also serves as the Neurosurgeon for the New York Giants Football Team.Dr. Härtl's clinical interest focuses on simple and complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, and computer-assisted spinal navigation surgery. He is actively involved in improving neurosurgical care in developing countries as the leader of Weill Cornell's Global Health Neurosurgery Initiative in Tanzania. In order to achieve the very best in patient outcomes, Dr. Härtl's practice emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to disease processes and he works very closely with other specialists such as neurologists, pain specialists, and physical therapists. He has been repeatedly named to the lists of New York Super Doctors, America's Top Surgeons, and America's Best Doctors, and has been included on the list of New York's Best Doctors in New York magazine. He has authored more than 150 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the editor of a recent book on minimally invasive spinal surgery.Dr. Härtl has provided commentary for numerous television shows on ABC, NBC, and CBS in addition to national radio shows. His expertise has been sought through interviews in the New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, and other media outlets. One of his patients, boxer Danny Jacobs, was recently featured in a TV ad from NewYork-Presbyterian. TRAINING Dr. Härtl received his M.D. from the Ludwig-Maximillians University in Munich, Germany. In 1994 Dr. Härtl came to the Weill Cornell Medical College as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Surgery and the Brain Trauma Foundation to pursue research in traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. He completed another fellowship in neurocritical care at the Charite Hospital of the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, followed by a surgical internship and residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He completed his neurosurgery residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, after which he pursued specialized training in complex spine surgery at the Barrow's Neurological Institute in Phoenix under Dr. Volker Sonntag. In 2004 Dr. Härtl returned to re-join the Department of Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. RESEARCH Dr. Härtl's scientific interest focuses on clinical and basic science research surrounding innovative and less invasive surgical and biological treatment strategies for degenerative diseases of the spine.Together with the Biomedical Engineering Department at Cornell he is working on tissue-engineering techniques for the repair and regeneration of degenerated spinal discs, the most common cause of back and neck pain. Dr. Härtl has lectured and published extensively on the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, and neurotrauma. He is a leader in the application of evidence-based medicine to neurosurgery and worked with the Brain Trauma Foundation in New York on the development of treatment guidelines for the medical and surgical management of head injury that are now used worldwide."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hartl "Back and neck pain are the second most common reasons people seek medical advice, but the care has been very fragmented. It's long been my passion to bring together all the many disciplines required to provide comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and care for back and neck disorders. Surgical intervention is really just a small part of what we do – but when surgery is required we always strive for the least invasive, most effective option to get our patients back to enjoying their lives."

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

27  Conditions Treated

  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Head Trauma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fracture              
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

27  Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Computer-Assisted Surgery (CAS)
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Medication Management
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Pain Management
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty

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

  • Ludwig Maxmillian University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Allegheny General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Barron Neurological Institute-Az
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hartl has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • Italian
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hartl's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hartl

4.4

Based on 78 reviews

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
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4 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
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3 Stars
1.2820512820512822%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
12.820512820512821%
(10)

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I was very impressed with Dr Hartl’s staff. Everyone I met was very nice and very professional. I feel I am in excellent hands with Dr Hartl.
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Dr Hartl was outstanding and made me feel at ease about ny problems
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Dr. Hartl is just outstanding. I could write so many words of praise but to put it simply his caring feelings, his professionalism, his obvious proven track record of success in his field and the confidence you feel instantly when you meet him and his team put me very much at ease and confident in...Read More
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The doctor clearly explained my condition, discussed different options and what to expect if surgery is required. Further tests will be taken to determine the optimum solution after test results have been analyzed.
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I will be having cervical spine decompression surgery in a month and have chosen Dr. Hartl to be my surgeon. I believe he is very knowledgeable in this area and will take care of me with the least invasive measures necessary. His staff seemed knowledgeable and everyone around him speaks very...Read More
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