Dr. Seth Zeidman, MD

Dr. Seth Zeidman, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Seth Zeidman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

400 Red Creek Dr Ste 120

Rochester, NY 14623

Contact Information

(585) 334-5560

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zeidman "We want to treat all patients in the best possible way. We try to provide the best, least invasive treatment methods. Surgery is always the last resort after you have tried and failed non-operative management. We regard our patients like members of our extended family and always strive to do what is best for them."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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15  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Paracentesis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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.


  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Johns Hopkins U/Nih
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • National Institutes Of Health
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Upjohn Research Award, 1992
  • Eagle Scout, 1976
  • Merck Manual Award, 1988
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Seth Zeidman, MD
Dr Zeidman is a man of few words. No worries though! You can trust his judgment and surgical skill 110%!!!!!! He had to perform a radical neck surgery (five out of seven Laminectomy) on me along with 4 cervical fusions. Also, he fused a couple of my Lumbar bones and put some additional hardware...Read More
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May 10, 2018
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I had spinal fussion on 3 disks in my neck march 12, 2018. The first time i met with him he told me my best option was surgery but he didn't push. I tried injections but they did nothing and pt made things worse. Eight weeks out and i am very happy with how things are going and wish i hadnt...Read More
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April rennie in Waterloo – May 08, 2018
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I was told by another office I had to wait a month to have an EMG done I called the culver RD office and they were able to get me in the same day as an emergency appointment. I then went to the Red Creek location to see Dr. Zeidman and his PA Cindy a few weeks later and they were amazing my care...Read More
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Mar 10, 2018
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Excellent experience. He’s worth the wait. Of getting in. Staff is wonderful very caring.
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Mar 10, 2018
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Office staff are very rude and unprofessional... We were trying to make our first appt since the doctor is really a good surgeon from what people tell us but they warned us about bad office staffs.... After talking for few minutes, all we got was rude and unprofessional behavior and we definitely...Read More
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Gasport, NY – Jan 24, 2018
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