Dr. Seth Zeidman, MD

Dr. Seth Zeidman, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Seth Zeidman, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Rochester, NY. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

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."


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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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  • 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

Dr. Zeidman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zeidman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zeidman to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Zeidman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Just love Dr Zeidman...... He has done a few surgeries on me, & each time, helped me so much !
in Ionia |
This awesome gentle giant is the absolute reason I am walking today 10 years after he performed my lumbar surgery. A truly talented Angel. Special Thank yous to Dr. Z, Emily, Nate, and his amazing support staff. You're the best.
Elmira, NY |
Dr. Zeidman, his PA and a few nurses were good but his practice is beyond controlling. had to retake a smoking test 4 times after quitting & my surgery was pushed back on 6 times due to scheduling errors their office had with contacting my insurance. the office has a great reputation for surgical success but they are anything but successful at pleasing patients. no time for questions or concerns. bad at returning calls. Depending on how i recover, wont be returning unless absolutely necessary.
Dr.Zeodman is a gifted surgeon, I've had three major spinal surgeries done by him and have had major improvements. On the down side, he does not communicate well and his most of his office staff delivers mediocre service and often seem condescending and miserable.
in Corning, NY |
Both my husband and I required Dr. Zeidman's services following an auto accident where we were rear-ended. My husband required neck and back surgery, and I had low back surgery. The professionalism of Dr. Zeidman and his staff including their personal concern during these procedures are beyond measure. We definitely would recommend them to our family and friends. `
in Rochester New York |
Dr, Zeidman Office staff is the worst ...petty inconciderate abusive and very insecure women. UNPROFESSIONAL to say the least.They called my home and spoke to a male border and gave him all my medical information, he since is incarcerated.They tried to double bill the wrong insurance company,they have a terrible reputation with the insurance companies, Insurance companies see his name and presume that you are not really injured,I must say that I concur.Their excuse u were abusive thats a lie!
in Pittsford, NY |
Dr. Zeidman and PA Elizabeth Jefferson provide excellent care that is accurate comprehensive, and timely. First time at their offices- left a very positive and professional impression. Thanks so far!
in Rochester NY |
Excellent with everything! Great team of people! Love these people! They all saved me!!!!!!!!
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Dr. Zeidman accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • EmblemHealth
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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