Dr. Seth Zeidman, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Zeidman
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rochester Brain and Spine

400 Red Creek Dr Ste 120 Rochester, NY 14623

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(585) 334-5560

Dr. Seth Zeidman, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, NY and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Highland Hospital and Rochester General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zeidman to book an appointment.

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Dr. Zeidman is affiliated with Highland Hospital Rochester, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Zeidman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Fusion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zeidman performs Spinal Fusion more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Zeidman performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zeidman performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Zeidman performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zeidman treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Zeidman treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Zeidman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Zeidman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Dr. Zeidman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zeidman

3.1

Based on 48 ratings

5 Stars
45.833333333333336%
(22)
4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(2)
3 Stars
6.25%
(3)
2 Stars
6.25%
(3)
1 Star
37.5%
(18)
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Excellence across the board with this team of professionals. Dr. Zeidman is well known and highly recommeded by medical professionals here in the Southerntier of New York for his expertise. Most Thankful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nov 19, 2020
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Dr. Zeidman is the best he has been our neck and back doctor for many years. He has taken care of my daughters and myself he is the best.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Carol Lynn Arney – Oct 23, 2020
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Dr Zeidman is the best ..... I can’t say enough about him, he’s taken such good care of me & his staff is wonderful....Emily, Anna, & Tina I feel went out of their way for me , to get me in for my surgery..... everyone there are very nice ...Thank you Rochester Brain & spine
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Peggy lund – May 23, 2020
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I had a 3 level neck fusion in March, 2018, and insertion of a plate and screws. My recovery was uneventful. I am now playing golf with no pain!! Dr. Zeidman is there when you need him. You NEED him during surgery. His PAs are available all the rest of the time and give him messages and respond in a timely manner. I am so grateful to Dr. Zeidman and Cindy for my fantastic recovery!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Colleen – Jul 29, 2019
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I am a 46 year old wife, mother of five and nurse. After 3 years of pain and suffering, Dr. Zeidman performed an ALIF procedure. I forever grateful to Dr. Zeidman and his wonderful staff for giving me my life back!!! I honestly thought that I would never be able to be nurse again. I am the wife, mother and nurse I loved being again ??????. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rosanne Wynings in Rochester , NY – Jan 22, 2019
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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 in there. My back was so bad, nobody but him would even attempt surgery on me. Each procedure he did made a significant improvement in my mobility and pain level.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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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 hesitated so long to get things done. When i am ready to get my lower back done i will go back to dr ziedmen! The staff was always friendly and helpful when i went in or called.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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 was excellent and the office staff was very friendly and accomadating. I would definitely recommend Rochester Brain and Spine to anyone who is in need of their services!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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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 will not book an appt now... Just a shame, good surgeon will lose practice eventually due to his office staff's unprofessional conducts...
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Gasport, NY – Jan 24, 2018
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He is only interested in money! GREED! He wants to operate on my neck but I have seen 3 other neurosurgeons and they all say surgery WILL NOT take your severe pain away!!! I gave him 1 star because 1 of his NP or PA's was very concerned. The last time I saw him he said are we going to do surgery & I said no & he walked out of the room! I have a bone spur on my neck pressing on my spinal cord causing severe pain & nerve damage.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Very Upset in Rochester, NY – Jan 17, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Londi in Ionia – Nov 09, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
4 people found this helpful
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Elmira, NY – Sep 07, 2017
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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. `
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Teresa S. in Corning, NY – Oct 31, 2016
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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!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kimmarie in Rochester New York – Jun 04, 2016
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Nom O'regolf in Pittsford, NY – Apr 28, 2016
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Excellent with everything! Great team of people! Love these people! They all saved me!!!!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Peggi James in Rochester NY – Jan 19, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
National Institutes Of Health
1995
Johns Hopkins U/Nih
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1989
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
Duke University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984
Duke University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Merck Manual Award, 1988
  • Eagle Scout, 1976
  • Upjohn Research Award, 1992

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Does Dr. Seth Zeidman, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Zeidman has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Seth Zeidman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Zeidman frequently treats Spinal Fusion, Herniated Disc Surgery, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Zeidman treats.

Where is Dr. Seth Zeidman, MD's office located?

Dr. Zeidman's office is located at 400 Red Creek Dr Ste 120, Rochester, NY 14623. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Seth Zeidman, MD speak?

Dr. Zeidman speaks Spanish, German, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Rochester Brain and Spine

Rochester Chiropractic Spinal Rehabilitation Pllc400 Red Creek Dr Ste 120 Rochester, NY 14623
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Zeidman is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Highland Hospital

Rochester, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Rochester General Hospital

Rochester, NY

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Strong Memorial Hospital

Rochester, NY

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Unity Hospital

Rochester, NY

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)