Dr. Seth Zeidman, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Zeidman
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rochester Brain & 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 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Zeidman has more experience with Spine and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. 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 accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
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
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GHI PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
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UnitedHealthCare
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Zeidman

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Zeidman treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Zeidman treats other conditions, please contact the office at (585) 334-5560.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zeidman performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Zeidman performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zeidman performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 98% of their peers

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

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zeidman treats Meningiomas more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Zeidman treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zeidman treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Zeidman treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

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Dr. Zeidman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • 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
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Zeidman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zeidman

3.1

Based on 47 ratings

5 Stars
44.680851063829785%
(21)
4 Stars
4.25531914893617%
(2)
3 Stars
6.382978723404255%
(3)
2 Stars
6.382978723404255%
(3)
1 Star
38.297872340425535%
(18)
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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.
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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
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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!!!
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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 ??
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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.
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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
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  • Staff friendliness
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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!
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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 will not book an appt now... Just a shame, good surgeon will lose practice eventually due to his office staff's unprofessional conducts...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. `
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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!
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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!
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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!!!!!!!!
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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

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Rochester Brain & Spine

Rochester Brain and Spine400 Red Creek Dr Ste 120 Rochester, NY 14623
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Chili Office1160 Chili Ave Ste 100 Rochester, NY 14624
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Culver Office2701 Culver Rd Rochester, NY 14622
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Rbsn

Rochester Brain & Spine Neurosurgery400 Red Creek Dr Rochester, NY 14623
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Highland Hospital

Rochester, NY

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Rochester General Hospital

Rochester, NY

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Strong Memorial Hospital

Rochester, NY

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Unity Hospital

Rochester, NY

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
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