Doctors Who Treat Radiculopathy

Although radiculopathy may be suspected or diagnosed by the person’s primary care physician, the condition should be treated by an experienced neurosurgeon. Within neurosurgery, there are sub-specialists whose expertise in treating conditions of the spine.

The team at Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian at the Weill Cornell Medicine for Comprehensive Spine Care — expert spine surgeons along with their team of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and pain management specialists — provide comprehensive, integrated care for patients with radiculopathy and many other conditions of the spine. Patients receive a complete continuum of care, from diagnosis to treatment and recovery.

Roger Härtl, M.D., named as one of the top 50 spine surgeons in the United States, is the Hansen-MacDonald Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of Spinal Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and the founder and director of Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care. He’s also the official neurosurgeon for the New York Giants. Dr. Härtl's clinical and research expertise is in simple and complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, computer-assisted spinal navigation and neurotrauma. Dr. Härtl believes that surgery should be a part of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, and he works very closely with other specialists in a team effort to achieve the best outcome for his patients. (Read more about Dr. Härtl.)

K. Daniel Riew, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert in cervical spine disorders, and is one of only 2 or 3 spine surgeons in the world to limit his practice entirely to the cervical spine. His patient roster includes celebrities, athletes, world leaders, and, most notably, other physicians who seek the very best for disorders of the cervical spine. Dr. Riew has advanced skills in both minimally invasive procedures that can be performed on an outpatient basis and complex revision surgeries and deformity corrections, and he has performed more surgical procedures on the cervical spine than almost any other surgeon in the world. For the past 20 years Dr. Riew has been regularly named to the lists of America’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, New York SuperDoctors, and Top 25 Spine Surgeons in North America by Orthopedics This Week.

Kai-Ming Fu, M.D., Ph.D., obtained his undergraduate degrees from Stanford University and his medical and graduate training in the MD/PhD program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Fu specializes in minimal access surgery as well as having advanced training in reconstructive, deformity, and oncological spine surgery. Dr. Fu has a special interest in conditions of the spine which can cause radiculopathy, including scoliosis and herniated discs. (Read more about Dr. Fu.)

Dr. Michael Virk is a widely published neurosurgeon with specialty training in minimally invasive and complex surgery for a wide variety of spine conditions. In addition to radiculopathy, his specialties include scoliosis, spinal tumors, trauma, degenerative disease, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis. Dr. Virk uses state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques with intraoperative, computer-assisted navigation as well as spinal endoscopy. He also uses fundamental, open surgical strategies in patients who will benefit most from these. (Read more about Dr. Virk)

The neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons at Weill Cornell Medicine are fortunate to be part of Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, which is routinely ranked as one of the top hospitals in New York. 

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  • Hansen-MacDonald Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Director of Spinal Surgery
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  • Director, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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  • Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
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  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
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