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Dr. Frendo is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with comprehensive Fellowship training in Spine. He has extensive experience in spinal surgery and research. He has performed studies on orthobiologics for spinal fusion and on motion preservation. He is devoted to the evaluation and management of a broad spectrum of adult and pediatric spinal disorders including complex deformities, degenerative, traumatic, infectious, and neoplastic conditions of the spine.

He provides expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery, as well as complex spinal reconstruction for the treatment of degenerative disorders and deformities of the spine.

He is a distinguished speaker, giving lectures at national meetings on the evaluation and management of disorders of the spine. He is also involved with the education and training of orthopaedic residents.

Dr. Frendo’s commitment to giving back is evident by his dedication to the community, providing lectures to the public, educating them on the latest in spinal care, as well as providing free scoliosis screenings at Community Health Fairs and local schools.

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Medical Degree:

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Erie, PA

Spine Surgery Fellowship:

Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Hospital Affiliations:

Huntington Hospital, Huntington, New York
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Smithtown, New York
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, New York
St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York
Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, New York


Surgery Residency: Memorial Hospital York, PA

Professional Affiliations:

North American Spine Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics
The American Osteopathic Association
Medical Society of the State of New York
The Suffolk County Medical Society

Extensive Sub-specialty Training in Spinal Surgery:

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
The Hughston Clinic, Columbus, GA

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our patients, employees and family are our top priority at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

We ask you to not visit any of our locations if you have symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing and possible shortness of breath.

Please cancel your appointment and re-schedule once you are feeling better and are no longer suffering with symptoms.

Only non-symptomatic patients will be seen. No exceptions.

Accompanying family members – including children – are asked to remain in the waiting area and will not be allowed to enter the exam rooms.

During this time of high concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness. Please be advised that we are carefully following recommendations from both the CDC and WHO and are here to help guide you through this time if needed.

Some steps we are taking to keeping safe:

  1. We know how important cleanliness is and always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. To further offer you peace of mind, we have increased the frequency of the cleaning of our office.
  2. Rest assured that hand washing is strictly followed. Hand sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a country with high rates of the coronavirus or have been on a cruise, please reschedule your visit for at least 14 days from your return date. We will gladly accommodate your needs to reschedule. At that time, a telehealth interface can be arranged if necessary.

Find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and feel free to reach out with questions.

- Your team at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

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