Charles B. Goodwin, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine

Charles B. Goodwin, MD


Orthopedic Surgery, Spine

Charles B. Goodwin, MD


Office Locations
635 Madison Avenue, 7th floor
New York, New York 10022

Tel: 212.317.4600
Fax: 212.759.1685

Locust Valley office:
146 Birch Hill Rd.
Locust Valley, NY 11560

Tel: 516.676.5014
Fax: 516-676-5215

Massapequa office:
4160 Merrick Road
Massapequa, NY 11758

Tel: 516.882.0125
Fax: 516.882.0127

Syosset office:
180 Michael Drive
Syosset, NY 11791

Tel: 516.226.1119
Fax: 516.221.1121
635 Madison Avenue, 7th floor
New York, New York 10022

Tel: 212.317.4600
Fax: 212.759.1685

Locust Valley office:
146 Birch Hill Rd.
Locust Valley, NY 11560

Tel: 516.676.5014
Fax: 516-676-5215

Massapequa office:
4160 Merrick Road
Massapequa, NY 11758

Tel: 516.882.0125
Fax: 516.882.0127

Syosset office:
180 Michael Drive
Syosset, NY 11791

Tel: 516.226.1119
Fax: 516.221.1121

Dr. Charles Goodwin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine. He works with rehabilitation specialists and pain management doctors, focusing on non-operative techniques such as physical therapy, spine injections and restorative medicine. If conservative treatment fails, he performs, when indicated, adult reconstructive cervical and lumbar spine surgery, emphasizing minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Goodwin has performed arthroscopic surgery since the late 1970s. Since 1994, he has been certified in arthroscopic microdisectomy. He developed the instrumentation for and performed the first endoscopic spine fusion in 2001 – noted in The Wall Street Journal. Since then, he has performed about 1,000 endoscopic and minimally invasive posterior fusions. Recently, he developed and patented an access system and implants for minimally invasive lateral lumbar fusions.

He was a team orthopedic physician for the New York Mets, the team physician for the New York Lizzards lacrosse team, the orthopedic physician for US Open Tennis, an orthopedic physician for US Open Golf and now head physician for the Tournament of Champion squash, the premier tournament in professional squash.

Dr. Goodwin has served as Chairman of the Professional Liability and Defense board for New York State. He is presently a consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense.

In addition to his practice at New York Physicians, LLP, Dr. Goodwin has offices in Long Island to accommodate Long Island patients who can get pre and postop care locally, while having surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Back in the Game Patient Stories

Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Special Expertise

Orthopedic spine surgery
Herniated disc: Cervival and lumbar
Cervical and lumbar radiculopathy
Sports injuries
Spinal stenosis
Spondylolisthesis
Lumbar instability

Procedures

Lumbar disc microsurgery
Endoscopic and minimally invasive decompression and fusion
Minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
New York County Medical Society
New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Medicare

If your particular insurance plan is not listed, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.

Education

BA, Cum Laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
MD, University of Cincinnati Medical School, Cincinnati, OH

Internship

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY

Residency

Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

Fellowship

Toronto East General & Orthopaedic Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada

State Licensure

New York

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.