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Dr. Harvinder Sandhu, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD


Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Harvinder Sandhu, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD


East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1798
Fax: 212.774.2600

HSS Long Island
333 Earle Ovington Blvd
Suite 106
Uniondale, NY 11553

HSS Stamford
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1798
Fax: 212.774.2600

HSS Long Island
333 Earle Ovington Blvd
Suite 106
Uniondale, NY 11553

HSS Stamford
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Dr. Harvinder Sandhu specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, endoscopic spine surgery, microsurgery, computer-assisted surgery, and the study and use of spinal biologics. He completed his training in spinal surgery at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California and was subsequently Chief of the Spinal Surgery Service at UCLA until 1997. At that time he was recruited to join the staff at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Sandhu has more than 75 peer reviewed scientific publications in areas such as biologic enhancement of spinal surgery and novel minimally invasive management of spinal disorders. He has received research awards from the North American Spine Society, the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, including the prestigious Volvo Award in Spinal Research.

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Sandhu is actively engaged in the research, development, and invention of a variety of medical devices and instruments used in spinal surgery. He holds several patents involving the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders.

Back in the Game Patient Stories

Appointments

Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Scientist, Research Division, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Special Expertise

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Microsurgery
Biologic Enhancement of Spinal Fusion

Awards

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2003-2018
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2003-2018
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2008
New York Magazine Top Minimally Invasive Doctors, 2002
North American Spine Society Award for Outstanding Scientific Exhibit, 1996

Affiliations

SpineUniverse.com
Spine Journal (advisory)
Electronic Journal of Orthopaedics

Languages

English

Insurance Information

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Medicare
Oxford
United Healthcare

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

Education

MD, Northwestern University, Illinois

Residency

State University of New York , New York

Fellowship

University of California at Los Angeles, California

Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Spine Surgery

State Licensure

New York, Connecticut

Selected Publications

Sandhu HS, Kanim LEA, Kabo JM, Toth JM, Zeegan EN, Liu D, Seeger L, Dawson EG. Evaluation of rhBMP-2 with an OPLA Carrier in a Canine Posterolateral (Transverse Process) Spinal Fusion Model. Spine 20(24), 2669-2682, 1995.

Sandhu HS, Turner S, Kabo JM, Kanim LEA, Liu D, Nourparvar A, Delamarter RB, Dawson EG. Distractive Properties of a Threaded Interbody Fusion Device. Spine 21(10), 1201-1210, 1996.

Sandhu HS, Luppen CA, Kanim LEA. Spinal Applications for Recombinant Bone Morphogenetic Protein. Spine: State of the Art 10(2): 255-268, 1996.

Sandhu HS, Kanim LEA, Kabo JM, Toth JM, Zeegen EN, Liu D, Delamarter RB, Dawson EG. Effective Doses of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in Experimental Spinal Fusion. Spine 21(18):2115-2122, 1996.

Wang JC, Sandhu HS, Yu WD, Minchew JT, Delamarter RB. MRI Parameters for Imaging Titanium Spinal Instrumentation. Journal of Spinal Disorders, 10(1):27-52, 1997.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Professional Education by Dr. Sandhu on HSS.edu

Research Description

Current Research:
Minimally invasive spine surgical techniques
Bone Morphogenetic Proteins for spinal fusion
Computer image guided surgery
Spinal surgery outcomes analysis (N.I.H. funded)

Clinical Trials

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Surgical Locations

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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st St. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.

Pavilion map Please see directions from other HSS locations:

  • From the Main Hospital (535 East 70th St):
    Enter the main entrance and take the first set of elevators (West Elevators) to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn right and continue down the hallway and over the sky bridge. Once across the sky bridge, you will see a set of elevators on your left. Take the elevator to my office.
  • From the Belaire Building Main Entrance (525 East 71st St):
    Take the front elevators in the Belaire lobby to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left and follow the hallway around until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
  • From the Belaire Building 72nd Street Entrance (524 East 72nd St):
    Enter the Belaire building and walk down the stairs (or use the wheelchair accessible lift). Follow the hallway around, past the first set of elevators on your left. Continue down the hall and past the windows until you reach a set of elevators on your right for The Pavilion. Take the elevator to my office.
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Videos and Animations

Spine Care Institute at Hospital for Special Surgery

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