Christopher E. Mandigo, MD, FAANS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Mandigo earned his medical doctorate from the College of Physicians and Surgeons where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his Neurological Surgery Internship, Residency and Chief Residency at the Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia University.

Dr. Mandigo’s practice is devoted to spinal deformity, degenerative spine disease, intervertebral disc disease, spinal column tumors and spinal cord tumors.

Dr. Mandigo uses minimally invasive techniques for spinal surgery including the use of narrow tube retractor systems for cervical and lumbar microdiscectomy and spinal fusion. He also has expertise in artificial disc replacement surgery in the cervical spine. He has particular expertise evaluating and, if required, treating disorders of spinal alignment such as scoliosis or sagittal imbalance.

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Publications

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Dr. Mandigo’s office is open from 9-5pm, Monday through Friday. To request an appointment by phone, please call his office at (212) 326-8941. His office coordinator, Lissette Zuniga will take your call. You will be asked to fax (212) 326-8946 or mail your recent imaging (MRI, CAT scan) reports to our office for his review. It is also helpful to include a brief summary of your history and symptoms. Any question regarding insurance or coverage can be answered at that time.

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Lissette Zuniga, Office Coordinator

Dr. Mandigo will review your reports within 24 hours and you will be contacted for an appointment or appropriate referral. Depending on the urgency of your condition, an appointment with Dr. Mandigo can be made within a few days. To assure that all patients receive a thorough evaluation and the best care in a timely manner, the patient should complete forms regarding their medical history and condition. The forms are available online here Patient Forms or will be provided on the day of your appointment.

Dr. Mandigo currently participates in the following health insurance networks. If your insurance does not appear on the list, you may still be eligible for significant coverage. Please contact our insurance specialist to learn more about your eligibility. For more information, please see our Insurance Information page.

  • Aetna (excluding Medicare and Medicaid)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (excluding for Indemnity, Traditional, Medicare, Healthcare Exchange and Medicaid)
  • Medicare
  • NY Medicaid
  • Oxford/United Healthcare (including Healthcare Exchange and excluding Medicare and Medicaid)

Specialties

Education & Certification

Board Certified American Board of Neurological Surgery
Medical School College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 2002
Residency Training Columbia University Neurological Institute of New York

Honors, Awards & Leadership

New York Super Doctors Rising Stars, 2015

Associations & Memberships

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

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