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Dr. Daniel E. Choi, MD

Spine Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Choi is a fellowship trained spine surgeon with a special focus on minimally invasive spine surgery. He completed the prestigious combined neurosurgical and orthopedic spine surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School where he worked closely with many world-renowned spine surgeons. Dr. Choi has extensive experience in the treatment of the entire spectrum of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine disorders. His special interests include microsurgery, interbody fusion, revision surgery, and robotic spine surgery. He has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters and has presented his research at both national and international spine surgical meetings. Dr. Choi's guiding philosophy is simple: every patient is treated as if he were treating his own family member, with compassion and respect. His goals are to ensure that his patients understand all aspects of their condition and to explore all possible nonoperative treatments prior to considering surgery. Dr. Choi strongly believes in giving "Back" to the community and is involved in numerous educational ventures to spread spinal health awareness throughout Long Island.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AgeWell New York

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Spine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Huntington Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
  • Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center
  • St. Francis Hospital

Education and training

  • Medical School - Northwestern University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Harvard University, Fellowship in Spine Surgery

Professional memberships

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

Awards and publications

  • Choi D, Vives M, Chaudhary S. Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Treatment Options. Vaccaro A, Koerner J, Kim D eds. Recent Advances in Spinal Surgery. November 2015. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Choi D, McGuire K. Assessing the Validity and Reliability of a CPT Code Based Invasiveness Index. Poster presentation at the AO Global Spine Congress, Milan, Italy: May 4-7, 2017.
  • Choi D, White A, Metkar U. Increasing Treatment Efficiency with a New Fragility Vertebral Compression Fracture Treatment Pathway. 10th Annual Silverman Symposium, Boston, MA: May 3, 2017.
  • Choi D, Fan B, Paiste M, Tan V. Outcomes after lower extremity soft tissue coverage after skeletal trauma. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, FL: March 2016.
  • Seigerman DA, Choi D, Donegan DJ, Yoon RS, Liporace FA. Upper extremity compartment syndrome after minor trauma: an imperative for increased vigilance for a rare, but limb-threatening complication. Patient Saf Surg. 2013. 7(1): 5.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Provider's gender

Male

Office locations

Long Island Spine Specialists, PC

887 Old Country Rd, Suite D

Riverhead, NY 11901

Long Island Spine Specialists, PC

565 Hempstead Turnpike

West Hempstead, NY 11552

Long Island Spine Specialists, PC

763 Larkfield Road, Second Floor

Commack, NY 11725

Long Island Spine Specialists, PC

400 Montauk Hwy, Suite 102

West Islip, NY 11795

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Very professional and knowledgeable!
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Wonderful experience. Dr. Choi was very nice and explained everything to me. The entire staff was great.. Would definitely recommend ....
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Excellent communicator...highly recommend him...
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Very informative and friendly. Would recommend
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He is very professional. Excellent attitude with patients. Very knowledgeable and great diagnosis. Would recommend without hesitation .
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very knowledgeable doctor, gave me a comprehensive treatment plan for my back plan 10/10 would go again
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Dr.Choi was a pleasure. Very kind and professional. Highly recommend.
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