Specializes in Minimally
Invasive Spine Surgery

MIS spine surgery in New York City

Specializes in Minimally
Invasive Spine Surgery

About Dr. Charla R. Fischer, MD

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Pic-with-Patient Dr. Charla
Charla R. Fischer, MD, one of New York City’s top minimally invasive spine surgeons, specializes in lumbar disc herniations, lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbar degenerative disc disease, instability, and cervical spine degeneration. She is expert in advanced minimally invasive spine surgery techniques such as minimally invasive microdiscetomy, MIS lumbar fusions, robotic-assisted spine surgery, and advanced MIS techniques. Her advanced skill in MIS helps her deliver accelerated patient recovery times with the least possible post-operative pain. Dr. Fischer is committed to improving the care of all orthopedic…

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Patient Success Stories

Dr. Fischer took the time to listen to my life-crippling situation and offered suggestions on which surgery to select. She did an exceptional job with the fusion and my physical therapists have been impressed with my speedy progress. She is prompt in responding to my questions and thorough in her analysis. I feel I have received excellent care from her and I recommend her without reservation.

Dan Asadorian

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