Michael C Gerling, MD - New York, NY - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Spine Surgery Open Now

Michael C Gerling, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Spine Surgery
New York, NY 10021 (8 other locations)
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Michael C Gerling, MD is a health care provider primarily located in New York, NY, with other offices in Brooklyn, NY and Kew Gardens, NY (and 5 other locations). He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Spine Surgery. Gerling is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn Medical Center. He speaks Spanish and English.

Quick Facts

  • accepting new patients
  • 4
  • 24 years of experience
  • 29 insurances accepted
  • speaks Spanish, English
  • University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine
  • 3 specialties
  • 18 areas of expertise
  • 1 hospital affiliation
  • 9 locations

Patients’ Perspective

  • On-time appointments
  • Good bedside manner

More about Michael C Gerling


As Site Director for Spinal Surgery at NYU Langone’s Department of Orthopedics in Brooklyn, and Clinical Associate Professor at the NYU School of Medicine in NYC, Dr. Gerling specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery. A native of Canada, Dr. Gerling was trained by the true godfather of spinal surgery, Henry Bohlman at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where numerous spinal surgeries were innovated and refined. Fellowship training included complex degenerative disorders, including adult deformity, and traumatic disorders. He worked in the first spinal cord injury center and the busiest trauma center in North America, and Dr. Gerling has also trained with numerous plastic surgeons for cosmetic closures of surgical wounds.

American Board Certified in Orthopedic Spine Surgery since 2008 and recertified in 2018, Dr. Gerling was one of the first surgeons in America to perform fully endoscopic spinal decompression procedures, diskectomies and awake endoscopic fusions. Dr. Gerling has years of experience perfecting this revolutionary technique and performs hundreds of endoscopic spinal surgeries annually. Exceptionally low complication rates, plastic surgery closures, and rapid recoveries from surgery are the hallmark of his success along with a truly engaged relationship with patients.

Dr. Gerling’s commitment to academics, education and research includes extensive involvement in international surgical societies, publications, and the creation of the Gerling Institute, a center for musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders. An authority in cervical spine surgery and minimally invasive spinal procedures, Dr. Gerling is an educator of educators. He is President of the Federation of Spine Associations (FOSA), past president of the Brooklyn Orthopedic Society, Chairman of Education and Board member of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), and member of numerous academic committees for the American Academy of Orthopedics, CSRS and the Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS). The Gerling Institute is a study site for clinical trials, regenerative medicine, new innovations in spine care and an education center for visiting international surgeons.


Advanced & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

The Gerling Institute provides comprehensive care for spinal disorders from the neck to lower back, utilizing the most current state-of-the-art medical technology available.

Led by orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Michael Gerling, The Gerling Institute provides comprehensive care for spinal disorders from the neck to lower back, utilizing the most current state-of-the-art medical technology available. We apply the least invasive surgical techniques possible to suit the needs of each individual patient, ranging from endoscopic procedures to disc replacement and deformity reconstruction.

Our ultimate goal is restoration of function, quality of life and pain relief. When spine surgery is needed there are a variety of options using the newest technology to minimize your surgical risks and recovery time. Minimally invasive procedures are our specialty. We work together as a team to formulate an optimal treatment plan specific to your needs.

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Michael C Gerling has 9 locations

Gerling Institute / Manhattan - 740 Park Ave

740 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021
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Gerling Institute / Manhattan - Downtown

234 E 23rd St New York, NY 10010
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Gerling Institute / Brooklyn

2279 Coney Island Ave Fl 2 Brooklyn, NY 11223
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Gerling Institute / Brooklyn - Administrative Offices

94 9th St Unit 1 Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Gerling Institute / Queens

8002 Kew Gardens Rd Kew Gardens, NY 11415
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Gerling Institute / Staten Island

1497 Richmond Rd Staten Island, NY 10304
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Gerling Institute / Clifton NJ

1117 US 46 Suite 202 Clifton, NJ 07013
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Gerling Institute / New Brunswick

303 George St Ste 103 New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Gerling Institute / West Orange

443 Northfield Ave Ste 203 West Orange, NJ 07052
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Insurance Plans Accepted by Michael C Gerling

  • Affinity Essential Qualified Health Plans
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • CDPHP PPO National
  • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Connecticare Passage
  • Emblem Health GHI CBP
  • Emblem Health HIP Prime HMO
  • EmblemHealth Gold D
  • EmblemHealth Select Care
  • Empire BCBS Essential Plan
  • Fidelis Care NY State of Health HBX
  • First Health PPO
  • Green Leaf Plans
  • Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
  • Healthfirst NY Silver Leaf
  • Humana / ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Leaf Premier Plans
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • NYS Provider & Health Emblem Individual Marketplace QHP
  • NYS Provider & Health EmblemHealth Essential Plan
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Metro
  • PPO


Michael C Gerling has the following 3 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Michael C Gerling has the following 18 areas of expertise

  • Spinal Osteophytosis (Spondylosis)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Scoliosis
  • Microsurgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Replacement
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone Fracture
  • Knee Surgery
  • Surgery


University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine

Graduated in 2000

Ochsner Medical Center, Surgery/Orthopaedics

Graduated in 2005

Case Western Reserve Univ. School of Medicine, Spinal Surgery

Graduated in 2006

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