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Christopher J. Visco, MD

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Christopher J. Visco, MD
Christopher J. Visco, MD

Christopher J. Visco, MD, FAAPMR, RMSK is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, an Assistant Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Sports Medicine Fellowship Director, and Associate Residency Program Director. He specializes in treating patients with sports and spine injuries.

He completed his residency in PM&R at Kessler/UMDNJ and his Spine and Sports Fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University. His main areas of interest are in sports and musculoskeletal medicine, applications of diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, preventative and regenerative musculoskeletal care, and medical education. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, and is a registered musculoskeletal sonographer.

He is an award-winning teacher, has been an invited lecturer internationally, edited a textbook, is a peer-reviewer for multiple journals and has been a regional, national and international course director multiple times.

Dr. Visco sees patients at both CUMC's main campus at 180 Ft. Washington Ave., Suite 199, and at CUMC's midtown campus at 51 W. 51st Street. Call 212-305-3535 for an appointment.

Primary Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Board Certified)
Sports Medicine (Board Certified)
Education And Training
UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
Internship: Atlantic Health System - Overlook Hospital
Residency: Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine -UMDNJ
Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Areas of Expertise
Cervical Herniated Disc
Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Stress Fracture
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Functional Exercise
Consultations and Second Opinions
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Morton's Neuroma
ACL Injury Tear
Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Epidual and Facet Injections
Sprains and Strains
Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Ankle Pain
Nerve Block
Heel Spur
Cervical Pain (Neck)
EMG (Electromyography)
Heel Pain
Knee Injury
Herniated Cervical Disc
Muscle/Ligament Disorder
Resident Education
Elbow Pain
Herniated Disc, Cervical
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Electrodiagnostic Testing
Spinal Injection
Herniated Lumbar Intervertebral Disc
Peripheral Nerve Disorder
Elbow Joint Pain
Injection, Steroid, Spine
Sports Medicine
Shoulder Joint Instability
Injury of Muscle
Arthritis of Spine
Injury to Nerves
Nerve Conduction
Epidural Injection into Lumbar Spine
Lumbar Disc Herniation
Hip Pain
Muscle Weakness
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Patellar Tendinitis
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Muscle Stiffness
Neck and Back Pain
Muscle Strain
Nerve Blocks
Rehabilitation Medicine
Spine Problems
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Nerve Conduction Study
Cervical Disc Herniation
Shoulder Arthritis
Nerve Injury
Second Opinion
Elbow Disorder
Nerve Pain Due to Spinal Stenosis
Peripheral Nerve Disease
Disorder of Ligament of Shoulder
Physiatry Consult
Neuro Electrodiagnostic Test
Shoulder Instability
Second Opinions
Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Shoulder Disorder
Spinal Stenosis of Lumbar Region
Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems
Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Spinal Stenosis of Thoracic Region
Musculoskeletal Disease
Exercise Medicine
Spine Disorder
Spinal Nerve Root Block
Hamstring Tear
Nerve Disorder
Muscle Pain
Joint Ache
Stenosis of Lumbosacral Spine
Low Back Pain
Repetitive Stress Injury
Meniscus Tear
Trigger Finger
Nerve Conduction Studies
Sports Injuries
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Degenerative Spinal Disorder
Spine Care
Ankle Injury
Back Pain In Pregnancy
Cervical Spine Disease
Rotator Cuff Tear
Hand and Wrist Problems
Lumbar Spinal Disorders
Knee Problem
Cervical Spinal Disorders
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Peripheral Neuropathy
Foot Pain
Occupational Injuries
Shoulder Pain
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Trigger Finger Therapy
Cortisone Injection
Knee Injuries
Muscle Injury
Joint Pain
Hip Problem
Musculoskeletal Pain
Hand Disorder
Soft Tissue Injury
Electromyography (EMG)
Tennis Elbow
Elbow Problem
Lower Back Pain
Degenerative Spine Disease
Low Back and Neck Pain
Rotator Cuff Injury
Prolapsed Cervical Intervertebral Disc
Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
Sports Injury
Ankle Injuries
Adolescent Sports Injuries
Ankle Disorder
Kinetic Chain Approach
Neck Pain
Trigger Point Injections
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Disorder
Disorder of Ligament
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Herniated Disc
Spinal Block
Tear of Meniscus of Knee
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Exercise Physiology
Acute Pain Management
Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
Knee Pain
Back Pain
Spine Rehabilitation
Arthritic Rehabilitation
Stress Fracture of Tibia
Shin Splints
Stress Fracture of Hip
Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
Stress Fracture of Femur
Shoulder Problem
Spinal Injury
Golfer's Elbow
Spinal Stenosis
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Spinal Injections
Patellar Tendonitis
Spinal Arthritis
Runner's Knee
Shoulder Tendinitis
Shoulder Injury
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Disorder of Shoulder Joint
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Affinity [Medicare]
CIGNA [Columbia University Employee Plan, HMO, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO, HMO, PPO]
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]
Health Net (PHS) [HMO, POS, PPO]
Local 1199 [Union]
Medicare [Medicare]
Multiplan [PPO]
Neighborhood Health Providers [Medicaid]
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom HMO, Liberty HMO, Medicare, Medicare Advantage]
United Healthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]


Primary Office
Harkness Pavilion
180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 199 Floor: 1
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-3535
Fax: (212) 342-1470
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Secondary Office
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
Suite 375 Floor: 3
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 305-3535
Fax: (212) 342-1470
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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