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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
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Stress Fracture
Consultations and Second Opinions
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Morton's Neuroma
Functional Exercise
Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Epidual and Facet Injections
ACL Injury Tear
Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Sprains and Strains
Nerve Block
Heel Spur
Ankle Pain
EMG (Electromyography)
Heel Pain
Cervical Pain (Neck)
Herniated Cervical Disc
Muscle/Ligament Disorder
Resident Education
Knee Injury
Herniated Disc, Cervical
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Electrodiagnostic Testing
Elbow Pain
Herniated Lumbar Intervertebral Disc
Peripheral Nerve Disorder
Spinal Injection
Injection, Steroid, Spine
Sports Medicine
Elbow Joint Pain
Injury of Muscle
Shoulder Joint Instability
Injury to Nerves
Nerve Conduction
Arthritis of Spine
Lumbar Disc Herniation
Epidural Injection into Lumbar Spine
Muscle Weakness
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Hip Pain
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Muscle Stiffness
Patellar Tendinitis
Nerve Blocks
Rehabilitation Medicine
Neck and Back Pain
Muscle Strain
Nerve Conduction Study
Spine Problems
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Nerve Injury
Cervical Disc Herniation
Shoulder Arthritis
Nerve Pain Due to Spinal Stenosis
Second Opinion
Elbow Disorder
Physiatry Consult
Peripheral Nerve Disease
Disorder of Ligament of Shoulder
Second Opinions
Neuro Electrodiagnostic Test
Shoulder Instability
Spinal Stenosis of Lumbar Region
Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Shoulder Disorder
Spinal Stenosis of Thoracic Region
Musculoskeletal Disease
Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems
Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Spine Disorder
Exercise Medicine
Nerve Disorder
Spinal Nerve Root Block
Hamstring Tear
Stenosis of Lumbosacral Spine
Low Back Pain
Muscle Pain
Joint Ache
Trigger Finger
Nerve Conduction Studies
Repetitive Stress Injury
Meniscus Tear
Degenerative Spinal Disorder
Sports Injuries
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Ankle Injury
Spine Care
Back Pain In Pregnancy
Cervical Spine Disease
Lumbar Spinal Disorders
Rotator Cuff Tear
Hand and Wrist Problems
Cervical Spinal Disorders
Knee Problem
Foot Pain
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Peripheral Neuropathy
Occupational Injuries
Shoulder Pain
Cortisone Injection
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Trigger Finger Therapy
Joint Pain
Knee Injuries
Muscle Injury
Hip Problem
Musculoskeletal Pain
Hand Disorder
Soft Tissue Injury
Electromyography (EMG)
Tennis Elbow
Elbow Problem
Lower Back Pain
Rotator Cuff Injury
Degenerative Spine Disease
Low Back and Neck Pain
Sports Injury
Prolapsed Cervical Intervertebral Disc
Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
Ankle Injuries
Adolescent Sports Injuries
Neck Pain
Ankle Disorder
Kinetic Chain Approach
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Trigger Point Injections
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Musculoskeletal Disorder
Disorder of Ligament
Herniated Disc
Spinal Block
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Exercise Physiology
Tear of Meniscus of Knee
Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
Acute Pain Management
Back Pain
Spine Rehabilitation
Knee Pain
Stress Fracture of Tibia
Arthritic Rehabilitation
Stress Fracture of Hip
Shin Splints
Stress Fracture of Femur
Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
Spinal Injury
Shoulder Problem
Spinal Stenosis
Golfer's Elbow
Spinal Injections
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Spinal Arthritis
Patellar Tendonitis
Shoulder Tendinitis
Runner's Knee
Shoulder Injury
Disorder of Shoulder Joint
Ankylosing Spondylitis
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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