Darren R. Lebl MD, MBA, FAAOS

Darren R. Lebl MD, MBA, FAAOSSpinal Surgery

  • Dr. Darren Lebl is a board-certified spinal surgeon with expertise in advanced procedures for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
  • He was recognized as an “Emerging Leader” by the world’s oldest and most distinguished orthopedic association
  • Dr. Lebl has been the director of the Cervical Spine Motion Preservation Symposium and the Complex Cervical Spine Symposium at HSS
Patient Stories
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    Johanna Faricelli

    Back in the Saddle: An Equestrian's Inspirational Comeback Story
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    Dr. Bernard Barrish
    Dr Lebl is a very talented surgeon who also is extremely warm and compassionate. I previously saw two other spine surgeons but after meeting Dr Lebl my wife and I decided that he was the one we wanted to use. He decided to do a microdiscectomy, laminotomy and decompression as opposed to a fusion and the results have been miraculous. No more sciatic pain! He and his wonderful staff have literally been life savers.
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    Olga
    As soon as I met Dr. Darren R. Lebl, I knew I had found the surgeon that I would trust my spine to. I’m glad I did because Dr. Lebl is a brilliant spine surgeon. He is a great diagnostician and a ‘top notch’ spine surgeon…Dr. Lebl is soft-spoken, caring and compassionate. I will remain eternally grateful to Dr. Lebl, his surgical team, his assistants, his PA and all of the hospital personnel
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    Tara Stevens
    I had that surgery on January 11th, and it was a resounding success. I am virtually pain-free today, and have no remaining nerve symptoms…. I just finished walking a mile at Kensico Dam, 10 days after my surgery!!! Additionally, my Husband and I took a very active trip to Alaska for 15 days in May, and I was back to playing golf in July. I can’t say enough about Dr. Lebl. He is a tremendously gifted surgeon, who truly cares about his patients.
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    Jaye
    To be walking unassisted with a normal or unchanged gait before leaving the hospital and maybe even able to dance and be an athlete again has more than pleasantly exceeded expectations. It’s really possible, and the staff at HSS has been exceptional as well.
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    Colleen
    For Dr. Lebl’s surgical expertise, his diagnostic precision, and his compassionate care, I am ever grateful! He explains your conditions, the options, and goals of each step of the surgical procedure in full clarity, detailing the necessary procedures to regain functionality.Is respectful listening to your concerns, from your very first diagnostic meeting throughout your surgical experience at HSS, and throughout your post-surgical recovery process, Dr. Lebl and his staff provide unsurpassable, inimitable world class care!
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    Linda Erickson
    He accurately diagnosed me and performed the revision surgery. I awoke without the terrible pain down my leg that plagued me for five years. Now thanks to Dr. Lebl I’m able to participate in life once again. Dr. Lebl literally gave me my life back.
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    Lucy Van Slingerland
    I went to see Dr. Lebl after a lot of research. What an amazing doctor. Not only was he so incredibly informative but so willing to answer my many questions…I couldn’t be happier. I am running, swimming, hiking, zip lining, feeling great! No more headaches, no neck pain. Dr. Lebl is an angel to me. I would recommend him to anyone needing surgery.
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    Janet Hubert
    It is not the big things that make life worth living. It is the small things we take for granted, just being able to drive is huge for me, it means independence, freedom, and a sense of self.
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    Thomas Patierno
    At the recommendation of a former student of mine I contacted Dr. Lebl. From the moment I met him and his staff at HSS I knew I had come to the right place.
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    Jackie Milheim
    I would absolutely more than recommend Dr. Darren Lebl to family and friends, I would drive them there myself. He’s not only the best, he’s the only one I would trust to help severe cases like mine.

Awards & Expertise

  • Awards & Expertise

    Dr. Lebl performs a complex cervical spine surgery in Sapporo, Japan with Dr. Kuniyoshi Abumi, the pioneer of subaxial cervical pedicle screw techniques

  • Awards & Expertise

    Dr. Lebl performs a complex upper cervical spine surgery with Dr. Wang Chou at Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing, China

  • Awards & Expertise

    Dr. Lebl receives an award for minimally invasive surgery at the Minimally Invasive Spine Conference in Guangzhou, China

  • Awards & Expertise

    Dr. Lebl receives the award for best clinical research by the Cervical Spine Research Society in Seoul Korea

  • Awards & Expertise

    Dr. Lebl gives presentations on cervical disk replacement and minimally invasive surgery in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

  • Awards & Expertise

    Dr. Lebl has a busy clinical practice at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the nation’s #1 ranked Hospital in Orthopedic Surgery

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  • Recent Posts
    Recent Posts
    Back in the Saddle: An Equestrian's Inspirational Comeback Story

    Johanna Faricelli is an equestrian with a passion for all things horses. After starting to feel pain both in her hip and back, she traveled from Florida to New York to seek care at HSS. Johanna underwent a hip replacement with Dr. Seth Jerabek and two spinal surgeries with Dr. Darren Lebl.

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    What You Need to Know About Cervical Spine Disorders

    Each year more than 200,000 cervical spine surgeries are performed in the United States to treat conditions ranging from cervical spinal deformities to degenerative disc disease.

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    Facebook Live from Westchester County with HSS Patient Tara

    We’re in Westchester County, NY with a patient of Dr. Darren Lebl, Tara, who had been dealing with spinal issues for several years. Following successful surgery, she’s pain-free and sharing her recovery story.

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in the News
  • 25 Oct 2017
    Minimally invasive technique limits common cervical spine surgery complication: 4 takeaways

    Becker’s Spine Review reported on a recent study that analyzed the minimally invasive technique’s impact on dysphagia, a common cervical spine surgical complication.

  • 15 Mar 2015
    Janet Hubert’s Breakthrough Recovery

    Janet Hubert, Montclair resident, recently recovered from a debilitating spinal injury after receiving innovative treatment at the Hospital for Special Surgery and working with Dr. Darren Lebl.

  • 30 May 2013
    International Experts in Cervical Spine Surgery Meet to Discuss Complex Issues

    Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will bring together some of the world’s experts in complex cervical spine surgery to address the challenges and successful outcomes for patients with unusual conditions.

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