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Dr. S Robert Rozbruch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
525 E. 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. S. Rozbruch specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Rozbruch (or staff) is conversant in Yiddish and Russian. His areas of expertise include the following: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), limb lengthening, and ankle distraction arthroplasty. Dr. Rozbruch is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Rozbruch's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coresource, Child Health Plus, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rozbruch has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Fracture Surgery, Bone Problems, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Limb Lengthening, Ankle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $81
  • Medicare Cost: $68
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Dr. Calin Stefan Moucha, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5 E 98th Street, Box 1188; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Calin Moucha is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Moucha is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moucha include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moucha honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Moucha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Moucha's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Meniscectomy, Revision Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $431
  • Medicare Cost: $65
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Dr. Stephen Alan Paget, MD
Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
535 E 70th Street; Room 703
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Paget's specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Paget's clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Paget has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Master of the American College of Rheumatology; and Distinguished Clinical Scholar, American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Paget (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Paget is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $449
  • Medicare Cost: $60
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Dr. Vivian Patricia Bykerk Kern, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
525 East 71st Street, Belaire Building; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vivian Bykerk is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Bykerk (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bykerk include joint aspiration (arthrocentesis), joint problems, and rheumatic diseases. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery. She attended medical school at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Dr. Bykerk honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bykerk include: Recognized by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals as a Doctor of Excellence; Inducted into Edition of Leading Physicians of the World Publication; and Senior Rheumatology Scholar Award presented by the American College of Rheumatology.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Joint Aspiration, Injections, Joint Problems

Dr. Answorth Anthony Allen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
535 E 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Answorth Allen's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in New York, NY and Uniondale, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Allen has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $66
  • Medicare Cost: $65
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Dr. Gregory Scott Difelice, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Difelice's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Difelice average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Difelice's clinical interests: meniscus surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and knee arthroplasty. His professional affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Difelice is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Patient Choice Award - Vitals.com, 2008 & 2009; America's Top Orthopedists - Consumer Research Council of America, 2008 & 2009; and Teacher of the Year Award - Montefiore Orthopaedic Residency Program 2002 & 2005. Dr. Difelice (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Clinical Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $428
  • Medicare Cost: $72
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Dr. Clark Charles Smith, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
51 W 51st Street; Suite 375
New York, NY
 

Dr. Clark Smith sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, elbow pain, and plantar fasciitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Smith attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and Grand Rounds: Neuroimaging and the Pain Matrix. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Second Opinions, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $250
  • Medicare Cost: $69
Dr. Louis William Iii Catalano III, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
485 Madison Avenue; 8th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Louis Catalano is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Catalano's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Catalano include forearm fracture, carpal tunnel surgery, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He takes Medicaid, Medicare, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Catalano's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Catalano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Roosevelt and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Catalano has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Forearm Fracture, Metabolic Bone Disease, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $260
  • Medicare Cost: $53 - $74
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Dr. Christopher Joseph Visco, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
180 Fort Washington Avenue, Harkness Pavillion; Suite 199
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Visco is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, elbow pain, and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Visco is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation for his residency. Dr. Visco's distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Alumnus of the Year Award Rutgers/Kessler PM&R Residency Program; and Baskin Award for Fellow Researcher. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Second Opinions, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $250
  • Medicare Cost: $69
Dr. Robert Jonathan Strauch, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Strauch's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Strauch performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical interests include hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and ligament problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html. Dr. Strauch speaks Spanish. Dr. Strauch is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow Surgery, Ligament Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $269
  • Medicare Cost: $73
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Dr. Friedrich Boettner, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
7th Floor, East River Professional Building; 523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Friedrich Boettner is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. Dr. Boettner's clinical interests include revision knee arthroplasty, patellofemoral replacement, and knee arthroscopy. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boettner takes. He studied medicine at The University of Rostock Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Travelling Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Association and OrthoBiotech OREF Award for Excellence in Blood Management. Dr. Boettner (or staff) is conversant in German and Russian. Dr. Boettner is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical Interests: Patellofemoral Replacement, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 276
  • Uninsured Cost: $83 - $96
  • Medicare Cost: $65 - $70
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Dr. Kenneth Bradley Chapman, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
860 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Chapman sees patients in Staten Island, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. In Dr. Chapman's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Chapman studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Columbia University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chapman include: Super Doctors New York; New York Super Doctors; and Castle Connolly's Top Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Chapman (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital - South, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chapman's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 101
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,770
  • Medicare Cost: $71
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Dr. Edward Mark Adler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
145 E 32nd Street; Floor 4
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Adler sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, revision knee arthroplasty, and revision hip arthroplasty. Dr. Adler is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Adler attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Adler has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Adler (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Total Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $113
  • Medicare Cost: $42
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Dr. Syngil Steven Yang, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
530 First Avenue; Suite 8u
New York, NY
 

Dr. Syngil Yang works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Yang is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand arthritis, and dupuytren's contracture. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. Dr. Yang has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Swahili. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yang's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $125 - $159
  • Medicare Cost: $49 - $66
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Dr. Ohannes Agop Nercessian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
590 5th Avenue Office; 590 5th Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ohannes Nercessian works as an orthopedist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nercessian's areas of expertise include hip replacement, hip pain, and knee arthroscopy. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Nercessian has received include One of America's Top Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html. Dr. Nercessian (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Nercessian is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 117
  • Uninsured Cost: $377
  • Medicare Cost: $77
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Dr. William Noah Levine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. William Levine is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include knee problems, arthroscopic shoulder debridement, and elbow pain. Dr. Levine is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Child Health Plus, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levine takes. Dr. Levine welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Levine attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $310
  • Medicare Cost: $70
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What is a Joint Injection/Aspiration?

A joint is any area of the body where two bones connect. Due to injury or disease, the space between the two bones can sometimes become swollen and inflamed, which leads to pain and a loss of mobility. Injection and aspiration are two tools that physicians use to treat joint pain locally without needing to perform surgery.

Both injection and aspiration are techniques that involve inserting a needle connected to a syringe directly into the joint. Aspiration involves the removal of excess fluid, and injection is the placement of medication directly into the joint space via the needle. Both procedures may be performed at the same time. In both cases a local anesthetic may be used, the skin will be cleaned and disinfected, and then the needle will be inserted. In some cases, especially if the injection or aspiration is in a large and deep joint such as the hip or spine, ultrasound may be used to guide the needle to the exact location desired.

In some cases, irritation to the joint can cause fluid to build up so significantly that the joint hurts and can no longer move well. Aspiration removes some of the excess fluid and relieves the pressure. In addition, aspiration can be used to provide a sample of joint fluid if it needs to be examined microscopically for the presence of white blood cells, bacteria, or crystal formations.

Certain injuries and diseases that affect joints are inflammatory in nature, such as rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis or gout. These diseases may be helped by the local injection of anti-inflammatory medications directly into the affected joint. In this case, corticosteroids such as methylprednisone are usually used. Relief from the pain may be felt right away and may last for weeks or even months.

In some cases, such as with osteoarthritis, the cartilage buffer between the two bones wears down and pain comes from bones rubbing against each other. In this case, injection of a lubricating agent such as hyaluronic acid may be beneficial. It provides a slippery cushion between the bones to relieve pain that can last for months.