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

Dr. S. Rozbruch practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rozbruch's clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), limb lengthening, and ankle distraction arthroplasty. He is in-network for Coresource, Child Health Plus, Aetna, and more. Dr. Rozbruch studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Rozbruch trained at Hospital for Special Surgery. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rozbruch include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rozbruch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Yiddish and Russian. Dr. Rozbruch is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $81
  • Medicare Cost: $68
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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 medical specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Paget include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. Dr. Paget accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Paget completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Master of the American College of Rheumatology; and Distinguished Clinical Scholar, American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Paget (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Paget's professional affiliations include 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. Answorth Anthony Allen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
535 E 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Answorth Allen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Allen's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Allen graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Louis William Iii Catalano III, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
324 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Louis Catalano's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in New York, NY, Bronxville, NY, and Scarsdale, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: forearm fracture, carpal tunnel surgery, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Patients gave Dr. Catalano an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Healthfirst, CHAMPVA, and WellCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Catalano studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Catalano (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Catalano is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Forearm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $260
  • Medicare Cost: $53 - $74
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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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Difelice (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Clinical interests for Dr. Difelice include meniscus surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and knee arthroplasty. He is affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Difelice's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Difelice honors. His distinctions include: 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.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $428
  • Medicare Cost: $72
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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Moucha include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Moucha is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Moucha completed his residency training at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Moucha (or staff) speaks Romanian, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Moucha welcomes new patients.

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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. Christopher Shahnawaz Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Ahmad's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Ahmad's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Ahmad has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Ahmad is accepting new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $363
  • Medicare Cost: $75
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Dr. Jonathan Sydney Kirschner, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Sports Medicine
429 E 75th Street; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Kirschner is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), electrodiagnostic medicine, and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He honors Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirschner's distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Earl C Elkins Award, ABPMR; and ERF Materson Grant, Foundation for PMR. Dr. Kirschner is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Ultrasound, Soft Tissue Injections, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $244
  • Medicare Cost: $69
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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 a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Boettner's clinical interests include revision knee arthroplasty, patellofemoral replacement, and knee arthroscopy. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boettner graduated from 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. He is professionally 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. Joseph Aaron Markenson, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
Sloan Kettering Hospital; York Avenue 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Markenson is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Markenson include systemic vasculitis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Markenson attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Markenson's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Lupus Erythematosus Foundation Fellow; and Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $396
  • Medicare Cost: $71
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Dr. Theodore R Fields, MD
Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
535 E. 70th Street; 8th Floor West
New York, NY
 

Dr. Theodore Fields is a rheumatologist. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout. Dr. Fields is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fields include: Marquis' Who's Who in Healthcare, 1994-2016; Castle/Connolly's Top Doctors in New York, 1999-2016; and Castle/Connolly's Top Doctors in America, 2011-2016. Dr. Fields (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Research, Education, Gout, Osteoarthritis

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $56 - $72
  • Medicare Cost: $49 - $63
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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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Adler (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adler include hip replacement, revision knee arthroplasty, and revision hip arthroplasty. His professional affiliations include NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Adler is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Adler has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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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. Steven P Shankman, MD
Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
430 E. 59th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Shankman's medical specialty is musculoskeletal radiology and diagnostic radiology. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Shankman attended medical school at New York Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shankman include musculoskeletal interventions, spinal puncture (spinal tap), and epidural steroid injection. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Shankman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Firelands Regional Medical Center and Maimonides Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Interventions, Biopsy, Bone Problems, Injections, Nerve Problems, Spinal Puncture, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $100
  • Medicare Cost: $52
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Dr. Geoffrey Howard Westrich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 E 70th Street; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Geoffrey Westrich works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Westrich's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Westrich include revision surgery, arthritis, and total joint replacement. He is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Westrich has received distinctions including Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and The Nicolas Andry Award. Dr. Westrich (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Dr. Westrich is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Revision Surgery, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Fractures, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $69
  • Medicare Cost: $67
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Dr. Anuj Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
5 E 98th Street; 6th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anuj Malhotra's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in New York, NY. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), herniated disc, and occipital neuralgia. Dr. Malhotra is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Malhotra honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. He has received distinctions including Chief Fellow Stanford University Division of Pain Management; Mark A. Rosen Resident Scholarship Award University of California, San Francisco; and Senior Medical Student Merit Scholarship Duke University School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Bursitis, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $689
  • Medicare Cost: $72
Dr. Robert Jonathan Strauch, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Strauch is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Strauch include hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and ligament problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strauch takes. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Strauch has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Strauch has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Ligament Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $269
  • Medicare Cost: $73
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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.