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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male • Age 44

110 E 59th St Ste 9A
New York, NY 10022
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New York, NY 10075
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New York, NY 10029

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Daniel B Polatsch MD.
New York Hand and Wrist Center
110 E 59th St Ste 9A
New York, NY 10022
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110 E 59th St Ste 9A
New York, NY 10022
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    Dr. Polatsch's Experience

    Dr. Polatsch's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Congenital Hand Surgery
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Reconstruction
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fusion
    • Hand Reconstruction
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hand Tendon Repair
    • Joint Drainage
    • Microsurgical Procedure
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
    • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
    • Steroid Injection
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    • Tendon Transfer
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
    • Wrist Reconstruction
    • Wrist Replacement
    • Wrist Surgery
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    • Arthritis
    • Arthritis of the Wrist
    • Avulsion Fracture
    • Bennett's Fracture
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Fractures
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Colles' Fracture
    • Complex Fractures
    • Congenital Diseases
    • Contracture
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Distal Radius Fracture
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Disorders
    • Elbow Fracture
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Extra-Articular Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hand Injuries
    • Hand Ligament Rupture
    • Hand Pain
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
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    • Joint Fracture
    • Joint Pain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
    • Malunion of Fracture
    • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
    • Nerve Conduction Disorders
    • Nerve Injury
    • Neurological Injuries
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Numbness
    • Olecranon Bursitis
    • Orthopedic Trauma
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
    • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
    • Osteopenia
    • Pathologic Fracture
    • Pediatric Fractures
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Scaphoid Fractures
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Tendonitis
    • Torn Cartilage
    • Trigger Finger
    • Tumor
    • Upper Extremity Fracture
    • Wrist Disorders
    • Wrist Fracture
    • Wrist Pain
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for New York.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • New York Times Best Doctors, 2011
    • New York Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd), 2012
    • New York Times Best Doctors, 2012
    • New York Times Best Doctors, 2010
    • Capitellar Fractures: A BiomechanicalEvaluation of Three Fixation Methods., 2002
    • Chronic exertional compartment syndrome:diagnosis and management., 2005
    • Severe Ulnar Neuropathy Following Anterior Subcutaneous Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve in a Collegiate Tennis Player, 2003
    • An Unusual Rupture of the Flexor CarpiRadialis Tendon: A Case Report., 2006
    • Ulnar Nerve Anatomy, 8/2007
    • Comparison of two headless screwdesigns for fixation of capitellum fractures., 2003
    • Posterior capsulorrhaphy for treatment of recurrent posterior glenohumeral instability., 2005
    • Basal Joint Arthritis: Evaluation and Treatment., 2006
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    New York University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1997

    Internship Hospital

    New York University Medical Center-Tisch Hospital
    Complete in 1998

    Residency Hospital

    Hospital For Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
    Complete in 2002
    New York University Medical Center
    Complete in 2002

    Fellowship Hospital

    Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Complete in 2003
    Childrens Hospital Medical Center
    Complete in 2003
    Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship
    Complete in 2003
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Complete in 2003

    Undergraduate Schools

    University Of Michigan
    Graduated in 1993
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Polatsch & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Polatsch's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.6 out of 5

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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.7 out of 5

    25 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.5 out of 5

    25 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    23 responses

    Experience with Dr. Polatsch

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.8 out of 5

    25 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.8 out of 5

    25 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.8 out of 5

    25 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.8 out of 5

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    Office Locations

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    Daniel B Polatsch MD.
    New York Hand and Wrist Center
    110 E 59th St Ste 9A
    New York, NY 10022
    (212) 434-4263 (Office)
    (212) 434-4299 (Fax)
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    Daniel B Polatsch MD.
    110 E 59th St Ste 9A
    New York, NY 10022
    (212) 434-4263 (Office)
    (212) 434-4299 (Fax)
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    Daniel B Polatsch MD.
    Hand Surgery Center - Westchester Office
    222 Westchester Ave Ste 308
    White Plains, NY 10604
    (212) 340-0000 (Office)
    (212) 340-0038 (Fax)
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