Dr. Daniel B. Polatsch, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male • Age 43

321 E 34th St
New York, NY 10016
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Daniel B Polatsch MD.
Daniel B Polatsch MD.
321 E 34th St
New York, NY 10016
Daniel B Polatsch MD.
Hand Surgery Center - Westchester Office
222 Westchester Ave Ste 308
White Plains, NY 10604
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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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    • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Metacarpals and Carpals
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand Reconstruction
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hand Tendon Repair
    • Joint Drainage
    • Microsurgical Procedures
    • 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
    • Steroid Injections
    • Tendon Transfer
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
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    • Wrist Replacement
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    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Arthritis
    • Arthritis of the Wrist
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Fractures
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Complex Fractures
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Congenital Diseases
    • Contracture
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Distal Radius Fracture
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Disorders
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hand Injuries
    • Hand Ligament Rupture
    • Hand Pain
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Low Back Pain
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    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Nerve Conduction Disorders
    • Nerve Injury
    • Neurological Injuries
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Numbness
    • Orthopaedic Trauma
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Scoliosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Sports Injuries
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Tendonitis
    • Torn Cartilage
    • Trigger Finger
    • Tumor
    • 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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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Polatsch to family and friends

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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 19 responses
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    Experience with Dr. Polatsch
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    20 responses
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    Office Locations

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    Daniel B Polatsch MD.
    321 E 34th St
    New York, NY 10016
    (212) 340-0000 (Office)
    (212) 340-0038 (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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