Dr. Charles Melone, MD

Dr. Charles Melone, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 78

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(212) 257-0039

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Dr. Charles Melone, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 52 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Melone has more experience with Hand & Wrist Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Georgetown U, School of Medicine medical school in 1969. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Melone to book an appointment.

Locations

Beth Israel Hand Surgery Center

New Patient?
(212) 257-0039
Steven Beldner M.d.321 E 34th St New York, NY 10016
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Melone is affiliated with Mount Sinai Morningside New York, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Melone's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Melone

3.3

Based on 32 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (19)
  • Appointment scheduling (18)
  • Listened & answered questions (18)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (18)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (10)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (9)
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Dr. Melone performed an incorrect surgery on my wrist for a young athlete. I was a 23 year old sponsored athlete at the time with minor wrist instability. I am now disabled for the remainder of my life due to his work. He will perform more complex procedures than what is necessary and will neglect to consider if the surgery can last more than a year or two. I would love to know if anyone can fix Melone's mistakes. I have been trying to find a surgeon that can fix his incorrect wrist surgery for a year with no luck.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 10, 2021
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The wait times are very long. 2 hours on average. Disappointed by the results of the surgery. It did not correct the condition and left my hand worse off than it was before the surgery despite months of physical therapy. Moreover, Dr Melone did not listen well to my concerns during the visits. I would not recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jan 25, 2021
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He was condescending and rude to me when I questioned why my hand was affected when I had just had surgery in my thumb.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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Not a fan – Oct 17, 2020
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I went to see him for trigger finger. The doctor did his job well. Explained everything, answered all my questions. The surgical scheduling coordinator was horrendous. I took a day off of work to get my pre-op and Covid tests. The day before the surgery (for which I took another day off), I get a call literally one hour before the scheduling deadline that the insurance claim had not arrived because of some screw-up and now we have to reschedule. Now I have to take another day off for another Covid test and move my work schedule around AGAIN. Unprofessional and infuriating.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 30, 2020
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Dr. Melone is a top-notch surgeon who is so humble and approachable but with vast knowledge of his work. It is very rare to meet in one individual all the attributes of a great doctor, who in addition to his knowledge of medical science seems also to have a PhD in human interaction. No wonder he is a successful professional. Dr Melone is flanked by distinguished professionals. I wish to praise this young man named Joel Bastien for his dedication and knowledge of his job. Kudos to the Dr's team.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 05, 2019
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Dr Melone is the IT dr for scleroderma!! He is compassionate and well educated in scleroderma. He has saved my fingers that were affected by raynauds/scleroderma. He is a pleasure to be around and truly is a dr who loves his patients! His staff... Greg, Garrett, Joel and Celia are amazing too. Appointments do run slow sometimes but he is worth the wait! Dr Melone is meticulous and thorough. Absolutely recommend Dr Melone!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Dee Dee Scaletti in Edison, NJ – Dec 21, 2018
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Extraordinary surgeon. Kind, patient, attentive, supremely capable. Clearly loves his work and helping his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Ellen Regan in NY, NY – Jun 30, 2018
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D.R. Melone has a lot of experience but is slow and very unprofessional. His post op care led my hand to have contractures because he did not diagnose or treat them properly. In addition you could wait 3-4 hours to be seen for a follow up appointment. ( no emergencies going on). He just took his time ANA chatted on the phone. I would Never recommend him. I have switched to another hand surgeon for follow up care.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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JFE in NYC – Mar 29, 2018
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While Dr. Melone is well qualified, I had to wait almost 3 hours to meet with him. He meet with me for 3 mins and then ordered a second set of x-rays. After waiting another 30 mins, I finally decided enough was enough and walked out. HIGHLY UNPROFESSIONAL!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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New York, NY – Aug 29, 2017
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Really negative experience for someone supposed to be "one of the best". Every office appointment = guaranteed waiting room time of 2-4 hours. That's shows a total lack of respect for patients. 6 months post surgery - hand is worse than before.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Lauren in New York, NY – Nov 08, 2016
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Doctor Malone was very insightful and was extremely thorough with me. He made sure you felt satisfied when you left and answers all of your questions.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Siben in New York, NY – Jul 26, 2016
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Dr. Melone ruined my career and passion. DO NOT get wrist surgery with Dr. Melone if you are an athlete. I was riding BMX professionally and had a crash that resulted in a wrist injury. Dr. Melone confidently told me that he could do a procedure that would make my wrist stronger than when I was born. I made the mistake of trusting him and going into surgery. He did an unnecessarily complicated procedure that left my wrist crooked, painful, and has led to more problems than I had before surgery.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Ben S in New York, NY – Mar 30, 2016
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I am a pianist. After sustaining multiple fractures in my finger, other doctors said that my finger would have to be fused. It's a miracle. I thank Dr. Malone every day for restoring my finger and for my return to the joy of making music.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Lise Van in Bethesda, MD – Dec 28, 2015
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Melone

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Melone treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Melone treats other conditions, please contact the office at (212) 340-0000.

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand & Wrist Surgery specialists.

Dr. Melone is experienced in the area of Hand & Wrist Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
De Quervain's Disease
Trigger Finger Release
Ganglion Cyst
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Check Dr. Melone's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Melone's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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(212) 257-0039

Dr. Melone accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO

About Me

Biography

Dr. Charles Melone, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 52 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Melone has...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

1975
New York U Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1971
Nassau University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1970
Nassau University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1969
Georgetown U, School of Medicine
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Charles Melone, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (212) 257-0039, and for other questions, call (212) 340-0000.

Does Dr. Charles Melone, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Melone has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Charles Melone, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Charles Melone, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Melone frequently treats Hand & Wrist Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Melone specializes.

Where is Dr. Charles Melone, MD's office located?

Dr. Melone's office is located at 321 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Melone is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mount Sinai Hospital

New York, NY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

New York, NY

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Mount Sinai Morningside

New York, NY

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Garnet Health Medical Center

Middletown, NY

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Roosevelt Hospital

New York, NY

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)