Dr. Charles Ruotolo, MD

Dr. Charles Ruotolo, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 51
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Dr. Charles Ruotolo, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Massapequa, NY and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

5500 Merrick Rd

Massapequa, NY 11758

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

110  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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62  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Labrum Repair
  • Meniscectomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Hospital SUNY Stony Brook
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Winthrop University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Associate Master Instructor Arthroscopy Association of North America, 2005
  • Attending of the Year 2011-2012 Orthopedics Residency Program North Shore University Hospital at Plainview, June 2012
  • Attending of the Year, Class of 2003 Orthopaedic Residency Program, SUNY at Stony Brook, June 2003
  • Award for Dedication and Service to the Wrestlers of Nassau County, presented by N.C.W.C.A., April 2003
  • Award for extraordinary leadership to supporting the NuHealth System's mission to provide quality health care, June 2012
  • Lange Medical Publications Award for outstanding achievement as a medical student, Class of 1995, May 1995
  • The Award for highest intraining score as a senior resident, academic year 1999-2000, Dept. of Orthopaedics, SUNY at Stony Br, June 2000
  • The New York Medical College Surgical Society Award for the greatest proficiency in the art and science of Surgery, Class, May 1995
Media & Publications
  • Arthroscopic Treatment of Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: Book Chapter in Shoulder Arthroscopy, 2003
  • A biomechanical comparison of the modified Mason-Allen stitch and massive cuff stitch in vitro., March 2007
  • Loss of Total Arc of Motion in Collegiate Overhand Throwing Athletes, Jan 2006
  • All-arthroscopic removal of a suture anchor using an arthroscopic bur sheath, Jul 2004
  • The supraspinatus footprint: an anatomic study of the supraspinatus insertion, Mar 2004
  • Shoulder Pain in the Overhead Athlete, Mar 2003
  • A Comparison of All-Arthroscopic Versus Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair, Mar 2003
  • Surgical and Non-Surgical Management of Rotator Cuff Tears, May 2002
  • Controversial Topics in Shoulder Arthroscopy, Feb 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruotolo's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruotolo to family and friends
46 total reviews (22 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (46)

  • 5
    (38)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Ruotolo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (22)

Absolutely the best. I’ve been a patient for 14 years and wouldn’t go anywhere else for orthopedic care. He is kind, patient and extremely competent. The very best in his field. He performed surgery on both my shoulders and they are better than ever. I highly recommend him
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Excellent, kind and patient. Dr Ruotolo explains clearly and listens to your concerns. His team is likewise courteous and gracious. Thank you
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He’s an excellent physician, very thorough and listens to what your issues are
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No pain ; did better than I hoped for. Takes time to speak to you and explain. Very happy with results.
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Dr. Ruotolo is one of the best doctors. He is attentive to his patients and cares deeply for them.
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