Dr. Charles Ruotolo, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 50
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Dr. Charles Ruotolo, MD
Dr. Charles Ruotolo, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Massapequa, NY. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Ruotolo is affiliated with Nassau University Medical Center.

5500 Merrick Rd

Massapequa, NY 11758

Contact Information

(516) 795-3033

Dr. Charles Ruotolo, MD

Dr. Charles Ruotolo, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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)
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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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 Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • 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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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 Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruotolo to family and friends
4.4
based on 23 total reviews (8 with comments)
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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Farmingdale, NY |
He explains everything fully and makes you feel very comfortable
Springfield Gardens, NY |
Very professional very caring and excellent Surgoen.
East Meadow, NY |
Dr. Rutolo did an amazing job with my knee surgery. The day of my surgery Dr. Rutolo and his team of doctors did an outstanding job with making me feel comfortable. I was extremely impressed with the outcome of my surgery and would not of wanted anyone else to do it.
in Brooklyn, NY |
Dr. Ruotolo is an excellent doctor! I had surgery on my left knee with Dr.Ruotolo after having had various other opinions and being unsatisfied. Dr. Ruotolo thoroughly explained everything to me and was extremely personable. I feel great after having surgery and am very pleased with the post operation visits I have had with Dr. Ruotolo. I highly recommend him!
in Switzerland |
Dr. Ruotolo repaired my torn ACL and Meniscus in November 2013. He encouraged me to walk without crutches 4 days after surgery. I was scared, but trusted him and it was worthwhile. I went to PT 3 times a week and did exercises by myself the days off. I have never had any issues and went back to playing soccer after 7 months from surgery. Dr. Ruotolo did an excellent job. My scars are barely visible and I get compliments on the well done job! For this type of surgery I would definitely go back!!
Massapequa, NY |
Excellent Dr, repaired my torn rotator cuff and the therapist was amazed how soon I had full range of movement. Very nice, answers calls, & good bedside manner. The staff including his PA Maria are awesome.
in Merrick, NY |
I first met Dr. Ruotolo in emergency when I dislocated my shoulder, he later did surgery, things took time, he recommended a great physical therapist. I now recently came back to him for my knee, which he also did surgery and it feels great, Surprisingly, I was at work the very next day. Feeling great. His staff is kind and caring, and he explained everything that I required information on.
in Massapequa NY |
Dr Ruotolo brought my quality of life back.Yes would tell anyone to see the Doctor.
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Dr. Ruotolo accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthFirst
    ABCD HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Ruotolo has admitting privileges

Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Tpke
East Meadow, NY 11554
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