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Dr. Craig Levitz, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Levitz

Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group

444 Merrick Rd Lynbrook, NY 11563

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Dr. Craig Levitz, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Lynbrook, NY and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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Based on 26 reviews

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Dr Levitz is an amazing doctor. His staff is outstanding and very knowledgeable. I travel from Florida just to see Dr Levitz because of his new and innovative techniques I have had severe knee pain and in need of a knee replacement, but these injections leave me “pain free”. I would highly recommend him and his staff
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Dr. Levitz is one of the most unprofessional doctors I have ever met. He has a horrible bedside manner, and his interest is not about the patient, but rather about making money. He will order injections that cost thousands of dollars and try and push you for surgery. He will only request that you get an MRI in Orlin and Cohen which he owns the MRI location in the building which lines his pockets twice. He will not put his hands on you for an examination, but will try and tell you he knows it all
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Every appointment I had with Dr. Levitz lasted less than 5 min. I ended up having surgery on my shoulder with him after seeing him several times. He claims that no one ever has problems after his surgeries and when you tell him about an issue you are having he blames it on the physical therapy location. This man thinks he is a G-D and that no one is greater than him. Time to get off your high horse and spend some time with your patients and answer their concerns professionally.
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Waited in the waiting room for 45 minutes. Then, Dr. Levitz barely spoke with me. I visited him a few times and the combined time he spent talking with me was probably 3 minutes.
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Dr. Levitz was pleasant and concerned with my case. He spent more than adequate time with me diagnosing and discussing my options. Staff was likewise very professional and helpful and I made it to him by a straightforward reservation. I feel comfortable with him and confident with his decision on how to proceed. Although there are a lot of people in their practice there is more than one doctor and more important I am elated that other people are interested as well with my doctor. Thank you, Arty
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great doctor and staff. Wait times can be excessive-I get around this by booking first or second appt. he is well worth it. Great disposition and really listens to you.
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Nice guy, but not somebody I'd trust. Both visits were 1+ hour wait, and then 2 minutes with the doctor. Really wanted to do surgery on my shoulder. Literally walking out the door while I was still asking questions. When I wanted renew physical therapy Rx after 3 weeks, refused to renew prescription without me coming back in. After talking to office manager, told me it's doc's discretion If you want to be coerced into surgery in what feels like a cattle factory, this is the ticket.
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Biography

Dr. Craig Levitz, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Lynbrook, NY and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1998
American Sports Medicine Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Hospital University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
1993
Hospital University Of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
1988
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
1998
1997
1993
1992
1988

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

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(516) 536-2800

Dr. Levitz accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Levitz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Levitz treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Levitz treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Knee Sprain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Levitz treats Knee Sprain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Levitz treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Internal Derangement of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Levitz treats Internal Derangement of Knee more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Levitz treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Levitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursal Drainage
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture