Dr. David Privitera, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 39

Dr. Privitera
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Wyoming County Community Health System

400 N Main St Warsaw, NY 14569

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(585) 786-7927

Dr. David Privitera, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Warsaw, NY and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities Unity Hospital and Wyoming County Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Privitera to book an appointment.

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Dr. Privitera is affiliated with Unity Hospital Rochester, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Privitera's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Dr. Privitera treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Privitera treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Dr. Privitera treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Privitera treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Avascular Necrosis
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Dr. Privitera treats Avascular Necrosis more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Privitera treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Privitera's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • 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 Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • 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 Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Privitera accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
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Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Privitera's Reviews

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  • Explained conditions well (35)
  • Listened & answered questions (35)
What could be improved
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Incredible! M son is a D1 wrestler at Binghamton University. He suffered a severe shoulder injury in the spring of 2018 and had unsuccessful surgery in Binghamton shortly after . He was unable to successfully returned to the sport he loved since he was a child . A friend recommended doctor privitera for a second opinion . We never regretted our decision . We met with him several times prior to the surgery and he explained every detail, every risk to us .Dr. Privitera performed shoulder surgery on my son in January of 2020. It was an extensive surgery with no guarantees that it would allow him to return to the Collegiate level he needed to be at. After several months of rehab and physical therapy my son returned to the mat tonight and wrestled amazing!!! He pinned his opponent in just over two minutes! He said his shoulders felt amazing, strong and most importantly secure! I would recommend dr. Privitera for any athlete who wants a dedicated surgeon who is incredibly skilled!
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Kelly heberlein – Jan 15, 2021
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Thankful we have such a talent!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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NY – Jul 01, 2019
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I had two surgeries with Dr Privitera and he was outstanding for both of them.
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Jan 21, 2019
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I was recommended by Justin my therapist where I was going... was the best recommendation!!! At first I was scared been through a lot with my knee he evaluated my knee gave me some good information what was best for my knee to get back on my feet again. I was well taking care off. Dr. Privitera is a excellent doctor the shoots he gave me made me feel better walking again wasn’t limping took my pain away.. I was please with his service a doctor you can trust that’s really there for his patient
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Cathy in Rochester , NY – Jan 08, 2019
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Dr. Privitera saved me from a life of inactivity. As a 61 year old female with a complex set of torn menisci, Dr. P was determined to save as much as my radial and lateral menisci as possible. He warned me that it would be a difficult 1 yr. recovery. HIs support was unwavering. I've used many doctors in my life, and there isn't one who achieves the standard of expertise and patient care that Dr. David Privitera does. Seek him out, and tell him I said hello from Valencia, Spain!!
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JoAnn in Rochester, NY – Dec 27, 2018
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Dr. Privitera is outstanding. After 3 years of constant hip pain, I am now back to a completely normal life. I followed all of his instructions after surgery, went for my regularly scheduled visits, and completed my PT per his instructions. One year later, I am pain free. He always welcomed my questions with easily understood explanations and never made me feel rushed. Because of this, he does run behind at times. However, he is easy to talk to, professional, thorough, and caring.
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J. Moran in Penfield, NY – Dec 16, 2018
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Dr. Privitera knows his stuff! He cares about his patients health and well being. He gets the job done!
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Felicia M. in Rochester, NY – Dec 14, 2018
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Dr. Privitera is outstanding. I broke 3 bones in my ankle and dislocated it.... the surgery was difficult and took twice as long due to crushed bone from the trauma. Dr. P was meticulous and the most caring doctor I’ve ever had. He was always extremely friendly, compassionate and patient....spent all of the time necessary to address my concerns or questions and never seemed rushed. The injury and recovery was difficult and overwhelming, and Dr P was the silver lining. He is a class act.
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Susan LaSalle Sergeant in Penfield , NY – Nov 30, 2018
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Great doctor. Explains things well and listens to me when I have questions
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Amanda H in ROCHESTER, NY – Nov 27, 2018
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Took the time explaining the options and what was invloved. Very knowledgeable and friendly. I will use and recommend Dr. Privitera again if needed.
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Mark B in WILLIAMSON, NY – Nov 27, 2018
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I appreciated his explanation of diagnosis, treatment and time spent in the office. Very thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chris G in Rochester – Sep 26, 2018
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Dr. Privitera and his staff are Excellent! Appointments were timely and easy to schedule. His kindness, compassion and great care was top notch!
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
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Sep 17, 2018
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I was very impressed with Dr. Privitera. He explained my issues and treatment options thoroughly and listened to me patiently. He seems to genuinely care about his patients and is willing to spend the time necessary to be sure his patient understands his diagnosis and has had all their questions answered. I couldn't ask more from any doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Trudy in Red Creek – Aug 30, 2018
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Dr. Privitera performed a medium complexity rotator cuff and labrum repair on my right shoulder in March 2017. The damage was more extensive than the MRI revealed, but he took the necessary time in surgery to repair the damage. One year out from surgery I have complete range of motion and strength. At every office visit, Dr. Privitera thoroughly explained what to expect and gave me as much time as needed to answer my questions. He is a very skilled surgeon and a very caring/patient individual.
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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Tim Mangan in Honeoye Falls, NY – Apr 15, 2018
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Dr. Privitera is great! I tore my left ACL in October 2016. Surgery was scheduled for Jan. 2017 and I have been following up with him about every 2 months since my initial visit in 2016. He is very knowledgeable and offers the patient a few options, while recommending his best option when it comes to types of grafts/surgery. Privitera is genuinely empathetic when it comes to patient concerns and was able to relate to my case because he too had ACL surgery about 20 years ago. Highly recommend!
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Joe M. in Rochester, NY – Dec 12, 2017
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smart, knowledgable; great educational background; good bedside manner; spends the time needed with the patient to enhance their understanding
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Rochester, NY – Nov 21, 2017
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When I was in a car accident late at night, Doctor Privitera showed up; and he was my angel that night. He fixed my broken leg and ankle, and was great about the follow up and my slow healing problem. I am a very happy walking person again.
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Cindy Mroczek in Rochester, NY – Oct 14, 2017
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Dr. Privitera is a kind and gentle man. He has a great bedside manner. He explains and listens more than most my other dr. The only complaint is the wait time.
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Blanchard in Webster, NY – Apr 11, 2017
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I can't say enough about Dr. Privitera. He performed surgery on my shoulder which had significant additional damage that was not seen on my MRI. I will forever be grateful to him for having the ethics, integrity and professionalism to do the right thing by repairing ALL of the damage in my shoulder as opposed to fixing only what he could see on my MRI. My surgery was twice as long as expected but my recovery is going well. I wish all doctors were as attentive to their patients as he is.
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Jill in Webster, NY – Feb 08, 2017
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Dr. Privitera has been a godsend. Ii fell and had a lot of damage in my rotator cuff. He did not try to do surgery right away, we did the conservative route 1st which I appreciated. When i had to have surgery, he spent time letting me know what to expect and explained my MRI. Post op he did the same, my husband was also impressed. He is professional to say the least, with a sense of humor and treated me with respect and kindness. I am very thankful to him.
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Carol Malcolm-Marvin in Rochester, NY – Feb 07, 2017
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Biography

Dr. David Privitera, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Warsaw, NY and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Sports Medicine & Shoulder Reconstruction
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Orthopaedic Surgery, University At Buffalo
Residency Hospital
2007
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
2003
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. David Privitera, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Privitera frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Osteoarthritis of Shoulder, and Avascular Necrosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Privitera treats.

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Dr. Privitera's office is located at 400 N Main St, Warsaw, NY 14569. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Wyoming County Community Health System

WCCHS Orthopaedics400 N Main St Warsaw, NY 14569
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 3:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 3:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 3:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 3:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 3:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Unity Hospital

Rochester, NY

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Wyoming County Community Hospital

Warsaw, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average