Dr. Dimitrios Christoforou, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

St. Charles Orthopedics 6 Technology Dr Ste 100 East Setauket, NY 11733 Get Directions
Dr. Dimitrios Christoforou, MD
Dr. Christoforou graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from New York University in 2002 with a degree in history and biology. He subsequently earned his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine with honors where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society in 2006. His post-graduate training included an internship in General Surgery at NYU Medical Center, followed by an orthopaedic surgical residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan, where he received the Chief Resident Teaching award. During that time he also served as a staff physician at Madison Square Garden, and as an assistant team physician for high school and local college sports teams. He then completed a fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microsurgery at Harvard Medical School, where he gained extensive experience, and served as a clinical instructor at the Massachusetts General and the Brigham and Women's Hospitals in Boston. He has obtained further microsurgical training at Columbia University Medical Center's Microsurgery Training and Research Laboratory. He has authored over 20 peer reviewed publications and chapters in orthopaedics and hand surgery. His research has been presented and awarded at multiple regional, national and international conferences. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Christoforou developed an extensive practice in the New York Hudson Valley before returning to Long Island in 2015. He specializes in the treatment of hand, wrist, forearm and elbow conditions. He offers cutting edge treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical, for a multitude of ailments including fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's disease, arthritis, nerve, tendon and ligament injuries, and more. Some of these include endoscopic carpal tunnel release, wrist and hand arthroscopy, joint replacement/reconstructive surgery and injectable collagenase treatment for Dupuytren's disease. Dr. Christoforou strives to individualize treatment for each of his patients, using minimally invasive approaches to care for a broad spectrum of problems of varying complexity.

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Dr. Christoforou'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 (6)
in Babylon, NY |
....Bottom line - Dr Christoforou is excellent all the way. Background, knowledge, ease of communications, etc. My thumb surgery results were great. The secret is out, if your on Long Island get the best get Dr Christoforou.
in Smithtown, NY |
Dr. Christoforou is the best. He's been taking care of my problematic wrist for over a year now. He's patient, understanding, and extremely knowledgeable. He cares about his patients and has a fantastic bedside manner. If you have hand or wrist problems, this is the doctor you want, period. Thank you, Dr. Christoforou for fixing me!
in Monticello, NY |
Great doctor very friendly professional
Ronkonkoma |
Dr. Christoforou is wonderful. I broke my wrist and was recommended to the practice to see a different doctor but he was not in. Worked out for me as Dr. Christoforou was able to cast my wrist and no surgery. It's been over a year and I have full use of my wrist. Dr. Christoforouu takes his time with you, no rushing out the door. I was always seen within 10 minutes of my appt. time. Staff is wonderful. I highly recommend him and the practice. Very caring doctor and saved me from surgery.
in West Sayville, NY |
I saw Dr. Christoforou yesterday for pain in my hand. Being 59 years old, I thought it was just arthritis, and I also thought he looks way to young to be good. I was wrong. He is educated, intelligent, professional and kind. He explained what was wrong and what my options were. He didn't rush, but he gave me time to ask my questions. He was thorough and gentle when giving me the cortisone shot and was reassuring as well. I intend to recommend him to my internest and my family. Love him!
in Port Jefferson Station, NY |
HE'S AN AWESOME DR. WITH NOT ONLY KNOWLEDGE IN HIS FIELD, BUT ALSO GREAT BED SIDE MANNER. MADE ME FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE AND EXTREMELY EASY TO TALK TO. WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE. SURGERY WAS EASY AND SUCCESSFUL. THANK YOU DR. CHRISTOFOROU
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Dr. Christoforou graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from New York University in 2002 with a degree in history and biology. He subsequently earned his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine with honors where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society in 2006. His post-graduate training included an internship in General Surgery at NYU Medical Center, followed by an orthopaedic surgical residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan, where he received the Chief Resident Teaching award. During that time he also served as a staff physician at Madison Square Garden, and as an assistant team physician for high school and local college sports teams. He then completed a fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microsurgery at Harvard Medical School, where he gained extensive experience, and served as a clinical instructor at the Massachusetts General and the Brigham and Women's Hospitals in Boston. He has obtained further microsurgical training at Columbia University Medical Center's Microsurgery Training and Research Laboratory. He has authored over 20 peer reviewed publications and chapters in orthopaedics and hand surgery. His research has been presented and awarded at multiple regional, national and international conferences. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Christoforou developed an extensive practice in the New York Hudson Valley before returning to Long Island in 2015. He specializes in the treatment of hand, wrist, forearm and elbow conditions. He offers cutting edge treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical, for a multitude of ailments including fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's disease, arthritis, nerve, tendon and ligament injuries, and more. Some of these include endoscopic carpal tunnel release, wrist and hand arthroscopy, joint replacement/reconstructive surgery and injectable collagenase treatment for Dupuytren's disease. Dr. Christoforou strives to individualize treatment for each of his patients, using minimally invasive approaches to care for a broad spectrum of problems of varying complexity.

Dr. Christoforou's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    New York University

    Graduated in 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release