Dr. Edward Athanasian, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Athanasian
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - Neurosurgery

300 E 66th St New York, NY 10065

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Dr. Edward Athanasian, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Athanasian has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Orthopedic Oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lenox Hill Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Athanasian to book an appointment.


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Couldn’t ask for a better doctor. Skilled surgeon, smart, a pleasure from start to finish.
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Hope – Sep 10, 2020
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I was referred to Dr.Athanasian in 2013 for a disease l was born with on my right hand 6 yrs.ago.He was most helpful and very understanding.l was 67 yrs.old.He wasn't a specialist with nf1,but he knew the problem l was having in my right hand.l will always be grateful for his attention and kindness and great work he did on my right hand!!!!!
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Ramona FIGUEROA – Jan 29, 2020
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Dr. Athanasian is outstanding. I first saw him in 2004 for a wrist injury from tennis and he was extremely thorough and accurate in his diagnosis and care. 15 years later I returned, even though my insurance is no longer accepted, because he has earned my trust as an exceptional doctor. He is respectful, kind and truly cares about his patients. And the office staff are extremely helpful and nice, especially Jacob.
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Jan – Aug 18, 2019
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Dr. Athanasian got me through a very tough hand injury. He was brilliant and caring and i would highly recommend him. The best of the best.
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Mar 13, 2019
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A wonderful communicator & gentleman. Explains very well what the problem is, and provides reasonable expectations to whatever treatment options are presented. Highly recommend this physician. And, his staff should be the training standard that every medical office, facility, and hospital should aspire to. They were all terrific in each & every aspect of what their respective jobs were as part of a cohesive medical team.
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Dr. Daryl Styner(-Presley) in Westport, CT – Oct 24, 2018
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Dr. Athanasian is a very humble and talented surgeon. Both the Doc and his staff were very attentive, kind and professional. The quality of care provided by Dr. Athanasian, the staff at his office, and the staff at the Hospital for Special Surgery was excellent.
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Lal in NY – Aug 24, 2018
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During a summer holiday weekend he managed my transfer into NYC and performed surgery that evening. During the next week he performed two more surgeries to complete the job. I had a severe infection and he saved my arm and hand. Extremely dedicated Surgeon......he had been enjoying the long weekend with his family. I’m extremely grateful !
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John Sherman in New York – Mar 08, 2018
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Fantastic doctor! So caring and considerate of your feelings. He explained everything he was going to do in detail and follows up with you are surgery.
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Laurel Sandler in Lynbrook – Mar 06, 2018
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Such a caring and knowledgeable physician. He was very meticulous in explaining exactly what to expect with my surgery- both before and after, and then when i went for the first follow up , again, he was very clear and answered all questions.
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Debbie in Bronx, NY – Dec 11, 2016
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Dr Athanasian treated the glomus tumor under my fingernail. He was meticulous, and very honest about the surgery and pain. He was clear about the procedure and expectations post-surgery. He is THE expert for this tumor and I feel very fortunate that he was able to help me. He was calm and measured and very confident in the process. I felt there was no one better. His nurse Ro was warm and provided lots of information and made me feel at ease. She was the comic relief to his straight man.
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Chris B – Jun 21, 2016
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Excellent physician & person. Took time to explain everything. Did wonderful surgery & follow up.
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Biography

Dr. Edward Athanasian, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Athanasian has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Orthopedic Oncology than other specialists in his area...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1988
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Athanasian accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athanasian treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Athanasian treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Hand Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athanasian treats Hand Conditions more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Athanasian treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Ganglion Cyst
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athanasian treats Ganglion Cyst more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Athanasian treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Orthopedic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers in the bone, both primary, such as sarcoma, and those that have spread from other parts of the body.

Typically treats 56% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athanasian treats Cancer more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Athanasian treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Bone Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athanasian treats Bone Cancer more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Athanasian treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

Osteosarcoma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athanasian treats Osteosarcoma more than 53% of their peers

Dr. Athanasian treats this condition more than 53% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 53% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athanasian treats Elbow Injuries more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Athanasian treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Elbow Sprain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athanasian treats Elbow Sprain more than 55% of their peers

Dr. Athanasian treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

Excision of Radius or Ulna
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athanasian performs Excision of Radius or Ulna more than 46% of their peers

Dr. Athanasian performs this procedure more than 46% of their peers

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Dr. Athanasian's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lupus
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Retina Diseases
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - Neurosurgery

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