Dr. Francisco Laplaza, MD

Dr. Francisco Laplaza, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 58 years old

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Dr. Laplaza specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Babylon, NY. He practices at 2 locations.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
in Manhasset, NY |
In agreement with the other parents that described the rude and condescending tone and attitude of Dr. Laplaza. I regret that I had not researched prior to scheduling an appointment, if I had seen these reviews, I would have gone with another doctor. In regards to his examination, it was minimal and brief, he depended more on the evaluations of the PA than conducting his own exam for the diagnosis.
Massapequa Park, NY |
This doctor is rude! He spoke down to us and insulted all of our child's doctors and therapists in areas that have nothing to do with him. He was condescending the entire visit and he entered the room with his mind already made up based on his assistants 2 second observation of our child. I wouldn't recommend this doctor to anyone. We will never go back to him or anyone else in his "group". When you work with children you should actually like them and should at least pretend to have a heart
in Westbury, NY |
Our first appt with any specialist, it was (thankfully) a great experience. Dr LaPlaza along with PA Alexa were really thorough in checking and explaining everything. He suggested additional reading on children's hospital sites. And assured us in a way that felt very thoughtful. They have an excellent child-friendly energy that allowed my child to feel comfortable. We didn't have to wait and the office staff was fine.
in great neck, ny |
Dr. Laplaza is a horrible Doctor. His manners are very rude and combative. I didn't want a procedure done on my child and he started yelling at me in front of my little kid. He said he is the doctor and he knows what he's talking about. All I wanted was a second opinion. He is very arrogant thinks he knows it all. Very rude. Will never go to him and don't recommend him. All he wants is your money he does not care about your child.
in Roslyn, NY |
Horrible attitude. Not caring, just wants to see the next and next and next patient.
in New York, NY |
The doctor is very rude and arrogant. When I went to schedule the appointment receptionist gave me a hard time. Dr Laplaza see children with problem at 4yrs not at 1 yrs. I wanted to see the doctor because when my daughter was starting to walk and both of her feet were pointing inwards. I wanted him to evaluate if it was normal and if there was an issue I wanted to have corrected at an early age. I was referred to him by my pediatrician.
Rude and combative. Dismissive of our concerns regarding our 3 year old's development, who has received PT and other EI services for 2.5 years. Formed opinion before even evaluating. Questioned our son's existing neurological diagnosis, which was not even within his practice area. No time allowed for us to explain our concerns fully, after WE had to wait 1.5 hours to see him. He did not take us seriously despite our son's years of indisputable developmental delays. I'd give no stars if I could.
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Dr. Laplaza'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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    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    University Of Navarra / Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital For Special Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • 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
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion