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Dr. Francisco Laplaza, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 60

Dr. Laplaza

Cohen Children's Med Ctr PED OR

7 Vermont Dr New Hyde Park, NY 11042
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Dr. Francisco Laplaza, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University De Navarra Faculty De Med Pamplona Spain in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Laplaza

3.1

Based on 23 reviews

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Very rude doctor, my worst experience ever, he didn't care about my son he didn't even ask my son how he was feeling, my son was with a lot of pain and he didn't sent anything for his pain, believe me don't waste your time with this doctor, worst doctor l ever seen in my whole life .
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After waiting an hour and a half with our 1yr old, Dr Laplaza came to the exam room impatient, dismissive, and uninterested. Very rude man. I would not recommend him for an adult much less a child.
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Rude, dismissive, unpleasant all around. This is supposed to be a pediatric specialist - ha!! could've fooled me
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Dr. La Plaza has taken care of my grandson, who has Special Needs, and made Matt very comfortable, unafraid, and HAPPY to go to Dr. La Plaza for his broken humerus !! I think he is a caring, patient and excellent orthopedist!
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Dr. La Plaza is very rude. I had my son X rayed before going to Cohen Children's hospital. He had an issue with only one of his hips. Dr La Plaza decided he wanted to put screws in both hips. I said no to the two hips. I asked about the one hip was there any other methods that were not invasive to help it and he said no. He said as he stood up that he would do the second hip only if necessary. I said no again to do only one hip. My son came out of surgery with 2 hips pinned.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Horrible attitude. Not caring, just wants to see the next and next and next patient.
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Biography

Dr. Francisco Laplaza, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University De Navarra Faculty De Med Pamplona Spain in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Hospital For Special Surgery
Residency Hospital
1981
University De Navarra Faculty De Med Pamplona Spain
Medical School

Languages

  • French
  • English

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(718) 470-3570

Dr. Laplaza accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Laplaza's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osgood Schlatter Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laplaza treats Osgood Schlatter Disease more than 100% of his peers

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

Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laplaza treats Spine Deformities more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laplaza treats Scoliosis more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar

Dr. Laplaza's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • 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 Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • 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
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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 Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • 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
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release