Dr. Francisco Laplaza, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Laplaza
Accepting new patients

Cohen Children's Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatric Orthopaedics

7 Vermont Dr New Hyde Park, NY 11042

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Dr. Francisco Laplaza, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Universidad de Navarra Facultad de Medicina medical school in 1982. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Laplaza to book an appointment.

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3.1

Based on 23 ratings

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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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diana in new hyde park, NY – Nov 28, 2017
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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claire sotell in garden city – Oct 30, 2017
Rude, dismissive, unpleasant all around. This is supposed to be a pediatric specialist - ha!! could've fooled me
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Highly disappointed in Valley Stream, NY – Sep 30, 2017
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!
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
2 people found this helpful
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Donna in Copaigue, NY – Jul 10, 2017
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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valley stream – May 04, 2017
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Concerned Parent in Manhasset, NY – Mar 07, 2017
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
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Massapequa Park, NY – Feb 24, 2017
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.
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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AG in Westbury, NY – Oct 26, 2016
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Caroline in great neck, ny – Jul 20, 2016
Horrible attitude. Not caring, just wants to see the next and next and next patient.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sandy in Roslyn, NY – Jul 18, 2016
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Josephine in New York, NY – May 11, 2016
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Biography

Dr. Francisco Laplaza, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Hosp For Special Surg, Pediatrics Orthopedics
Residency Hospital
1982
Universidad de Navarra Facultad de Medicina
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • French

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What are Dr. Francisco Laplaza, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Laplaza frequently treats Spine Deformities, Osgood Schlatter Disease, and Scoliosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Laplaza treats.

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Dr. Laplaza's office is located at 7 Vermont Dr, New Hyde Park, NY 11042. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Laplaza's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spine Deformities
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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
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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

Scoliosis
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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
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Dr. Laplaza's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • 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
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • 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 Fracture
  • 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
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • 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 Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture

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Locations

Cohen Children's Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatric Orthopaedics

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Cohen Children's Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatric Specialty Care Center at Bay Shore

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