Dr. Francisco Laplaza, MD

Dr. Francisco Laplaza, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Francisco Laplaza, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in New Hyde Park, NY. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

7 Vermont Dr

New Hyde Park, NY 11042

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 4 More

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Shoulder Fracture Treatment
more than 81% of peers
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
more than 79% of peers
more than 70% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Laplaza does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • ACL Surgery
  • 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
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Trigger Finger Release


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University De Navarra Faculty De Med Pamplona Spain
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Laplaza has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Laplaza has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Laplaza's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Laplaza to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Laplaza's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in new hyde park, NY |
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 .
in garden city |
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.
in Valley Stream, NY |
Rude, dismissive, unpleasant all around. This is supposed to be a pediatric specialist - ha!! could've fooled me
in Copaigue, NY |
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!
valley stream |
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.
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 accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    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
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
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