Dr. Franco Cerabona, MD

Dr. Franco Cerabona, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 66

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Dr. Franco Cerabona, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cerabona to book an appointment.

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NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital170 William St Fl 8 New York, NY 10038
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Dr. Cerabona's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cerabona

3.2

Based on 13 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (8)
  • Office environment (8)
  • Appointment scheduling (7)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Office environment (4)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
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Excellent short AND long-term outcomes! 10 years ago this month Dr. Cerabona performed a lumbar laminectomy and fusion which immediately resolved relentless back and leg pain. I soon returned to normal work, travel, golf, and other sports activities and I remain similarly physically active and pain-free from that original lower spine problem. He patiently listened to my history, explained my MRI and other test results along with his diagnosis, and objectively outlined my surgical and non-surgical alternatives. My surgical and lifestyle outcomes remain terrific 10 years out, and I highly recommend Dr. Cerabona!
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
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RR-New Jersey – Dec 28, 2020
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Dr. Cerabona is a wonderful back surgeon. He fixed a debilitating condition that I had had for many years. He really listens during consultations and did a fantastic job.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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J – Aug 28, 2020
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All I want to say about him is "I DIDN'T KNOW GOD CAME IN A WHITE COAT, THANK YOU GOD. NEXT TIME YOU DON'T LOOK AT AN XRAY OR EXAM A PATIENT, THINK OF ME. YOU SAID NOTHING WAS WRONG, BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG. "
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What could be improved
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Ignored patient – Apr 25, 2020
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I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Cerabona. He is kind, efficient, trustworthy and an honest dr (which is the most important thing!) Hes not the type of Doctor that is quick to cut you open. I am lucky enough to have had him perform my back surgery. I now live my life painfree because of him. I could not thank him enough. My surgery was such a success that I did not even need physical therapy. I live a normal life now! Thank you!
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What could be improved
No results
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Dec 12, 2018
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Cerabona never looked at the MRI film or examine me. He said I don't need surgery. Keep in mind didn't touch my back or look at the films! I saw him at Kings Highway Orthopedic Associates, whereas they all don't know what their doing! I didn't know GOD came in a white coat! THANKS GOD!!!
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
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Brooklyn, NY – Apr 05, 2018
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This Doctor is very nice and understandable. He explains every detail of the procedure. Unfortunately my surgery wasn't successful and I fell as if I was thrown to pain management as well. After the surgery and the time allotment for healing and there is still pain it becomes unbelievable to the doctors, almost as if you are making it up. Then there was no further after care.
What went well
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Bronx, NY – May 21, 2017
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he completely butchered my daughter starting at age 11 and then pawned her off to pain care. he's a monster. she is 28 years old still suffering from what he did to her. I am so angry that he was allowed to get away with it. she loved and trusted him and now is so devastated by his lack of follow-up and concern from what was done to her. She still needs so many more surgeries to even give her a modicum of normal life. I am so devastated by what he has done to my child. doubtincludedhere
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Deborah Lowe in Lawrenceville, GA – Jan 24, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Cerabona's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
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Ankle Sprains and Strains
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Artificial Disc Replacement
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Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Back Pain
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cerabona treats Back Pain more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Cerabona treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
performs

Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Cervical Disc Degeneration
treats

Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he treats this condition.

Cervical Spine Disorders
treats

Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he treats this condition.

Cervical Spine Reconstruction
performs

Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Degenerative Spine Disorders
treats

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Difficulty With Walking
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Disc Replacement
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Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
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Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
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Hand Fracture
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Herniated Disc Surgery
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Kyphoplasty
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Kyphosis
treats

Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he treats this condition.

Kyphosis Surgery
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Laminoforaminotomy
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Lumbar Disc Degeneration
treats

Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he treats this condition.

Lumbar Disc Replacement
performs

Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Lumbar Herniated Disc
treats

Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he treats this condition.

Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
performs

Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
treats

Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he treats this condition.

Myositis Ossificans
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Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
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Neuroplasty
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cerabona treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 49% of his peers

Dr. Cerabona treats this condition more than 49% of his peers

Pelvic Fracture
may treat

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Reconstructive Surgery
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Spina Bifida
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Spinal Cord Tumor
treats

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Spinal Fusion
may perform

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Spinal Nerve Block
performs

Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
performs

Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Steroid Injection
performs

Dr. Cerabona has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Dr. Cerabona's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Myositis Ossificans
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

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Dr. Cerabona accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Health Net
Medicare
POMCO Group

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Hospital Special Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
St Lukes Hospital Med Center
Residency Hospital
St Vincents Hospital Med Center
Residency Hospital
1982
St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1980
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Awards

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What are Dr. Franco Cerabona, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cerabona frequently treats Back Pain, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cerabona treats.

Where is Dr. Franco Cerabona, MD's office located?

Dr. Cerabona's office is located at 170 William St Fl 8, New York, NY 10038. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Franco Cerabona, MD speak?

Dr. Cerabona speaks Italian and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Franco Cerabona, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Cerabona has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

New York, NY

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received