Dr. Gary Ackerman, MD

Dr. Gary Ackerman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 61 years old

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Dr. Ackerman specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in West Palm Beach, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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in Riviera Beach Fl |
Three weeks ago I had a total knee replacement by Dr Ackerman and I am 100 percent back. This was a blessing for me to have contacted Dr Ackerman for this surgery, as I was somewhat Leary after hearing other people explain how awful this surgery was. He was considerate and his bedside manners were of the utmost. If you are planning this type of surgery I would recommend Dr Ackerman highly
in Jupiter, FL |
Did my knee replacement surgery....couldn't have been better from his top notch work to his tremendous staff.....Its been 2 months and I am getting around fine and doing almost everything I used to do......
in West Palm Beach, FL |
My surgical experience and outcomes with Dr. Ackerman was nothing short of outstanding. From registration, to the assessment, to the transition to and from the surgical center, to the procedure and follow-up, and to the outcomes far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Ackerman's knowledge, skills, and professionalism are second to none. His staff, especially Geneva, consistently provide outstanding care and service. Truly patient centered...
in Jupiter, FL |
I had a full knee replacement and 3 months since surgery, I am exceeding all expectations - I've been back at work since week 3. I am now walking on the sandy beach and I even am doing multiple flights of stairs, getting back into shape. Dr. Ackerman took lots of time to listen and answer all of our questions. Highly recommend Dr A for your knee surgery.
in Palm Beach Gardens, FL |
Apologies to his wife and to my husband but I just love this man. Rarely do you find a doctor so caring and dedicated to his patients and his work. I have just had a second hip replacement in three months, two weeks on I am walking without a cane. I am doing physical therapy at his office with Dr Eric and David and it is tough but it is paying off big time. I can not praise Dr Ackerman and his team enough. I had my surgery at Jupiter Medical Centre and they too were awesome.
in West Palm Beach, FL |
Dr. Ackerman is the most compassionate physicians I have ever dealt with. He has performed three surgeries on me and I've had excellent results from each one. Between his services and the physical therapy department I was able to get back to my daily activities quickly.
in Palm Beach Gardens |
I had a full knee replacement on April 15th. Today June 15th I am back to playing high level tennis singles and doubles. I am riding my bicycle 50 miles round-trip and I am very happy76-year-old male patient. The therapy was tough but well worth the intensive effort. Excellent surgery by Dr. Ackerman and therapy at Chatsworth. Jupiter medical center is really a first-class hospital.
in Delray Beach, FL |
Dr. Ackerman literally gave me my life back. In my 40's with severe bone on bone arthritis in both knees and a valgus deformity on the right, Dr. Ackerman recommended a bi-lateral total knee replacement. While doing both knees at once was a bit daunting, it was absolutely the right recommendation and 6 months post surgery, I am back to the active life that I had in my 20's. I've had numerous knee surgeries at a top ortho hospital in NYC and Dr. Ackerman's work tops them all. THANK YOU.
in Boynton Beach, FL |
I have been a patient of Doctor Ackerman for more than 10 years. He has treated me for tennis elbow, a torn hamstring and most recently he performed a full knee replacement. He is an incredible and highly skilled surgeon. He was also very helpful in explaining the knee replacement process, discussing my x-rays and answering any questions I had. He has always made me feel extremely comfortable and I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone who is having orthopedic issues.
in Tequesta, FL |
I was happy with my overall experience and the results of my shoulder surjery .
in West Palm Beach, FL |
Dr. Ackerman performed by knee surgery (total replacement) and repaired my shoulder. I am highly satisfied with his ability as a surgeon. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.
in Jupiter, FL |
Dr Ackerman did a great job on my knee replacement. I was very nervous but he explained everything to me and answered all my questions. I suggest making a list of questions before you go to your appointment . The office can be very busy. The staff is also very helpful . My physical therapist was surprised at how quickly I was able to get my range of motion back. I highly recommend Dr. Ackerman
Loxahatchee, FL |
Patient and extremely competent. My surgery went without incident and I'm walking better than I did prior to the surgery. His staff is wonderful as well.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Mt Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Mass Genl Hospital Harvard

    Completed in 1988

    Mt Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mass Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 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 Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • 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
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement
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