Dr. George Zambetti Jr, MD

Dr. George Zambetti Jr, MD

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67 y/o
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Dr. George Zambetti Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

COLUMBUS CIRCLE ORTHOPAEDICS

343 W 58th St

New York, NY 10019
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Zambetti Jr performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Ankle Fracture
very high
more than 90% of peers
Knee Arthroscopy
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Zambetti Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zambetti Jr "Dr. George J. Zambetti is a leader in the field of sports medicine and a seasoned orthopedic surgeon with more than 33 years of experience treating adult and adolescent patients. He specializes in sports related injuries, arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and trauma/fractures – with a special interest in knee and shoulder surgery, particularly ACL reconstruction, meniscus surgery, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder instability. Born, raised and educated in the Bronx, Dr. Zambetti attended Fordham Preparatory School followedy by Fordham University where he was an integral member of the 1970-71 Sweet Sixteen basketball team and two-time Academic All-American. In his recent book, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell describes Dr. Zambetti as the "indefatigable Italian kid from the Brox" based on is on-court exploints. After graduating from Fordham with a BS in biology, Dr. Zambetti received his MD from Albany Medical College in 1976. Following a two year residency in general surgery at Roosevelt Hospital, he completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in 1981, where he was Chief Resident in his final year. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of the American Medical Association, State Orthopaedic Society, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Zambetti has been the head team physician for Fordham University Athletics since 1981. He has also served as team physician for Fordham Prep, Cardinal Hayes, Xavier, and Mount St. Michael high schools during this same time period. In 1994, he was awarded the Sports Medicine Team Physician of the Year Award presented by The Medical Society of the State of New York. In addition, he was awarded the Albany Medical College Humanitarian Award for his volunteer work in St. Lucia (Virgin Islands) and two tours in Bhutan under the auspices of Orthopedics Oversees."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zambetti Jr "My principal area of interest is the conservative and operative treatment of sports-related and arthritic conditions of the knee and shoulder I do not perform joint replacement surgeries.."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

113  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • 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
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • 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 Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

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48  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder 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, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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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.

Education

  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Roosevelt Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Roosevelt Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • CHSAA Hall of Fame, 1999
  • MSSNY Sports Physician of the Year, 1999
  • Fordham University Athletic Hall of Fame, 1999
Media & Publications

Dr. Zambetti Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

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Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement

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Dr. Zambetti Jr's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zambetti Jr to family and friends
73 total reviews (34 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (74)

  • 5
    (54)
  • 4
    (6)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (13)

Dr. Zambetti Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (34)

When to see Dr. Zambetti on the referral of my orthopedic dr. Very up front with results and what to expect before and after the surgery. Very comforting before going into the ER. The office staff is very friendly and welcoming the second you walk into the office. If I should ever need an...more
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Dr. Zambetti repaired my quad. tendon after a fall. Now five months since I am about 90%. First rate care!
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I have been seeing Dr. Zambetti for more than 10 years--I've had 2 arthroscopic surgeries that I've been happy with the results and see him every six months for Synvisc injections in both knees. I have only good things to say. I have recommended him to several friends. No complaints!
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Had fallen and tore my meniscus. Dr Zambetti was terrific. The surgery went very well and I have had no issues. Nice man as well
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I came to his office in late November with knee pain and left with a clear plan for diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Dr. Z cut to the chase at every step of the way to ensure treatment decisions could be made in a timely manner which was important as I wanted to utilize my insurance benefits...more
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