Dr. Glenn Axelrod, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 70

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Glenn Axelrod, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Fayetteville, NY and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities Crouse Hospital and Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Glenn Axelrod, MD

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

4115 Medical Center Dr Ste 115 Fayetteville, NY 13066
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(315) 329-7600
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Axelrod is affiliated with Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center Syracuse, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Axelrod's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Axelrod treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Axelrod treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Axelrod treats Osteoarthritis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Axelrod treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Axelrod performs Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Axelrod performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Axelrod's conditions and procedures:

  • 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 Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Axelrod accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CorVel
CorVel PPO
Elderplan
EmblemHealth
GHI
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Fidelis Care
HealthNow New York, Inc.
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Martin's Point
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
MVP Health Care
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
PHCS
POMCO Group
Pyramid Life
Today's Options
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Three Rivers Provider Network
Today's Options
Total Health Care, USA
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Univera Healthcare
Universal Health Network
Univera Healthcare
WellCare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Axelrod's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Axelrod

4.5

Based on 119 ratings

5 Star
84%
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4 Star
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3 Star
1%
1%
2 Star
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1 Star
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11%
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11 Years later - Rotator cuff update
I had a ruptured right rotator cuff diagnosed in 2011. If I extended my right arm, such as reaching for the car radio, my arm would drop to my side with a sharp pain. They said the nerve under the clavicle was getting pinched. Dr. Axelrod advised what the surgery would be and cautioned that my recovery would depend upon my following strict, long term (6 mo.) healing and PT. Most post-surgical failures he attributed to the patient's aggressive use of the unhealed area. I took his advice, lifted virtually nothing for months, then followed his prescribed PT (no weights except for my arm's weight) performing simple exercises and then "writting abc's" on a big exercise ball placed against a wall for months. After about 9 - 10 months post surgery, we (he) elevated my PT and began using weights, etc. My surgery was performed Dec. 2011. Now in 2022, my shoulder strength remains 100% strong, absolutely NO limitations in my range of motion. 5 Stars! Changed my life! Thanks Dr. A, !
What went well
  • 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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B.G. Mitchell – Jul 22, 2022
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Dr. Axelrod replaced my left knee 10 years ago and it changed my life. Did a great job, was polite, did what was expected. Now I'm hoping he will do my right knee!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 19, 2022
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Replaced my left knee, I would not go to any other doctor. Dr. Axelrod is the best.
What went well
  • 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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Vic Russo – Dec 31, 2021
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Dr. Axelrod has helped my knees, reducing pain and improving function. Office visits are very quick and efficient, and problems and options are clearly explained. I highly recommend him if you have knee problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 08, 2021
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Everyone at the office, including Dr. Axelrod, was kind and competent. We were in and out within a half hour.
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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Dec 02, 2021
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Finally A real Human who Knows how to treat Normal People !!!!
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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WALTER – Aug 25, 2021
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I was in an accident and broke my ankle a little over 10 years ago - early 2011. I was 26 at the time. I was referred to SOS and was assigned to Dr. Axelrod, and I am quite happy about that looking back. During our appointments he seemed in a rush, but I don't recall ever waiting around too long - I think he kept to his schedule. I had to come in prepared with questions, and he always took the time to answer, but I did have to be on the ball. On the day of the surgery he was very reassuring before we went in and all the staff were very good, I felt comfortable and it went smoothly. After the surgery, my ankle healed quite well, but the pin did bother me, as Dr. Axelrod said may be the case due to the way my anke broke. I had a 2nd surgery to take the pin out, and 10 years later it's as if nothing ever happened. I have no pain or cramps or soreness even when I'm active. I am very grateful for how everything turned out, and grateful for having found Dr. Axelrod.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 06, 2021
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Totally incompetent. Misdiagnosed my shoulder and arm pain, left me in excruciating pain for months until I was properly diagnosed and treated by another doctor. Sent me to PT instead of properly evaluating what was wrong. Sent incorrect information to my new doctor (mixed up my left arm with my right). Does not listen and makes incorrect assumptions.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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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Jul 31, 2021
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I felt rushed and didn't receive answers
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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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Mar 24, 2021
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Had no concern for the level of pain I was experiencing and did not listen to where I said my pain was coming from. Complete waste in this visit to him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 03, 2021
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During a pandemic it’s a little scary to go anyplace but the office was immaculate, and plenty of space to social distance. It was efficient, fast, and exactly what I appreciated. I was in and out in such a short time it was amazing, my treatment was comfortable and seems to be working excellently. Could not be happier.
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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Dec 18, 2020
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Listens to what I was staying and covered all my questions
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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No improvement needed – Oct 10, 2020
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Amazing place to go. Worth the drive. I would drive 12 hrs to go here over going to any Samaritan medical clinic. It is a 10 out of 5 star rating for me
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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Bradley heath – Aug 20, 2020
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My knee has bothered me for years and i had exhausted all treatment approaches. Dr. Axelrod spent the time with me to discuss knee joint replacement and all other options. Would highly recommend.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Matt Hall – Jan 09, 2020
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Explained what to do clearly! Thanks.
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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Dec 16, 2019
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I absolutely would recommend Dr. Axelrod. Not only is he extremely good at what he does, he also cares about his patients.
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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Ed Grassi in Syracuse, NY – Mar 15, 2018
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Dr. Axelrod expressed the proper amount of concern for my shoulder problem. He administrated a shot and confirmed that I had no concerns. Both my wife and I are very comfortable with him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Robert Brown in Cape Vincent, NY – Feb 27, 2018
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Dr. Axelrod is the best. He or staff were always available to answer questions. He did an excellent job on a knee replacement for me. Dr. Axelrod visited me in the hospital each day and was able to meet my needs with the recovery process. Very professional.
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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Robert Farrell in Oswego, New Yorrk – Jan 23, 2018
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Dr Ax always takes time to see how I am doing overall and is genuinely concerned about my well being.
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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Daniel Dutelle in NY – Jan 17, 2018
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Recent total knee. I felt I had good care from Dr. A. He gave me clear information, answered questions and was very willing to accomodate any special requests/needs. He was *very* appropriately cautious about post op infection.
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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suzanne roupas in SYRACUSE – Jan 16, 2018
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Axelrod believes in a conservative-first approach to care. Dr. Axelrod works with every patient to exhaust all methods of conservative care before...Read more

Biography

Dr. Axelrod is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, joint replacements, arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1980
Strong Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
Strong Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1977
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
Medical School
1973
University of Rochester
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Glenn Axelrod, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Axelrod has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Glenn Axelrod, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Axelrod frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Knee, Osteoarthritis, and Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Axelrod treats.

Where is Dr. Glenn Axelrod, MD's office located?

Dr. Axelrod's office is located at 4115 Medical Center Dr Ste 115, Fayetteville, NY 13066. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists4115 Medical Center Dr Ste 115 Fayetteville, NY 13066
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SOS Airport Business Park5801 E Taft Rd North Syracuse, NY 13212
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Practice

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists PC5100 W Taft Rd Ste 1B Liverpool, NY 13088
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Axelrod is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Crouse Hospital

Syracuse, NY

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center

Syracuse, NY

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)