Dr. Laura Malfitano, DO

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Female • Age 48
  
Dr. Malfitano
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Brielle Orthopedics at Rothman

765 Lacey Rd Forked River, NJ 08731

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Dr. Laura Malfitano, DO is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Forked River, NJ and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Malfitano has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Hand/Wrist, and Elbow than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1999. She is affiliated with medical facilities Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Malfitano to book an appointment.


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I liked the fact that Dr. Malfitano took the time with me so that understood everything about my surgery.
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Sep 17, 2020
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Dr.Maltifano performed surgeries on both my my hands. I was experiencing tremendous pain. After both surgeries the pain and numbness subsided quickly along with numbness. Dr. Maltifano is a caring affable individual who takes time to answer your questions that eases many concerns. So glad my surgeries were performed by such a competent caring doctor.
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Robert Martucci – Apr 06, 2020
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Dr.Malfitano was very thorough and really addressed my problem with complete knowledge of the issue I was experiencing.
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Irene Warjanka – Feb 12, 2020
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Treated my daughter for a broken finger. Was always courteous and had wonderful bedside manner. Office was clean and staff was friendly and attentive.
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Kristyn C. – Feb 07, 2020
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I was told I broke my wrist and when I went to see the doctor she told me that it was just a contusion and I had problems with it so she sent me to physical therapy she listens to your concerns and then she follows through with treatment she’s a very good doctor
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Nov 15, 2019
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I received a cortisone shot, Dr Malfitano has administered them to me in the past. She was very nice and I would recommend her.
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William Everett – Sep 28, 2019
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Dr. Malfitano recently performed surgery to correct my Carpal Tunnel situation. She also operated on my wife a year ago and that's why I went to her for mine. We couldnt be more pleased. She is an excellent surgeon and without hesitation would I recommend her.
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John Grembowiec Sr. – Sep 19, 2019
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I have been going to dr malfitano for years. I would recommend and have recommended in the past can’t say enough good things about her
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Sep 16, 2019
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Visits were easy and timely. Everyone was kind and courteous. Dr. Malfitano took time to explain everything, showing me the xrays and offering treatment. I felt I was in very capable hands.
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Anne Lemmo – Sep 13, 2019
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I have been going to Dr Malfitano for years. She is a great surgeon and a professional with great personality. I wish she could be in Manahawkin more than 1 day a week.
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Martin Giacobbe – Aug 17, 2019
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real like her most likely will recommend if someone need her kind of care
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May 16, 2019
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Very thorough and personable. Did not rush me and took time to offer alternative treatments.
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Apr 24, 2019
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Dr. Malfitano is truly the best doctor I've ever had. She is positive and takes the time to thoroughly explain everything.
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Toms River, NJ – Sep 21, 2017
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I saw Dr. Malfitano as a second opinion on my shoulder/arm after I was told I needed to have surgery. She fit me into her busy schedule and sat with me to discuss my options. Her first priority was to alleviate my pain which I had been in for 3 weeks. I can not tell you what a difference a week makes. I Almost have full mobility back in my arm. I would highly recommend her to family and friends.
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Tara in Manahawkin, NJ – Jun 20, 2017
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I went to see Dr malfitano about carpul tunnel symptoms,she sent me for the test to determine if I did indeed have this,we talked about obtions ,she recommened surgery for carpul and cubit tunnel surgery for my right wrist and elbow,everyrhing was explained to me in laypersons terms.surgery was performed on Oct 21st ,it was a very good experiance all the way aroung ,herself and the staff @ atlanti surgical center were awesome,my sutures came out Nov 2nd I'm healing well ,Thank you Dr Malfitano
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Greg McDade in Forked River, NJ – Nov 04, 2016
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I visited Dr. Malfitano today after breaking my wrist a couple of weeks ago. She examined my wrist and explained her plan of treatment thoroughly to me so I would know exactly what to expect during my course of treatment in the next 6-8 weeks. Her demeanor was professional, courteous & compassionate. She took her time & even addressed some unrelated concerns that I had with another injury, providing me with helpful guidance. I was very satisfied & highly recommend Dr. M & her whole team.
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Kelly Kehr in Manchester, NJ – Aug 03, 2016
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When my results came back that I didn't have carpel tunnel, she dismissed me. When I asked her what I do about my fingers on my right hand going cold and numb she told me to wait until spring and see if it still happens and left the room. I felt totally dismissed by her like I was making up my pain. I went to a different DR/group where I was diagnosed easily with tennis elbow That's all I wanted, a diagnosis so I can fix it. Dr Malfitano could not do that, she could not be bothered with me.
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Biography

Dr. Laura Malfitano, DO is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Forked River, NJ and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Malfitano has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Hand/Wrist, and Elbow than other specialists in ...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Education

UMDNJ - Kennedy Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
2005
UMass - Worcester
Fellowship Hospital
2004
UMDNJ - Kennedy Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1999
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1993
Haverford College
Undergraduate School

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Dr. Malfitano accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 89% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malfitano treats Shoulder Disorders more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Malfitano treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Broken Arm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malfitano treats Broken Arm more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Malfitano treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Shoulder Fracture Treatment
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malfitano performs Shoulder Fracture Treatment more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Malfitano performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 58% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
De Quervain's Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malfitano treats De Quervain's Disease more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Malfitano treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Ganglion Cyst
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malfitano treats Ganglion Cyst more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Malfitano treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malfitano treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Malfitano treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 55% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malfitano treats Elbow Injuries more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Malfitano treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malfitano treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 50% of their peers

Dr. Malfitano treats this condition more than 50% of their peers

Elbow Bursitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malfitano treats Elbow Bursitis more than 19% of their peers

Dr. Malfitano treats this condition more than 19% of their peers

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Dr. Malfitano's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

Locations

Brielle Orthopedics at Rothman

Brielle Orthopedics at Rothman765 Lacey Rd Forked River, NJ 08731
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
S K Mate457 Jack Martin Blvd Brick, NJ 08724
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center

Manahawkin, NJ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Ocean Medical Center

Brick, NJ

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)