Dr. Leon E. Popovitz, MD

Dr. Leon E. Popovitz, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 47 years old

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We compassionately provide facts and details to our patients, and objectively present all treatment options that range from non-surgical conservative management to surgical intervention. At the patient's pace we answer all questions, and jointly, with the patient, we determine what the best treatment is for the individual person. The goal of NY Bone & Joint Specialists is to improve our patients' lives utilizing consummate treatment, respect and consideration, and the best service by our staff.Read more

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Leon E. Popovitz, MD is a Top Orthopedic Surgeon in New York City & New Jersey and co-founder of New...Read more

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Dr. Popovitz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Popovitz says...

Leon E. Popovitz, MD is a Top Orthopedic Surgeon in New York City & New Jersey and co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists.

Dr. Popovitz is an internationally recognized Orthopedic Surgeon in the field of Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee as well as Sports Medicine. He has had the honor of being an orthopedic surgeon for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Moreover, Dr. Popovitz  is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Leon E. Popovitz, MD was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was a child. He grew up in Queens, NY amidst very modest means. At the age of 17, he was accepted to the renowned Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education is a combined B.S/M.D. program that recruits exceptional students immediately out of high school that are committed to pursuing a career in medicine.

Dr. Popovitz went on to graduate from New York Medical College. He then completed an internship in General Surgery at the Level 1 Trauma Center of St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York. Subsequently, he proceeded to complete his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. His training included Harvard Children's Hospital in Boston, MA and Cornell Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Afterwards, he completed a fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the distinguished NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

Leon E. Popovitz MD's stature and unwavering quest to improve his patients' lives has allowed him the privilege of regularly treating American and International professional athletes and dancers, high level collegiate athletes, as well, celebrities.

Leon E. Popovitz, MD is an Attending at Northwell/Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, which holds national status in Orthopedic Surgery. He has been honored by The Global Jewish Assistance & Relief Network for his devoted efforts and philanthropic support. The Consumer Research Council of America ranks Dr. Popovitz among the Top Surgeons, Top Orthopedic Surgeons and Top Physicians since 2004. Dr. Popovitz has also been inducted into the Leading Physicians of the World by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. He has been listed in The New York Times as a SuperDoctor. The distinguished Castle Connolly organization has ranked him as one of the America's Top Doctors. In addition, Leon E. Popovitz, MD has been selected as one of the Top Doctors and Top Orthopedic Surgeons by New York Magazine.

Leon E. Popovitz, MD's focus of orthopedic SHOULDER expertise lies in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder for the treatment of:

  • Shoulder Labral (SLAP) Tears
  • Shoulder/ Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Shoulder Dislocations – First Time and Recurrent
  • Shoulder Ligament Injuries & Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder (AC Joint) Separation or Sprain
  • AC Joint Osteolysis/ "Weight Lifters" Shoulder
  • Sports Injuries of the Shoulder

Leon E. Popovitz, MD's focus of orthopedic KNEE expertise lies in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee for the treatment of:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Knee Ligament Tears
  • Articular Cartilage Damage
  • Osteochondral Injuries
  • Recurrent Patellar (Knee Cap) Dislocations
  • Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis
  • Synovitis
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Loose Bodies in the Knee

Dr. Popovitz's Care Philosophy

We compassionately provide facts and details to our patients, and objectively present all treatment options that range from non-surgical conservative management to surgical intervention. At the patient's pace we answer all questions, and jointly, with the patient, we determine what the best treatment is for the individual person. The goal of NY Bone & Joint Specialists is to improve our patients' lives utilizing consummate treatment, respect and consideration, and the best service by our staff.

Dr. Popovitz says...

I specialize in Arthroscopic Surgery of the SHOULDER and Arthroscopic Surgery of the KNEE. My expertise is in the treatment of orthopedic conditions and injuries of the shoulder and knee. My goal is to improve my patients' lives utilizing consummate treatment and all modern innovations. My approach demonstrates traditional respect and empathy.

Dr. Popovitz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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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
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Female Sports Injuries
  • Foot Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Orthopedic Sports Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Synovitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    St. Vincent's Hospital-Manhattan

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Yiddish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Emergency Sports Medicine
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection