Dr. Luga Podesta, MD

Dr. Luga Podesta, MD

Sports Medicine | Male | 61 years old

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Offers high-quality, individualized care with compassion. Believes communication and collaboration with patients is the foundation for effective relationships. Through effective education, patients are empowered to partner in their care and achieve their health goals.Read more

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in lake ronkonkoma |
My advice to patients regarding stem cell therapy, would be to wait until this procedure is more developed. It is a very expensive , painful procedure. I had this procedure performed on my foot, it was unsuccessful.Would love to hear from someone who had a better experience.
in Bohemia, NY |
I will never recommend Dr. Podesta to a family member or friend. All he wants is for all clients to be treated with PRP knowing it is not covered by any insurance. All clients must pay for it. He knew my injury would not benefit from this procedure but he still let me do it with no benefit to me only to him. He received $1750 and laughs all the way to the bank. Don't believe him about how this will cure all...its a scam
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Dr. Podesta's Care Philosophy

Offers high-quality, individualized care with compassion. Believes communication and collaboration with patients is the foundation for effective relationships. Through effective education, patients are empowered to partner in their care and achieve their health goals.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Brookdale Med Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    St Vincents Med Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Kerlan Jobe Orth Clinic

    Completed in 1991

    Staten Is Orth/Spmed

    Completed in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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