Dr. Luga Podesta, MD

Accepting
New Patients

Dr. Luga Podesta, MD

Save

Sports Medicine | Male

St. Charles Orthopedics 6 Technology Dr Ste 100, East Setauket, NY 11733 Get Directions
(631) 689-4184

Learn about this Doctor

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.Read more

Dr. Podesta's Experience

95Experience
Match
Experience Match

See how Dr. Podesta's experience matches your preferences.

2
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

2
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

52
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

18
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Podesta

Dr. Podesta accepts 22 insurance carriers

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality

Check out the quality of care at the 1 hospitals where Dr. Podesta has admitting privileges.

Hospital Quality Awards

×

Dr. Podesta's Reviews

Help millions of people find the right doctor. Share your experience today!
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Podesta to family and friends
4
based on 9 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
     (9)
  • Helpfulness
     (9)
  • Staff
     (8)
  • Scheduling
     (9)
Experience with Dr. Podesta
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (9)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (9)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (9)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (9)
Dr. Podesta's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (9)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (9)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (8)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (9)
Open Full Survey+
in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY |
I saw Dr. Podesta in East Setauket, NY, He performed a stem cell,PRP procedure on my torn posterior tibial tendon tear. It is healing well. He can be very stern about his instructions to his patients, he only wants the best outcome for them.
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
Have you seen Dr. Luga Podesta, MD?
Are you Dr. Podesta?
Respond to your reviews and manage your personalized profile today!
Post your response

Compare Dr. Podesta

Compare this Doctor

View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

View all 821 matches
×

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Podesta's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • 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

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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for New York.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Podesta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

×

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
×

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

×

Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Podesta

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Podesta's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Podesta

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
×

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.