Dr. Michael Benke, MD

Dr. Michael Benke, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
36 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Benke, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Hackensack, NJ. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 10 years. Dr. Benke is affiliated with Hackensackumc Mountainside and Hackensack University Medical Center.

Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, LLC

25 Prospect Ave

Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

Fortunately, in orthopaedics and especially Sports Medicine, most injuries can be treated non-operatively, and this is always our primary objective. We do our best to keep patients and athletes active and on the playing field and out of the operating room.
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Dr. Benke's Experience

Dr. Benke'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
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Benke does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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


  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • George Washington University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Benke has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Benke has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Hackensack University Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement

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Dr. Benke's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benke to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Benke's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Caldwell, NJ |
Confident, well experienced and I was pretty much pain free after my ACL reconstruction. Awesome staff.
Ramsey, NJ |
Dr. Benke and his whole staff were friendly and very informative. My appointments were easy to get both in time and in location. The waiting room was never crowded and patients were taken back at an appropriate rate. I work in the medical field and appreciate a well run office. Thanks you Active Orthopedic & Sports Medicine for taken such good care of me.
in Bloomfield NJ |
very professional . Everything was explained to me. All questions were answered. Prompt service.. By the way, the company that I work for built out the space that Active is in.
in Rutherford, NJ |
I saw Dr. Benke today for my shoulder pain. I had seen two other Doctors prior, but left feeling that I had annoyed both, just by being there. I ask very few questions, but it is nice when a professional respects me enough to answer them. Dr. Benke was recommended by a friend who told me that he was "different". I am here to say, that I wish every doctor was different, "exactly" the way he was. He was polite, and gave me a sound reason for my diagnosis. He is, in a word, incredible.
in Mahwah, NJ |
My review is about the office staff that overbooked this doctor. I had an appointment and was asked to arrive 15 minutes earlier to complete "New Patient" paperwork. Upon arrival at his Emerson office, I noticed the huge waiting room packed with patients. It resembled a clinic. After waiting over an hour, I was told there were three people still ahead of me. So I asked for my copay to be refunded and left. The office staff that a doctor chooses to hire "makes or brakes" his office.
in Englewood, NJ |
He is an artist! Did excellent job on ACL replacement and double meniscectomy. Very pleased that chose Benke to do the surgery!
in Montvale, NJ |
I hurt my elbow and visited Urgent Care(MedEx). UC took xray and identified a minor chip fracture on the head of radius bone. They put a temporary casting until I visit an Ortho. I got an appointment with Dr.Benke 2 days after and gave them my xray. Dr.Benke said it is a common injury and no surgery, casting or medicine required and will get better automatically. The consultation was just 5 mins. I received a medical bill for $133- Physiscian and $390 - Surgery. Ridiculous! I will never visit.
Bloomfield, NJ |
Couldn't ask for a better surgeon!! From my 1st consult all the way to my last post op, I felt like I was in the right hands. Would go back without hesitation.
Excellent, thorough exam and explanation. Great bedside manner . Is quite adept at putting you at ease and yet giving all information.
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Dr. Benke accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers HMO
    KeyCare PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Options PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey PPO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan Admar PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Benke has admitting privileges

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Hackensackumc Mountainside
1 Bay Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
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