Dr. Michael Distefano, MD

Dr. Michael Distefano, MD

Hip & Knee Orthopedics  ·  
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Age 68
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Dr. Michael Distefano, MD is a orthopedic hip & knee surgery specialist in Paramus, NJ and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in hip & knee orthopedics and sports medicine.Read his story

140 N State Rt 17 Ste 255

Paramus, NJ 07652

Contact Information

(201) 261-5501

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicare
  • National Elevator
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Railroad Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Distefano's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Distefano treats Elbow Injuries more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Distefano treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Distefano treats Shoulder Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Distefano treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Distefano treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Distefano treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Distefano's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Tommy John Surgery

About Me

At NJJC, you're in the hands of an elite surgeon that's focused on you. Dr. Michael Distefano applies his knowledge and advanced training with personalized, precision medicine to apply a customized, progressive approach to your health enabling y...

Specialties

  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1984
Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Montefiore Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1978
Montefiore Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1977
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School
1972
National Polytechnic Institute
Undergraduate School
1984
1981
1978
1977
1972

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Distefano's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Distefano

4.0

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5 Stars
70.58823529411765%
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4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
23.529411764705884%
(8)

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Dr. Distefano operated on my tore meniscus a few years ago and he did such a great job i have a problem remembering which knee is was. Recently i came back to him for an ankle and leg problem . He knew exactly what the problem was and prescribed the correct treatment. If you have any orthopedic problems don't waste your time with someone else, make and appointment with the most knowledgeable professional you could ask for.
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De Distefano repaired my torn medial menisus and it has been much better.
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The Dr aspirated my knee. Which left a lasting impression. One very painful experience. I had the same procedure performed yesterday and felt the need to share. Yesterday an excellent Dr sprayed the knee with a numbing agent and then injected lidocaine, another numbing medicine. The difference was so drastic I felt the need to share the incident. I checked with my wife who is a nurse and these medicines were available at the time. Why the difference? My guess time or money, good luck
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Came in for a knee problem, pinpoint my pain and relieved it with an injection, staff professional and friendly.
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Do not waste your time with this guy. This is a "medical mill" shuffling as many patients in and out. You would be lucky if he spends more than 2 minutes with you and then hands off to an underling. Also I subsequently found out, after seeing another Doctor, that he misdiagnosed me for a back issue when it turned out to be a knee injury
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Dr. Distefano is fantastic!! One week after hip replacement surgery I was ready to go dancing! He is my hero. The staff was wonderful, they helped me with all of my insurance issues, as well as setting up all of my procedures prior to surgery. Lisa and Maureen were especially helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Distefano.
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Dr. Distefano communicates clearly and effectively. He sets reasonable expectations, and does a fantastic job explaining the facts in plain language. I had a severe knee injury, and Dr. Distefano repaired me flawlessly. A year out from my surgery and I'm skiing again. THANK YOU, DOC!
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Be very very careful. After I filled out his forms this doctor prescribed an Nsaid for me even though I clearly stated I had a history of stomach bleeding on both the medical form and under the list of medications I was taking. Thank goodness I checked what he prescribed before ingesting it. It took weeks for his office to fax x-ray findings to me so I could take them to PT. The office never returned my mri dvd. No note restricting lifting/pushing/pulling although I have 2 torn elbow tendons.
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Dr Diatefano is One in a million. He responded to me in an emergency on a holiday without any hesitation and performed a miracle when he operatesd on my shattered elbow and gave me my life back. I cannot rave enough about what a talented physician he is. Being in the pharmaceutical industry I have been exposed to many, many physicians and this doctor is unsurpassed in professionalism and medical knowledge and skills 5 stars is not enough for Dr Distefano! Obviously I highly recommend him!
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This doctor is more concerned about protecting his financial inteests than his patients. The Office Manager insists that patients sign a form requesting full payment if the insurance carrier does not make payment, even though they have a contract with the various insurance carriers. If you do not sign the form, they ask the patient too go elsewhere.
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Dr. Distefano operated my hip and did an outstanding job - no one would know I had my hip replacement - no vivisble scar.
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I have numbness in my left leg and left arm. His said there is nothing wrong with me and it is because i am aging. I am 50 ! Careless. Did not even examin my arm, leg or spine! Numbness and tingling is serious matter. He did not care! He spent probably 2-3 minutes in room.
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Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
NJ Direct
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicare
National Elevator
Oxford Health Plans
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United Healthcare

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