Dr. Michael Distefano, MD

Dr. Michael Distefano, MD

Orthopedic Hip Surgery  |  
Male  |  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Distefano, MD is an orthopedic hip surgery doctor who practices in Paramus, NJ. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Read his story

Michael C. Distefano, MD

140 N State Rt 17 Ste 255

Paramus, NJ 07652
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • National Elevator
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Distefano performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Distefano's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Distefano "Dr. Michael Distefano is a board certified, fellowship trained Orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Michael Distefano is a former aerospace engineer who earned his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine & fellowship in trauma from Montefiore. Dr. Michael Distefano is the doctor other doctors trust with their Orthopaedic injuries."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Distefano "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 you to overcome pain and limitations.  This allows the patient to get stronger and faster more quickly in order to live the active lifestyle you deserve."


  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


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  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tommy John 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.


  • National Polytechnic Institute
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Montefiore Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Montefiore Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Montefiore Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Distefano has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Hackensack University Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement

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Dr. Distefano's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Distefano to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Distefano's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Haledon, NJ |
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
in Cresco, Pa |
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.
in Caldwell, NJ |
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!
in Secaucus, NJ |
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.
in Edison, NJ |
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!
Hackensack, NJ |
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.
in Ramsey, NJ |
Dr. Distefano operated my hip and did an outstanding job - no one would know I had my hip replacement - no vivisble scar.
in West New York, NJ |
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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Dr. Distefano accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • National Elevator
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Distefano has admitting privileges

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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