Dr. Michael C. Distefano, MD

Dr. Michael C. Distefano, MD

Orthopedic Hip Surgery | Male | 65 years old

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Michael C. Distefano, MD
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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicinenull
  • Orthopedic Surgerynull
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  • Internship Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      Dr. Distefano's Review Details
      4.2 based on 22 responses
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      • Trustworthiness
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      • Helpfulness
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      • Staff
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      • Scheduling
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      Experience with Dr. Distefano
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (21)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (21)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (21)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (22)
      Dr. Distefano's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (22)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (22)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (21)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (22)
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      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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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
      • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
      • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Arthritis of the Elbow
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Disorders
      • Cancer
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • 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 Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Marfan Syndrome
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Runner's Knee
      • Sever's Disease
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Spine Disorders
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Sternum Fracture
      • Systemic Sclerosis
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Wrist Fracture

      Procedures Performed

      • Achilles Tenotomy
      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Surgery
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Partial Shoulder Replacement
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
      • Shoulder Dislocation 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.

      Education

      • Medical School
        Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

        Graduated in 1977

      • Internship Hospital
        Montefiore Med. Center/Albert Einstein
      • Residency Hospital
        Montefiore Medical Center

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      • Media & Publications

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Distefano'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 Hip Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      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.

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      Dr. Distefano's Office & Staff

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      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Distefano

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      Dr. Distefano's Care Philosophy

      We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.