Dr. Michael Distefano, MD

Dr. Michael Distefano, MD

Orthopedic Hip Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
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Dr. Michael Distefano, MD is an orthopedic hip surgery specialist in Paramus, NJ and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic hip surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

140 N State Rt 17 Ste 255

Paramus, NJ 07652

Contact Information

(201) 261-5501

Insurance Accepted

  • 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

Dr. Distefano's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

42  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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29  Procedures

  • 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 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
  • 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.

Education

  • 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
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Distefano's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Distefano to family and friends
30 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Distefano's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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