Dr. Michael C. Distefano, MD

Dr. Michael C. Distefano, MD

Orthopedic Hip Surgery | Male | 66 years old

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Michael C. Distefano, MD
140 N State Rt 17 Ste 255
Paramus, NJ 07652 Get Directions
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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'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.

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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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • 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 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)
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Montefiore Medical Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Montefiore Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Montefiore Medical Center

    Completed in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

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

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 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
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tommy John Surgery