Dr. Michael Fitzgerald, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMale

Dr. Fitzgerald
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

5719 Widewaters Pkwy Syracuse, NY 13214

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(315) 698-7740

Dr. Michael Fitzgerald, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Fitzgerald has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Upstate Cancer Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fitzgerald to book an appointment.


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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Fitzgerald

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Fitzgerald treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Fitzgerald treats other conditions, please contact the office at (315) 698-7740.

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Dr. Fitzgerald typically treats 84% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Ganglion Cyst
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Trigger Finger
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Fitzgerald typically treats 68% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Injuries
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Fitzgerald's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Fitzgerald accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Elderplan
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
HealthNow New York, Inc.
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Martin's Point
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
PHCS
POMCO Group
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
Three Rivers Provider Network
Today's Options
Total Health Care, USA
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Univera Healthcare
WellCare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Fitzgerald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fitzgerald

4.8

Based on 57 ratings

5 Stars
91.2280701754386%
(52)
4 Stars
3.508771929824561%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
5.2631578947368425%
(3)
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What went well
  • Office environment (53)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (52)
  • Explained conditions well (52)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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Dr. Fitzgerald treated my broken thumb with a small brace that miraculously eliminated any pain, and is convenient to wear. Wonderful!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 24, 2020
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My visit with doctor Fitzgerald was amazing.He took care of my hand hes the greatiest doctor in the world.
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Oct 20, 2020
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Dr Fitzgerald was great. I am a nurse and I know how outpatient office medicine can be rushed at time due to over scheduling. They were over book but he still took the time to explain what was going on with me and even provided my treatment at that appointment so I could get relief. The injections he did in my wrist were done beautifully. I barely felt a thing. He took his time and did not act rushed as I am sure he was. I am so glad I went there and I would definitely recommend. The entire office staff was great and very pleasant.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 13, 2020
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Very comfortable with him. Explained my injury well and was able to get me out quickly. I hope I don't trip over my own feet again, but if I do I will ask to see him again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill Harrington – Jul 25, 2020
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Doctor Fitzgerald was amazing. Did a great job with the surgery and the follow ups as well. The only thing was I didn't hear about what a great surgeon he is until after the surgery during a follow up for a brace. Dr. Fitzgerald was described to me by a physical therapist as being "way ahead of most when it comes to biceps" and "his biceps seem to come out better than many". I would like to have heard that BEFORE I was told he would be my surgeon and preformed my surgery. Any issues in the future to do with arms I will be seeking out Dr. Michael Fitzgerald....great surgeon.
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What could be improved
No results
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Jim Johnson – Feb 21, 2020
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Great physician and great team
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Howard Woronov – Feb 12, 2020
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Warm, friendly, professional interaction, assessment and treatment. Options were discussed not just presented. All questions addressed with neither hurried or condescending manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 30, 2020
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Dr. Fitzgerald was wonderful. He was straight forward with the information regarding my hands and the a available treatment options. He was very kind and personable.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 21, 2019
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Would have selected 0 stars if I could, waited over a half hour to be seen than when I was seen I was asked how he could help me like I'm the doctor I felt like I was talking to a stranger not a doctor waste of my time.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Had an excellent visit with Dr. Fitzgerald...Very personable!! Explained knowledge of existing condition with clarity, addressed condition with timely, available treatment in initial stage of treatment, readily answered all of my questions, and addressed my concerns in a professional manner. Nice to have him on board!!
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What could be improved
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Ernest Jones in Syracuse, NY – Dec 13, 2018
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Dr. Fitzgerald was extremely nice with great bedside manners. I was very impressed. I never got the impression that he thought he was better than me and that he looked down on me. It was a pleasure to work with. I will recommend him to anyone. PS: It's hard to believe how young he is.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 10, 2018
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He is not an honest Dr. I went to local h and surgeon and viewed same xrays I need surgery. I did turn Fitzgerald in. He don't listen to anything I said. I'm in the most of contacting the attorney general too. Ty, Rosemary Burns
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Rosemary Burns in Cortland, NY – Aug 23, 2018
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Excellent surgeon, wonderful bedside manor. Great office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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NY – Aug 21, 2018
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Very nice. Explained things well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 17, 2018
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Dr Fitzgerald was very caring. He took time to listen to me, even though the office is clearly a busy place! He answered all of my questions, and encouraged me to let him know what I needed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Mar 15, 2018
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Mike was very friendly and did a fine job addressing my broken wrist issue. Mike was accurate and took good verbal notes. Recommend Mike anytime.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Robert Quance in Syracuse – Feb 27, 2018
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Very happy with the whole experience with Dr. Fitzgerald and the staff. I had a Bicep repair and it went very well I'm happy to say!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Rob Coe – Feb 03, 2018
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I would recommend Dr. Fitzgerald to anyone that might need his services. He was professional and courteous and explained things very clearly every step of the way.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 01, 2018
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Very knowledgable, and caring. Didn't feel like I was being rushed through appointment. Explained exactly what was going to happen during surgery. Put my mind at ease. Would highly recommend him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 23, 2018
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Dr. Fitzgerald addressed my hand pain issues - and explained in good detail what I can do. I felt confident in him in every way - will return if things worsen.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Susan Dungey in Auburn NY – Jan 17, 2018
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Care Philosophy

Born in Syracuse, NY and raised in Fredonia NY, Dr. Fitzgerald is familiar with the medical environment as his father is also an orthopedic surgeon.  Dr....Read more

Biography

Dr. Fitzgerald is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder care.  He earned his medical degree with...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2016
Indiana Hand To Shoulder Center, Indianapolis, In
Fellowship Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Michael Fitzgerald, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Michael Fitzgerald, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fitzgerald frequently treats Hand/Wrist and Elbow. See all practice areas where Dr. Fitzgerald specializes.

Where is Dr. Michael Fitzgerald, MD's office located?

Dr. Fitzgerald's office is located at 5719 Widewaters Pkwy, Syracuse, NY 13214. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

SOS Camillus5719 Widewaters Pkwy Syracuse, NY 13214
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Upstate Cancer Center

Syracuse, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average