Dr. Michael Fitzgerald, MD

Dr. Michael Fitzgerald, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Dr. Michael Fitzgerald, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Syracuse, NY and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Med Univ in 2010 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

5719 Widewaters Pkwy

Syracuse, NY 13214

Contact Information

(315) 698-7740

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • HealthNow New York, Inc.
  • Humana
  • Martin's Point
  • MultiPlan
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas

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Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
more than 89% of peers
Hand Fracture
more than 89% of peers
Elbow Injuries
more than 76% of peers

Dr. Fitzgerald'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. Fitzgerald's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fitzgerald "Dr. Fitzgerald is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder care. He earned his medical degree with high honors at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and completed an orthopedic residency at the University of Vermont. Dr. Fitzgerald also completed an upper extremity fellowship at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. He is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the upper extremity including trauma, arthritis, tendinopathies, soft tissue disorders, nerve compression disorders and ligamentous injuries. He is skilled in the treatment of all disorders from shoulder to fingertip in adult and pediatric cases. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fitzgerald "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. Fitzgerald admires the art of teamwork and believes in educating patients and working together to provide the best treatment for individual patients. "

3  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Fitzgerald does not have any board certifications listed.

36  Conditions Treated

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20  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • Le Moyne College, Syracuse, Ny
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • SUNY Upstate Med Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Indiana Hand To Shoulder Center, Indianapolis, In
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Fitzgerald has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Fitzgerald has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fitzgerald's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fitzgerald to family and friends
44 total reviews (26 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Fitzgerald's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (26)

Ime dr. said i have weakness and 100 percent disabled to to my type of work. i can't open things with dropping them. etc. sends me back to work 40 percent and can't lift or pull over 2 pounds. using my hand at home it's painful. and numbness. i have no other skills and my job won't take me back...more
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Very nice. Explained things well.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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