Dr. Michael A. Parentis, MD

Dr. Michael A. Parentis, MD

25 reviews

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 48 years old

I have fellowship training in both sports medicine and foot and ankle surgery. I have performed well over 2000 total knee replacements and my practice incorporates the shoulder, elbow, knee and foot/ankle.Read more

Knee Center of Western New York
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in West Falls |
Dr. Parentis did surgery on my left knee and am very happy with results! If I should need surgery on my right knee I would not hesitate to have Dr. Parentis operate on it! I would recommend Dr. Parentis to family & friends for sure!
in Buffalo, NY |
I recently had a full knee replacement done by Dr. Parentis . He is very professional and has a excellant bed side manner. He explained the complete procedure in a laymans language at the pre-op office visit. My rehab was done by the physical therapist group that shares practice. Everything went great and I am well on my way toward full recovery.
in Kenmore, NY |
Dr. Parentis has now helped me twice. My recent shoulder surgery was done quickly and my care was perfect. I connected with the physical therapy department partnered with his office and they helped me tremendously. I followed all their directions and my shoulder is serving me well day-to-day and at the gym. Dr. Parentis has a confident approach that I really appreciated.
in Elma, NY |
Very punctual. Never rushes an appointment. Very patient explaining treatment, procedures and indication for recommended treatment.
in Buffalo, NY |
I injured my Achilles tendon in late August, went to a "chain" type orthopedic and never felt comfortable with their prognosis. Dr. Parentis carefully took the time to explain my injury and options to repair... I've since had the surgery to repair and feel at ease that I am on the road to my recovery and active lifestyle, I would highly recommend him to anyone !
in Cheektowaga, NY |
Dr Parentis was a referal to me by a co-worker for a worker's comp case I have. From the moment I met him and his staff, I was impressed. He ran a few tests to find what was wrong with my shoulder. About a month later I was having a surgery on it. I could not be happier with the results! After the surgery, he and his Physical therapy crew continued to impress me with thier bedside manner and knowledge. I would recommend him and his staff in a heartbeat
in Buffalo, NY |
Services are always prompt & courteous. Sometimes I meet with Dr. Parentis & other times I meet with one of his PA's. Everyone is very professional and take time to answer any questions. He is happy to discuss how things are moving along, what I can expect and what options I have. I have recommended him to both family & friends.
in Buffalo, NY |
I ruptured my Achilles in May 2015. Another Dr. recommended PT. I knew something was wrong and that I couldn't do PT. This led me to Dr. Parentis.. He recommended surgery, which I agreed to. 9 weeks after, I re-ruptured (my fault). Had a 2nd surgery with V-Y tendon lengthening. 5 weeks after that surgery I got an infection. After a long road of wound management and antibiotics, we did a 3rd surgery. I though I would never be the same, but I am back to biking, running, and a normal life.
in Tonawanda, NY |
Excellent, repaired my Patella tendon and I am as good as new .Highly recommended .Excellent follow up by Dr. Parentis and his staff.
in Buffalo, NY |
Terrible pressured me into doing unnecessary and additional surgery when there was no need too. I had the surgery was hospitalized with an infection on multiple rounds of antibiotics and never saw Dr Parentis for follow up visits only PA's. There was not one sink in the exam rooms for hand washing. I need additional extensive on an area of my foot that I didn?t have one problem with now in major chronic pain and need surgery and months of recuperation time.
in East Aurora, NY |
Dr. Parentis was very thorough with his explanation and what to expect pre and post surgery. His staff members are friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable. The facility is great and I look forward to PT sessions. At this point, I am seven weeks post ACL reconstruction surgery and couldn't give a better recommendation. If my other ACL goes, I'm coming back here.
in Orchard Park, NY |
i would not send anyone to him, i was having trouble with knee replace he would not talk to me his NP talked to me, till i told them that it is like a meat market take a number and wait, he came in found that i had mercer infection, have to take iv for 8 weeks after that i called him and his asintance told me that they would give me a number were i could talk to another Doctor about my knee, he did not want me to see me anymore about my knee, when anyone ask me about knee sugary i tell them not
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I have fellowship training in both sports medicine and foot and ankle surgery. I have performed well over 2000 total knee replacements and my practice incorporates the shoulder, elbow, knee and foot/ankle.

Dr. Parentis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic 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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Penn St Milton S Hershey Med Ctr

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Penn St Milton S Hershey Med Ctr

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Greater Chesapeake Orthopedic Associates

    Completed in 2001

    Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate