Dr. Michael Rettig, MD

Dr. Michael Rettig, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
(44)
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Dr. Michael Rettig, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

530 1st Ave # 8U

New York, NY 10016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rettig performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

De Quervain's Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 99% of peers
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Rettig'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.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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25  Procedures

  • Arm 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • 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
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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.

Education

  • Cornell
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • New York University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • New York University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rettig has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rettig's Reviews

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rettig to family and friends
44 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (18)

Dr. Rettig's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I cannot express how satisfied I am with the care and professionalism I received from Dr Rettig and his staff. He is genuine to his patients, looks out for their best interest and a very skilled surgeon.
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I would never recommend Dr. Rettig to anyone! He is rude and dismissive and if you are in pain and ask for stronger medication, he refuses and acts like you are a drug addict. He misrepresented the cost of surgery on my little finger which is in the same condition after his surgery as before!
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After posting an initial review within NYU that he is a pompous, arrogant and has no bedside manner I received a call from him feigning concern and offered to speak with my physical therapist. His assistant inadvertently mistook me for another patient and shared Personal info with me. He did not...more
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My daughter went to see him for very painful carpal tunnel syndrome. He was rude and dismissive- challenging her as to why she hadn't done anything for it (she was waiting to see a doctor!) and telling her she needed a lifestyle change. She had a summer internship all summer that started right...more
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I came to Dr Rettig after going through a traumatic injury to one of my fingers on my dominant hand. Dr. Rettig and his team were fantastic from start to finish. His staff was extremely courteous and I found Dr. Rettig to be refreshingly direct about my condition and what to do to correct it. ...more
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