Dr. Michael Rettig, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Michael Rettig, MD
Dr. Michael Rettig, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Rettig is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center .

NYU Orthopaedic Surgery Associates

530 1st Ave # 8U

New York, NY 10016

Contact Information

(646) 501-2179

Dr. Michael Rettig, MD

Dr. Michael Rettig, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Rettig's Experience

Dr. Rettig'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 Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • 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 Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rettig to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Rettig'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 (10)
in Brooklyn, NY |
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.
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!
in Brooklyn, NY |
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 speak to my PT he LISTENED. He was rude, inefficient and not just a waste of time but also $$. It sickens me that he charges insurance companies so much for upsetting people instead of actually treating
Brooklyn, NY |
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 after her sophomore year- what kind of lifestyle change was he talking about? Kept telling her that there's no drug to fix it ( as if she were asking for an opioid), and gave her very little substantive.
New York, NY |
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. Both he and the staff at the NYU outpatient surgical center were both professional and compassionate. I would recommend Dr. Rettig to my best friends.
Havertown, PA |
Dr Rettig may be a competent practitioner, but he was short, dismissive, and seemed in a hurry to finish my visit. He did not recommend as much as order me to have surgery, and without asking if I had any questions. Took me directly to the insurance office to get an estimate of my payment and so we could set it up immediately. He was very dismissive. Luckily I decided to wait and research told me there were problems with this surgery that he did hot make me aware of.
in Pound Ridge, NY |
Dr. Rettig helped us diagnose and solve a very painful wrist problem that my 16 year old daughter was experiencing for three years! We went to other doctors and nobody figured out what was going on. We met with him and his wonderful staff and had an answer in 20 minutes and a surgery booked within a month at our convenience (my daughter goes away to school). He even saw us in his office on a Sunday after her surgery so that she wouldn't have to miss a day of school...
in Brooklyn, NY |
The experience with Dr. Rettig and his team is one of the best I have had. They were accommodating, timely, thorough, so kind and efficient. I went in with a broken wrist and Dr. Rettig's cast resulted in a perfect heal even though I probably used my wrist more than I should have. Highly recommend.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Rettig is curt, dismissive and rude. He decided surgery was necessary & showed no interest my questions. After researching the surgery, I learned that it would probably result in a shortened thumb and diminished use of my dominant hand; none of which he deemed necessary to mention. While meeting with him, I noticed x-rays of two hands on his screen. I asked about them and he said he was working on another patient's file. I wasn't even given his full attention during our 15 minutes together.
in New York, NY |
i injured my right (dominant) hand, tearing a ligament (skier's thumb) after bracing a fall with it, and grew concerned because I couldn't even grasp or lift up a glass with it. Dr. Rettig quickly diagnosed it and performed surgery a week later (he advised me that delaying it would require more involved and extensive surgery). I'm very pleased with the results - opposable thumbs are a wonderful thing, when they work! So a toast to Dr. Rettig, now that I can lift a glass!
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Dr. Rettig accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Rettig has admitting privileges

NYU Langone Medical Center
550 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016
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