Dr. Neil Watnik, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Neil Watnik, MD
Dr. Neil Watnik, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in New Hyde Park, NY. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Watnik is affiliated with Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital.

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    Orthopedic Surgeons Long Island410 Lakeville Rd Ste 303
    New Hyde Park, NY 11042
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    based on 45 total reviews (14 with comments)
    Dr. Watnik's Performance
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    Patient Comments (14)
    in Smithtown |
    The worst doctor I ever seen was there to follow up after my MRI of my knee he didn't even show me the films seem to have all of about 5 minutes for me seemed bothered by my questions would never even consider him to do my surgery total waste of my time to drive all the way there !!!!!
    in East Meadow NY |
    Had surgery to repair a complete tear of the supraspinatus (rotator cuff) . Thanks too Dr. Watnik the Surgery went excellent and I had complete recovery within 4 months. Great Job and Thanks again Doc..
    in Brooklyn, NY |
    Very nice but need to spend more time..
    in Plainview, NY |
    I broke my ankle very bad. Dr. Watnik put 8 screws in, 6 on one side 2 on the other. The operation went perfect. 7 weeks later I am able to walk. Dr. Watnik and his staff are caring, thoughtful and professional. It was a pleasure going to his office. I would highly recommend him, I don't think you can go any where else and receive better care.
    in Jericho, NY |
    Excellent: No Bull. Just great diagnosis,surgery, and aftercare.
    in Jamaica, NY |
    Dr. Watnik is amazing. Your search for a surgeon stops here. As a scared parent who woke up to a screaming basketball player in pain one night, Dr. Watnik assessed, diagnosed and repaired his torn meniscus in record time. Where I was confused, clueless and panicked, Dr. Watnik handled every inch of this process from pre-op, surgery, post -op and PT. I can't thank him enough and my son is thankful to hear him say that he should be nursed back to good health in time for the new season.
    in Manhasset, NY |
    Dr. Watnik performed my daughter's ACL reconstruction and she has had a miraculous recovery. She has returned to playing soccer for her high school team and is playing better than ever! I was initially very nervous (as was my daughter) about having surgery but Dr. Watnik immediately put us at ease. He spent 45 minutes with us during our initial appointment and answered all of our questions thoroughly. He is a skilled and compassionate surgeon and I recommend him highly!
    in New Hyde Park, NY |
    Dr Watnik did a great job surgically repairing my right torn rotator cuff and biceps..Surgery was laparoscopic and I was in and out the same day.. I can hardly find the 4 tiny surgical cuts on my shoulder.. Follow up has been great and PT is going very well.. I couldn't ask for a better outcome..I will recommend Dr Watnik to anyone.. be it family..friends or associates .. I will also return to him for any other orthopedic needs of my own.
    in New York, NY |
    Dr.Watnik is an amazingly talented orthopedic surgeon who has performed surgery on myself and various family members and friends over the last 10 years. I cannot say enough about his skill and commitment to his patients.
    I understand that my child's presenting problem was not clinically profound, but Dr. Watnik was less than reassuring and very non-chalant about the whole presenting problem. He gave no definitive clinical plan and frequently said yah know, whatever...
    in Plainview, NY |
    Dr. Watnik performed a very complicated surgery removing a very large ganglion cyst located in a rare spot on my left elbow / forearm. Several other surgeons would not attempt this surgery, except Dr. Watnik who performed this surgery with complete confidence applying both his knowledge and skill for a successful out come. Dr Watnik was so thorough with my care i would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks Anthony D
    in New Hyde Park, NY |
    Dr. Watnik is an excellent orthopedic and provides great care for his patients. He explains the conditions and possible procedures thoroughly.
    in New Hyde Park, NY |
    Dr. Watnik is down to earth and a great doctor who understands his craft. He truly has the best interest for his patient's care.
    in New York, NY |
    Excellent surgeon has done surgery on my sons ankle and 2 on my knee. Not a big talker but always pleasant and answers all questions asked. Dry personality but never rude or offensive. Always helpful in assisting the patient to get required treatment. After my surgery many friends in the medical field spoke very highly of his skill as a surgeon and a good Dr. Very satisfied with his services.
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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
    •  No malpractice claims found
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    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Injury
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arthritis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Disorders
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Heel Spur
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Injuries
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osgood Schlatter Disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Sever's Disease
    • Shoulder Diseases
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tendonitis
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger


    • Medical School
      New York Medical College

      Graduated in 1986

    • Internship Hospital
      SUNY Downstate Health Science Center

      Completed in 1987

    • Residency Hospital
      SUNY Downstate Health Science Center

      Completed in 1991

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Hospital Joint Dis

      Completed in 1992

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
    • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
    • 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
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate