Dr. Neil Watnik, MD

Dr. Neil Watnik, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
Insurances AcceptedSave
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.

410 Lakeville Rd Ste 303

New Hyde Park, NY 11042

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • 7 More

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
more than 95% of peers
Rotator Cuff Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers
Knee Arthroscopy
very high
more than 92% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • 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
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • 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 Muscle Strain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • 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 Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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
  • 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
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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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.


  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • SUNY Downstate Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • SUNY Downstate Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Hospital Joint Dis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Watnik has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watnik's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watnik to family and friends
based on 46 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Watnik'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 (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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Dr. Watnik accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Watnik has admitting privileges

Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
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North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Dr
Manhasset, NY 11030
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