Dr. Nelson Botwinick, MD

Dr. Nelson Botwinick, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
63 y/o

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Dr. Nelson Botwinick, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

New York Downtown Hand Center

170 William St # 8

New York, NY 10038
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Botwinick's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Botwinick performs Neuroplasty more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Botwinick performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Dr. Botwinick treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Botwinick treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Ganglion Cyst
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Botwinick treats Ganglion Cyst more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Botwinick treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Botwinick's conditions and procedures:

Arm Surgery
Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthritis of the Finger
Arthritis of the Hand
Arthritis of the Wrist
Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
Avulsion Fracture
Bennett's Fracture
Bone Cancer
Broken Arm
Carpal Fractures
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Colles' Fracture
Complex Fractures
Compound Fracture
Congenital Hand Surgery
De Quervain's Disease
De Quervain's Release
Distal Radius Fracture
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dupuytren's Contracture
Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
Elbow Arthroscopy
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Fracture
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Elbow Injuries
Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
Elbow Reconstruction
Elbow Sprain
Elbow Surgery
Elbow Tenotomy
Excision of Humerus
Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
Excision of Radius or Ulna
Extra-Articular Fracture
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Fracture Care
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Ganglion Cyst
Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand Conditions
Hand Fracture
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
Hand Reconstruction
Hand Surgery
Hand Tendon Repair
Intra-Articular Fracture
Joint Drainage
Joint Fracture
Joint Pain
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Malunion of Fracture
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Pathologic Fracture
Pediatric Fractures
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Neuritis
Post-Traumatic Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Pyogenic Arthritis
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
Scaphoid Fractures
Seronegative Arthritis
Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
Simple Fracture Care and Casting
Simple Fractures
Sjögren's Syndrome
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Still's Disease
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Total Wrist Replacement
Traumatic Arthropathy
Trigger Finger
Trigger Finger Release
Ulnar Neuritis
Upper Extremity Fracture
Wear and Tear Arthritis
Wrist Disorders
Wrist Fracture
Wrist Fusion
Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
Wrist Reconstruction
Wrist Replacement
Wrist Surgery

About Me

Care Philosophy

The hand is a unique area of the human body that is made up of bone, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. These elements must all be in good working order for the hand to function well. The relationship between all...


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • 1986
    Bellevue Hosp Ctr/Nyu Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital
  • 1985
    Residency Hospital
  • 1981
    New York University Medical Center-Tisch Hospital
    Internship Hospital
  • 1980
    New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
  • 1976
    Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Undergraduate School


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What People Say About Dr. Nelson Botwinick, MD
Dr Bot performed 3 surgeries on my hands. 2 were carpal tunnel, one was thumb replacement. All were successful, without pain or complications. He's the best !
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

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