Dr. Paul Issack, MD

Dr. Paul Issack, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 48
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Dr. Paul Issack, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read his story

170 William St

New York, NY 10038

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Top Care Areas

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Hip Fracture
very high
more than 96% of peers
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Fracture
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Issack's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Issack "Adult Reconstructive Joint Surgery, Spinal Surgery, Trauma Surgery Dr. Issack is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the Orthopaedic Research Society. He has authored over 50 publications and abstracts on the topics of joint replacement, spinal reconstruction and trauma surgery in peer reviewed orthopaedic journals and textbooks, and has lectured on the above topics at national and regional scientific meetings. Dr. Issack specializes in adult reconstructive joint surgery, adult and pediatric spinal surgery and trauma surgery. Dr. Issack completed a medical scientist training program earning Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science as well as a Doctor of Medicine degree from the New York University School of Medicine. He then completed internship and residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the New York University Medical Center-Hospital for Joint Diseases/Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He then completed clinical fellowship training in Metabolic Bone Diseases/Orthopaedic Oncology, Adult Reconstructive Joint Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery and Spine/Scoliosis Surgery, all at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dr. Issack is an attending orthopaedic surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He currently serves as Chief of the Divisions of Adult Reconstructive Joint Surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma for New York Downtown Orthopaedic Associates at New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. He has had an active role in resident and medical student education and holds the title of Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College/Cornell University. He also educates U.S. and international trauma fellows in his role as Director of the AO Trauma Fellowship at New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. In addition, Dr. Issack performs emergent trauma surgeries in multiple level 1 trauma centers in the New York area including New York-Presbyterian/Queens in Flushing, NY, New York University Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, NY."

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4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

120  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

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70  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Replacement

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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.

Education

  • Brooklyn College (CUNY) B.A./M.D. Program
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • New York University Hospitals Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Other Education | Completed 2007
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Issack has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Issack's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Issack to family and friends
62 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (62)

  • 5
    (57)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Issack's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr Issack is an incredible doctor/surgeon. He has the bed side manner that you would hope a doctor would have. He takes the time that's needed to make sure your comfortable with the procedure your facing. Dr Issack is the epitome of professionalism. I feel lucky to be alive and not in a wheelchair...more
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