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Dr. Paul Lapoint, DO

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Lapoint

Buffalo Orthopedic Group

192 Park Club Ln Williamsville, NY 14221

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Dr. Paul Lapoint, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Williamsville, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Lapoint accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
EBS-RMSCO
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GHI PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
North America Administrators (NAA)
POMCO Group
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Universal Health Network
Univera Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Lapoint's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapoint treats Osteoarthritis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lapoint treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapoint treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Lapoint treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapoint treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Lapoint treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Lapoint's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 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
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Lapoint's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lapoint

4.5

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Total knee replacement done by Dr LaPoint. I am so happy with results, and can not say enough about Dr LaPoint, his staff, and Sisters Hospital.
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He always cares and listens to everything I have to say, been with him for yrs, and hope to be with him for a long time to come! Everything he has done for me has been outstanding!
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Top notch including staff all the way w/knee & hip. No pain after surgeries. Did surgery on my daughter twenty years ago. Excellent at every venture, straightened things out after other specialists, always listened to & took every issue seriously. Worth waiting for, would not have anyone else do any ortho surgery. Compassionate & kind human being & brilliant surgeon.
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Truly caring. Knowledge coupled with skill and compassion. His first words to me were “I want to hear your story”. He really takes each circumstance and gives all the options . Just wonderful. He’s worth waiting for!
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Treated me for 2yrs for so called IT band syndrome, even did orthoscopic surgery on my knee. After surgey my knee was worse. I finally went for second opinion and new doctor said there is nothing wrong with your knee, why did he do surgery on it. All my pain in the knee was being caused by a bad hip, this doctor found the problem in 15 minutes, Dr Lapoint after 2yrs never looked at my hip. I had the surgery with new doctor now all the pain is gone in my knee except from what Lapoint did.
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I would refer Dr Lapoint to Everyone. Had a very positive outcome with knee replacement and arthroscopic surgery. Had so many problems with my knee and after replacement surgery felt like I Dr LaPoint gave me a new leg. He makes you feel like family is faking care of you.
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Great doctor but always too busy to take care of all his patients. He's an awesome orthopedic doctor.
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He is Excellent as Always!!, but I went this week he had a man PC helping him out he was the most rudest person I ever meet would ask me a question, when I went to answer he said to late on to something else, I never meet this guy before , and I hope I never do again asked me to lay on the table I just have gotten up there I am in my late 50's he pulled my leg up my head hit the table and he didn't even care!! we have been going to Dr Lapoint for over 20 yrs and never had no one treat us that!!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe in providing our patients with the most up to date, state of art care, first using all appropriate non-surgical treatment options and if necessary expert surgical solutions using minimally invasive techniques. I believe strongly in patient ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Sports Medicine, Temple University
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Pcom
Residency Hospital
1991
Pcom
Internship Hospital
1990
Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1982
Clarkson University, Mechanical Engineering
Undergraduate School
1996
1995
1991
1990
1982

Awards

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average