Dr. Richard Lebovicz, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in South Plainfield, NJ and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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(732) 820-3214

Dr. Lebovicz accepts the following insurance:

Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
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Federal Employee Program
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Medicare Blue PPO
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Dr. Lebovicz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pelvic Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lebovicz treats Pelvic Fracture more than 98% of his peers

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

Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lebovicz performs Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lebovicz performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Hip Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lebovicz treats Hip Fracture more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lebovicz treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lebovicz's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Upper-Extremity Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • 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)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • 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
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • 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 and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • 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 Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • 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 Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Occupational Injuries
  • 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
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

We do our best to provide the most appropriate care and individual attention to each and every patient, making ourselves available for emergency situations 24/7 whenever possible. We have a 24 hour answering service with direct access to a physician at all times for emergencies and handle emergency room cases routinely.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1984
Maimonides Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Maimonides Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1979
Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Medical School
1984
1980
1979

Languages

  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • AMA Continuing Medical Education with Distinction, 2009
  • AMA Continuing Medical Education with Distinction, 2009+

Dr. Lebovicz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lebovicz

1.9

Based on 38 reviews

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This doctor has operated on my mother, sister and myself. He’s been a professional caring doctor. I’ve had multiple surgeries, due to my physical injuries. Knees, shoulders, hand. He’s the best doctor ever. I love him, and I would recommend him to anyone.
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This is the worse office I have ever stepped foot in. Unacceptable wait times, rude and arrogant staff and questionable billing practices. I have been ONLY coming here because this office is the closest doctor that accepts my insurance. He would be the LAST choice if I had free reign. I see the staffing speaking of an abounding amount of “patient satisfaction reports” after 6 months of traveling here from New Brunswick I have NEVER not once seen or been asked to fill one out.
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Totally unprofessional!! I was speaking with another patient about how nice and prompt the office staff was about handling my paper work, the Secretary misheard my conversation. So Latina thougt she could ask me to reframe from bashing the office staff! I tried explaining that the Secretary misheard my conversation, she then closed the window in my face! I kept talking about how wrong they were for misunderstanding me, very unprofessional staff
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My wife had been to the emergency room two days in a row with an unidentified back issue. We were directed to find a an Orthopedic to examine her further. Unfortunately today was Black Friday and all other offices were closed. This doctors office was open but they refused to see her even after me begging them and explaining how much pain she was in. They could care less, and the office manager Latania, was the rudest person I have ever dealt with. Stay away from them!
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The staff is very rude and in appropriate. The staff books me for an appointment at 9 am in the morning and calls back two days later to change the appt. for 12:45. I explained i was unable to make appt. and staff engaged in a rude tone and would not accept my answer attempting to force me into the other unscheduled appt. Handled very unprofessional. As far as the doctor goes he is extremely out-dated and does not explain well as to the patients care or needs. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME.
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What a crappy doctor, staff, and office administrator! This place is a JOKE! Doctor should find a new staff, cleaning crew, and a new manager. She is god awful and needs to be reported to Department of Labor for patient abuse. Makes people wait WEEKS for disability form and makes up all crazy kinds of rules for practice. NEVER AGAIN.
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My son is the Pt and we always respected the offices' valuable time. Today, we were there and were told a new referral was needed. Joanna called yesterday at 4:48 for today's 10am appt. My VM was full but it would've been late to get a referral. She should've told us at the last visit or at least called again so that I wouldn't have taken my son out of school and wasted my valuable time. She never came to window to apologize, she was telling another girl everything. Dr. never returned my call.
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Doctor is incompetent, He dozes off when you're talking. The office staff is rude, but only because you can clearly see them ask the office manager questions regarding billing, scheduling, doctors notes , etc and you can clearly see her from the patient window advising the staff what to tell them but will not come out of her office to speak to you. The office Manager is useless , rude, no etiquette, I am surprised she's still there with all the complaints I've heard.
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I never had an issue with the office staff here, they have always been kind & considerate towards all patients of this Dr.. The issue I have at hand is while my charts, meds, care and blood work is being evaluated by this "medical professional" he kept falling asleep in the exam room. On several occasions I had to make some type of comment in order to wake him up. He even misdiagnosed my bloodworm results as I had my regular Dr. evaluate it and she pointed out his numerous and egregious errors.
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Worse staff and Doctor ever!!!
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i would NOT recommend anyone to this doctor! he has absolutely NO bedside manner whatsoever. A doctor is supposed to make you feel comfortable but he is cold and in a rush to get you out. Appointments are made for nothing because you are not seen until an hour later. the staff tries to be nice but then they are forced by the office manager to be rude or say rude things to patients. The office manager is the absolute rudest person in the world. i have so much more to say but not enough characters
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I definitely would recommend Dr. Lebovicz to family and friends. He is highly knowledgeable, very patient, answers questions in understandable terms, and he cares! Following my surgery for a fractured femur in January 2016, he visited me every single day at the hospital and then during my entire time at the rehabilitation center. I was there for 12 days beyond my hospital stay. His staff is very friendly and helpful. I have continued to see the doctor for follow-up visits.
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At first my husband and I were not going to use Dr. Lebovicz because of reports we read online. Sometimes opinions of others affect the decision another person makes for their own life. However I am truly grateful that we listened to a nurse at our local hospital and went to see Dr. Lebovicz. From the moment we spoke to the first office staff to the moment we met the doctor personally, we have nothing but great things to say. Everyone was nice and very professional. The dr was superb.
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