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Dr. Robert Molinari, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Molinari

URMC Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

601 ELMWOOD AVE Box 665 Rochester, NY 14642

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Dr. Robert Molinari, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.


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4.3

Based on 54 reviews

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I realize this is late in coming, but I would be remiss if I didn't leave a review. Dr. Molinari was recommended to me by my primary physician after I had completed physical therapy, and cortisone shots for Spinal Stenosis at L2 and L3 and Spondylolisthesus in L5 at S1 in my back. His first meeting was to the point and very candid. He told me I had a 80 to 90 percent chance of pain relieve with the Lumbar Laminectomy. The morning before the surgery went fast. I saw Dr. Molinari in prep and just before surgery. After waking up in recovery Dr. Molinari stopped by quick to see how I was doing, I said fine. Later that evening I was able to walk with a nurse down the hall and 2 times around the nurses station with no pain in my back or legs. I saw Dr. Molinari 6 weeks after the surgery and he was very pleased by my outcome. My progress has been great I followed his advise, I have no pain in my back or legs I thank God for this fine surgeon and the staff he has. John Jenkins
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Lived in sometimes excruciating pain after a fall for about 10 months. Dr. Molinari perform surgery and am now 100% pain free. Extremely professional and competent. I highly recommend Dr. Molinari
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Very accurate diagnose of a fractured C2 vertebrae....treated with halo brace for 12 weeks and no surgery was required. Very professional and pragmatic, as well as encouraging throughout a challenging ordeal. Frank Talomie
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Direct, responsive, attentive. He does not waste time but never did I feel that I was just a case number. Although I can see that some might find his style abrupt my opinion is that this is simply due to his eagerness to get to the heart of the matter and find the best solution for YOU.
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Helped me greatly by fixing up my herniated disc.
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Dr. Molinari told my husband he could help him and he did just that. He is now healed from the surgery and is pain free after having severe pain for several months.
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I have total faith in Dr. Molinari. he took the time I needed to make sure i understood exactly what i was about to undertake. I would definitely recommend he and the hospital to others. As long as i am within a reasonable range to Dr. Molinari and the Strong Health System I will always trust my heath to this organization and its doctors
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From the second he walked in the door I knew he had. I interest in talking to me. Looked at me like “what are you doing here”? Not one bit of compassion in him. I left the office crying because I had a feeling of complete hopelessness. I would NEVER recommend such a smug man to anyone.
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Dr. Molinari is a very good doctor. Great surgeon and I felt very confident in him doing my back surgery. I travelled from Binghamton, NY to have him do my surgery. Strong hospital and all the staff are exceptional! I would recommend them to anyone.
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After a back-flip injury severally herniated an arthritic L5 disc. I was in a Severe Case situation at the age of 27. Dr. Molinari preformed a discectomy and all that is included in repairing such injury. 6 weeks later now. Pain is cured. Muscles are rebuilding full strength, and motion is almost returned. Dr. Molinari is upbeat and confident in his craft which gives ease to patients, the spirit is with him. I am recommending him to anyone he can help. May God always bless him and all he touches
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outstanding is the only word for this man, my 83 year old father had surgery on his spine today,from his kind can do attitude during the office visit, warmth bedside at strong today, to his phone call to me after surgery today, every surgeon should strive to be like robert molinari....my heart has a place for him ..when my father looked at me tonight and moved and coughed for the first time and looked at me and said it doesnt hurt just laying in bed or when i coughed just now and smiled,
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I have been a spinal patient since 2002. I find Dr. Molinari to explain the surgical procedure throughly. His medical knowledge and positive support assures me of the best surgical outcome. I can depend on him to see me when I call for an appointment. My positive surgical outcomes show that Dr, Molinari is the best in his speciality. This orthopedic center is busy and you could have a problem finding a parking space.
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He performed Laminotomy low back surgery on me. Hi is EXCELLENT surgeon and one of the best people I ever met.
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Dr. Molinari has a well earned reputation as one of the best orthopedic surgeons in practice today. He saved my life. That says it all.
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Clearly office politics are more important here than patients.
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Dr. Molinari is very knowledgeable, has a great bedside manner, and always willing to listen and offer support. The office staff is friendly; very easy to make an appointment.
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I am so grateful to Dr. Molinari for his kindness and respect which he bestowed. Dr. M has special gifts, not only as a very talented surgeon, but more fundamentally as a person. The surgery itself took 5 hours and later that same evening, I was up, out of bed, walking around the unit. He not only corrected my neck, he helped me heal emotionally and added so much to my life. Thank you, Dr.
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Dr. Molinari's office & staff are extremely efficient. I have had Two successful back surgeries performed by him. My initial appointments were great. I didn't have to wait long for an appointment setting. I have never waited long at the office. Dr. Molinari himself is very friendly and listened to my specific questions and concerns. After the surgery(s) my quality of day to day living has improved 100%. I highly recommend him as he is a great person with a great professional manner.
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Dr. Molinari's team saved my life over Memorial Day weekend. He not only saved my life, I have full function of my entire body and am working out again after seven weeks. Words will never describe how our my entire family feels about Dr. Molinari and the compassion he showed each one of us during the most trying of times.
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After months of lower back and leg pain and trying injections and therapy, I went to Dr.Molinari, he said he was sure he could help me and he did. He showed me my MRI and explained what he could do for me and how it would help. He is courteous, pleasant and caring, I would highly recommend him and his PA Bill.
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Biography

Dr. Robert Molinari, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Mt Sinai Med Center
Residency Hospital
Walter Reed Army Med Center
Residency Hospital
Washington U/B Jh/Slch Conc
Residency Hospital
1988
Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
Medical School
1988

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Dr. Molinari accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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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. Molinari's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spine Fractures, Traumatic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Molinari treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Molinari treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Thoracic Spine Fracture
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Molinari treats Thoracic Spine Fracture more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Molinari treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Molinari treats Spine Disorders more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Molinari treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Molinari's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • 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
  • 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 Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Fracture

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