Dr. Stephen Ducey, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 57

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Stephen Ducey, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Nutley, NJ and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ducey has extensive experience in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1993. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Stephen Ducey, MD

Femino-Ducey-Queler Orthopaedic Group

45 Franklin Ave Nutley, NJ 07110
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Repaired my right shoulder. Able to have full range of motion after physical therapy. I highly recommend Dr Stephen Ducey. He is the best Orthopedic surgeon in the system.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Denise Stoveken – Jul 08, 2022
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I had surgery on my left shoulder surgery in 2007 by a different doctor and my right shoulder done 11/2018 by Dr. Ducey. By the 2nd week I was able to start PT. This is much sooner than expected and much sooner than with the previous doctor. I feel 100%better after Dr. Duce’s surgery. He did a great job!
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Mar 09, 2019
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I am a retired physical therapist assistant and went to Doctor Ducey to have surgery for torn rotator cuff. He did an excellent job. I highly recommend him. I am now going to TheraPhysical for therapy in Lyndhurst. My therapist Julia is terrific .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan Moldt in North Arlington – May 17, 2018
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Have had knee and shoulder surgery by Dr. Ducey. Both times I was very happy with the end results. He is a wonderful surgeon. I am 66 years old, and with his skills, I am back to my active self! He is patient and kind. He treats patients with respect. He doesn't rush into anything.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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kearny, nj – Jul 16, 2017
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I was in constant shoulder pain for 18 months when I saw Dr Ducey. He did all appropriate testing, trials and referrals then diagnosed quickly. When shoulder surgery was indicated it was scheduled quickly and went extremely well. Dr Ducey is knowledgeable, kind and encouraging and very willing to answer any questions or concerns without rushing. Six months post surgery I am getting my shoulder back and using it in ways I haven't for a long time. I recommend Dr Ducey highly; he's the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 08, 2017
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I am a physical therapist and have known Dr Ducey for many years, he just operated my right hand for trigger thumb 3/31/2017 and as always, it was a great experience. No more pain since the procedure, stitches are off and I will start physical therapy today. I highly recommend Dr. Ducey to my patients and family
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Theresa Cifelli in Nutley, NJ – Apr 10, 2017
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Very professional. Explains problem and options for treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Virginia Vyniski in Nutley, NJ – Nov 18, 2016
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Dr. Ducey is a warm, caring surgeon and I would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Florence Foley in Bloomfield, NJ – Aug 28, 2016
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I am 91 and had the reverse shoulder replacement surgery done about 3 years ago by Dr. Ducey. My recovery was quick and I've been functioning 99% normal ever since then. I'm back again for his expertise for the other arm... I wouldn't trust anyone else! If only all my other Drs were as attentive, knowledgeable and personable as he is.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Justina L in Lyndhurst , NJ – Aug 01, 2016
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The office is so nice and well kept. The office staff is friendly and helpful. Dr Ducey has such a great, caring personality. I have had a few surgeons and he's got the best bedside manner of any I have seen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maria D – Jul 27, 2016
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Was so impressed by him! He came highly recommended by quite a few people I know. He is a busy guy, the waiting room is always packed. I was surprised that when it was my turn to get seen he sat down and did a thorough evaluation of my condition. I decided after going for several opinions, Dr Ducey was who I felt most comfortable with. I am very satisfied with my results and recommend him HIGHLY.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JG in West New York NJ – Jun 17, 2016
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Exceptional professional and decicated bed side manner. I tore my rotator cuff twice in seven months first time due to bad care from another doctor then i went to Dr Ducey and was taken care of properly
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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John aquino in North Arlington, Nj – Apr 05, 2016
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Had a shoulder birth injury that was operated on when I was born. Caused increasing pain & immobility for almost 70 years. Most doctors wouldn't touch it. Broke my arm twice before the surgery. Dr. Ducey performed a reverse total shoulder replacement combined with repair of the broken humerus. Dr. Ducey explained, in advance, that I would continue to have limited mobility, but that there would be reduction in pain. He was spot on regarding pain. Gone! Mobility is not bad. NEW LEASE ON LIFE!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ilene in Highland Lakes, NJ – Mar 02, 2016
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Dr. Ducey provided great guidance through a troubling knee injury from examinations, MRI recommendation, consultation and options after the results were verified. Once surgery was agreed upon, with 3 tears to the meniscus in my left knee, Dr. Ducey did a wonderful job in surgery with his team at the surgical center. I was up and walking immediately and through my own steadfast rehab, my knee is doing very well. I would recommend Dr. Ducey every day. His professionalism is great, and he listens.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kevin in New Jersey – Feb 10, 2016
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From the initial phone call to the office, I felt confident and knew I had chosen the right office. The receptionist made me feel very comfortable. Then when I met Dr. Ducey he instilled his knowledge and professionalism to treat my daughter with top of the notch care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Philip in Nutley, NJ – Jan 15, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Affiliations: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Association of North America American...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1998
University of Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Umdnj-University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
Umdnj-University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
Wake Forest University
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Stephen Ducey, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ducey frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Ducey specializes.

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Dr. Ducey's office is located at 45 Franklin Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ducey

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Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Ducey is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Adhesive Capsulitis
Rotator Cuff Tear
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Dr. Ducey's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • 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 Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Locations

Femino-Ducey-Queler Orthopaedic Group

Nutley Orthopaedic Group45 Franklin Ave Nutley, NJ 07110
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