Dr. Stephen O'Brien, MD
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Sports Medicine | Male

525 E 71st St Ste 109 New York, NY 10021 Get Directions

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Dr. Stephen O'Brien, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. O'Brien is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Dr. O'Brien's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in New York, NY |
Dr. O'Brian performed surgery on my both knees-I am very happy with the results, and the care he provided it during the entire process. Stere Gicu
in New York, NY |
I have been a patient of Dr O'Brien's for five to six years. I have two arthritic knees which he takes care of every six weeks. Without him I honestly don't believe that I would be able to walk and as a former runner he keeps me in good shape. I have also recommended a lot of my family, friends and work colleagues to him and everyone are 100% satisfied. His office staff are always accommodating and helpful. He is a true professional and ALWAYS tells me the truth - I recommend him highly.
in Philadelphia |
My experience with Dr. O'Brien and his staff was phenomenal! Dr. O'Brien literally saved my athletic career - performing his biceps transfer surgery on both of my shoulders, I now feel stronger than I ever did and have zero pain (6+ years after surgery). The staff is incredibly friendly and accomodating. I know many others who have had very, very positive experiences with Dr. O'Brien and have gone on to be completely pain-free. Without a doubt, one of the top orthopedic docs in the country!
Farmingdale, NY |
The worst office staff in the history of office staffs...impossible to get an appointment and they don't even bother calling you back despite emergency. Don't waste your time there are plenty of other Dr. Knee's out there who will see you immediately.
Roosevelt, NY |
If possible, I would give Dr. O'Brien 0 stars. I scheduled an appointment a month in advance. Also, I burned a vacation day as well. At 4pm on the Friday prior to my appointment, I received a call saying that Dr. O'Brien had decided it would be too inconvenient for him to keep his previously scheduled LI appointments and that I would receive a followup call the following week to essentially start from scratch. Suffice it to say, my path to recovery will no longer involve Dr. O'Brien.
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  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • 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)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Virginia

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale University Med Center

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital For Special Surgery
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital Special Surgery

    Completed in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection