Dr. Steven Glickel, MD

Dr. Steven Glickel, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Steven Glickel, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.Read his story

OrthoManhattan - The Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center

485 Madison Ave Fl 8

New York, NY 10022
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Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Glickel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 97% of peers
Trigger Finger
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Glickel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Glickel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Glickel " Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Director, C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center 2001-2016 President, American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2007-2008 President, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand 2001-2002 Chair, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand 2016-present Harvard Medical School Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Roosevelt Hospital Hand Fellowship Best Doctors in New York 1996-2017 America's Top Doctors 1996-2017 Best Doctors in America 2002-2017 Best Surgeons in America 2005-2017 New York Times Super Doctors 2011-2017 "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Glickel "My practice philosophy is to treat all patients as I would want members of my family treated. I carefully listen to the patient's history and do a meticulous examination of the affected hand, wrist or elbow. Once I formulate a diagnosis, I consider all of the treatment options. Although I am a surgeon, the majority of patients that I see have problems that are amenable to non operative treatment which includes therapy, splints, exercise and medication. Some problems do not respond to conservative treatment and require surgery. For those problems I bring nearly 30 years of experience to the operating room to perform the simplest and most specific procedure possible to correct the problem. My goal is to restore function and return patients to their lives and activities as rapidly as possible."
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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

43  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Hand Anomaly
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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35  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Colum Presby Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Colum Presby
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Harvard Comb Ortho
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Roosevelt Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • President, American Society for Surgery of the Hand,
Media & Publications

Dr. Glickel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Glickel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Glickel to family and friends
42 total reviews (31 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

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Dr. Glickel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (31)

From beginning to end it was wonderful. Dr. Glickel is a true expert in his field, the office was run very well and my physical therapy, next door, was excellent and convenient. I highly recommend Dr. Glickel and his organization.
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I have been treated by Dr. Glickel for years for basal joint arthritis of the right thumb. I was very reluctant to get surgery because my hobby is guitar playing. However, when the pain reached the point where I could no longer play at at all I had no choice. The internet was filled with scary...more
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As a musician who uses hands/arms for my living, there is nobody other than Dr. Glickel I would go to, or recommend for specialty care. He's the best.
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He repaired a very challenging problem in my thumb that caused me pain for many years--one that other surgeons were reticent to address. He is thoughtful and attentive. He is a man of tremendous experience in his field. I recommend him without the slightest reservation.
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This is my second surgical experience with Dr. Glickel, the first was for a trigger finger on the same right hand, index finger Since then Dr. Glickel has treated my arthritic middle finger with steroid shots When my finger was swollen and often painful Dr. Glickel suggested surgery. All went...more
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