Dr. William Schell, MD

Dr. William Schell, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMale

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. William Schell, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine in 2000. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

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Northwell Health Physician Partners Orthopaedic Institute Riverside Orthopaedics at Columbus Circle

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Northwell Health Physician Partners Orthopaedic Institute Riverside Orthopaedics at Columbus Circle

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Northwell Health Physician Partners Orthopaedic Institute at MEETH

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Schell is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital New York, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Schell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schell

4.6

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Schell is a very nice doctor who listens to you and addresses any concerns that you might have. I am glad that he will be repairing my torn rotator cuff.
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
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Albert Sealy – May 20, 2020
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AS ALWAYS .DR.W.SHELL IS THE BEST PROFESSIONAL UP TO DATE DOCTOR IN HIS FIELD. THAT IS THE MAIN REASON I KEEP RETURNING FOR HIS GREAT CARE YEAR AFTER YEAR.
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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THABITI M ASWAD – May 19, 2020
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Dr. Schell has been my Orthopedic surgeon for the last 4 years and he’s the best doctor. He’s so knowledgeable and has the best bedside manner. I can’t say enough good things about him
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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Rocio Chavez – May 19, 2020
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Dr. Schell is the best rated high in my book a real professional
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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Ralph Brewer – May 19, 2020
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I am writing this to warn you! The office staff does not know what they are doing and will leave you stuck with a HUGE bill if you are not careful. I got a referral for an MRI- I made the MRI appointment, and when I did they had me call the office and ask for it to be faxed over. The office said they faxed the MRI. I take a half a day from work to finally get this MRI - I left work early (used half a day, that I can’t get back) I’m waiting at the hospital they never got the MRI- you will be billed for the MRI- do you know how much an MRI is?!?! That’s okay- I called the doctors office. Person 1) you’re suppose to get the auth?! What? Me? I can’t do that! That’s impossible! Why did you tell me you faxed it if you didn’t. Person 2) we will have it done, just wait until she gets it. Person 3) an hour later, what are you talking about. That girl you’re looking for doesn’t do auth! WHAT?!?! Person 4) why did you wait since Dec to do the MRI?! Does it matter? You said you f
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mark – Feb 13, 2020
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Another surgeon had recommended surgery for my left arm which has a rod and pins in it from a break in 2007. Dr. Schell examined me and read the same x-rays. No surgery !! He had a great , comforting ( and funny ) demeanor. Would highly recommend him !!
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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Lynda in New York, NY – Jan 11, 2017
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Schell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Systemic Chondromalacia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schell treats Systemic Chondromalacia more than 97% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schell treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Schell treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schell treats Osteoarthritis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Schell treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Dr. Schell's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Pain
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • 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)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Procedure
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(917) 277-3793

Dr. Schell accepts the following insurance:

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. William Schell, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in New York, specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedic...Read more

Biography

Dr. William Schell, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in New York, specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedic...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Lenox Hill Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Mt Sinai West
Residency Hospital
Mount Sinai St Lukes
Internship Hospital
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Med)
Medical School
2006
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York
Fellowship Hospital
2005
St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York
Residency Hospital
2000
University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
Stanford University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. William Schell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schell frequently treats Systemic Chondromalacia, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schell treats.

Where is Dr. William Schell, MD's office located?

Dr. Schell's office is located at 5 Columbus Circle Floor 10, New York, NY 10019. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Schell is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Lenox Hill Hospital

New York, NY

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)