Distrafano, Dr. Michael

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B Rated | 4 Reviews

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09/19/2011

I've had 2 surgeries by Dr. Distefano. The first 1 was 2 years ago after I was in a skiing accident. I didn't have an orthopedist and after being turned down by a couple of other doctors, his office made room for me. I felt really comfortable in the office and the staff actually seems to care about patients. I always felt that a lot of medical professionals seem to lose their passion for taking ca...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
ACL tear & meniscus tear

CATEGORY orthopedics,knee doctor

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09/04/2010

My mother was a patient of Dr. Distefano for two different problems, a broken arm and an arthritic condition in her knee. Her arm was treated competently. His treatment of her knee with cortisone injections did not provide relief. His communication skills were non existent. I mentioned our experience to another of her doctors who recommended someone else for the reasons stated above.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I am submitting this statement for patients considering Dr. Distefano and to add a comment in support of him. He is NOT known for his bedside manner. His reputation in the medical profession is that this is THE doctor you want for traumatic injury. I would not use him for "garden variety" wear and tear, degenerative conditions or sports injuries. But if I were in a serious auto accident, he's the first person I'd want on my team if an orthopedic surgeon were needed. I was told he'd practically live at the hospital till the crisis was under control.

CATEGORY orthopedics,shoulder doctor

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04/15/2009

He has done two knee surgeries for me. His office staff is nice. He is very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Dr. Michael Distefano is my orthopedic surgeon.

CATEGORY orthopedics

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09/15/2008

I had lifted something back in February and didn't realize I had injured my shoulder. I thought the pain would go away. Before a physical therapist would see me he said I had to see a doctor first. In June I went to Dr. DiStrafano and filled out forms and after a deductible it cost about $400-$600 dollars. He barely listened to a word I said he took an X-ray and gave me a shot without asking. I to...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
He did a checkup for me on a hurt shoulder that I had.

CATEGORY shoulder doctor

Services Offered

ADULT ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA, ARTHRITIS JOINT REPLACEMENT, ARTHROSCOPY RTHROSCOPY TO THE ANKLE ARTHROSCOPY TO THE ELBOW ARTHROSCOPY TO THE HIP ARTHROSCOPY TO THE KNEE, ARTHROSCOPY TO THE SHOULDER, CARTILAGE REGENERATION SURGERY, DIFFICULT FRACTURE PROBLEMS,CARTILAGE REGENERATION SURGERY, DIFFICULT FRACTURE PROBLEMS, JOINT REPLACEMENT, MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY, NON-UNIONS AND MAL-UNIONS, ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALTY BRACING, PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA, PELVIC FRACTURES.

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