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Dr. Craig Capeci is a Board Certified specialist in the orthopaedic care of sports related injuries as well as arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, he attended Hunter High School in Manhattan. Dr. Capeci graduated from Cornell University and received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases and a sports medicine fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital. During his residency and fellowship he participated in the orthopaedic care of the New York Jets football team, New York Islanders hockey club, Hunter College Athletics and NYC Public High Schools.
Dr. Capeci has published multiple articles and presented at grand rounds and research meetings on topics including hip fractures, hip arthroscopy, cartilage injuries of the knee, shoulder instability and posterior cruciate ligament deficiency.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, computers & technology, playing golf & basketball and following collegiate and professional sports.
Verified Patient Reviews
Clear. Sensitive . Professional. The best
Dr. Capeci is always professional, thorough, and warm. His staff is terrific. I recommend him without reservation.
Very well-run and organized practice. In advance, they did an analysis of what my insurance covers. Dr. Capeci was caring and treats a patient like an adult. Highly recommend for anyone who needs an orthopedist.
Dr. Capeci was pleasant and knowledgeable. I would be comfortable visiting him again if needed and recommending him.
He got me an xray immediately, barely touched my back, and then sent me away while I was in chronic excruciating pain-- and no answers. I did receive a script with weak pain meds and a note for physical therapy. Meanwhile, I met with someone else and he got to the bottom of my issue and was able to fix me. Craig Capeci isn't a healer he's just a guy with a script booklet and a piece of paper that says he went to school.
This was one of the most streamline appointments I've ever had. I was seen right away, then got X-rays and then saw the doctor again. Office staff was super nice. One of the best doctor office experiences I've ever had.
He is very personable and clear in explaining what you have and what it means, and what can do to help, in my experience he is a great doctor!
Excellent appointment. No waiting, went right in when I arrived. All information was clear and specific. All questions were answered and concerns addressed. Thorough and highly professional care.
Professional, friendly, straight forward and to the point.
Doctor Capaci was kind and helpful. The pricing was a over priced, the clinic and waiting area did not make feel at ease. The wait was more than hour, despite making an appointment. What is the purpose of making appointments, and I'm paying so much for a visit, when you're forced to wait these kind of wait times.
Very professional, very kind, very thorough. Took x-rays because I did not have copies of the ones the ER took. Will definitely go back to him.
I was very happy with my visit to Dr Capeci. He spoke to me about my problem. He examined me and took xrays. He explained my options and we discussed what treatment would work best for me at this time. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good orthopedic surgeon. Eileen C
The doctor was curteous and engaged. Looking forward to resolving my medical issues with him ??
Dr. Capeci performed shoulder surgery for a labrum tear 9/2015. Recovery was long, as is expected, but 1 year later I have full use of my shoulder - biking, swimming, yoga - I got it all back and I'm past middle age. His patience and bedside manner are from an earlier decade - he explained my surgery to me numerous times and never lost patience. I never felt like he hurried me, and he really helped me in my decision to have the surgery without pushing me into it. Don't look any further for an orthopedist.
Dr. Capeci is straightforward, thorough, and highly skilled. He was running behind schedule today, so a bit rushed, but not a big complaint.
Dr. Capeci and his staff are first-rate. He diagnosed my tendinitis immediately and prescribed OT. I resisted at first ( just give me the cortisone shot, doc!) but then realized he was right. He recommended a therapist that has improved my situation 100%.In addition to being smart, he's very personable and warm. I recommend him without reservation.
He's great, very professional and nice
Dr Capeci was very professional and thorough. He spent time with me and answered my questions. The office staff was very nice. The office seemed to be efficiently run. I would recommend him to anyone who needs an orthopedic consultation.
Dr. Capeci seemed kind and knowledgeable -- the perfect combo. He explained everything at just the right level, neither dumbed-down nor medical-speak-y. The radiologist and front desk staff at his Park Avenue location were lovely, too. Excellent experience overall.
I had seen Dr. Capeci last year because I needed an injection in my knee. It ultimately wore off and I needed another one. I had been pleased with him and the results last time so I went back to him. Dr. Capeci explains the procedure, does it quickly and painlessly, and has an excellent, conversational manner. I would recommend him highly.
Hospitality was out standing. Doctor Craig Capex has wonderful bedside manners. Staff was very delightful and pleasant. I would recommend.
Dr. Capeci is professional and knowledgeable. Some of his staff are helpful and polite, but most of the people who I spoke to over the phone treated me as if I was a huge inconvenience to them. Dr.Capeci told me to call him for my follow-up MRI results rather than to have to spend the money on the co-pay, which I appreciate. It took me about five tries calling each office (depending on the day of the week, he works at different offices) to get him on the phone. I blame this less on the doctor and more on the rude office staff. if I need an orthopedist again, I will be looking elsewhere.
My appointment with the doctor went very well, but he had emergency situations prior to my scheduled time, which made for an unusually long wait. (you may use my review w/o my name)
It was okay. He had good bedside manner.
I did not have to wait at all and felt well taken care of. dr Capeci was thorough , a good listener , and seems very knowledgable. Very happy with him
Highly recommend ..... Staff is courteous, friendly, and helpful. Dr. Capeci treats you like he's been your family doctor for years. I'll definitely go back.
Excellent, it was quick and professional and sorted me out.
Great Doctor!!!!!!!Will definitely continue to see him!!!!! A+++++
He seems like a good doctor but his office in Brooklyn is crowded, smelly and not very nice. I think his Manhattan office would have been a better place to be seen.
Dr. Capeci listened to me and answered my questions.
Dr. Capeci is excellent!
once I filled out the paperwork and saw him it all went fast x-rays and seeing the dr
This is not the first time I have seen Dr. Capeci and he always pays attention to my issues and has never disappointed me. He suggests other possible treatments. I always feel comfortable with him.
Great appointment with Dr. Capeci. I highly recommend him. Quick service, no waiting time, very professional.
Dr Capeci was very thorough and attentive. He took time to listen to me and had thoughtful responses.
I arrived at 8:30 for a 9 am appt and was taken immediately. The doctor was knowledgeable and lovely. I was sent for instant x-rays and was diagnosed and given a course of treatment and was out of the office at 9:20! I would definitely recommend!!
Waited 15 min max. Very efficient
I had a good visit, no waiting and very smooth transition from check in through exam and imaging to exit. Dr. Capeci was very pleasant.
Dr. Capeci was attentive and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions satisfactorily and took the time to explain my options. I appreciate his professionalism.
In house x-rays really expedite things. They have a large staff so I never wanted more than 5 minutes at each step of the appointment.
Dr. Capeci was great - he listened to me explain the pain I was feeling and we took X-rays right in the office. He was very friendly and I felt comfortable talking to him and being honest about my condition. He seemed very knowledgable and knew immediately what treatment options I should be considering. I would definitely recommend him to a friend!
Very personable and reassuring. I had a foot problem and it was very helpful he had Xray capabilities in the office. The office staff were very courteous. I would go back for any other orthopedic issue Very delighted I found him on ZocDoc.
Dr. Capeci was attentive, gentle, and interested in trying the least invasive approach first. I highly recommend him.
Minimal wait time. Very personable and professional. Quick and efficient without feeling rushed. Overall highly recommended.
Dr Capeci was informed and showed empathy and understanding to my problem. He gave good advice and a clear path to healing. Unfortunately his reception staff were quite disorganized and there was a little longer wait thank I expected
Great Dr., I would definitely recommend.
Great Dr. you can tell he knows his specialty and explains everything to you. Definitely recommend.
Very good. Answered all questions and concerns. Did not hurry me through the appt. I was very pleased.
Dr. Capeci was very informative and knowledgeable. I was impressed that he examined me without looking at any x-rays. He was able to tell me exactly what my symptoms were by examining my knees and asking thorough questions. He answered questions at a level in which I could understand. I highly recommend Dr. Capeci.
Great! Knowledge, to the point and very pleasant.
The absolute best !!!
The doctor was great and seemingly knowledgable. I'd already been seen by urgent care prior, so this was merely a visit to obtain peace of mind. The receptionist weren't super friendly. But, this is New York. No one ever is.
Good doctor explains everything to you
Dr. Capeci made me feel comfortable with my procedure. God willing I will feel better.
All was well.
He was easy to talk to, thorough, and had an x-ray tech on site!
Dr. Capeci was very patient and attentive as usual. He took his time explaining my current situation post-surgery and was thorough in answering all my questions.
This was my second visit with Dr. Craig Capeci. He listens to what your issues are and explains everything. He shows you the X-rays to describe what's going on. He is extremely knowledgeable and very kind. His office staff is very friendly and attentive. I highly recommend Dr. Capeci.
Dr. Capeci is gracious and knowledgeable with a great bedside manner. He has treated both of my sons sports injuries quickly and skillfully. I highly recommend him!
Office visit with Dr. Capeci are always very pleasurable and professional.
I would like to say that I had a great experience today with Dr. Capeci. He was very pleasant and took the time to heart my complainant about my knees and was very good at explaining my out come after the x-ray was taken. X-ray tech was great. Receptionist was very pleasant. I had to call back and Amanda was very helpful. Overall I was very pleased with my appointment.
Dr. Capeci was straight to the point and gave specific details on my diagnosis and best form of treatment. In overall I was very happy with the outcome.
He is a great dr - listens and knows exactly what to do! Doesn't push anything and has a very calming demeanor. Very highly reccomended
I took my friend to see Dr. Capeci cause she was suffering with severe knee pain. We both were extremely pleased being a nurse myself I was so impressed with his bedside manner.He explained everything in detailed to my friend and I along with a suitable treatment plan. A great doctor!
I really appreciate Dr Capeci valuing being on time. Not something you see with a lot of doctors. His staff was kind and thorough trying to understand my list of issues. Once he came in, he ws very clear and made all the terminology easy to understand.
I had a great experience with Dr. Capeci's office. Scheduled the day before on ZocDoc, received a confirmation phone call and had no problems when I arrived. They took me in a few minutes early, did not have to wait for the doctor, x-rays were done quickly and follow-up was clear and concise. Highly recommend.
Very prompt. Friendly staff. Would go back without hesitation.
Highly recommend him!
I was brought to a room right away and seen within 5 minutes. Dr. Capeci was very pleasant and professional. He took the time to look at my x-rays with me, explain what he was looking at and all of the treatment options available to me.
Wonderful doctor - always courteous and answers question with detail and care.
so far very good
I unfortunately had a long wait, but there happened to be several emergency room referrals that came in right before me so I think I unfortunately got bumped a bit. When I finally got to see Dr Capeci, he apologized for the unusually long wait. I felt that his bedside manner was good. The issue I came in for was not difficult to diagnose but I felt Dr Capeci did a thorough exam and was able to give me a preliminary diagnosis as well as answer any questions and explain what he believes to be the problem. He ordered additional tests and so I will be doing a follow-up visit. So more to follow.
Dr. Capeci was great! He listened to my concerns, explained his findings and recommendations and even gave me a brief anatomy lesson. I left the visit feeling confident in his plan for me and hopeful for my pain free future. I would definitely recommend Dr. Capeci. He is very warm and personable which are both something I look for in a doctor. His staff was great and I had zero wait time.
Dr. Capeci I was quite approachable, caring and competent.
As usual, Dr. Capeci was personable, professional, and asked questions that indicated that he really listened to what I was concerned about.
Excellent service, knowledge, and professionalism. Staff was courteous and accommodating. Thank you ZocDoc.
The doctor is great and even the nurse was great. However the front staff is unorganized.
The visit was great fast service very professional
Fast & efficient. Willing to answer questions.
Really nice guy highly recommend
Excellent , very friendly . Took the time to explain everything and answer all my questions. Staff up front was also very nice and helpful.
Dr. Capeci was able to quickly figure my issue and explained exactly what was going on with my hand and wrist. Seems to know what he's doing. I would definitly go back if I have another issue requiring an orthopedist.
I didn't even have to sit down in the waiting room, I was taken right away. Once again, Dr. Capeci was most patient and very helpful. He is is well worth my drive from Connecticut!!
After waiting 2 hrs at Columbia Orthopedics for my last injury, I decided to look for a different doctor for my 2nd injury and Dr. Capeci was recommended by my PT. I arrived 15 mins early and aside from spending 5-10 mins filling out paperwork, I saw Dr. Capeci right away. He was friendly and very informative about what my MRI showed. Will be using him for all my sports injuries going forward.
He is a great doctor. I went in expecting a wait, but was seen right away!
So appreciated Dr. Capeci taking all the time I needed to discuss multiple injuries and the tremendous efficiency of his x-ray team and staff.
Dr. Capeci was great once I finally saw him. It took an hour and a half of waiting. He was concise and friendly, and seemed very knowledgeable.
I was treated well and thoroughly. My only complaint was the amount of wait time. Altogether, the appointment took 2.5 hours.
Dr. Capeci was as caring as a family doctor. He wanted to know all details of my injury in order to understand my situation. He took his time and explained my situation in detail. I feel confident I will heal properly having him track my progress.
he was knowledegable and personal, not rushed nor had the attitude as if I was just another of the many patients he's seen.
I had been to another orthopedic surgeon before seeing De. Capeci, and waited about two hours in what was something of a factory environment, only to have that doctor give me a perfunctory lookover, barely looking me in the eye, before dismissing me. I've seen Dr. Capeci several times and never had to wait more than five minutes. He is warm, knowledgeable, and took the time to review my MRI and X-ray results on his computer, pointing out the features pertinent to my problem, and answering any questions I had. His post-surgical care was excellent – shortly after my operation he retuened a call I made to his service within ten minutes even rnough I called about 9:00 p.m. on a Saturday night, this was in addition to his usual, excellent standard of care. I was, and continue to be, extremely satisfied with Dr. Capeci; I feel I am being well take. Cade of, and would recommend him to anyone. I have, in fact, recommended two people to him, both of whom have been extremely satisfied with him
Dr. Capeci was thorough. He reviewed and explained my X-rays to me. He was clear about what I needed to do and said I should schedule a follow-up visit. His personality and explanation of my injury gave me a strong feeling of confidence in his recommendations. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Capeci is skilled, efficient and a wonderful doctor.
It was good , the Doctor was very good explain what was my problems
He is very professional, friendly and helpful - definitely recommend!!
Great first experience, would highly recommend. Seemed appropriately conservative in formulating a treatment plan, and was very friendly.
He was respectful, I felt that he was rushing as he had lots of patients in the waiting area . I prefer a practitioner who listen to the paients as well.
Helpful - but his staff was disorganized.
The service was quick and attentive. Dr. Capeci was professional and kind and answered all my questions as well as giving me a good referral.
Dr. Capeci was courteous, appeared knowledgable and I felt good about the visit. Patients in the waiting room assured me that Dr. Capeci is always punctual, and had high praise for his service.
Dr. Capeci was very friendly, thorough and clear. My wait time was long because I had to get x-rays faxed from another site (my insurance wouldn't cover on-site x-rays) so make sure you take care of that before your visit to save time.
Very efficient team and the doctor spent a good amount of time explaining the MRI images, explaining the situation and recommended next steps.
Dr. Capeci was very professional and very easy to speak with and understand his diagnosis and prognosis. I would highly recommend him.
The dr was great. Very professional friendly and easy going. When I went in for the X-ray I was wearing a dress and the tech asked me to lift my legs up. Since I was uncomfortable and did not want to flash him I asked for something to drape over my legs and he rudely snapped at me. The attitude was really unnecessary and the piece he gave to me barely covered my legs. The dr was excellent but the x-ray technician really ruined the visit for me. The facility is also a little dingy and needs to be updated.
The office staff was very personable and efficient. Dr. Capeci took the time to explain all the treatment options available. I have scheduled a follow up appointment and would recommend the Dr. to others.
Normally I have a positive experience. Today, I had to take an unplanned day off of work because I waited 1.5 hours in the lobby and another 30 minutes in the room where I was seen. All for a 5 minute follow up. Wasn't too happy.
Dr. Capeci is clear in his explanations of his procedures and care. He is readily available to answer an questions. He is a ver patient doctor who gets an A+ for bedside manners.
I entered the doctor's office with intrepidation, and left feeling comfortable and knowledgeable about my diagnosis. Dr. Capeci explained in detail my options to alleviate my shoulder pain. He did not promote surgery as the initial option. It's obvious that Dr. Capeci loves his profession, and he has the best interest of his patients. I am confident that my shoulder situation will be taken care of in a professional and caring manner. Thank you Dr. Capeci for having such a positive bedside manner.
I had a great experience at Dr. Capeci's office. I signed my paperwork as a first time patient and was seen right away. I was VERY grateful to the office assistant because when there was trouble with my insurance she was incredibly helpful and called multiple people in my behalf. Even WITH insurance issues my appointment was fast and comprehensive. Dr. Capeci was gentle on my injury and gave me all the information I had questions about, not to mention he was nice and even laughed at my jokes! I have a follow up scheduled and I am looking forward to it.
Very thorough and informative. No one believes me when I get injured bc I don't feel the pain. I thank him so much for taking the time to get to the root of my problems!!
He is caring and thorough! Highly recommend him
Excellent! I felt very comfortable with him..5 Stars
Dr. Capeci was very professional. He performed a thorough examination. He was also very pleasant. I would use him again.
Crystal clear, compassionate, and very efficient doctor. I was seen, heard, in and out for a set of xrays (by a super xray team, too!) and I had information I needed to move forward in less than 45 minutes.
Very professional doctor. He replaced my left knee in January and will replace my right knee in April. I travel from New England to NYC because of his expertise.
Dr. Capeci is wonderful! That said, my first visit to the office I arrived early but they didn't call me until 1 hour after my appointment time and I saw the Dr. after that. This time I saw the Dr. over 2 hours after my appointment time. This isn't the Dr.'s fault, or the offices - but rather the fault of the broader healthcare system which is overloaded with patients who need to see specialists but can't get referrals. Dr. Capeci is insightful, helpful, kind and a great Dr.
It was okay.
Great doctor and super polite. X-rays are made at the location, what speeds up the diagnosis. People of the office are pretty slow though.
Great visit. Dr. Capeci was awesome. Very knowledgable and gave me confidence moving forward in addressing my issue.
He was professional, kind and efficient.
I thought the waiting time was a title bit long.
Dr. Capeci is excellent. He is very bright, informative and respectful. I highly recommend him.
Very professional, knowledgeable and great bedside manner. Diagnosed problem right away and set course of action.
Very nice doctor. Crazy long wait.
He made me feel comfortable, was not overbearing, listened.
He knows what he is doing and showed positive interest in his patient.
Surly receptionist with an attitude
He has excellent bedside manner and staff courteous and friendly.i would refer dr.capeci to anyone if needed
VERY thorough and VERY patient.
Very, very good. Great Doctor. He reviewed my records & report my problem.
As always, on all counts, Dr. Capeci and staff---excellent!
It was ok I have a f/u appt in 30 days
Very nice, very helpful.
Very nice and pleasant Dr.
An honest doctor who told me my situation was a bit too complicated for him and recommended me to a specialist.
Seriously one of the nicest doctors I've ever met. Clean office. Took me right in and did x-rays on site.
Dr. Capeci was very friendly and helpful. I had a fairly substantial wait time and the front receptionist was not terribly warm. Overall, I would still recommend him.
Dr.Capeci gave me a very thorough knee examination, as well as giving detailed information regarding my MRI. All of my questions were answered.
Dr. Capeci was friendly, smart, efficient but thorough. Would highly recommend him.
Very thorough evaluation with x-rays done one the spot and recommended physical therapy. I would recommend him to others. AND takes GHI.
This was my first visit with Dr. Capeci. The overall experience was quite seamless and positive. The patient intake staff person, physician's assistant and X-Ray technician were courteous and efficient. A rare experience for me when visiting a physician for the first time. My X-rays were taken at the office and Dr. Capeci reviewed them right away. His approach to treating my condition which involves a shoulder injury and neck is comprehensive but at the same time, non-invasive. Too often, physicians recommend surgery for shoulder injuries. I highly recommend Dr. Capeci.
Very efficient staff. Accepted my worker's comp insurance. Was in and out once I filled out all the necessary paperwork. Will definitely use his office for all future orthopedic needs.
Very nice Dr. He trained under one of the best sport othopedists. Highly recommended.
very professional and reassuring
The doctor was nice and polite but it seemed that there were too many appointments booked for the same time I had a 915 and I didn't get out of there till 1pm.
Very nice and thorough. Excellent bedside manners. Would definitely go back. The staff was also wonderful.
Major improvement compared to my previous MD! He was extremely kind, helpful, and genuine.
Very professional and friendly doctor with excellent bedside manner. Highly recommended.
Knowledgeable, competent, and bright with excellent bedside manner. Highly recommend.
Great! He knows whats hes doing!!!
He took the time to listen to my concerns, and to explain.
It was very nice. He listened to me and he gave me excellent advice.
Doctor was able to diagnose my health issue and possible treatment. I was very satisfied with his service.
Dr. Capeci seemed focused on my problem, intelligent and had a really nice manner about him. He seems easy to talk with. His staff was very courteous and professional as well.
He was clear, and bright and helpful. I would definately recommend him.
Great experience! Office staff was not the best but doctor was timely, professional, and very knowledgeable.
He was nice but wait was terrible!
He was able to listen to my health issues and took his time to explain and discussed medical options/procedures. I felt he was sensitive, supportive and understanding to my problem. Thank you for listening Dr, Capeci. Sincerely, Ms. Bonilla.
Dr. Capeci was very nice and treated me and my knee very well! I would recommend!
It was great not much waiting, very nice people.
I loved this doctor so much that I already recommended him to a friend. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to help me because he explained I should see a spine specialist and he specializes in sports medicine more than anything else but he still spent a great deal of time with me, gave me a thorough exam and accessed my situation like no other orthopedists I've been to- and trust me I been to quite a few who were more interested in brushing me off and makin the big bucks on their surgical patients. I guess my pain wasn't worth their time. But Dr.Capeci actually gave a hoot and referred me to another amazing doctor he knew would be able to help. I respect that. Oh and btw he's also quite the looker ;). Don't hesitate! Book now!
Very professional and pleasant- However the office is not as efficient, they could not easily accept credit cards and the woman seemed overworked.
Excellent doctor -- highly recommend!
He was a great and very professional doctor. All tests and exams where done in a timely manner
He was straight to the point, kind, helpful and was easy to deal with. The office was somewhat unorganized but he was great!
Seemed good, will know more after my MRI.
Very positive. Dr. C. Was very helpful and informative
My visit to this office was great. The staff is friendly and knowledgable and Dr. Capeci was helpful and thorough. I was seen on time and everything was perfect.
Thorough, competent doctor and nice person. Highly recommend.
One of the best appointments I've had--informative, gentle, patient, kind. Great bedside manner. Felt like I was talking to someone who gets it.
He was nice and helpful. I don't mind to wait if the service is good.
I was seen to immediately and everyone in the office was very friendly. Dr. Capeci makes you feel at ease and taken care of.
The best. Friendly, expedient, and a true expert.