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Dr. Craig Capeci, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Professional memberships

  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Awards and publications

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Resident Liaison
  • Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation Journal Club Grant Recipient
  • Executive Orthopaedic Chief Resident, 2010-2011
  • Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research Award

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1144426321

Office locations

RYC Orthopaedics, P.C.

1056 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10028

RYC Orthopaedics, P.C.

1095 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10128

RYC Orthopaedics, P.C.

Park Slope, Brooklyn

263 7th Avenue, Suite 2B

Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Kind, prompt and professional- highly recommend! He quickly diagnosed my knee bursitis and confirmed with an X-ray that was done on site.
Less than 1 month ago
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Very nice initial appointment. I was seen right on time (had first appt of day). Nicely greeted. They had my forms. Nice beside manner. Answered all questions and recommended starting with PT.
Less than 1 month ago
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The Doctor was very pleasant however the reception desk has a lot to be desired. The red tape and bureaucracy in order to see this Dr. Is unbelievable. I saw Dr. twice, the first spent two minutes and sent me forxrays. Waited three weeks for the referral for xrays. Got it done through my regular Dr. Because Dr. Capeci’s office staff failed to request it. The second time, I almost did not get to see Dr. because the receptionist claimed they did not have the xray report which the lab faxed three times! After calling the lab myself for the fourth time, the xray report was acknowledged but now the Office staff claimed the Dr would not see me because I did not bring the actual film....they never requested the actual film! Then Dr overheard them and he came out and told them he can access the films online which he did. I am still waiting for the authorization for a hip injection that I will never get from this office... I changed the Dr.
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It was great!
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I had a wonderful visit with Dr. Capeci. He was well informed, patient, and welcoming.
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He is thorough, clear, and kind. Everything you want.
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Friendly
Less than 6 months ago
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Thorough, efficient & friendly. Staff on the ball...great that xray equipment is on-site-saved me a trip to other facility. Dr Capeci reads xrays & explains things in plain english. Goo dad bedside manner.
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He’s absolutely great! Went in for a consultation, needed for a second opinion. He explains everything and you leave with any and all questions answered.
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The best on all counts!
Less than 6 months ago
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This was the easiest appt. I ever had and the Dr. was really knowledgable! So glad I found him! His staff was also very friendly too.
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Great Doctor, friendly efficient staff.
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Confident, well spoken doctor who talked me through my X-ray and MRI scans, answered my questions and gave his recommended treatments clearly and with strong rationale.
Less than 6 months ago
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The office visit with the doctor went well. The check in desk needs a lot of improvement with checking patients in.
Less than 1 year ago
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He was very professional, the front desk were also very professional and the xray xray technology's was very friendly.
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He was responsive to the description of my symptoms and prescribed treatment in stages rather than giving me a blanket diagnosis
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Great Doctor and staff. Extremely impressed with the Dr Capeci medical knowledge.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Capeci was kind, knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. I arrived a bit early and I was in and out before the time of my original appointment! I highly recommend him.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great doctor, very knowledgeable and expirenced
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This was my first visit with Dr. Capeci. I found him to be professional and thorough and very nice.
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Dr Capeci and his staff were great! Any questions I had were answered, and my X-rays were expained to me. I left feeling confident i had chosen the right doctor.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Craig Capeci was very professional and informative. I visited him because I ruptured my left bicep tendon. I was taken in right away after i filled out some paper work. Dr. Capeci was very straight forward about my injury andeven got me an MRI on the same day. I went back 2 days later to discuss my MRI results and i was scheduled for surgery a week later. Very professional office
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I came for a consultation. Dr. Capeci is very knowledgeable,attentive. Great bedside manners.
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Dr. Capeci was warm and inviting. He was straight and to the point. He listened and gave his honest opinion. Very direct, knowledgeable, and the staff was a reflection of him.
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First, I waited for over an hour to be seen without being informed as to why or given an ETA. Of course, they made the time to collect my co-pay first and foremost. When I did see the doctor, he rushedthrough the examination and referred me for an MRI. His bedside manner was OK, but when I brought up another concern, I was given a cursory answer without examination. I scheduled the MRI, as referred. When it was time for the MRI a few weeks later, the radiology lab called me to cancel the appointment because the doctor's office failed to send a piece of necessary information. I left a message with the doctor's office but received no reply. When I called again, someone took my call then hung up on me while attempting to transfer me. I called back and got a short, rude response from another employee there. The issue is still unresolved. I know things are busy and that doctors see a lot of patients. But a small bit of concern and professionalism would have gone a long way in forgiving the extended wait time and lack of information flow between doctor and radiology lab. This is NY, there are a lot of doctors. If your insurance permits it, look for another,
Less than 1 year ago
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I saw Dr Craig twice. Both times I only waited about 20 min and the whole visit would take place around 40 min. He's a very knowledgeable Dr. I definitely recommend him.
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Very knowledgeable and professional.
More than 1 year ago
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Great Orthopedic Surgeon. Warm & friendly yet very professional- takes the time to explain everything. Staff is great- the office is very organized and wait time is minimal.
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Great doctor with a great sense of humor !
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By filling out the form online with zocdoc meamt the minute I went in I only had to sign my signature. Was seen by Dr Capeci almost immediately after walking into the examination room. He listened carefully and was extremely detailedin his explaination of the problem and how to move ahead. Staff are friendly and helpful very personal and attentive.
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He was very nice and attentive.
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Excellent
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I'm scheduled for future surgery and would feel more adequate answering sometime afterwards, however, I don't feel he gave attention to my complaint that my left knee was buckling and locking up on me, he was affirmative that the " painwas due to arthritis"..I agree, however arthritis isn't causing my knee to buckle under me...Dr.Capeci, don't Only read MRI reports...listen to your pt.
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The staff was pleasant and efficient. Dr. Capeci was great.
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Excellent
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It was fast efficient and easy. Even though I got stuck in traffic and was very late- I was able to see the doctor.
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Everything went well. Everything was explained clearly all of my questions were answered thoroughly. I felt well taken care of.
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It was effective and efficient. The staff was great and I feel like I got the answers I needed.
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Everyone was so friendly, and wait time was minimal. The doctor himself was friendly, easy-going, and matter-of-fact.
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The wait was way too long, I arrived early and waited close to 30 minutes. The doctor saw me for 5 minutes told me everything was fine and I left. I was grateful that my knee pain was explained to mebut the whole process was honestly too time consuming.
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What a GREAT DOC
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He's an extremely knowledgeable and professional Dr. I highly recommend him.
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He was not helpful. Wasted money seeing the doctor. He gave me a referral.
More than 1 year ago
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Capable, informative visit with aother scheduled in future, and provided suggestions for followup in the interim
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Very budy office but everything worked on schedule including xrays and two couseling sessions.
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Informative encouraging
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Professional staff, Dr. Capeci listened to my concerns and we will follow after my MRI. Check-in with front desk to seeing the doctor took maybe 45mins, total.
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The office did not receive my notice of scheduling an appointment on zocdoc which scared me at first I didn't think I would be seen. Luckily the staff was able to input me in the system, before I knew it Iwas having a conversation with doctor capeci in less the 15 minutes form my arrival . He was very informing.
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Dr. Capeci performed my surgery and handled the follow up afterwards. He and the staff in his various offices were very helpful and easy to work with (prior to surgery there was a lot of paperwork to fill out and theywere very responsive and supportive!). I was happy to find Dr. Capeci and would definitely recommend him, especially for those who need a doctor that takes GHI insurance.
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Dr. Capeci was clear and thoughtful in his diagnosis and explanations. I am hopeful that the treatment he prescribed will be helpful, and if not he made a plan for a 2nd option.
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