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Dr. Etan Sugarman, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

New York, NY

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dr. sugarman was highly personable, patient, and understanding. he took his time to answer my questions and i felt very comfortablediscussing my concerns with him. would highly recommend him to any of my freinds :)
dr. sugarman was highly personable, patient, and understanding. he took his time to answer my questions and i felt very comfortable discussing my concerns with him. would highly recommendhim to any of my freinds :)
Kjersti O. · June 25, 2019
The only complain is the wait time. I waited for over an hour plus for my appointment. If appointment time isnot meant to be kept then there’s no point of scheduling. The doctor’s time is important so is mine.
The only complain is the wait time. I waited for over an hour plus for my appointment. If appointment time is not meant to be kept then there’s no point ofscheduling. The doctor’s time is important so is mine.
Initials hidden · June 11, 2019

About Dr. Etan Sugarman

An expert in sports medicine, Etan P. Sugarman, MD specializes in the treatment of athletes of all abilities, from high school to professional players to weekend warriors. After completing his training in orthopaedic surgery, Etan spent an additional year at the world renown Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic where he helped take care of the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Sparks, USC football, MLS soccer, Fullerton College and Carson High School football programs. An avid surfer, skier, violinist and former competitive basketball player, Dr. Sugarman understands that each athlete is different, and a successful return to sport requires consideration not only of the injury but of the entire athlete - the risk factors that predispose them to recurrence, as well as their specific timeline and goals. A devoted researcher, Dr. Sugarman was inducted into the prestigious American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders program. With more than 100 publications and presentations, and multiple best author awards, Dr. Sugarman is dedicated to providing the most up to date and best proven treatment methods for his patients.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

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Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • The Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Montefiore Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1235426610

Dr. Etan Sugarman's office locations

Northwell Orthopedic Institute

210 East 64th Street

New York, NY 10065

Northwell Orthopedic Institute

200 W 13th Street

New York, NY 10011

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I am very satisfied with my visit. I will be getting my treatments there.
Less than 1 month ago
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dr. sugarman was highly personable, patient, and understanding. he took his time to answer my questions and i felt very comfortable discussing my concerns with him. would highly recommend him to any of my freinds :)
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Very friendly and knowledgeable and took the time to thoroughly explain things. Highly recommend!
Less than 1 month ago
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The only complain is the wait time. I waited for over an hour plus for my appointment. If appointment time is not meant to be kept then there’s no point of scheduling. The doctor’s time is important so is mine.
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I would come back - thanks!
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I really gotta say: From beginning to end, visiting Dr. Sugarman was about as perfect as a trip to the doctor can be. His offices were clean and easy to navigate, his staff was pleasant and helpful, the x-ray techs weregreat, his PA was kind and thorough, and Dr. Sugarman himself was warm, affable, and came across as extremely knowledgeable but without even a hint of condescension. Honestly, if you're looking for a knee doctor (which is what I saw him for), you can't really do any better: Visit without fear!
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He's the best ortho doctor out there, and I am moving out of state and will only use a doctor he suggests in the future. That's how much I respect and trust him.
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Dr. Sugarman was smart, efficient and caring! He had xrays done and my problem diagnosed with a treatment plan in no time! Also, I had to bring my toddler with me to my appointment and he and the staff were all very welcoming and sweet with her!
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Dr. Sugarman was amazing.
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Great! Professional, super nice.
Less than 3 months ago
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Office was easy to find and access via public transportation. Professional, clean, and modern. Staff was personable and quickly checked me in. Barely had time to sit before I was down in radiation getting X-rays. Each staff person seemed knowledgeableand polite. Dr. Sugarman was nice and never condescending (which is rare among specialists). He explained my x-rays and confirmed what I was thinking about my knees. Was conservative in treatment recommendations as opposed to rushing toward interventions. Gave me concrete things to look out for to know when to escalate my problem. If things worsen, I will definitely return to him.
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Dr Sugarman was incredibly friendly and detailed during our first meeting. Would answer any possible question and I did not feel rushed like I have with other surgeons in NY.
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Very professional and knowledgeable doctor. Friendly and approachable. Provided multiple options for me to consider, answered my questions and I walked away with a plan of action and follow up exercises.
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Great visit, nice office, very professional!
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The best
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unfortunately he couldn't help me with my issue but referred me to another DR.
Less than 6 months ago
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Second time seeing Dr. Sugarman. He's a great guy and knows his stuff and his PA, Shelby, was awesome as well.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Sugar man was clear, understanding; and provided me with a game plan with which to begin treatment. I appreciated his honesty and his personable attitude. Definitely would recommend and return! His PA Shelby was also wonderful. The road will be long be I am confident in his care.
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Great facility. Great personnel.
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always pleasant and open to answering any questions or concerns. He repaired my broken ankle this past year and it is as good as new.
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Dr Sugarman is very professional, he explained everything in a way I could understand. I highly recommend him. The office was welcoming, they took care of me right away.. I’m pleased I went to see Dr Sugarman.
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Dr. Sugarman saw me soon after I got an xray. It was just a long wait time to get an xray as there is only one unit and 5 people were in front of me. He gave me a through examinationand answered all questions I had. I highly recommend him.
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I think he is an amazingly understanding doctor and he fully explained my situation to me with kindness and warmth but honestly is the most important thing. I trust him and am scared of surgery but would rather go into it knowing the facts than not.
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Doctor Eton Sugarman is truly a Great Doctor. I did the research and I knew of his fantastic credentials. He was Friendly and very Kind to me. I came in worried about my knee fracture.. and left with a cool "Bionic-Woman"Brace and a feeling that everything would get back to Normal again. Now I have a Plan and I very very grateful that the healing has begun, and I look forward to my follow-up visit
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Oh man! Dr. Sugarman was awesome Good handshake, friendly eye contact, you can tell he is a straight up dude. I am so glad I found him. I went to a previous dr. that I was not happy with...Dr. Sugarman listenedand paid attention to my problem area. Which is my left knee and showed concern. I was losing hope because no one was listening to my problem.
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He was very nice and efficient
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Very informative and did not make me feel silly for asking questions! HIGHLY recommend
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I thought Dr. Sugarman was excellent. He listen to my medical concerns, explained in detail his diagnosis, and discussed future issues, possible on treatment and additional course of action if needed.
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Very kind and helpful! Listened to my concerns and gave me options of what I can do. 10000000% recommend him!
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Wonderful bedside manner, thorough explanations, competent and caring physician and staff. Highly recommended!
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After injuring my knee overtraining for the marathon, I went to visit Dr. Sugarman. Getting an appointment was super easy and the experience was terrific. Dr. Sugarman instantly knew what it was ailing my aching knee and was able to diagnoseand recommend a course of action and treatment all without any unnecessary x-rays or MRIs. Great bedside manner too and appeared to be very knowledgable and experienced, particularly when it comes to sports injuries. Would highly recommend.
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Incredibly kind, well-informed, patient, and generous doctor. Would highly recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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No hard feelings on the wait, I know how Doctor's offices can be. Especially when I had to visit radiology first. Dr. Sugarman was very straightforward with his diagnosis, explaining more than just what the issue likely was without an MRIto give us a better look, but also the reasons why I might be having these knee issues. I really hope the PT I was prescribed will help the issue. If any other work is neccesary to properly fix my knees, I'm sure Dr Sugarman would lead me in the right direction for treatment.
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Very patient... listened to my concerns! Came up with a game plan!!
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Dr. Sugarman was quite patient and compassionate when I arrived feeling very overwhelmed with my recent ankle injury and resulting knee issues. His PA, the nurse and everyone else were very cordial and attentive as well.
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Very professional and very personable. Very nice staff as well.
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Very thorough as was the PA. I would highly recommend Dr. Sugarman.
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Very good doctor and Excellent staff members. Whole experience was great, even though difficult physically. Because of my shoulder pain. But given excellent care and all steps explained thoroughly as was follow up.
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It’s really great! The doctor is so nice, smiling, professional and just give you what you need and his the nurse was so nice lady, I really recommend the doctor for anybody who needs orthopedist
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I really liked my visit with Dr Sugarman. He answered all my questions and right away got me a referral to a MRI that I needed. He was so patient and sympathetic to my pain. As tears rolled down my facefor the pain I been suffering from my knee. I highly recommend Dr Sugarman. He and his staff, all amazing and nice. I definitely recommend this place. Thank you Dr. Sugarman.
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Got an Xray and was seen with < 10 mins wait.
More than 1 year ago
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The visit itself to see the doctor was great but the staff not so much. I prefill these forms online so that I don't have to take a long time in doing them at the doctors office but instead they gaveme an excuse that they don't know how to transfer those said documents to their computers and don't know how to print them on their end. This is the second time I had to go through a situation like this and turns out that they can print these documents but choose not to get up from their lazy fat butts and walk 30 to 50 feet towards the printer to retrieve said documents. Unfreaking believable..!
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Very pleasant professional who is very cute :)
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Everyone was lovely and accommodating.
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Wonderful office, wonderful, front desk staff, wonderful PA, wonderful, wonderful DR. Great experience except for having to wait over and hour for an x-ray, which was totally out of all of the aforementioned persons hands. They did everythingthey could the speed up the process which was greatly appreciated. Would highly recommend.
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Friendly, knowledgable, and answered all our questions.
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Nice, responsive. Understood that has a high deductible insured I need to be cautious about extra tests and X-rays. But word of caution, tell the front desk staff you won’t get an X-ray until You talk to the doctor.
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The whole visit went very smoothly. As soon as I arrived the staff had me fill out some forms. When i was finished they took me down to take an X-Ray and after that they sent me in to see thedoctor. Wait time was close to nothing. Doctor Sugarman was very thorough and clear and explained very well the issue I had and what my options were. I would definitely recommend him.
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Sharp, sensitive, and caring professional.
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He was wonderful. He listened and was done with my cortisone shot and I didn't feel any pain and I was asking if he had done it yet. He was awesome and so was his staff and PT.
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