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Dr. Ettore Vulcano, MD

Foot & Ankle Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Ettore Vulcano is a dedicated and concerned foot and ankle specialist based in New York, NY. Dr. Vulcano earned his medical degree from the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia and completed his residency in orthopedic and trauma surgery at the Università degli Studi dell'Insubria in Italy. He then moved to the United States to complete his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction. He also completed another fellowship in limb lengthening and complex reconstruction at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Vulcano is a part of Mount Sinai West Department of Orthopedics and is affiliated with Mount Sinai West in NY. He is a member of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology and the Italian Society of Ankle and Foot (SICP). He is certified in advanced cardiovascular life support and basic life support by the American Heart Association. Dr. Vulcano’s medical experience is vast and impressive. His areas of special interest include foot fracture, stress fracture, achondroplasia, ankle fracture, and ankle sprain. Because Dr. Vulcano is bilingual in English and Italian, patients from a variety of backgrounds enjoy having him as their physician. Outside of his practice, Dr. Vulcano enjoys writing food and restaurant reviews, traveling, literature, and sports. Dr. Vulcano is committed to helping his patients enjoy a healthier lifestyle. He works with each one to discuss ways they can make better choices for their health.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Foot & Ankle Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Mount Sinai West

Education and training

  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Fellowship in Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction
  • Medical School - Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia
  • Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Residency in Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery

Awards and publications

  • “Eleonora Cantamessa” Young Researcher Honorary Mention
  • Grant from Public Health Agency (Lombardy Region)
  • Blue Ribbon Article Award for “Epidemiology of Total Ankle Arthroplasty: Trends in New York State”

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1689070906

Office locations

Mount Sinai Doctors Orthopedic Surgery

Mount Sinai Doctors - West 59th Street

425 West 59th Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10019

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The whole staff was professional, courteous, helpful and pleasant..I enjoy going there very much.
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Very personable, very efficient. Answers questions in a clear and concise manner
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Doctor was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Less than 3 months ago
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He was very personable and took time to answer all my questions. The receptionist and nurse were friendly and efficient.
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Staff was very warm, informative, patient, understanding while still being professional.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Vulcano was very professional and knowledgeable. His staff could not have been more kind or helpful. All physician appointments should be conducted this smoothly! I highly recvomend this surgeon!
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He was very knowledgeable and a very nice man., as well. I look forward to resolving my orthopaedic issues with him,
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Dr. Vulcano inspires confidence. He's very professional, direct and explains everything well.
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Excellent Dr and very proffessional
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Vulcano is highly knowledgeable. Completed a thorough examination, and explained in detailed all my options.
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Excellent Doctor. Very knowledgeable while applying a pragmatic approach to treatment.
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Dr. Vulcano was fantastic. He outlined the problem clearly and quickly, and spoke in a way I could relate and understand. The office was very clean and well designed. The imaging was done on site so no running around. It was a great visit.
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Great personality. Easy to talk to. Oozes competence.
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Excellent staff, excellent doctor. Extremely personable, kind, and gained my trust quickly. High recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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Perfect!!!
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For a busy office, very efficient from the reception-check-in staff to the Doctor's assistant to the X-Ray technician. Staff courteous and showed they cared. Everything explained thoroughly. Efficient in by the time I got back to my office (20 minutes) my local pharmacy called to advise prescription was ready.
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He is Very, knowledgeable , enthusiast and caring. I am hoping the final result of the surgery will be a major success for both of us!
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For my first foot consultation, Dr. Vulcano was very professional, examined, analyzed and informed me what he would do regarding my foot issue which has multiple problems involving mid-foot arthritis, a major bunion, toe issues, etc. In addition,he was friendly and had what I would call "a good bedside manner." I felt that he would be very competent to do my foot surgery.
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Super fast appointment, office staff, MAs and rad techs were amazing! I was in and out with 4 normal radiographs and a "live xray" in 30 mins. Dr. Vulcano made me feel good and comfortable about the next steps.
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Dr. Vulcano was very patient and passionate about his work. He explained the problem and reviewed the scans thoroughly with me. He took the time to answer my questions and worked with my schedule to schedule the needed procedure, as Ihad time constraints due to work and insurance. So glad I went to see him.
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The doctor thoroughly explained how I sustained injury, why and provided a thoroughly understandable, sensible, and smart individualized course of treatment. An appointment with this doctor is Game Changing. I know how to recover and howto proceed. Cannot ask for more! The doctor was also compassionate, kind and used language that was easy to comprehend and apply to my daily routine. His office reception and support staff is also absolutely lovely--answering, addressing, and resolving every question and making you feel at ease.
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incredible diagnostician...he's got radar hands! extremely personable. possibly the best doc I have ever dealt with
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Myself and my wife were extremely impressed with the professional treatment by Dr. Vulcano and his staff.
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superb doc, very thorough. very nice office, excellent staff. thank you!
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Doctor was great, very knowledgeable and got tests ordered and completed right away. Could easily relate to my teenage daughter who was the patient. Very thorough - did his own x rays as the ones we had brought were not tohis satisfaction. Conducted a thorough physical examination. Explained issues in layman's terms with practical advice. Just wish the wait wasn't so long! And that the front desk staff communicated better.
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Great doc and office staff.
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extraordinary doctor. I must have seen 15 surgeons for my problem...he's the only one that fixed it. best foot and ankle surgeon in the tri-state area!!!! I absolutely love him
More than 1 year ago
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very pleasant and comforting experience, superlative surgeon. extremely amicable and considerate. administrative staff and nurses were 5 stars.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Vulcanno was very helpful and pleasant. I am considering surgery with him. He also referred me to a colleague for review of my knee issues. He went over the foot xray in front of me and did the linear measurementsof the angles of my foot, which I appreciate. I tend to research my orthopedic issues, and some doctors seem to take issue with an informed patient, but not Dr. Vulcano. I highly recommend him!
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I have FINALLY found THE man. I will have my ankle replaced by him. he took the time to explain everything that was involved, the postoperative care, rehab, pain control, etc. His enitre staff (Rosie and Jennifer in particular) was wonderful.also, he was the only one who had the decency of explaining what could go wrong. he is very smart, honest, and sweet
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Wonderful experience. I went to see Dr Vulcano as a last resort after 4 other doctors told me there was not much that could be done for my foot deformity. One even offered an amputation. Dr Vulcano showed me cases likemine that he had done and I cannot explain the joy I felt. I finally saw light at the end of the tunnel. his bedside manners, his friendliness, his care...were unremarkable.
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as I was waiting to be seen by the doctor I was terrified of the outcome of my visit. Then I overheard 2 patients talking about him. they were SO happy with Dr Vulcano's care and were saying how they wererecommending him to all their friends and family. this really put me at ease. when I saw Dr Vulcano I have to admit he exceeded the expectations. he was just as the other 2 patients had described him: comforting, caring, hilarious, as if I had known him forever. I really felt like he knew what he was doing. I walked back home with a smile on my face. his assistant Rosie was really sweet and helpful the days prior to my appointment
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Vulcano was great, as was his staff. He listened to me complain for 15 minutes about my ankle, examined me, discussed the xrays with me, and formulated the possible treatment plans. he went over EVERYTHING. excellent experience.
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we came to see Dr Vulcano based on the fantastic experience and surgical outcome of one of our dearest friends. Dr Vulcano exceeded our expectations. He provided a careful examination, a clear explanation of the problem, and thorough discussionof all possible surgical AND non-surgical options. he was not pushy at all in regards to surgery. nonetheless, I have decided to have surgery with him, no hesitation whatsoever. wish we had met him sooner!!!
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fantastic visit. as pointed out in previous reviews, Dr Vulcano was extremely thorough. I didn't know a foot/ankle examination could be so detailed. he took the time to explain my condition and all possible treatments. his nurse Jessica wasreally sweet. I am incredibly happy to have found him. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
More than 1 year ago
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the most thorough examination I have ever received. Dr Vulcano explained every single thing in the tiniest detail. He was outstanding...didn't even feel I was at the doctor's! smart, hilarious, extremely skilled, truly caring. one of a kind. highly recommended oh, and the staff was fantastic
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Vulcano was spectacular. He took time to explain my condition, alternatives for treatment and educated me on what each treatment entails. I was nervous but Dr. Vulcano took the time to treat me and explained every step along the way.There were no surprises. Thank you Dr for everything!! His staff was wonderful and patient as well. I had a wonderful experience for my first visit and would love to give ten stars if possible!!
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absolutely fabulous doctor, one of a kind. extremely skilled, honest, personable, and caring. so glad I found him
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Dr. Vulcano is a very professional and nice gentleman. Was very nice to me and took the time to check my foot and give me different ways of dealing with my pain and discomfort!
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Dr. Vulcano is the epitome of professionalism. He's smart, kind, and truly cares about you. He's as intelligent as they come and will explain every tiny thing about your condition in great detail. Further he is also patient and clarifies anyconcern you have. I can't say enough good things about him. If you have a foot or ankle issue do yourself a favor and book yourself an appointment asap.
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