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Dr. George Ackerman, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

George P. Ackerman, MD is a fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery as well as the treatment of general orthopedic injuries and trauma. In addition to his clinical interest in shoulder and knee disorders, Dr. Ackerman has performed extensive research in cartilage restoration and hip arthroscopy. He has presented research and instructional lectures at numerous orthopedic conferences. Dr. Ackerman grew up on Long Island in Seaford, NY and went on to graduate cum laude from Cornell University with a degree in Biological Sciences. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College. Dr. Ackerman completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University’s St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. His residency included orthopedic training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware. Dr. Ackerman completed a sports medicine fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. There he received additional training in minimally invasive and advanced arthroscopic techniques for the treatment of sports-related musculoskeletal injuries. During his fellowship, Dr. Ackerman participated in the care of athletes from the New York Jets, New York Islanders, and Hunter College.

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Syosset Hospital
  • Franklin Hospital
  • Plainview Hospital
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Columbia University, Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • Medical School - New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1720393259

Office locations

NY Orthopedics

1600 Stewart Ave, Suite 100

Westbury, NY 11590

NY Orthopedics

200 West 13th Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10011

NY Orthopedics

159 East 74th Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10021

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He is solid. The office runs very efficiently. I did not have to wait. Dr. Ackerman was incredibly helpful and great guy. Highly recommend him.
Less than 1 month ago
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Was in and out with what I needed.
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I never thought going to the Doctor would be a pleasurable experience, but today was. Dr Ackerman's office staff are pleasant and courteous and with no wait time. Ok 4 minutes, till I filed out the paperwork. Dr Ackerman cares aboutwhat you have to say and spent time explaining the different treatment methods. I never felt rushed and explained everything so clearly. He is very knowledgeable . He took X-rays and was back in the room in minutes. Great Experience!!
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HE WAS KIND, UNDERSTANDING AND VERY THOROUGH. IT'S CLEAR THAT HE IS KNOWLEDGEABLE AND HAPPY IN HIS PROFESSION.
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Dr. Ackerman was very nice and friendly, so was the staff at the office. He listened to what I had to say and explained what my problem may be. He was a delight! I would definitely recommend him!
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The physician was good, however the waiting time and forms to be filled were too much. Expected it to be much faster instead.
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Excellent doctor !!!
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Amazing
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Dr. Ackerman was wonderful, he answered all of my questions with patience and detail. He has a great bedside manner and seems very caring and knowledgeable.
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The actual doctor, Dr. Ackerman was great. However, the administrative staff was so incompetent. I needed an MRI after the appointment and their imaging center is directly below the doctor's office, one floor down. They incorrectly filledout forms and failed to communicate with me throughout the process. In the end the administrative errors from the imaging center and/or the doctor's office caused me to wait over two hours and still not end up getting the MRI until a later date.
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Excellent, caring, exactly what I was looking for after injuring my knee. I’d highly recommend him!
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I'm a repeat patient and have always had a terrific experience. Very patient, listens well, clear in his explanations, is conservative in treatment recommendations and has always made the right call. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Ackerman is attentive and professional. I recommend him highly to anyone who needs a sports doctor or orthopedic surgeon.
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Very professional and to the poain’t!
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Dr Ackerman and the X ray staff very fast and professional!
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I saw the doctor after my procedure on my knee. As always he is very professional, very attentive to my concerns. He takes his time and answers every question I ask. I had no issues after the procedure. I wish more doctors where like Dr. Ackerman.
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Very professional. Takes the time to explain thoroughly. Weighs out all options for treatment and care, before considering surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Ackerman and the great support staff at NY Orthopedics. From the time you walkin the office you feel you are in great hands, with your care their #1 priority.
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My visit with Dr. Ackerman was awesome. The wait wasn't too long and I was in getting a quick in-office x-ray within 20 minutes of my appointment time. Immediately after, Dr. Ackerman took a look at me and figured out myissue. He thoroughly explained to me what the problem was, showing me on a model he had, and advised all the possible treatment options, along with the true likelihood of needing one vs. another. I appreciate that he suggested a conservative approach to start with and asked that I check in again in several weeks if I still have pain. He was also a pleasure to talk to. He seemed down-to-earth, approachable, and willing to answer my questions. I felt that he really understood where I was coming from and could relate to what I was saying and describing. I'd highly recommend him to anyone needing to see an orthopedist.
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He is an excellent doctor, He answers all of your questions and is extremely patient. JG
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I met Dr Ackerman once before as Dr Ackerman operated on my wife's knee which was a perfect success and painless after surgery. He is a pleasure and breath of fresh air to speak with and is quite thorough. I wastold 2-1/2 years ago I needed meniscus surgery by another dr and I held off as pain subsided. Dr A agreed that surgery wasn't necessary at this point. He is doing a series of 3 injections at most for the time being, surgery being a last resort. My wife and I can not speak highly enough of him. Strongly recommend Dr A ... Thank you Dr Ackerman ....
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Dr ACKERMAN was professional and pragmatic. Appeared to be focused on prescribing the right care instead of the typical assembly line approach. Unlike most orthopédists, did not jump to surgery or toxic pain shots as a default option.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very helpful, open, knowledgefull and comfortable environment was created from the moment I walked into the moment I walked out. Dr Ackerman was excellent told me what I had and what options i had nothing was forced on.
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Dr. Ackerman was excellent with my son. He explained everything thoroughly.
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Great Doctor!
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Great doctor and office staff. Friendly, answered all questions and didn't feel rushed with appointment or treatment.
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He explained everything clearly and answered all my questions . He took his time with Me and was very professional.
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Dr. Ackerman is a wonderful, super smart and very kind doctor. He has a very warm personality, he is knowledgeable and is patient. He answers any and all questions, and let's the patients have input in their treatment/care. The girls whowork with him in his office are all very kind as well. All in all a wonderful experience.
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Very nice modern office and lots of parking. Ackerman and his staff are very professional and a pleasure to deal with. I always recommend George Ackerman.
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Satisfied
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Doctor Ackerman listened to what I had very carefully and I believe answered my concerns in a caring, practical and professional manner.
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Very thorough. Explained everything and made you feel comfortable and not rushed.
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Dr. Ackerman was friendly, thoughtful, and very knowledgeable. I did not feel rushed at all and he took the time to show me my shoulder injury using shoulder models as well as sketching out the exact injury on paper. I strongly recommend anyone visit him.
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Knowledgable doctor who was genuinely interested.
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Dr. Ackerman is a very kind and thorough doctor. He took time to really listen and explained very clearly what was wrong. He has a wonderful bedside manner and his assistant was very sweet also.
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Dr Ackerman was friendly & explained everything in terms I could understand.
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Dr. Ackerman was highly competent, thorough, professional and had an excellent bedside manner. I have already recommended him to a friend.
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Professional and thorough
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I have been to many orthopedics for my long history of knee issues, Dr. Ackerman took his time to explain all my options and his best treatment plan, he never once forced anything upon me, just advised me, i would recommend him to anyone.
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Great knowledgeable low keyed doctor. Took his time to examine me and address my concerns. Very impressed with the whole setup. I recommend him wholeheartedly and without reservation.
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I went to him over the summer and was so pleasantly suprised. He was professional, friendly and unlike most doctors took the time to explain everything to me. He is the BEST!
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Efficiency, courtesy, friendly and most of all sincere people skills in communication and results. Very satisfied. Every individual displayed concern, (receptionist, etc.)
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What a wreck I am! I went to see Dr Ackerman because I had a lot of instability-- but no pain-- in my knees as a result of oesteo arthritis, and after two shots of effleuxal I am in constant painand severely limited in my ability to walk. And he never once mentioned that I was taking any sort of risk whatsoever by accepting the shot. Immediately, even as he was administering the shot in my right knee, I felt a sharp pain and told him so. That first night, I was up to all hours in pain. I can no longer sleep through the night without waking up, writhing in pain. Dr. Ackerman prescribed meloxicam, which has 40 dangerous side effects, but which I have taken off and on in various dosages depending on the acuteness of the pain. Sometimes I cannot walk a block, other times I can walk four and five blocks, but my life has been severely curtailed by the shot--most of the time I am house bound because I cannot walk and I am in agony. Dr Ackerman doesn't believe me, says the shot is not responsible for the pain, and without even doing any further exploratory work-- which is what I requested-- asked if I wanted an operation, He is insistent that the shot didn't cause the pain and it is caused only by osteo-arthritis, which prior to coming to Dr Ackerman was diagnosed only mid to moderate. He is not listening to me, doesn't acknowledge his responsibility for causing the pain, and is saying that because this never happened to another patient of his, it is not happening to me now. I am disgusted and will do whatever I can to spread the word my story. BEWARE!
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excellent doctor fast appointments and followups
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Everyone was pleasant and very knowledgable. Spent plenty of time with my son and I. Left satisfied.
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I wa pleased with the doctor. He explained what needs to be done for the problem with my knee and gave me different choices for treatment. He is very gentle and considerate. His staff are very nice and helpful. I havea positive view overall and will go back for more treatment and consultations.
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The doctor gave an easy to understand verbal explanation that included the use of an anatomical model showing where my problems were and what the courses of treatment would be as well as the possible outcomes.
More than 1 year ago
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Carrying, attentive, willing to offer help. Facility doesn't have the MRI so its a bit of hassle to find one around. I wasn't able to actually get one from the place the office referred me too.
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X Ray taken immediately diagnosis rigt on
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Dr. Ackerman was very thorough and explained everything very well. I appreciated that he gave all possible diagnoses and wasn't in a rush to recommend surgery. I was very satisfied with my first appointment with him.
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I thought Dr. Ackerman was professional, yet friendly. He was able to answer all of my concerns in a way that both my wife and I understood. It was our first visit to him, and I was extremely pleased with the outcome. I would highly recommend!
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