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Dr. Howard Luks, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

I am a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at New York Medical College, and I am privileged to serve as the CHIEF OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND ARTHROSCOPY at University Orthopedics, PC and Westchester Medical Center, where I am entrusted with the training of the next generation of Orthopedic Surgeons. Your quality of life is of paramount importance. I treat patients, and not MRI findings. That simply means your values, desires, goals and expectations are critical to the decision making process where you are part of your own care team!

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry
  • Saint John's Riverside Hospital - Andrus Pavilion
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center
  • Westchester Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Hospital For Joint Diseases, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Internship in General Surgery
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Medical School - New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Westchester County Medical Society

Awards and publications

  • Best Doctors in NY Metropolitan Area
  • Best Doctors in Westchester, NY
  • US World One of Best Sports Medicine Doctors in US

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1982622742

Office locations

Advanced Orthopaedics

19 Bradhurst Avenue, Suite 1300N

Hawthorne, NY 10532

Advanced Orthopaedics

200 Westage Business Center Drive, Suite 115

Fishkill, NY 12524

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Very informative, took his time to know about my past surgeries and made stand out suggestions for my overall health. Thanks
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Lived Dr. Lucks bedside manner and all the info provided.
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Dr. Luks was prompt, courteous and direct.
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I had done some research about Dr. Luks and appointment with him lived up to my expectations....and beyond. In a word; excellent!
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This was my first visit with Dr. Luks and it could not have been better. Check on was easy and wait time was brief. I had a thorough exam, x-ray and my discussion with the doctor wasn't rushed at all.
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Dr Luks is friendly and explains procedures great. This was the 1st of 3 appointments for treatment.
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Excellent physician.
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Excellent
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Dr. Luks and his staff were excellent. He was prompt and very professional. He took the time to assess my injury, explain what was going on and even drew a diagram. I left the office with a clear plan in place for recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Luks.
Less than 1 year ago
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I have been a patient of Dr. Luks since 1999. He is an excellent surgeon.He always give options surgical and non surgical with good explainations of both.
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I couldn't have been happier. His experience and knowledge puts you right at ease knowing for sure he is confident in his treatment plan and that in turn makes me feel good.
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Very pleasant informative and right to point!!
Less than 1 year ago
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Turned my mind and gave me a lot of confidence to my upcoming surgery which I did not want to do!
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he is one of the most knowledgeable and smart doctors i have ever met. Highly recommend
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Excellent physician and very knowledgeable. Would recommend
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Dr Luks is ac highly professional and compassionate physician. I have gone to him for several arthroscopic procedures that were highly successful. Lobby of the practice is always crammed but wait times are amazingly short. In house X-Ray andMRI down the hall also minimize wait times. Dr Luks while highly efficient always makes time to discuss your issue and make sure you understand your condition and treatment options as well as expected outcome. I recommend him without reservation--5 of 5.
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Very professional very professional and courteous
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Wait time was too long. Doctor was good but I wish he would have given me more options.
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Dr.Luks is the best!!! I been a patient for years,he takes the time to explain stuff to you,he is very understanding and remembers your past history and is very compassionate about your concerns even if they seem silly.i recommend Dr.Luks to anyone who is looking for a good orthopedic.
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Dr. Luks put me at ease taking the time to explain all pertinent facts and treatment options. Didn't feel rushed as he patiently answered questions. His staff was very professional and friendly.
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He was amazing. He has excellent bedside manners. Previous to this doctor, I consulted with another hand specialist who saw me for 45 seconds. I then decided to see what I like calling a "real doctor." There are a lot ofdoctors out there who should not be called doctors. Dr. Luks was caring and listened to my concerns. Excellent consultation with Dr. Luks! I wish more doctors were like him! I highly recommend him.
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Excellent,Dr luks listened to my symptoms ,asked me many questions and did a good exam before treatment. I feel like he listened and respected my concerns. Highly recommend Dr Luks!
More than 1 year ago
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He was wonderful patient kind thoughtful thorough.
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I previously received two (2) independent medical opinions - both coming from excellent orthopedic surgeons - before I visited Dr. Luks. In fact, I was was already scheduled for knee replacement surgery! Dr. Luks wanted to know about my lifestyle,my activities, my personal goals and my desired outcomes from treatment. I received a thorough, hands-on exam and we discussed my MRI report, looked over my X-rays, etc. What I appreciate most is his candor and transparency regarding my available treatment options - exactly what I needed and wanted. As a result, I have elected to pursue a more appropriate, non-invasive procedure at this time. My knee replacement will have to wait. (Hopefully for many years to come!)
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Excellent front office staff, excellent physician. Issue was diagnosed and addressed - even with xray - in under 90 minutes. Thank you!
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Excellent
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Dr. Luks had been recommended by a friend who said that he is not only a good doctor but a nice guy. One of the best appointments I've ever had.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Luks was extremely kind and patient and listened well to my concerns. He carefully explained his diagnosis and recommended treatment plan. I also found all of the staff and nurses to be pleasant!
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He is the best!
More than 1 year ago
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Very informative.
More than 1 year ago
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Incredible to meet with an Orthopedic surgeon whose doesn't immediately suggest surgery. I had a been told previously by another orthopedist that surgery was the only option. Dr Luks walked me through the MRI images of my rotator cuff and explainedwhat was causing the pain, the extent of the damage and a series of options I had prior to/or instead of surgery. He eliminate a number of myths and misconceptions I had about what had caused the problem and how the shoulder worked (something that previous docs had never taken the time to do).
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Luks is the best ortho I have ever been to. He is genuinely interested in you, your injury, and your well being!! He listens to what your priorities are and tailors a plan to fit your needs!! I highly recommend!!10 stars!!
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Dr. Luks was a pleasure to hear from. He dealt with me in a professional and kind manner and took time to ensure I understood what he was saying about my condition.
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Dr. Luks is top notch in our opinion, along with his staff.
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Visit went wel. Short wait time in comparison to other doctors that I have seen
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Caring, patient, thorough, kind, professional
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He is very thorough and to the point.
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Honest and straight forward.
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Really good at undertaking my injury and why it happened
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He was a real pro explained everything I needed to hear.
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I liked him, going back in a few weeks.
More than 1 year ago
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Quick but exactly what I expected. Everything done professionally. Needed X-Ray and was sent to another office in building. X-Ray taken quickly and then returned to office where image was waiting for doctor to examine.
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The staff keeps everything moving quickly & the establishment is technologically savvy. Everything is done by tablet so all employees are given the same information. Dr. Luks has a comfort about him that helps you, as the patient feel at ease.
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Dr. Luks, Is the best physician I have ever met. He saved me from having an unnecessary procedure done on my right knee, and has a tailored treatment plan for my left knee. I would not trust my knees to anyoneelse. He is kind, caring, and has your best interests at heart!!
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Staff was great, Dr. Luks was great
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I was pleasantly surprised how fast and efficient my visit was. From the moment I walked in until the time my visit was over the staff was excellent. I would reccomend Dr. Luks to friends and family.
More than 1 year ago
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Very quick, in and out.
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Terrific Doctor. Great office. Head and shoulders above all other doctors I've seen.
More than 1 year ago
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True professional
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Very professional organization. I loved the paperless feature. Wait times were minimal, but more importantly the doctor was not only patient but he took the time to explain what was happening in my body. He understood exactly what I was feelingand what the recommended course of action should be.
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