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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Halbrecht is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has been an active member of the learning center committee, which teaches other orthopedic surgeons from around the world current techniques in arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Halbrecht is a member of AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine), the former medical director for the Women’s World Pro Ski Tour, a consultant for AVP Volleyball, and US Soccer, and former Associate Professor at University of California at San Francisco in the Graduate Department of Physical Therapy. Dr. Halbrecht has been a pioneer in minimally invasive techniques in arthroscopic surgery including numerous articles and presentations on in-office arthroscopic techniques, and is currently involved in research on the treatment of articular cartilage injuries and new techniques in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. Dr Halbrecht is also a member of numerous medical societies and is a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally on techniques in Arthroscopic surgery. Dr Halbrecht obtained his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, where he graduated with honors, and did his medical school training at New York University where he was president of the AOA honor society. He did his orthopedic training at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Disease in New York and has completed two fellowships, one in orthopedic biomechanics and research, and the other in sports medicine at the world renowned Southern California Center for Sports Medicine. Dr. Halbrecht specializes in arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr Halbretch is very competent. I ended up having surgery with him. I really trusted his judgement on my case. I do think that I wasn't fully prepare by his team for what was to come. They didn't set the correct expectations with me and I felt a bit rushed out of the office. But in the end I trusted and liked him as a doctor.
Great experience! Was able to make an appointment within a week, and I received great care.
The nurses were great - very patient, friendly, and thoughtful. The doctor was very rushed and prescriptive. Hand on the door knob so that you felt like you couldn't ask him all of the questions you had. It felt very much like a factory machine line, and not like a personal interaction that empowered me to feel confident about the next steps the doctor suggested. I was left feeling like I had whiplash.
Efficient staff, on time, to the point explanations. Highly recommended
Excellent experience- staff, tech and doctor were prompt, friendly and diligent
He was incredibly on top of it and very kind!
Very knowledgable and experienced surgeon, kind, thorough, and efficient. Also, it is easy to get an appointment with him, especially on short notice.
The personnel was very nice, there's no denying that! But waiting in an exam room for 25mins expecting the doctor wasn't great. But anyway, these things happen, and I understand that. My main concern is that I like to establish a relationship with my physicians, meaning I would expect my doctors to get to know me better and not just read a filled up form. Dr Halbrecht seemed nice for sure, and qualified, but after a 25mins wait, I would have liked him to try to get to know me, not just rush in and out. I left like I was just another name on a list...
The front desk messed up the zocdoc/internal calendar coordination twice but the doctor was great.
An excellent bedside manner, and really know his field. Would recommend any day.
Dr. Halbrecht was very dismissive of my complicated issues. I had previously had surgery in a foreign country and came to him for help. He did not adjust my medication schedule (despite half the medicines I was on not having FDA approval) and removed the bandaging from my leg with no support. He didn't seem interested in supporting my recovery. This was confirmed by my partner sitting in the waiting room who overheard Dr. Halbrecht berating his office staff for accepting me as a patient and not "screening me" beforehand. Dr. Halbrecht told his staff he didn't want patients who already had surgery. If you're looking for help after an emergency surgery in a foreign country, I would caution you to look anywhere else.
Great doctor and great staff!
Doctor provided lots of 1 on 1 time and was not rushed in asking questions to diagnose issue.
Very experienced, knowledgeable and professional. Would recommend to anyone.
Dr. Halbrecht was very knowledgeable and friendly. He saw me very quickly and had a thorough diagnosis. He did not pressure me to come back unless the problem persisted, which I really respect.
Dr. Halbrecht is clearly quite qualified.
Very professional staff and thorough/attentive consultation!
Great doctor so far. Took the time to actually understand my issue and attempt to diagnose. Did x-rays and ultrasound on the spot. Will continue to see Dr. Halbrecht for my shoulder and hip issue.
Very friendly staff and excellent diagnosis and bedside manner.
To the point, thorough, appropriate bedside manner.
It was great. Very professional place and had a great visit and session with Dr. Halbrecht.
Very professional and experienced.
Very courteous and very professional. Answers all questions.
Dr. Halbrecht was very nice, professional, informative, and helpful. Highly reccomend!
Booked my appointment the day before, walked right in and they were ready to go.
I have previous experience with Dr. Halbrecht and have referred patients to him in the past. I am confident of the treatment that I will be receiving
He and the office were fine. Your website however failed to make it clear that was additional information that could be completed onlibe
Dr. Halbrecht was incredibly knowledgeable and professional.
Dr. Halbrecht is great. Very thorough, committed, and calm. Has a great bedside manner, really puts you at ease and explains his findings and diagnoses thoroughly. He really knows his stuff, and his staff are truly exceptional, each and every one, from top to bottom! Thanks Doc!
Quick and easy.
I always receive excellent treatment and consultation. Would highly recommend Dr. Halbrecht.
Quick, organized, and efficient!
It was my first time meeting Dr. Halbrecht and you can feel his professional presence. He is a renowned surgeon in his field and you feel comfortable knowing he has a tremendous amount of experience. Besides being smart and logical he is also very friendly. And that feeling also extends to the office staff; lots of warmth and friendliness from the front desk personnel to the doctor's assistants. Dr. Halbrecht even asked me about a prior sports injury I had and offered to do an impromptu check-up on it just to make sure I was OK even though I was not there to see him for it.
Dr. Halbrecht was very knowledgable and knew there was a limited window in order to treat my improperly healing broken clavicle. He went out of his way to fit me into his schedule. Highly recommend.
I could not have found anyone better!
He charming, thorough, and obviously quite knowledgeable. I think he's an excellent doctor. James Dalessandro
Would recommend Dr. Halbrecht without reservation!
really nice guy...just took an hour to see him
Very knowledgeable doctor. I would recommend him. If you ever need a brace, be sure to get it approved by insurance first or ask if there are more affordable options.
so far so good-quick, efficient and got the care I needed
He's great. Performed an alagraph (ACL replacement) on my right knee. Everything went perfectly. He knew my ACL was completely torn after about 5 seconds of a physical evaluation. MRI confirmed it... impressive. He's clearly done a lot of ACL replacement and I would definitely recommend him and I hopefully never have to see him again ;).
Dr. Halbrecht seems like a very good doctor. He conducted my shoulder and confirmed that my injury was not a skeletal issue. The consult/examination was fine, but the visit seemed a bit rushed and I felt pressured not to ask questions that might delay him from getting to his next patient (such as what kind of activities I should avoid).
I found the Dr. To be very thorough and informative .
Rushed visit. Dr. Hlabrecht didn't seem to care about my sharp knee pain. Took some X-rays which didn't show anything. Just told me cartilage wear was inevitable and sent me away with a knee brace. Seeking another doctor to deal with this pain. Overall frustrating experience :(
I always enjoy his demeanor. He is always clear in his explanations and shows great depth of knowledge into various physical issues around my knee.
he was friendly and took time to explain things
Dr. Halbrecht seemed very competent although I was there for just a one-time consult and opinion. His office staff were very friendly. Sincerely, Laura
I found the Dr to be very informative and spent plenty of time explaining my options.
I was impressed with all the high tech gear, the efficient assistants, and that Dr. Halbrecht double checked my x-rays to rule out surgery for my shoulder.
Excellent experience and was very easy to understand. Would highly recommend Dr. Halbrecht to anyone that needs to see an orthopedic surgeon.
From my experience it was too long of a wait for a 6 min conversation. Very knowledgeable and very friendly staff but it just took too long.
Very kind doctor and staff. I would absolutely return, if needed.
I was very satisfied with my visit to Dr. Halbrecht. He was very knowledgable, had a friendly demeanor and good sense of humor. I really appreciate his conservative approach, to treatment. He moved fast but not in a careless way, he was just very methodical and to the point, which I liked. I was able to get an x-ray, ultrasound and a treatment recommendation all under an hour.
Everything was perfect. Couldn't have asked for more. Not only he is extremely knowledgeable but he was also super clear, to the point and at the same time very kind and warm. Will highly recommend him and his practice to all my sporty friends with sport injuries.
I like the fact that he tells you just like it is.
Office staff is obviously on top of things. They had me in and out as quickly as I could expect and they were pleasant people.
A good experience! Dr. Halbrecht seems like he knows what he's talking about, took the time to answer all my questions, and has a very supportive and nice office staff. I was waiting for my appointment to start longer than I would have hoped, but that was the only downside.
Great doctor, great experience.
Liked this doctor. Very helpful. Listened. Patient friendly. Hopefully, I will have good results!
Everyone was very friendly and professional. Dr Halbrecht was easy to talk to, realistic and sincere.
Answered all my questions. I'll answer more as we get closer to my rotator cuff surgery.
Totally cool and professional. I came into Dr. Halbrecht's office with an MRI in hand from another doctor and was seen right away. I figured the visit would serve as a surgery consultation for my ripped ACL. Well, it was and it wasn't. I also received immediate care and examination. Had my knee effectively drained (so much fluid had built up blehhhh), was referred to pre-operative physio, and had x-rays taken within the hour I was there. And I was slated for surgery less than a month out. The surgery itself went over really smoothly. Jeffrey knows what he's doing, both in the professional guidance and his handiwork. The man seemed so calm prior to surgery, and although I was pretty relaxed to begin with, I found it very reassuring. Now let's talk about the work done. Forget how you drilled 10mm holes into my bones, sidled in a replacement ligament, and screwed it all into place - how in hell did you manage to do it through a one inch incision!? Where's my badass scar?? I feel jipped. In all seriousness: thank you. My leg feels a whole lot more whole now.
professional, easy to talk to.
wonderful visit. very simple and informative. Many thanks
I was impressed with the office staff as well as with the doctor - all concerned were very efficient but not at all cold or impersonal! I would highly recommend Dr. Halbrecht and his staff.
My primary doctor sent me here, and it was a great recommendation! Nice office staff, and my first impression of the doctor was excellent. Excellent bedside manner, would return without hesitation.