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Dr. Popovitz is an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon in the field of Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee as well as Sports Medicine.
Dr. Popovitz was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was a child. He grew up in Queens, NY amidst very modest means. At the age of 17, he was accepted to the renowned Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education is a combined B.S/M.D. program that recruits exceptional students immediately out of high school that are committed to pursuing a career in medicine.
Dr. Popovitz went on to graduate from New York Medical College. He then completed an internship in General Surgery at the Level 1 Trauma Center of St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York. Subsequently, he proceeded to complete his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. His training included Harvard Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA and Cornell Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Afterwards, he completed a fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the distinguished NYU/ Hospital for Joint Diseases.
Dr. Popovitz has had the honor of being a team physician for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. And, he has the privilege of regularly treating Professional American Athletes, International Professional Athletes and Dancers, Competitive American & International Collegiate Level Athletes, as well as American & International Celebrities.
Dr. Popovitz was elected as a fellow to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Moreover, he was honored by The Global Jewish Assistance & Relief Network for his devoted efforts and philanthropic support.
Dr. Popovitz is an Attending in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, which holds national status in Orthopedic Surgery.The Consumer Research Council of America ranks Dr. Popovitz among the Top Surgeons, Top Orthopedic Surgeons and Top Physicians since 2004.
Dr Popovitz has the reputation of being a meticulously efficient and gifted surgeon with vast experience and excellent results. He is, particularly, approachable and puts people at ease.
Dr. Popovitz’ focus of expertise in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder is for the treatment of:
Rotator cuff tears
First time shoulder dislocations
Recurrent shoulder dislocations
Shoulder/ Rotator Cuff Impingement
Shoulder (AC Joint) Separation
AC Joint Osteolysis/ “Weight Lifters” Shoulder
Dr. Popovitz’ focus of expertise in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee is for the treatment of:
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears
Articular Cartilage Damage
Recurrent Patella (knee cap) Dislocations
Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis
Verified Patient Reviews
I appreciate his view approach that surgery is a last option. I was seen by drs for whom this was not the case.
Looking for a second opinion. Office hustled to get the radiology report which wasn't sent as I asked - I appreciated their help. Doc was direct, to the point, explained things clearly. Would definitely recommend. Think my long wait was partially due to first time patient and partially office working to get radiology report.
he was exactly what I needed!!!!
All the staff they was very professionals.
Wait was a bit long but the staff was courteous and friendly. Dr. Popovitz took the time to explain to me the cause of my knee pain and a treatment option.
Dr. Popovitz was great. Very knowledgeable.
Doctor sounded very knowledgable. Evaluation and bedside manner were very reassuring. Made recommendation and suggested non-surgical solution to my knee problem. Would highly recommend him to my friends.
When I arrived I sat down filled out my paper work handed it in and in a matter of minutes I was called the doctor was very polite and friendly answered all my questions and explained it so that I would understand ,and the women at the front desk were also friendly and polite, if your looking for a good doctor that explains every thing with a friendly staff and a short wait time then Leon E.Popovitz is the MD to see
The behind the desk staff were on point, very polite and professional and never seemed overwhelmed with the amount of people in the room. The Doctor was very quick with is exam but wasn't afraid to give me his idea of what was wrong with me knee. He genuinely seemed happy I was there. The worst part of the experience was the strange old lady who guided me to my room. I did not let that detract from my overall approval of the place however.
Even though I sent forms through ZocDoc, I had to fill out paper forms in the office. I arrived about 25 minutes early, filled out paperwork, then was seen about 10 minutes after my scheduled appointment. Was initially seen by a PA, who was actually pretty great. She consulted with Dr. P, then I saw him for about 2 minutes so he could confirm the PA's diagnoses. The office was pretty bustling during my entire visit. The administrators were great about checking in with my insurance and relaying my coverage to me, as well as helping me schedule follow-up PT appointments.
Everyone from the office staff to the medical staff were amazing. Superb customer service. Lynn, the PA deserves 6 stars. I highly recommend this office.
Front of the office were super helpful and both the physician's assistant and Dr. Popovitz were courteous, friendly, informative and efficient.
Excellent doctor, highly recommended!!
nice people, long waits.
Excellent, thorough, and thoughtful clinician.
Very straightforward, great bedside manner, felt very comfortable in the office and in the back rooms. Front desk staff is great, extremely personable and efficient.
Dr Popovitz has been taking good care of Me
Great. My mother is an orthopedic surgeon, so I grew up knowing a bit about what should be done in patient visits & in regards to bedside manner and Popovitz was spot on. He has great bedside manner, was very good at explaining the process of diagnosis and stated that we will try a non-invasive approach first--all signs of a great surgeon. Would highly recommend him.
He was professional and explained everything clearly. His PA, Lou, was also great. The reception desk was friendly and helpful.
Dr. Leon was very good, very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything. The only main issue I have that they list on Zocdoc that they are in-network with my insurance, but when you come to the office they never mention that the doctor is out-of network either. You only find it out when you get billed. The lady at the billing department just saying nonsense. Be careful.
Very positive impression.
It is a great office. Friendly enviornment, however waiting can be horrendous. Dont go there on your lunch break. But overall, I would definetly , go again, if need be.
Very nice dr had a very warm presence...happy to have found him...quick service
Nice Guy. Good bed side manner, Liked his staff also. Just hope he has steady hands if I need surgery..... LOL
i love dr.leon popovitz and i especially love the receptionist here, they are so sweet and caring and do whatever to make you feel comfortable and cared for. the physical therapy here is also amazing they are friendly and im getting better..i would highly recommend this office 5 star!!
He was awwesome. Told me exactly what he can take care of and sent me to the other physcian in his office for my carpal tunnel.. Definitely would recommend.
Dr Popovitz is great, he is a straight shooter with good bedside manner. I am very happy with him
Very professional and courteous.
Office kind of shabby
This doctor spent approximately 30 seconds speaking with me and then finished. He asked me no questions.
Appointment went well.
Examination was thorough.
Everyone was professional. Highly recommended.