Dr. Louis Re, MD
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Louis Peter Re Jr., MD specialist who treats ONLY Shoulder and Knee injuries. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon practicing at Roosevelt Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. He is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and specializes in Treatment of Shoulder Injuries, Including Arthroscopic Repairs and Reconstruction. His office practice includes the use of specialized in-office Diagnostic Ultrasound. PRP Injections are available for appropriate patients. He completed his Residency at Yale University School Of Medicine in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and Fellowship at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Los Angeles. He is recognized for his work on several research projects involving shoulder and knee reconstructions. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Clinical Instructor, Shoulder Reconstruction and Arthroscopy St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center. Dr. Re is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Verified Patient Reviews
very thorough visit and explained my diagnosis very well. When explaining my issue, Dr. Re referred to my xray and anatomy chart on his office wall. Dr. re knows about alternative medicines which is a plus in my book.
I have seen Dr. Re before and other doctors at Riverside Orthopaedics. Dr. Re is superb, as are the others and it is well-run office. Long waits are very rare and the staff is responsive and efficient. Every doctor’s office should be like this.
Dr. Re is very intelligent and explains why everything is wrong/the way it is. He answered all of my questions, was very personable. I would just say it felt a bit rushed once he actually came into the room. I didn't mind because I had to make it to work that day.
The visit was quick and informative. He let me know all my options. He had a positive attitude towards treating my condition.
Very efficient and friendly office. After answering diagnostic questions, I received an Xray, and then the doctor was able to very quickly diagnose my problem and proscribe a solution. I enjoyed my visit and am hopeful I will make a swift recovery.
Waited 40 minutes at reception and another 25 in the patient room. Dr. Re seemed in a rush to get through our appointment and did not ask if I had any questions regarding my follow up.
Literally the best experience I've had from start to finish at a medical appointment of any kind. Really at any appointment of any kind. I told them they were role-modeling for other offices. It so simple but so well executed. Ali and Dr. Re were amazing, answering all my questions, explaining everything to me in a way I could understand but with regard as if I were a colleague - and the best part, Dr Re kept saying surgery is the last resort, and emphasized that. For not one second did I feel rushed. And I never had to wait, appointment on time, getting xrays, ultrasounds, the results...everything was immediate. The tightest run ship around. I can only speak for Ali and Dr Re but I can't think of a single thing I would improve. Super impressed. I'd send my parents to see Dr Re - can't think of higher praise than that.
Clear explanation and accurate diagnosis (I hope).
Dr. Re has a great sense of humor! He was very funny and friendly during my visit, and also very informative. He quickly and easily assessed the problem and recommended course of treatment. His medical assistants and office team and also lovely - helpful and very patient. Overall, a great 1st visit.
Very helpful and communicative. Great to have him as my doctor. Lew T
Very efficient appointment. I’m really satisfied they diagnosed and treated the affected area so quickly.
So informative, really helpful with my issues. Thank you Dr. Re!
Dr Re is an excellent doctor. Highly gifted as a top quality surgeon, he does not promote surgery unless truly needed. He spends whatever time is needed to diagnose and explaIn. Great bedside manner.
Dr. Re was pleasant. He explained clearly what was causing my knee pain. He prescribed physical therapy first but probably orthoscopy down the road. I would recommend him highly.
I am very comfortable with Dr. Re and staff. I am thinking of seeing another doctor there for pain management and other issujes.
Dr. Re always takes time to explain my condition and treatment. Excellent friendly bedside manner.
As alwaysprofessional yet relaxed atmosphere, discussed treatment for todayand for the future. Dr. Re went above my expectations and was very helpful with my issues.
I have been apatient of Dr. Re for years and my care is of the utmost in professionalism and treatment.
Very efficient and pleasant. Will recommend definitely to others.
Excellent physician who listens to your problems and addresses each one succinctly and recommends a plan of conservative care, instead of immediately recommending surgery.
Dr. Re is an excellent orthopedic doctor, he takes the time to explain to you the problem and the options you have.
Great knowledge of the issues with my knee and an excellent plan for rehabilitation. He's aware of the treatment options and fully supportive of schieving the goals of full healing without spending hundreds of dollars to do so.
Dr. Re was very informative, and explained everything to me so that I could understand it. He will be performing my surgery on July 11th. I knew I needed it. He explained exactly what he was going to do, why I was having all the pain and what I could expect after the surgery. I am very happy with him so far.
Dr. Louis Re was very helpful and nice! He has a great knowledge and addressed my concern directly. But i can tell he has been busy as there were patients waiting for him when i was treated. Overall i recommend Dr. Louis Re to you.
Awesome doctor. Actually cares and wants to listen to you! Gives you the best advice to take care of the issue. Not one of those overprescribing docs. Refreshing to have a doc appt that wasn't about prescribing meds, surgery, etc
I really trusted him- he did not make me do unecessary tests or anything invasive.
Dr.Re made me feel comfortable and confident in his ability to assist me and educate me of knee and shoulder issues. I am so grateful I chose Dr. Louis Re.
Very good. He spent time explaining to me why my knee hurts and gave me a very detailed plan how to take care of it. He is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Was a great doctor. Very knowledgeable, and some something in my MRI two other orthopedists were unclear about. Highly recommended.
The general impression that I got was that he's too busy to give his patients any genuine attention. He didn't really take time to listen to me. Every time I tried to ask a question, he interrupted me without answering the question. I thought maybe I should wait until the end of the visit to ask my questions so I tried a 4th time to ask questions at the end and got interrupted again but this time the interruption was paired with him walking out of the room and telling me to check out. He didn't want to know what my goal was and I have no reason to believe that he has my best interest at heart. I will be going elsewhere and will not be returning to this office.
Dr. Re is great! Took his time to explain everything to me and came up with an action plan right away. I am usually not as happy leaving doctor's offices but he is very attentive and generous with time! Definitely recommend!
He is an outstanding professional who was able to help my shoulder injury without surgery. He was pleasant, extremely knowledgeable and competent, and instilled in me the highest level of trust. I can't find words adequate to describe how great my experience was.
Very professional and personal. From the receptionist to the med asst to the doctor to the X-ray tech.
He is great. I have shoulder problem and I had X-ray , Ultrasound and MRI the same day.
I could not possibly have been in better hands for my shoulder surgery. Dr. Re is kind, incredibly competent, and took the time to explain everything clearly.
Dr Re is clear in his explanations and smooths the way for a fast recovery.
My teenage son was experiencing lower back pain and Dr. Re was wonderful. He was very kind, supportive and helpful. I highly recommend him!
Dr Re was extremely concise and helpful. He reviewed my x-rays, examined my knee, asked many questions . Then he answered all of my questions very honestly and gave me everything I need to start to improve my condition. Office staff and technicians were all super professional, calm and ultra-competent. It was an extremely helpful, even oddly relaxing, experience!
He was attentive, thorough and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him.
Good experience. All staff were very professional. Dr.Re was very nice and explained everything very clearly.
Dr. Re gives a lot of attention, time, and effort to you, unlike the attitude with most surgeons I've met. He will explain everything to you clearly and be very open about options.
third visit with Dr Re and he's a Pro no nonsense down to earth.
Dr. Re addressed all my concerns, answered each question with precise answers and informed me of different options. He gave me the pros and cons for each option and took his time addressing them.
Excellent doctor with warm and friendly beside manner. Puts patient at ease and explains prognosis and treatment clearly. Came here for knee pain, Dr's assistant Aly very astute and attentive. I got xray's done right away and Dr.came in soon afterward to diagnose. Prescribed very easy solutions to follow. I'm extremely glad he's in my plan's network!!
I was very satisfied with Dr. Louis Re I have to get some tests done and see him after. I am confident he will help with my shoulder injury I was very impressed with his manner.
Visited Dr. Re for a knee problem. He was friendly and informative. His assistant also called back quickly with answers to my question.
Great doctor and staff. They took the time to explain everything to you in great depth. I would highly recommend him.
Very informative and helpful! Knew what the issue was immediately and resolved quickly
Efficient,competent,and pleasant. Hit the trifecta
Pleasant warm and professional . Knowledgable and courteous staff . Go!
I've been seeing Dr. Re for many years now and I think he's great. Patient, very thorough, warm, personable, and KNOWLEDGEABLE. I really feel like I am getting the best, most current, informed treatment. He's a great doctor (and I don't pass that praise out lightly).
Really terrific treatment. Dr. Re and his staff are smart, down to earth and have helped me avoid surgery twice over the years. The best!!
Dr. RE AND HIS ASSITANT HAVE BEEN GREAT ALL THREE TIMES. This is a great experience, the new assistant's name is Ali.. good for shoulder problems
Dr. Re is a very good doctor and I trust his care. He gave me good options to help me decide how to best treat my condition going forward and took a lot of time discussing methods of treatment. Dr. Re performed shoulder surgery on me last year and I have full mobility after the procedure! Thank you. Catherine
Quickly evaluated and treated my problem professionally.
Great doctor. Very thorough and explained the injury so that I would understand. Broke down different methods of treatment and what would be best for me and my schedule. I highly recommend.
Dr. Re is very friendly and listens. He explains things thoroughly and dedicates more time than other doctors I've seen.
He waited to recommend surgery until all other options were exhausted, and he was a strong proponent of physical therapy. My surgery was very successful and my recuperation was swift.
Dr. Re figured out my issue that had stumped my GP for over five years! he knew it, and prescribed the remedy correctly, after a few tests, and insightful questions. he is at the top of his game! every other doctor should learn from him!
Dr Re is wonderful as is his staff! They made me feel better.
Dr. Re and his staff were very courteous and professional. I had a minimal wait time after arriving. Dr. Re took the time to explain my injury and the options for treating it, and provided search results for physical therapy close set to my home and job.
Dr. Re was great! The entire staff was courteous ( check-in, check-out, x-Ray tech and his assistant)! Knowledgable and very personable. Started me on treatment right away. I already booked my next appointment.
Visit was good, but dealing with staff other than doctor is not at all smooth. I have been trying to book appointment for surgery for last 3-4 days. No body ever responds to the call and if you leave a voice message as well, they do not get back to you. It seems like either they don't care or they are the busiest person on earth. I hope it improves.
Dr Louis and his staff was really helpful and help me with my problem. I highly recommend him. Really positive experience.
Doctor is good. Staff at the reception are not so helpful.
I think that the Dr is very knowledgable. He also takes time to explain you what you have and what the treatment is for your problem, as well as the possible outcomes.
Pros: incredibly efficient experience - they saw me on time, everyone was professional and I was in and out in no time. Cons: I felt very rushed and did not get the sense that I was being listened to by the doctor. Perhaps my issue is so common that it was easy for him to diagnose without much input from me, but I would have felt more comfortable if I felt as if I was speaking with someone about my problems as opposed to being lectured.
Love Dr. Re's personality and bow tie! He was extremely straightforward and efficient...so much so that I hardly even realized he had given me a shot until it was over...some people might find that manner off-putting but it works great for me. Very knowledgeable and warm. Feel like I'm in good hands.
He's a straight-forward doctor and a nice guy. it's always a pleasure to be attended to by him and his staff.
Very knowledgable and friendly physician! He took the time to explain what was wrong, what the treatment options were, and answered all my questions. Highly recommend him!
The real problem with this office is that while they declare that is accessible, it is barely so. In my opinion, this is unacceptable, especially as this is an orthopedic office!! I came in a wheelchair. The front entrance has steps and so I was directed round the side to the freight elevator. So there I was with the garbage waiting to go up to the 10th floor. On exiting the elevator, the pathway into the office was barely accessible and the staff were very unhelpful. Not the way I wanted to begin my consultation.
Excellent and efficient doctor. I felt confident in his diagnosis and he kept me informed throughout the visit of everything he was doing.
A professional doctor, very knowledgeable and outstanding bedside manner.
Best doctor. Kind, helpful and wise
Dr Re performed 2 surgeries for me with exceptional results. Part of my recovery process has required physical therapy and my therapist commented that his work was wonderful and the strength of my tendon and the repair was extremely good. I thank Dr. Re because I was fearful I may not gain my full mobility but Im almost there and I'm very grateful.
Dr re is a great doctor. Great bedside manner and treated me until I was at 100 percent. I recommend him highly for patients with shoulder issues.
Always the professional! Great doctor!
Dr. Re was professional. He made me feel comfortable, explained his diagnosis, options for my treatment and gave me his information for the future. I would recommend him to others. He's cool!
He was really nice and informative and right on time!!!
Personable and relaxed, Communication very clear. Thank you
Patient and sensitive to my needs. Was very thorough. Glad I went
Rotator cuff surgery and I am back to normal. Highly recommended
I found my visit to be thorough.. He answered all of my questions. He explained in detail what my recovery time would be and my physical therapy would be. I'm a happy patient. :)
My visit went very well.. He was very knowledgeable about my condition, and most importantly he listen to me and he took my thoughts into consideration. I have and will refer him to family and friends!! He's a great Doctor!
It Washington ver y good helpful
The office is comfortable, light comes in thru the windows, especially in the waiting area. Waiting area is spacious and well provided with comfortable seats, magazines, water etc. The staff is corteous and efficient. Once I got called to the inside of the office, I was well attended by a young woman who was very supportive. Dr.Re is an excellent professional, and the contact with him just right: he gives information that is concise and precise, answers questions, shows images to assist understanding, describes treatment and options. He is to the point -- obviously busy and under time pressure, but his manner is calm and unhurried, and he takes the time needed to do what he needs - and what I needed.
I highly recommend Dr. Re. He repaired my rotator cuff. He also stopped my knee pain. Very patient, makes you feel comfortable. Highly recommend.
Dr. Re is professional and personal all at the same time. He gives great suggestions for how you should care for your injuries between visits.
Dr.Re, explain every thing very well so that you understand your problem. He will also answerer all your questions that you may have.You feel very comfortable around him. With some doctor you don't feel that way.
Dr. Re was wonderful! He was very professional and thorough. He explained my condition and listened/answered my questions. I'm very afraid of needles, and he was calming during the procedure, which helped me get through it. I loved his positive energy. I also liked his assistant Nely and the warm interaction they shared. I would recommend Dr. Re to everyone!
I think he was very professional polite funny very intentive and more so he was able to provide a lot of information explain my situation to.the fullest and resolve my medical issue and I will refer people I know to him
He's very direct to the point, gave me some solid feedback on my shoulder issues and was very professional. I'll definitely come back for additional visits if needed.
The whole process was very quick from signing in to x-rays and talking to Dr. Re Yet none of it felt rushed. Dr. Re answered all my questions, gave me my options, and assured me all would be fine, and it was.
He answers all the questions very patiently and explains everything in details, he is great and he knows what exactly he is talking about
Excellent physician in the orthopedic field. Patient and extremely knowledgeable. A credit to his profession, and to Dr Dermksian's overall practice.
He was knowledgeable, listened to me, showed me what the x-ray meant, and offered me alternatives. He explained the relative merits of each of my options. I wish I had written down my questions beforehand, because I had a few other things I wanted to ask about, but that is not a reflection on him.
He was amazing! I don't like "doctors" because they tend to be stuffy and it's scary. But he was like family! Made me feel so comfortable! I don't like sitting on the table with that ever crunching white sheet paper, but Dr. Re let me walk around with him while looking at my x-rays and explaining them to me. I had an ever so hidden fracture in my rib and he found it!! Wonderful doctor he's awesome! Knowledgeable, friendly and one of the best I've seen in years!!!
Nice office location. The staff was friendly and efficient. I received my X-rays onsite. Dr. Re was great. He didn't recommend a bunch of unnecessary treatment.
Dr Re was very nice, professional and a good listner. The office staff were very professional, well organized and communicated. The record is accessible via online patient portal, which was very convenient. The facility was very clean and pleasant. I never had to wait. I wish every doctor's office is like this.
I have to say I am really impressed with this doc. Short wait time, pleasant staff, nice facilities with extensive in house capabilities. Doc did not rush but was very efficient. He went to great lengths to explain his opinion and go over my X-ray and ultrasound. He explained the likely scenarios and what they entail. If I need surgery I won't hesitate to have him do it.
Dr. Re was cheery, personable and professional. He made me feel comfortable right away and worked quickly and thoroughly. I would definitely go back to Dr. Re in the future.
Great guy. Really knows his stuff and is able to provide you with the right treatment.
He's the best...
Trains made me a few minutes late and I was still seen very quickly. My x-rays were done within 10 minutes and the doctor walked in a few minutes later. Everyone is very efficient, though some people may feel like this is rushed, I wasn't bothered by it. The doctor was knowledgable and helpful, working with me to get the best results with my constraints. They even called my insurance before I got there to make sure it was covered. It was a brief visit but helpful and exactly what I needed.
He was very polite and gave plenty of information and options of care for my injury. He spent a considerable amount of time with me and made sure all of my questions were answered.
Dr. Re is kind and clear and thoughtful.
Very friendly and personable. Answered my questions thoughtfully & I left assured I was in good hands. Would definitely return for future orthopedic needs.
Louis Re is awesome.
I really enjoyed my visit with Dr. Re. He gave me hope when it came to my knees and also good advice. I would definitely recommend him.
Came in 5 minutes late was told to hurry with my papers, but they had already been filled out on zocdoc. Then waited for 20 minutes and asked how much longer. They found out it would be at least another 35 minutes and would have left me sitting if I didn't ask. I was a new patient, figured they would accomodate someone new, but had 0 care.
Great bedside manner. Very funny. Really knowledgeable and efficient
On time. Personable and knowledgeable.
Great!! Very friendly and easy to talk to.
I would. He was quick, clearly knowledgeable, and just the right combination of professional and friendly. I recommend Dr. Re.
I think he is an extremely funny and loud guy that is relateable. I enjoyed his personality as well as his thoroughness when answering my questions. Was seen within 5 minutes of getting there (morning appoinment) and everyone was pleasant that I met.
I went there for my joint pain. The doctor examined me in a minute, too an x-ray and gave me an injection right away. The pain went away for a couple of months and came back. I went back to see the doctor again. He immediately suggested a second injection, which I don't feel comfortable to. Then I went to see a different doctor which explained my issue completely differently than this doctor and suggested he wouldn't have given me an injection at first place.
Office was clean. Staff up to Dr. Re was extremely helpful and friendly. Dr. Re himself was a little strange and was finishing my sentences like we were a married couple. I wish he would have let me explain more
Dr. Louis Re was quick and to the point.
Helpful and right on with diagnosis
I was seen within a few minutes of checking in. I needed an X-ray to start, which was done quickly. The doctor was in the exam room within a few minutes to review the images and diagnose / prescribe treatment. I thought the whole visit was very efficient, the doctor was very clear about my options (surgery vs. physical therapy), and I would recommend to others.
Dr Re was good. The wait was a tad bit long. But he was pretty good and thorough.
Up beat, thoroughly informative, easy to communicate with, and obviously the real deal.
He's a nice man but he has to get his ~ish together. I was very clear on what our follow up appointment was about but he wasn't until he read the notes and I sat there and waited. To be honest I think they're running too many appointments per Dr. per hour and it doesn't work for the patient. I will not be back. If ever an experience made me feel like I was just a number then this was it. I didn't expect him to remember me or the specifics of my case but I did expect him to be prepared for my appointment which was scheduled in advance. He wasn't. What an awful waste of my time. And yet and still I must go for a second opinion because now I don't trust him.
He very rudely answered my last question with his back to me as exited the room, and continued yelling his response as he walked out the door and down the hall to his next patient. He seemed rushed and irritated the entire time. Overall, not a nice person.
Dr. Re seems like a knowledgeable expert in his area. I waited a really long time to see him, and our appointment was brief, but I felt like we were able to zip through all my many, many questions. And he quickly created a course of treatment that was relevant. I didn't have a complicated case. His nurse was great. Well-informed, relatively nice, straightforward. Also seems like she's seen a million shoulders and knows the drill. Neither was terribly cuddly, but I personally don't care about that. I want someone who is a great diagnostician and a stellar surgeon (should I need someone to cut into me). If you need a lot of hand holding, back patting, and extensive eye contact, this is not the crew for you. Dr. Re was literally repeating our course of treatment as he walked away down the hall. The support staff is meh to lame. Everyone kind of pointed at one another and no one really did anything to resolve a pretty basic document/IT issue at registration. Absent minded; neglected to properly read instructions; I had to actively request missing action items at check out. Two tips that would make the practice a million times better with very little effort: (1) Close your patients' doors! It's inappropriate to hear everyone's appointments. (2) Also, don't have take Registration take oral medical histories at that front desk. It's rude, and I imagine it's also a HIPAA violation.
He is a phenomenal physician. Dr. Re explained everything thoroughly and made sure that I understood my diagnosis and treatment plan.
Dr. Re was great! He was very knowledgable and generous with the information he shared. I will say he started to rush a smidge towards the end of my appointment, but it was 5 to 5 on a Friday so I imagine he was hoping to leave. : )
The coolest doctor with a bow tie! He took his time with me... no rush. He explained everything, what was wrong with me, how to avoid it next time and how to treat it now. Will be returning.
Dr. Re was informative and friendly. Only issue was that I took the time to fill out my paperwork on ZocDoc beforehand and for some reason it wasn't delivered to the office in time for my appointment, so I had to do it all over again.
Maybe it's just me, but I thought Dr. Re had an attitude problem. Seemed a bit pompous, and was not a very good listener, often jumping in with an answer well before I was done with the question. I wouldn't recommend him. The office also lost my info from Zocdoc, so I had to go through all the paperwork again, which is annoying, but whatever.
He was good at explaining the injury to me and friendly. Overall positive experience.
He speaks quickly but he was clear and I really liked him. He clearly explained my ailment, gave me a couple of shots, told me what to do when I got home and answered all my questions. I would definitely go to Dr. Re in the future and suggest that others do the same. Not sure why the wait was so long, but when he got to me, it didn't take that long.
I enjoyed my visit with doctor Louis Re. I found him charming, witty, and highly professional. His staff is kind and easy to work with. The entire visit was fulfilling. I highly recommend this physician.
Awesome Doctor. He found 3 tears in my shoulder that other doctors had dismissed. I highly recommend.
Barely looked me in the eye, was very patronizing, he was unpleasant to speak with and seemed to be in a huge rush the entire time. He barely answered my questions, made me feel that my questions were ridiculous and unwelcome, and then he just walked out of the room without saying goodbye once he decided the appointment was over. It was a bizarre experience and I still have many unanswered questions.
Dr. Re is helpful, thorough, and highly competent. I give the highest recommendation for him.
The staff and doctor were caring and friendly. I highly recommend them.
takes time to listen to all my 1000 concerns and will explain everything to you in detail. Always with a smile, and he is very thorough. Lucky i found a doctor like him for my pain!
Once I got the doctor it was fine, although he was dealing with several patients as he was working with me. I waited for 30 minutes in the waiting room and then another 10 minutes in the office. He was helpful but not all that willing to listen to the issues that didn't directly deal with my knees. The body isn't just parts.
No complaints or suggestions.
The doctor knows his stuff!
Dr. Louis Re is excellent, he gets right to the problem and gets to work. I felt immediately better after being treated, and walked out the office with a smile. I couldn't sleep for months because of golfers elbow, which caused pain from my elbow to the top of my shoulder. Last night slept like a baby after treatment.
Dr. Re was great - he was very patient and explained everything to reassure me about my sports injury. I highly recommend him - a great doctor!
Very organized, professional, and smart--he stopped someone from making me get X-rays, because I really didn't need them.
Very professional. I felt comfortable with him.