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Dr. Matthew Mendez-Zfass, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

MATTHEW “TEO” MENDEZ-ZFASS, M.D. Teo Mendez, M.D. is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who focuses on both operative and non-operative management of sports-related injuries, musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis. Dr. Mendez is a native of Richmond, Virginia where he graduated high school from The Collegiate School. He then went on to attend the University of Virginia where he graduated in 2005 with dual bachelor degrees in physics and economics while also minoring in chemistry. He received his M.D. degree at Emory University School of Medicine in 2009. From 2009 to 2014 he served as a resident at the University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was the chief administrative resident for the department of orthopedics from 2013 to 2014. During his tenure at the University of Miami, Dr. Mendez participated in the care of athletes from the University of Miami and the Miami Marlins. Following residency, Dr. Mendez competed a sports medicine fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital. During his fellowship he concentrated on minimally invasive and advanced arthroscopic techniques for the treatment of sports-related injuries and participated in the care of athletes from the New York Jets, New York Islanders, Manhattanville College, Hunter College, and various New York City high school teams. Dr. Mendez has authored a variety of research articles and book chapters on a variety of topics in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine. Dr. Mendez does not accept Health Reform BCBS (Obama Care Plan). He also does not accept the NY Signature (Aetna plan)

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Emory University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Professional memberships

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

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1144462847

Office locations

NY Orthopedics

Lenox Hill Greenwich Village

200 West 13th Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10011

NY Orthopedics

NY Orthopedics: 161 Atlantic Ave

161 Atlantic Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11201

NY Orthopedics

NY Orthopedics - 2nd Floor

159 East 74th Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10021

NY Orthopedics

77th Street 5th Floor

130 East 77th Street, Blackhall 5th Floor

New York, NY 10075

NY Orthopedics

Staten Island

1870 Richmond Road

Staten Island, NY 10306

NY Orthopedics

Brookyln

158 Broadway, 1st Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11211

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I arrived with some strange ankle pain that has persisted for months. The staff quickly checked me in and invited me into the consultation room where Doctor Mendez and I talked about the pain I had been having. He was friendlymax thorough and confident in his recommendations which put me at ease. The offices are nice and one has the feeling that he or she is in capable, competent hands while here. Great experience.
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Dr Mendez was knowledgeable, caring and thorough. He addressed all my concerns. He takes time to examine and cares about all aspects of your well being. His staff was very nice and professional. No wait time. Very happy with my visit.
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He is a very good doctor! Was very helpful with treating my aunt.
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Excellent
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One of the best dr I have been to. One on one and very personable. 110percent recommendable
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Quick and very friendly, I’ll go back if I need to.
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Dr . Matthew Mendez was very profesional, informative and kind.
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He is always prompt and to the point - and very reassuring which helps when you are worried about an ailment. I was in and out in under 15 minutes. Highly recommended!
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I set up time with Dr. Mendez as I have been experiencing extreme leg weakness in the past months, brought on most likely by running too often. I'm not too knowledgable of different specialties of doctors, but I assumed an OrthopedicSurgeon would be a doctor who was related to my issue. This was not the case, however Dr. Mendez still spent his time with me to brainstorm what it could be and possible next steps. Though there was nothing he could do personally, he still showed concern for me and wanted to help me diagnose the issue that has been plaguing me. He recommended a doctor to follow up with, and then as I was about to leave the office he chased me down and pulled me back into his office. In the few minutes I was checking out, he was spending time researching the medications I have been taking, and he believes that one of the medications might be linked to the issue. While we are yet to see if this turns out to be true, what matters most to me is the amount of cared he showed, and for that reason I must recommend Dr. Mendez.
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Dr Mendez is thorough and clear in his explanations. Also very reassuring throughout.
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Great doctor! Focused, friendly, patient.
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Friendly staff and speedy consultation without feeling rushed.
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Great experience at NY Orthopedics and with Dr. Mendez-Zfass. Efficient and great communication about action plan for recovery and next steps. Highly recommend him and this practice!
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Appointment was great! Very helpful
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He was quick, capable, informative. He listened to me closely and made sure I understood the diagnosis. The only thing I felt could be improved is that I wasn't exactly sure how to navigate the next steps of treatment in termsof locating a specialist and felt he could've been a little more explicit about what the office would handle and what I would handle, but by now I've figured it out.
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Knowledgeable and very pleasant
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The Doctor is smart and explained details well.
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Best ortho I have seen!
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I knew he was in a rush only because they asked me to come in early for my appointment. Had I not known that, I would have never guessed. He took his time to examine my injury, and he seemed confident in his treatment and recovery plan. Great doctor!
Less than 6 months ago
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Great visit! Diagnosed me almost immediately without X-rays and tests. On the road to recovery
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Wasn't expecting that my problem will be solved right away, she did a thorough check and send me for x-rays downstairs on the 5th floor. I was in and out within 45 minutes. I'm really happy with everything! The doctor seemnice and it was easy to talk to him, and the nurses were amazing! This is definitely going to be my go-to place for any kind of sports injuries, which I hope will not happen that often :-)
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Dr. Mendez is highly professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. He had a number of ideas for ways to pursue treatment, did not order unnecessary tests, and has appointment times available outside of office hours for those who work during the day. Would recommend.
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Great doctor
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I walked in and he barely even looked at me before recommending that I get an x-Ray. Didn’t even acknowledge my presence and then when I was waiting in the room for him he was busy flirting with the girl beforeme, which was awkward. I felt like he is one of these young doctors that knows he is very attractive and just comes off with this egocentric air. I felt really rushed and did not get the attention that the pretty girl got, and was left with an overall poor taste in my mouth.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Mendez-Zfass was so nice during my visit, and gave me an immediate diagnosis about something I'd been agonizing over for weeks. He even took the time to show me a few online resources to learn more about my diagnosis. Iwould recommend him to anyone who is looking for orthopedic help.
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Wonderful team, great office and fabulous bed side manner.
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My visit went well. He explained the entire healing process very thorough . Gave great tips and recommendations for me to do to help the process!
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Super attentive and professional.
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Dr. Mendez-Zfass told me I had an enflamed muscle and gave me muscle relaxers, when in reality I had a pilonidal cyst which turned into abscess and needed to be surgically removed. He missed a simple diagnosis. Would not ever go back or recommend.
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This was my first time visit... office staff was outstanding, friendly, knowledgeable and accomodating. I was in exam room very quickly and Dr. Mendez-Zfass followed within 2 minutes. I was very happy with the doctors manner and easy explanationof my injury. ,as well as his discussion with me pertaining to diagnosis and course of action to be taken. I highly recommend the doctor and the staff !!
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Was nice and respectful, and thoroughly explained what could be the problem. Didn't have to wait long after the paperwork was filled out, and the facility is nice and clean. Highly recommend Dr. Mendez.
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Excellent attention to detail and feedback. Office was also highly efficient.
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Good! I was in and out and it was amazing!
Less than 1 year ago
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I waited awhile to see the doctor but he was very nice and informative when we did speak.
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Giselle and Dr. Mendez make a terrific team. Grateful to have such a great first visit. Couldn't recommend Dr. Mendez more. Cheers!
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After a very short visit for a wrist sprain, Dr. Mendez prescribed rest, a splint, and an MRI to be safe. Unfortunately, the office never provided me with an MRI script, it took 2 weeks and multiple "I'll call you backs"from his office before I could even get instructions on how to get an MRI, and even those instructions amounted to "you have to use the place on-site, but we can't forward you to them, make the appointment, or even give you a phone number". Having to jump through all the extra hoops when every other orthopedist seems to have these sort of patient care details handled means I'm not going to be returning here
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Thorough, decisive, and helpful. Thanks!
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Very disappointed in my visit. I felt dismissed by the doctor, and although I hate to play this card, it felt sexist. He paid my boyfriend way more attention then he did me, and he didn’t seem to validate my pain.To make matters worse, an hour later, I received a call about another patient’s MRI and surgery. Disorganized and rude.
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I've been to see Dr. Mendez-Zfass before so this time I did not have to do any paperwork. I got sent to x-ray almost as soon as I walked in the door, before my appointment time, and was back in thedoctor's office by my scheduled appointment time. It was very efficient. Dr. Mendez-Zfass asked me about what I was experiencing and did an assessment. Then he showed me my x-rays and explained what they meant in a way that I was able to understand. He was thorough and efficient. It was a great experience.
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Good! He diagnosed me and got me out of the office very quickly. I think i actually spent longer getting the x-rays and sitting in the waiting room which was a little annoying but I did appreciate him passing along two specialists names who could also help me.
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Great experience, great Dr.
Less than 1 year ago
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Well informed, great experience, and armed me with the items I needed to move past my ailment. Highly recommend.
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Excellent appointment. He's efficient and thorough and makes sure I understand his diagnosis. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Mendez and his staff were wonderful - however, I waited about 1h45 to be seen. Make sure that you have already squared your visit away with your insurance company to avoid any issues (the wait time seemed attributable to theinsurance company and not the office staff). Also be aware that this office is a private practice within a hospital, so it is very crowded.
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I was not happy with my visit with Dr. Mendez. I was told I needed xrays, so I was taken into a room where they were done. I never saw them after that, and they were never discussed with a doctor.Dr. Mendez was too quick with my visit, as if there were several patients he had to get through, but I was the only one there. He was not thorough, and I didn't get to fully explain all of my symptoms and ask my questions, because he just seemed to be rushing me out of there. He just didn't seem to care at all about me as a patient, like I was in the way of whatever else he had to do that day.
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Short wait time, Informative staff and great bedside manner . This orthopedist knows his stuff! You must go to him. He’s the best MD in Brooklyn. :-)
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Great! Highly recommend!
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A quick friendly consultation.
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My experience with Dr Mendez's office was great I was in pain they took me straight in and took xrays. Everyone in the office was polite and friendly. I would recommend this office for all orthopedic everything.
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Very disappointed since there were decent reviews here. His bedside manner was poor. I got him to warm up a bit but he wasn't very helpful. He insisted he couldn't help me and that he would refer me to a rheumatologistbecause he thought I could have fibromyalgia or rhemotory arthritis (I have neither. I have very concentrated pain in my hands/wrists when I overuse them from typing, etc.) I also had pain in my thumb, which I've had for awhile, and he said "everyone has that." I ended up returning to my chiropractor who adjusted me and in doing so reduced the pain I had in my wrists and hands (coming from a neck and back injury.) In regard to the thumb injury, I have to return to another doctor who is more determined to find the root cause of my pain (perhaps via an MRI.) It just felt like he had "more important" patients that he was interested in helping... his heads was somewhere in the surgical clouds.
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