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Dr. Michael Alaia, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

New Hyde Park, NY

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4.9
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Dr.Alaia was extremely professional. Reception medical assistance for extremely professional and courteous
Dr.Alaia was extremely professional. Reception medical assistance for extremely professional and courteous
George J. · May 5, 2019
Dr. Alaia, his assistant Andre, and the whole staff at NYU Ortho were incredible. Highly personable and efficient, theyhave my highest endorsement.
Dr. Alaia, his assistant Andre, and the whole staff at NYU Ortho were incredible. Highly personable and efficient, they have my highest endorsement.
Jason S. · March 1, 2019

About Dr. Michael Alaia

Michael Alaia is an accomplished and diligent orthopaedic surgeon assisting his patients in New York City. He is an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the NYU Langone Medical Center and a member of the Division of Sports Medicine. He provides care and treatment for patients with a multitude of injuries, including ACL reconstruction and other knee ligament injuries, meniscus surgery and reconstruction, patellar instability, cartilage restoration surgery, shoulder and elbow instability, rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement surgery and clavicle fracture repair. Dr. Alaia graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from New York University School of Medicine. He then completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and then completed his postdoctoral training with a sports medicine fellowship at the Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Alaia is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • NYU Langone Health

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Internship in General Surgery
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Professional memberships

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

Awards and publications

  • Microsurgical management of acute traumatic injuries of the hand and fingers Christoforou, D; Alaia, M; Craig-Scott, S 2013 ;71(1):6-16, Bulletin of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases — id: 568182, year: 2013, vol: 71, page: 6, stat: Journal Article,
  • Using "Near Misses" Analysis to Prevent Wrong-Site Surgery Yoon, Richard S; Alaia, Michael J; Hutzler, Lorraine H; Bosco, Joseph A 3rd 2013 Aug;:?-?, Journal for healthcare quality — id: 629682, year: 2013, vol: , page: ?, stat: Journal Article,
  • Aneurysmal bone cyst Rapp, Timothy B; Ward, James P; Alaia, Michael J 2012 Apr;20(4):233-241, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons — id: 165436, year: 2012, vol: 20, page: 233, stat: Journal Article,
  • Catastrophic failure of a metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty secondary to metal inlay dissociation Alaia, Michael J; Dayan, Alan J 2011 Sep;26(6):976.e1-976.e5, Journal of arthroplasty — id: 138102, year: 2011, vol: 26, page: 976.e1, stat: Journal Article,
  • Contralateral deep venous thrombosis after hip arthroscopy Alaia, Michael J; Zuskov, Andrey; Davidovitch, Roy I 2011 ;34(10):e674-e677, Orthopedics (Thorofare NJ) — id: 139921, year: 2011, vol: 34, page: e674, stat: Journal Article,

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1093910341

Dr. Michael Alaia's office locations

NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Ortho Surgery Assoc - Long Island

1999 Marcus Avenue, Suite 306

New Hyde Park, NY 11042

NYU Langone Health

NYU Center for Musculoskeletal Care

333 East 38th Street

New York, NY 10016

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Experience was very positive with both the DR and the PA that attended me. Answered all my questions and concerns.
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This is the best doctor (and clinic overall) I’ve ever been to. He is very busy and very professional. I was able to discuss all my questions, do all necessary exams during my visit and left feeling relieved and confident about my treatment.
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Super fast attention from front desk to doctor. Treated well by the multiple physicians/assistants/others that I spoke to during my visit.
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The best!
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Friendly ,Informative and professional in nature.
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It was a pleasure to speak with Dr. Alaia. I was going to him as a second opinion on my impending ACL surgery. He answered all my questions in a relaxed and conversational manner - a truly comforting experience. He alsoknew the surgeon who would be performing my surgery and spoke highly of him which was comforting as well. He was unrushed, knowledgable, honest and funny. I appreciated his time and the chance to speak with him. Would highly recommend.
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Probably the most relaxed, comfortable, validating and interpersonally pleasant doctor's visit I have ever had. Highly recommended!!
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Dr. Alaia did a thorough examination of my knee and explained the possible problems clearly. Great bedside manner!
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Dr. Alaia is fantastic-focused, knowledgeable, attentive, compassionate.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Alaia is really good. He listened to me and answered all my questions regarding my condition. The office staff in general are all up to the task and they are very courteous and helpful. Amazing! Thanks
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Warm and welcoming!
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As always, Dr. Alaia is the most professional and caring doctor. He is very thorough, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. Can't say enough good things about him and his team!
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Very wonderful and friendly doctor. Easy to talk to and understanding! Will definitely recommend!
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Great!
More than 1 year ago
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Very polite and know what he is talking about thanks to have a doctor like him to take care of my shoulder Thanks Alan
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Excellent Dr. - knowledgeable, friendly, and spent an adequate amount of time with me despite a busy office. I will return!
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They are Awesome,Very professional, friendly, easy to express I just loved , I'll recommend to my friends and family to go there . I believe Michale Alaia Md and his stuff(forgot name) everyone are the best , better then other anywhere . Thank you Alaia and your stuff
More than 1 year ago
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He was amazing. We are starting from ground zero with my knee and i hope to see him and keep him he was amazing. The PA Andre was also amazing as well as the nurse. i loved the whole NYU experience.
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Great experience! Very knowledgeable and great bed side manner
More than 1 year ago
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Wow.. he was great.. I'm going to make an appointment so my father can see him..
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Saw the doctor right away. He was very thorough but to the point. Answered all my questions.
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Dr. Alaia is awesome! I've bene searching for a good orthopedic because I have problems in both my shoulders and both my knees. Dr. Alaia and his team are so great. I was actually a half hour early for my appointmentand they took me in right away, I didn't even make it into the waiting room to sit down before I was called in!
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I had a minor shoulder issue but he took the time to listen and address my concerns. Great bedside manners. I highly recommend!
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He was one minute early! He was nice and professional.
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Professional, thorough and answered my questions reassuringly.
More than 1 year ago
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it was a nice clean and up to date environment.I was seen right away and everybody was very professional.
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The whole thing ran like clockwork; i was very impressed. From all the info that i was able to complete online beforehand - thereby avoiding having to complete pages of often sloppy forms manually. To scheduling x-rays first, very efficientlychecking-in and having those completed... to then going a couple floors down to meet with Dr. Alaia. I was a few minutes early, but was called in exactly at my scheduled time. I felt very comfortable with him, and need to follow-up with an MRI. The overall experience so far was very professional and well done. And being able to manage it myself online was great also.
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Dr Alaia has been very professional and detailed oriented and is his team. Ensuring that all concerns are addressed.
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The dr and the stuff was very friendly and explained everything so well.
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Dr Alaia was great! Very friendly, easy to talk to and hs staff was awesome too! Highly recommend!
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The doctor and staff were friendly and professional. Had XRAYs before seeing the doctor. It was all very quick and efficient
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Dr. Alaia was amazing from the first day. He took the time to go over my injury in detail and answered all my questions. The surgery went very well and two weeks after I'm healing super fast and pain free. Hedid a great job! Also, his office has the most efficient people I've dealt with. They always answered my questions promptly and Dr. Alaia himself called me back to respond. I'm really happy to have chosen him as my surgeon!
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This was my first time meeting with Dr. Alaia and it was one of the BEST experiences. Everyone in the office was very attentive, friendly and caring. Dr. Alaia took the time to ensure my concerns were well taken care of. Awesome bedside manner. Very professional and thorough.
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I highly recommend Dr. Michael Alaia very professional. I've been having severe knee pain for months now. He answers all my questions made me feel comfortable. Dr. Alaia was very concerned about my knee pain and was eager to get tothe bottom of it. I truly appreciate it and I waited so long to hear someone willing to help and get to the bottom of my knee pain. I left his office feeling confident, that Dr. Alaia will have an answer to this knee pain. Thank you Dr.
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Every1 was amazing..Very Professional
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My first visit with Dr Alaia was great! He listened to me and was very focused on finding out what my problem is and quickly resolving it!
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Great communication by the staff prior to the appointment to schedule my x rays prior to my appointment. The x rays were done on the same building and right after I was seen by the doctor. Excellent staff, beautiful office and very professional and cordial Doctor.
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Very kind, capable, and informed. Excellent!
More than 1 year ago
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Very friendly, and gave me all the information I needed to know about my injury and the treatment process. I would definitely recommend Dr. Alaia.
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I read all the reviews before going there and they were right! Dr. Alia was such a great experience. He really listened to the problem and explained everything to me nice and calm there was no rushed feelings. I highly recommend him!
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Excellent doctor, knowledgeable and great attitude. Put me at ease immediately.
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He cancel my appointment. Not nice!
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Dr. Alaia was very professional and knowledgeable about my achillies tendon. He checked me out thoroughly and I did not get the bum's rush at all. His entire staff and office were totally organized, polite, and clean.
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Highly recommended.
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I really enjoyed my appointment with Dr. Alaia. He had a great bedside manner and took a fair amount of time to examine me. I didn't have to wait at all despite the fact that I was 30 minutes late dueto a long wait for x-rays upstairs. I would definitely go back and probably will be since I need an MRI scan!
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my first appointment: Dr. Alaia was very down to earth, very nice, and seemed very knowledgeable. He really portrayed that he cared about finding out how he can help my knee issue and seemed determine to figure out what is causingit and what can be done. He was great at explaining what he saw in my xrays and what are the potential actions to take based on different outcomes determined by and MRI. He even drew a picture to help me understand the inner workings of the knee. I am without a doubt returning to Dr. Alaia after my MRI. Note: there was wait time longer than I would have liked..however, Dr. Alaia was very aware of the wait and was very apologetic for the long wait. I really appreciated that he acknowledged and apologized. Regardless of the wait, I will still return to see Dr. Alaia again. Follow up visit: Dr. Alaia gave me very detailed information about my results, showed me images and laid out actions plans with me that suited my lifestyle and health/fitness goals. He is extremely personable and expressed that he cared about my healing process. I will definitely be returning to Dr. Alaia.
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Very knowledgeable and cool
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there was a long wait time and I suspect he's a popular doctor with a lot of patients squeezed in. But he's personable, easy to talk to, funny and efficient, plus thorough and I liked him very very much.
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