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Dr. Michael Benke, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Montclair, NJ

About Dr. Michael Benke

Dr. Benke completed his undergraduate education at Tulane University in New Orleans where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Biology. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 2007. He then completed residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at George Washington University in Washington, DC under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Neviaser, one of the premier open shoulder surgeons in the country. There, he was nominated as one of the American Orthopaedic Association's Emerging Leaders.Dr. Benke went on to complete advanced training in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group fellowship in Santa Monica, CA. There he acquired advanced techniques in cartilage restoration and transplantation from Dr. Bert Mandelbaum. He was also trained in the latest techniques of hip, shoulder and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Benke served as a team physician to multiple high school, college and professional teams including the LA Galaxy Major League Soccer team. Dr. Benke specializes in advanced arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, knee and hip as well as cartilage restoration. Dr. Benke is the author of multiple articles in peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals focusing on these areas. He also is adept in orthopaedic trauma and joint replacement and reconstruction. Fortunately, in orthopaedics and especially Sports Medicine, most injuries can be treated non-operatively, and this is always our primary objective. We do our best to keep patients and athletes active and on the playing field and out of the operating room. Dr. Benke was born in Princeton, NJ and currently resides with his wife and two children in Northern NJ. He is proficient in Spanish.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • George Washington University, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group, Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1649432261

Dr. Michael Benke's office locations

Active Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Montclair

1 Bay Avenue, 2 North

Montclair, NJ 07042

Active Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

67 Broadway

Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

Active Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Emerson

440 Old Hook Rd, Floor 2

Emerson, NJ 07630

Active Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Hackensack

25 Prospect Ave

Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Good visit. Waited about 10 minutes and the staff was prompt and friendly. Dr. Benke is knowledgeable and to the point. Answered questions I had and the PA that was with him was nice as well.
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Very efficient appointment. Knowledgeable and great treatment plan for my issue.
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In and out super fast. Left with lots of unanswered questions. X-ray. Quick exam. Referral to a physical therapist. Done. Won’t return to this office
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I really do like Dr. Benke, he took the time to explain everything to me, I recommended him to all mt friends at the gym
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Doctor Benke was very professional and caring.
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Dr. Benke is great. Highly recommend him.
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Dr. Benke was very thorough and accurate. He was helpful and attentive and provided relief for bad knee pain.
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didn't wait long which is a big plus in my book. The doctor was great and answered all my questions and addressed my concerns.
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We had scheduled our son the baseball player to get his throwing arm looked at a few weeks ahead. Then the weekend before his appoinment, my daughter fell ice skating. Her doctor recommended seeing someone and since we already were going,we asked if he could see both kids. We are so glad a neighbor recommended this practice. Staff was great and accomodated us. The doctor quickly identified the issues and treatments. X-rays were done right there. If you have to go, Dr Benke is a solid choice.
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My appointment with Dr. Benke was for a consult on a knee injury. He was prompt, professional and friendly. He took the time to explain in some detail the nature of the injury and what he was seeing on the x-rays.
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Very pleased with the treatment. The doctor was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. He explained the condition in an easy to understand way and included me in a discussion of my treatment plan.
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Dr. Benke went over my diagnosis carefully with me and explained what I need to do to help my knee. He is patient and caring and it shows. Thanks Dr. Benke.
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He is such a gentleman and very patient and attentive to your questions. Always very informative and makes you feel comfortable in his company. Explains everything and makes sure you feel comfortable with your treatment options.
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This is the second time I have taken my daughter to Dr. Benke and I myself am a patient of his. We are very happy with him and the practice.
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Extremely pleased. Pleasant office, little waiting time and doctor has great bedside manner. Highly recommended!
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Dr. Benke is easy to talk with. Doesn't rush question and answers. He's very methodical in his diagnosis and practical with treatment.
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Dr. Benke he is very easy to talk to and he has a great bedside manner.
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Dr. Benke was very nice and knowledgeable. He knew exactly how to diagnose my issues and answered any questions I had for him.
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Great experience. Doctor Benke took the time to explain the diagnosis and treatment. Wait time was minimal. Highly recommend him to friends and family.
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Dr. Benke did not rush me. He listened carefully to what I said and explained my options. I like his conservative, professional approach.
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Dr. Benke is a very professional and attentive orthopedist. Office staff members were extremely kind and made sure to answer all of my questions; particularly Ms. Vizueta, who helped me review PT options/providers.
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I liked Dr. Benke. I found him to be professional , yet friendly. He was also very informative regarding my condition. I would definitely recommend him.
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Very nice dr with good bedside manner. Not a long waiting time but it wasn't until after I left did I realize how rushed the visit was. Good and bad here. I wasn't angry and Impatient. I was in and outincluding my X-ray in uNder an hour. But I left with questions. I forgot to ask them and even take a moment to think of them. No one asked if I had any. Maybe it would have triggered some. A little slower in the exam room would help. Overall a good experience.
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Really great explaining my issue, he was really relaxed and made me confident during an uncomfortable procedure.
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Dr Benke took a great deal of care to explain my diagnosis and the treatment options in a way I could understand.
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This was my third appointment with Dr. Benke. I found him to be very knowledgeable and professional. I went to him two years ago for a second opinion because I was told I had to have surgery to treat my tornmeniscus. Thanks to Dr. Benke I didn't have to have surgery and I've been active and pain free for 2 years now.
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I saw Dr John who was very professional, knowledgable and helpful. I would DEFINITELY reccomend him.
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the office had no idea I was coming for an appointment. Thankfully they had a cancellation and i was seen right away anyway.
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Dr. Benke was courteous and professional. Listened to my story, made me feel comfortable. Would definitely recommend.
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Looking forward to my next visit.
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Dr. Benke is very knowledgable and professional. He listens and explains to you step by step. I would recommended him without reservation to anyone who asks.
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Great physician! Knowledgeable, courteous, thorough, optimistic...I highly recommend him.
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Doctor was good clear and straightforward and answered all my questions. One minor issue was that I filled out all the paperwork for the documentation in zocod, zocdoc reminded to tell the office but the office still asked me to fillout the paper forms for all the same info. I was 30 mins early for the appointment so was easier for me to fill out again than complain.
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A good doctor, caring and insightful, despite not wanting to know much about the history of the patient.
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Dr Benjr was very young but had great bedside manner with a good sense of humor, which I needed today. He explained to me what was going on, the treatment required, and next steps for me. Such a great doctor and an appointment on such short notice :)
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1 st visit took extra time because it was in a hospital little difficulty finding office but helpful employees of hospital I found my way.
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Friendly & quick-working. Clearly a busy man, but never felt like he was rushing to get to the next patient. Sensible diagnosis and prescribed remedy. Schedule return visit I evaluate treatment.
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Visit was fine, but don't bother filling out ZocDoc's online documentation - they will make you fill out on paper again #frustrating.
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Dr.michael is a very caring , knowledgable , and kind
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