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Dr. Michael Horowitz, MD, FACS

Hand Surgeon, Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Michael Horowitz is a fellowship trained hand surgeon treating patients in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Englewood and the greater New York area. He holds membership with a number of professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Medical Association. For his undergraduate degree, Dr. Horowitz attended CUNY Queens College in New York, where he graduated magna cum laude. His undergraduate career was marked by numerous honors, including Phi Beta Kappa and Honors in Mathematical and Natural Sciences. He continued his medical education at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, completing his medical degree. Dr. Horowitz provides a full range of services for hand issues. General consultations are available, as well as more specialized care. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Horowitz enjoys photography, tennis, and running. In 2007, he was awarded the Service Excellence Award by the Staten Island University Hospital and he has also served on their Graduate Medical Education Committee as well as their Medical Executive Committee.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Hand Surgeon
  • Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
  • Forest Hills Hospital
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Staten Island University Hospital - North Site
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel - Petrie Division

Board certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Internship in Surgery
  • Staten Island University Hospital, Fellowship in Burn Surgery
  • Staten Island University Hospital, Residency in Surgery
  • University of Connecticut Health Center, Fellowship in Hand Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Medical Association
  • New York Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Medical Society of the State of New York

Awards and publications

  • Service Excellence Award – Staten Island University Hospital
  • Outcome and Complications of Gastric Bypass in Super-Super Obesity Versus Morbid Obesity. Jerome D. Taylor, MD; I. Michael Leitman, MD; Peter Hon; Michael I. Horowitz, MD; Georgia Panagopoulos, PhD, Obesity Surgery January 2006
  • Is Routine Cholecystectomy Necessary at the Time of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass? Jerome Taylor, MD; I. Michael Leitman, MD; Michael Horowitz, MD. Obesity Surgery January 2006
  • Trapped Lung Syndrome. Barry Hahn, MD; Maria Nguyen, PA-C; Daniel Miller, MD; and Michael Horowitz, MD, The Journal of Emergency Medicine Online August 2008
  • Missed Childhood-Onset Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosed as Chronic Pain. Horowitz Michael, Wong Anselm, Watson Steven, Watson H Kirk. Accepted for publication – Journal of Hand Surgery.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1447498415

Office locations

Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders/BP Ortho

Manhattan - Park Ave

40 Park Ave, Suite 1

New York, NY 10016

Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders/BP Ortho

Brooklyn Premier Orthopedics

1414 Newkirk Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226

Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders/BP Ortho

The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders

177 North Dean Street, Suite 301

Englewood, NJ 07631

Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders/BP Ortho

142 Joralemon Street

142 Joralemon Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders/BP Ortho

The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders - Queens

76-65 Austin Street

Forest Hills, NY 11375

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Great doctor! Dr. Horowitz did a few surgeries on my fingers and elbow and he did an awesome job! Very knowledgeable! Great doctor!
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Very nice and very professional. A great doctor.
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No waiting at the office. Dr. Horowitz understood my problem, treated and resolved. Very professional.
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No issues just a lot of forms to fill out. Also not much parking in the building
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This was a folllow up visit after Dr. Horowitz performed my "trigger finger" surgery. Dr. Horowitz is an amazing, knowledgable,and caring Doctor. He's performed 3 surgeries on me and so far I've had amazing results. I would and have already referred friends to him. Highly Recommended!
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Doctor's appointment was fine, but the office was not in network yet it still came up in my Zocdoc search results. I didn't find out until months later when I got a bill. Writing this review for people to make sureto cross check with their insurance company to make sure that the doctor is in network BEFORE going through with their appointments.
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Avoid at all cost!! You will be grateful, their office and billing departments, as well as office staff are horrible to deal with, they do not know how to properly file insurance claims.
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Hurt my wrist. Saw him twice and had x-ray done but nothing was visibly wrong on x-ray. I suggested that it felt like I had torn or sprained a tendon and perhaps an MRI might be in order. Dr. said therewas nothing wrong and suggested some physical therapy instead. Things got worse and 2 years later I need surgery and it appears the tendon is torn all the way through. Recuperation would have been easier/possible if this was diagnosed immediately. now the long term damage is done.
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I chose to see Dr. Horowitz because he had good reviews and I had good expectations for my appointment. My first visit was okay, he examined my hand without any comments and just recommended for me to have injections for mywrist pain. However, when I received the report, I noticed that it was very contradictory and confusing. I made another appointment to have him explain and clarify the statements that did not make sense to me as they did not apply to my wrist movement, but to my forearm. Mr. Horowitz was extremely offended that I had questions (apparently patients are not supposed to have questions) and was unable to answer any of them. He was extremely aggressive and his behavior was very inappropriate. He got so flustered after not being able to answer any questions that he just dismissed me and asked me to leave. This has NEVER happened to me in any doctor's office.What kind of doctor can't answer what his own report means? I am warning anyone who tries to see him because according to my experience he is not able to manage himself and is extremely unprepared to answer any questions.
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For my first I me visit all went well
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Dr Horowitz did a wonderful job setting and guiding me through the process of healing my broken finger. There were a couple of times i had a VERY long wait once taken back to the examining room, but I think inboth cases he had extenuating circumstances which started that. I'd highly recommend him to anyone
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Dr. Horowitz was very pleasant and spent a good deal of time with me. He seemed very thorough in his examination.
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Dr. Horowitz did hand surgery for me previously. This surgery has solved the problems I was having. For this problem he is acting conservatively. Whereas an x-ray did not show anything this time, Dr. Horowitz has asked me to keep arecord of antecedents to the swelling and pain in my finger and will be following up within the month.
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Great Doctor!! Wonderful staff! This is how it should be everywhere!!
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Very polite and professional
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He was super informative and seemed very knowledgeable on the subject.
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Very pleasant, good bedside manner.
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Fast, friendly and detailed,
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Doc Michael Horowitz ,MD He was so nice with me he treat me so good and give me nice advice For My hand Pain I Really Appriciate Him :)
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Dr. Horowitz is an undeniably spectacular surgeon, as well as an efficient and direct communicator. He thoroughly evaluated, ordered appropriate tests, interpreted results, established a treatment plan, executed the surgery, and ensured exceptional post-op care with admirable efficiency, knowledge, expertise, and precision while always being a consummate gentleman.
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He is very good, friendly
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Apparently there was a miscommunication between ZocDoc and the doctor's office, so that is why the wait was a bit long. Dr. Horowitz was really nice and professional. I would recommend him.
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Dr. Horowitz treated my son gently and alleviated any fear he may have had. He was thorough in his examination and explained everything as he went along. I would definitely recommend the practice as well in general. I have also seenDr. Lewin who has excellent bedside manner as well and explains everything thoroughly. The office staff is also beyond nice to deal with and very helpful.
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It was very pleasant. Everyone, from the recepcionist to the Dr. Michael Horowitz, was very friendly and pleasant. He satisfied my expectation and explained very thoroughly what my problem was. I highly recommend him.
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The office staff were very patient and pleasant. Dr. Horowtiz was very thorough and has a great bedside manner which put me right at ease.
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Had a tendenitis. Dr. recommend steroid injection and I kept asked if I need brace to hold but he said unnecessary. After the appointment, I realized steroid injection helped me instantly but wasn't a good recommendation not stabilizing mywrist with brace even I had a pain killer injection steroid to reduce inflammation. So I had to get a wrist stabilizer brace myself. I think Dr's idea was to make patient to continuation of problem instead of prevention and healing. No recommendation of any mobility neither.
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Wow. Just wow. Let me try to explain. He went above and beyond the call of duty. He took time explaining everything to me in a way that was easy to understand. He listened without interrupting me (a rare skill formany doctors I've met). He shared all possible options, made his opinion known without making me feel rushed/forced into making a decision. I'll be getting surgery for my hand and I've never felt so confident and calm about going to a doctor.
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The doctor was very thorough. He explained everything to me in layman's terms. I could easily understand the cause of my particular concern and my options. Dr. Horowitz did not make me feel rushed. He took his time and made mefeel like I was his only patient of the day.
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Very friendly doctor and front desk staff. Highly recommended!
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