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Dr. Sean Lager, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Lager is a Board Certified, Sports Medicine Fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon. In 2012 he received his subspecialty certfication from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery for Sports Medicine, joining a select number of distinguished Sports Medicine specialists in the United States. Dr. Lager's interests include arthroscopy and the management of sports-related and severe traumatic injuries for children and adults. His patients range from elite level and professional athletes to "weekend warriors." He treats mild ankle sprains to multi-fracture trauma victims. Dr. Lager prefers arthroscopic surgical procedures over "open" procedures for several reasons: smaller incisions cause less trauma to tissue and produce less pain surgeries are "same day" procedures patients have quicker recoveries and can begin rehab faster Dr. Lager completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore where he was a member of the medical staff for the Baltimore Ravens and served as the primary physician for several Division I college and high school teams. Since then, he was the head physician for the New Jersy All-Star High School Football game for 3 years. Dr. Lager continues to work with several local high schools. Dr. Lager has published several Sports Medicine articles and received the NCAA Award for Women's Lacrosse Injuries from the the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is currently involved in research regarding concussions. Dr. Lager has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 2008 (Board Certified) and in March 2010 was elected to Fellowship of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He completeted his Orthopedic residency at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

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Hospital affiliations

  • Christ Hospital
  • Clara Maass Medical Center
  • Hoboken University Medical Center
  • Jersey City Medical Center
  • Mountainside Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - George Washington University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Union Memorial Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1164473864

Office locations

Gotham City Orthopedics

20 East 46th Street, Suite 600

New York, NY 10017

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very intelligent and extremely professional. Dr. Sean took very less time to inform me about the cause of the pain in my knee and legs Keep up the great work. I recommend him............
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The wait was a little long for a midtown location at each step: check in, seeing the PA, and then finally the doc. The receptionist insisted on (over) charging me for the copay (I have 80/20 plan, no copay); and 3months later, I'm still waiting on the refund to my FSA card. You can't talk to anyone from billing either, they're always busy. Dr. Lager was nice enough, but basically my diagnosis was to come in for physical therapy. The topical medication they were prescribing to me never arrived and after calling the office to follow up, nothing. I'd say the office admin is not something I'd want to deal with going forward.
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Very thorough and helpful. Really listened to my history and concerns. The front desk and nurses were also very friendly and efficient. Great visit overall!
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Accurate knowledgeable and professional
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Pleasant office environment. PA & Dr were both very nice and appeared to be very knowledgeable. XRay technician was also very nice. Timely & quick appointment without feeling rushed.
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Didn’t see Dr.Lager.. but Dr. Lopez was very good as well. Great information!!!
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I was annoyed that I filled out all the paperwork online and I still had to waste 25 minutes filling out paperwork in the office. The receptionist stated that I needed to print out the paperwork. I was never advised ofthis. I even showed her the text message I received stating, "Your info has been sent to your healthcare provider. Just remind the office that you completed your forms online through Zocdoc! Problems? Reply "s" for support,". Still wasn't good enough of the office I guess.
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waited a very long time, then felt somewhat rushed when i was finally in there. i chose him because i read good reviews esp on bedside manner, but i honestly found him to be just ok- didn’t explain stuff very welland basically just told me everything he didn’t agree with from the last dr leaving me feeling more confused than anything else. won’t go back unless i can’t find someone else.
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The staff is professional, friendly and caring! Sara the physician is amazing!
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Quite the easy going, warm and welcoming gentleman. Many a times doctors are far too busy to truly care to listen and understand, and offer beneficial feedback or effective treatment. Genuinely treated me like I’d treat myself and sincerelychose not to undertake unnecessary cost accumulating procedures that wouldn’t do me good! Once again, many a times so many of us walk out of the doctors and feel like we unwillingly donated to a charity we couldn’t identify or relate to. But here’s a gentleman, I am grateful to attest that, healing and helping is at the top of his priorities!
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THE GIRLS AT THE DESK WERE WERE NICE AND ACCOMODATING BUT THE WAIT WAS WAY TOO LONG. I HAD A 3:00 APPT. DID NOT GET IN UNTIL 4:20, VERY FUSTRATING.
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The office was modern and clean. The staff was very friendly and professional. There is also a PT facility upstairs.
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Recommend. Quick, efficient, knows his stuff and good bedside manner
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Very professional facility.
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Very professional facility
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He was great, I will definitely stick with him going forward.
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Everything went well
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Excellent service once I saw the doctor. It's exactly how I imagine efficient healthcare working.
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Awfully long wait time for short visit/consultant
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Outstanding staff and Doctors. Very informative and took time to answer all my questions. Highly recommend
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very professional, great bedside manner
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Very professional, very thorough with his examinations, easy to speak and explained everything so that even a child can understand. Dr. Lager was very interested in my overall care.
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Lots of paperwork but that was the most pleasant doctor visit by far. Great service. I serpent plenty of time with doctor and PA. Very happy
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Great experience from start to finish. Very nice practice. Lovely staff and Dr. Lager was great about laying out options available for treatment as well as treating on the spot as well as scheduling a follow up. Highly recommend!
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Confident. Professional.
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