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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Arsht is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the knee and sports medicine. Dr. Arsht has developed a special interest in the treatment of disorders of the knee and shoulder, arthroscopic and minimally invasive knee surgery, arthritis surgery, and joint reconstruction/replacement.
Dr. Arsht attended The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he was admitted to the University’s medical school after his sophomore year. He was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, graduating magna cum laude in 1991.
**Dr. Arsht does not treat patients for wrist or hand problems. Dr. Arsht only treats patients for acute injuries of the foot and ankle. The office will contact you via email and phone prior to confirming any appointment.**
Verified Patient Reviews
Top notch, knowledgeable, courteous and professional Physician's Assistant for an intake visit. Everything in the office exceeded my expectations, however, I will also be looking forward to see Dr. himself at some point.
Dr. Arsht is great! He has a very pleasant bedside manner and truly seems to care. I've seen him in the past for another injury and have had nothing but good experiences. I was seen extremely quickly and his office is very efficient/helpful.
Amazing. Dr. Arsht is one of the best doctors I have ever had. He diagnosed and addressed a problem I had with my shoulder through a combination of excellent in office treatments and referral to a superior PT. Any one dealing with a frozen shoulder should see him. He listens and explains his approach thoroughly.
i could not believe that there wasn't a wait to be seen. the receptionist was courteous and attentive. the doctor understood my pain and his bedside manner was awesome. i was very and thoroughly impressed. we should have more doctors like him.
Very nice and easy to talk to. Got back to me with any information right away.
This is the first time so we'll see. But so far first with my first impression he was very caring, as well as his staff. And didn't leave me with anything he couldn't answer right away. Would def recommend
I think the staff is amazing.I saw his assistant Dr. Angelo and he was a lot of fun, very professional and great to talk to. I highly recommend these doctors.
Very nice man. Favors a natural approach. Patient. Took time to answer all my questions. Thanks.
I arrived 30 minutes early and was taken in for an x-ray right away. Dr. Arsht saw me on time. His bedside manner was very good. He was friendly and kind. Not to mention, he was knowledgable about my diagnosis and made the diagnosis very promptly. He gave me good recommendations to manage pain without medication and talked about surgery only as a last resort. I highly recommend him, and will be going back to him soon for a follow up.
There are few doctors I have come by since moving to NYC that I felt truly cared about their patients. Dr. Arsht is one of them. I have seen him twice for knee pain now in the span of a year. This last time I had thought I tore my meniscus (I always assume the worst), but luckily that wasn't the case. He took the time to answer all my questions (and trust me I had a lot) and he also explained what was causing the random knee pain. Dr. Arsht and his staff were extremely caring and professional. If you are looking for an orthopedic who will actually listen to what you have to say look no further! I would recommend him to anyone!
I never write reviews for doctors, but he was just so sweet! Very caring! Highly recommend!!
Great doctor. Very knowledgeable and willing to help.
The doctor was very professional and genuine- he made me feel comfortable and explained the issue and next steps.
The doctor was very professional and the nurse had the required medicine for the injection ready. The doctor explained the procedure and everything went according to plan. I will definitely recommend Dr Arsht to my friends who need an orthopedist .
I was pleasantly surprised! Unfortunately, I have and had many doctors treat and operate on me over the years. Some with great bedside manner and others - cold but competent. Dr. Arsht was not only kind but apologetic (the wait time was long and not usually the case). He took time to explain procedures (that day's) and future surgical ones. Every question asked, he answered. Never rushing to get to the next patient. I wish more doctors and medical personnel in general, were like this wonderful person who happens to now be one of my favorite doctors!
Dr. Arsht was great, was very kind and knew what he was talking about. I would give him 5 stars, however, the hospital is old, super old, paint falling off the wall old. Only one elevator worked in the whole building so there were lines to get in. There was also a stupid amount of paperwork, and then once you answered the same questions at least twice in the paperwork they, ask you all over again in person and don't even look at the paperwork....
Wonderful Doctor. Kind and patient, explains everything in a clear and engaging manner.
Dr. Arsht has such a positive and bright disposition, you just have to get better!
Very good Doctor,polite,very good person.
Very informative and helpful in my prognosis
Dr. Arsht and his staff were friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. I especially like that Dr. Arsht mentioned he only ever suggests surgery as a last resort. I'm happy I came to see him for my knee sprain. I would highly recommend to anyone!
Staff was very efficient, especially since ZocDoc provided me the new patient forms in advance. Well coordinated with taking previsit xrays for this orthopedic visit. Dr. Arsht is an excellent communicator. I understood his assessment, the options, and his recommendations perfectly.
He was very kind. However, he was never in the room for more than 5 minutes.
I'm so impressed! He has wonderful bedside manner and takes the time to teach you and guide you through what he's doing so you can learn about your body as you go. I got seen within 15 minutes of my appointment time which is impressive for how busy that office is. Dr. Arsht is also the kind of doctor who prefers to get you healthy without surgery and do the tests and everything asap which was refreshing. Overall an excellent experience and a great Doctor.
Dr Arsht helps me believe my chronic condition can be addressed without passing me along to another doctor who will do the same thing. I can always rely on Dr to truly follow through with my care.
best orthopedist I've seen. very helpful very thorough. he is so nice and he is amazing
Wonderful doctor, great find.
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Arsht and his staff! He is probably the kindest doctor I've ever met, and his office is efficient, clean, and friendly. I recommend his most highly!!
Nice and straight to the point! Didnt wait too long.
Dr Arsht was extremely friendly and took his time to talk to me about the knee pain I have been having. I did not feel rushed at all during the appointment he answered every question that I have and even gave me a link to a his website where he shows exercises that can help with knee pain. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
I am very pleased with Dr. Arsht he really care for his patients very polite and he knows what he is talking about he worked out a plan to fix my knee i am going to what he told me to do to get better. His staff are very nice and kind I will recommend his office to all my friends. Thank you Dr. Arsht
Very friendly, efficient and thorough. Explained and educated me on my condition. Great Dr.
Very professional, cordial and had detailed explanations. He was Very clear on next steps in the treatment. He was very pleasant and would fending definitely recommend.
Everyone was so kind and helpful and I was seen within 5 minutes!
Professional, forthcoming, compassionate and First Class all the way. Very pleased with my choice of an orthopedic doctor.
I've seen Dr. Arsht several times over the past few years for various types of knee issues. He's always been quick and attentive and has provided a variety of solution and treatment options. His positive attitude has been very reassuring that my issues will be resolved, or at the very least managed.
Very kind, knowledgeable doctor who took the time to describe his diagnosis and plan for treatment.
An incredibly patient and knowledgable doctor. I felt truly listened to and well cared for. Also a positive, the doctor is punctual!
Dr. Arsht was extremely polite and made the appointment very comfortable. He took his time and I did not feel rushed at all. Overall just a really nice and patient doctor.
Dr. Arsht is a very brilliant, kind, patient, gentle mannered man with extraordinary bedside manner. This was one of the most, if not the most, pleasant medical appointment I've ever experienced. I would give him ten stars if I could!!!! (And he'd deserve each one!) His staff and P.A., John, are also top notch in every way. I honestly could not find one flaw in my entire visit. The is a well run, fabulously staffed office to which I will return without hesitation and highly, highly, highly recommend him.
Dr. Arsht was wonderful. I was late to my appointment due to transit issues and he still managed to squeeze me in. He was very friendly, explained everything to me, and took care of the paperwork of getting my MRI pre-approved. He even gave me the paperwork in advance for the MRI and physical therapy so we could discuss my results over the phone rather than me having to come in a second time. The most enjoyable, easy, and efficient doctors visit I think I've ever had. Thanks, Dr. Arsht!
Dr. Arsht was very informative and polite. He did not seem to rush through my appointment and explained things to me in a way that me (someone without a medical background) would understand. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends!
Dr. Arsht was awesome! Great calm energy with patient-focused care plan. One of the best bedside manners I've encountered in NYC.
first of all the receptionist /front desk had attitude and didnt smile although i was smiling at her face , second the doctor was really rushy and didnt stay for couple of minutes to listen even a bit of what am saying but he seemed knowing what he is doing.
Great bedside manner with a very conservative approach. Made me feel very comfortable. Office staff was extremely helpful.
Dr Arsht is a wonderful,caring doctor who is fully engaged with learning your problem and recommending the best course of action.
This was my follow up appointment, including the review of an MRI. I was as satisfied as in my first visit: little wait time, excellent bedside manner and easy to understand explanations.
Excellent dialogue with the Dr. He is both knowledgeable and carrying. I opted for surgery, he and his team made it a seamless process.
I did not see the Dr, however the PA was excellent, very thorough with the explanation. I left very well informed.
After tearing my ACL, the first ortho doctor I went to wouldn't spend more than 3 minutes in the room with me and wanted to operate without giving me much detail on the surgery itself. This gave me a lot of anxiety. I went to Dr. Arsht for a second opinion and he spent 30 minutes with me explaining my MRI results and extent of my injury. His demeanor immediately put me at ease and his explanation helped me get on board with surgery. Because he doesn't perform the type of surgery I needed, he recommended another doctor, who I also ended up loving. Highly recommend Dr. Arsht!
Check-in and x-ray processes were quick and smooth. Dr. Arsht was great. He explained things to me in an easy to understand way and made me feel comfortable at all times.
he was so completely pleasant!! very informative and explained everything. moving ahead, I'm looking foward to working with him in the future to fix these knees!!! lol
I saw his assistant John and he was great. Very informative. Answered all my questions
I thought he was very smart, thoughtful and a careful professional. He gave a thorough balanced exam and suggested next steps that made sense.
Love Dr.Arsht- he is such a warm and welcoming person. As a doctor he actually gives you an anatomy lesson on the part that is bother you, so you understand the inner and outer workings of your joints. And he has an optimistic determination to get you back to 100%.
I scheduled the appointment during my lunch break and was concerned that I would be waiting around. After greeting the front desk 20 minutes early, I was immediately sent admitted. Doctor was extremly proffesional and calming. Asked all the right questions and I felt very comfortable with his options after diagnosis. I would recommend him.
Great experience - Nice attentive Dr. - Very pleased.
Dr. Arsht and his staff are really nice. His explanation of what was wrong with my shoulder and willingness to find non-surgical approaches is what I really like. The staff is professional, yet nice and make the process of x-rays, waiting and completing forms go smoothly.
Highly recommend! On time, helpful and nice!
Very informative and communicative. I immediately understood the problem and was relieved it was not as bad as I thought the problem was.
Knowledgeable and great bedside manner. Wonderful Doctor. Would recommend to all.
I love this office the staff is professional and really nice and helpful. This will be the only orthopedic doctor I will see.
I loved him! He was great at explaining his thought process and diagnosis. He was incredibly kind and genuine and treated me like a human being, and not cattle just passing through which is what most doctors tend to do.
Dr Arsht took my angst away about my knee. He hit the problem head-on and offered me, not only multiple solutions, but hope that I will be healed one day. YEAH for Dr. Arsht. He's the best!
I came to see Dr. Arsht about a persistent pain in my knee. He was very thorough in his examination and in his questions.
Seen many orthopedists before. Dr. Arscht is knowledgable and good at explaining the condition and next steps clearly. This is my 2nd time seeing him, and I will return for other orthopedic issues.
Friendly but not phony. Patient and listened to what I said or asked.
My appointment was very quick I was highly impressed.
I'm always been seen within 15 minutes of my arrival.
Very good experience. Excellent bedside manner making you feel relaxed and answered all my question!
Dr Arsht is amazing. He has an excellent bedside manner, and explains everything in a way that you can understand. He answers any and all questions with a pleasant attitude. I went in physically (and emotionally) traumatized with a wrenched knee. Though of course each person's injury is different, I feel pretty good today after yesterday's cortisone shot and the prescribed dose of ibuprofen.
Dr. Arsht was fantastic. He spent a lot of time with me, did not rush to perform x-rays or unnecessary tests and offered treatment options that are non-invasive and low-cost. Highly recommend.
Just wonderful. He took the time to explain my options and listened to my concern and didn't just rush into surgery.
After my second appointment with Dr. Arsht, I can confidently say that he's a wonderful doctor with excellent bedside manner and is very knowledgeable in his field. He explained my injuries in great detail, including showing me on a model of the shoulder. He laid out my options (try rehabbing vs surgery) and was very honest with me about the possible results for each option. I would definitely recommend Dr. Arsht to anyone with a shoulder injury.
The Doctor was very kind, detailed and friendly. Amazing, would certainly recommend.
This was my second visit with Dr Arsht. I really like him. I like that he didn't rush into suggesting surgery with my previous rotator cuff issue and my current knee problems.
Even though I was not seen by Dr. Arsht, I still felt like I was taking care by someone with the outmost confidence and experience. I believe that Dr. who saw me was his assistant.
Dr Arsht is very professional and explains what he does to you in a very calm and reassuring manner.
Very good visit. He explained what I have thoroughly that I was able to understand what my problem is. He used a model of a knee to show me exactly how my knee works, which was very helpful.
very professional, clearly explains diagnosis & recommendation
Dr Arsht is fantastic! His examination was thorough and I left feeling that I had covered all my options.
Was a few minutes late, but was shown in for an X-ray immediately. After that I waited in main waiting room for less than 5 minutes before being seen. Both assistant and doctor were professional and caring. In and out in less than an hour for an X-ray and visit. Would recommend.
This doctor is terrific and very on-time!
Warm and professional
He is an awesome doctor!
Dr. Arsht and staff are excellent. Always a pleasure to see them.
He was great and the entire office staff was really professional. He also suggested some good ideas for speeding the healing for my fractured foot including some vitamin supplements.
Dr. Arsht knows about knees, and told me that I do not need surgery. After 2 arthroscopic procedures (by another Dr) and being told by 2 Drs that my next surgery would be a full knee replacement I decided to get a third opinion from Dr. Arsht. I am glad that I did! He did my husband's arthroscopic surgery 3 years ago, and my husband no longer has pain. And I am now relieved that I do not have to undergo another surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Arsht!
He seemed very knowledgeable and had a nice, straightforward manner
I feel really optimistic after my visit. the doctor was not overly aggressive to pursue invasive action and considered many options. I would definitely recommend him.
A great and wonderful doctor! John Angelo is just as great!
He is one of the best, and most professional yet friendly doctor to go. Very thorough!
The visit went relatively quickly - I received an X-Ray very quickly which was immediately available to the staff. I waited just a few minutes after that speak with an assistant and subsequently, the doctor. The doctor was very articulate about his diagnosis and what I should expect. As a first time patient, I was hoping for some more time with the doctor but I had a very quick conversation as is typical with many other doctors. I spent a lot of time filling out information ahead of my appointment but an assistant didn't use the forms I provided at all. She entered everything by hand during an interview with me prior to my conversation with Dr. Arsht. In my case, I had a series of X-Rays as part of my visit and was surprised to receive 3 separate invoices - 1 from the radiology lab, 1 from the facility, and 1 for the doctor's services. I'm guessing the facility bill was necessary due to the office affiliation with the Beth Israel group and am wondering if costs would have been lower if I had chosen a doctor that was part of a smaller or private practice.
Dr. Arsht was knowledgeable and didn't seem like he was trying to get me over and done with. He answered all of my questions and I left feeling informed of my condition and empowered to correct my ailments. Staff was very professional as well!
The office runs efficiently and Dr. Arsht was right on time. He explains the issues very clearly and I liked his conservative approach to treatment (surgery as a last resort). He has a very nice manner,
He is a very pleasant and courteous doctor. He took is time to go over all the symptioms that I was feeling and explained my diagnosis.
Very impressed. Very friendly staff. Dr. Arsht was friendly and took his time to answer all my questions.
I like his conservative approach to my injury; and that he is opened to alternative approach and home treatment.
I walked away feeling he was a "Simple solution is the best solution" doctor. According to him, if my knee is injured, I should stop playing sports, stop using it. It reminded me of another doctor who I went to with back spasms. I described how it only happens when I jump playing basketball. He told me to stop playing basketball. He said that if jumping hurts, to stop jumping. I shudder to think of the advice these doctors would give to cancer patients.
Everything was great. it took a litlte bit of time to actually see Dr. Arsht, but since he was apolegitc about it i thought that was very kind of him and I didnt mind. i showed up 15 minutes early and as promised, was taken for x-rays right away, followed by a prompt consult with a nurse and then the PA. The only wait was waiting for Dr. Arsht, who again was apologetic for running late so I didn't mind. He was very kind and patient in explaining my issues. Highly recommend him and his office!
very good bed side manner
Dr Arsht was patient and answered all my questions. He had great advice and would recommend him to anyone
Very professional, and courteous doctor! Answers all your questions in full detail and cares very much for his patients. He treated my mom with much respect and made her surgery 100%
Couldn't have asked for a better doctor.
My visit went very well. I had an xray taken right way followed by a preliminary exam by a PA then a very thorough exam by the Doctor who was very positive and professional.
What a wonderful and personable doctor! I always feel comfortable with Dr. Arsht and his team! Great group of employees at the front desk, too!
Dr. Arsht was knowledgeable and conservative in his approach, recommending physical therapy for my knee pain, which I've had for years and has been worsening of late. He examined my knees, asked questions, was very friendly, used a model to demonstrate what he believes is going on with my knee join, and wore a bow tie. I'll be back in 6 weeks and I hope with not lingering issues--if so I'll report back on how he handles follow-up appointments.
The Doc had a great ultrasound device which only increased my confidence in the fine doctor. I limped in with pain and walked out with a spring in my step!
He was very kind and attentive. He explained well about my condition and about his treatment.
Great bedside manner. Very informative.
He fixed my knee and was great
The man is very professional!
My visit was a very pleasant & informative visit the receptionist was very warm & perofessional,I enjoyed my visit & left satisfied.
I would recommend this office and this doctor. They were so prompt, courteous and professional. I was in and out in an hour having met with the doctor, who was attentive and thorough and having had x-rays. Dr. Arsht took time to talk to me and will treat me conservatively. He does not seem eager to do surgery, which is great.
VERY NICE DR.
Very bright, focused and knowledgeable. First rate bedside manner. Definitely recommend.
Doctor Arsht explained everythong to me in a clear, precise manner. i am very fortunate to meet a doctor of his talent.
He is so wonderful, intelligent, kind... I cannot say enough good about him.
Dr. Arsht took so much time with me, and showed real interest in me. I spent less than 5 minutes in the waiting room. Definitely recommend!
Looked for a specialist to have my knee looked at (torn ACL). Not the right doctor but he's nice, honest and provided referral to another person
My visit to Dr. Arsht's office was efficient and all my questions were answered. I left feeling I'd been carefully examined and listened to, and given very good and reasonable advice on how to get back to 100%.
I have been to quite a few orthopedists in the last couple months to find out why my shoulder keeps dislocating and what I can do to prevent it. Dr. Arsht was the best so far. The wait was not too bad. He didn't push for surgery right away.
The doctor is very nice. However, I was the first appointment of the day (8 AM) and no one was on the office when I arrived on time. I was not permitted to go up to the office by the man working at the front desk who was INCREDIBLY rude and treated me like a criminal who didn't believe me that I actually had an appointment. (It was too crazy to think I was at a doctor's office for a doctor's appointment!) The experience was actually very upsetting because the man screamed at me in the front lobby in front of many people. I liked this doctor but would not go back to this location; at least not for an early morning appointment.
I was afraid I would have to wait a long time to see the doctor for this first time visit, but I was directed to start filling out the new patient paperwork and get an xray right away. I liked Dr Arsht right away. He explained my options very well.
Went to him for a second opinion and he was quick and to the point. Very friendly and answered all of my questions and reassured me with my issues.
Terrific Doctor,PA and staff!
He saw me early and apologized for keeping me waiting! Very professional and friendly. Did a great job explaining my X-rays and what's going on with my knee. Was not impressed with the reception and X-ray techs. They were rude and unhelpful. But that's not his fault.
I was extremely disappointed with this visit. It was my second time visiting this doctor and I didn't have any complaints the first time. However, this time, I waited 40 minutes and spent about 1.5 minutes with Dr. Arsht, only for him to recommend seeing other doctors. I found him to be very cold and completely uninterested in my care. I will never be going back to Dr. Arsht or Beth Israel. Also, I called the day of my appointment to try to change the time of my appointment because ZocDoc listed many open times, but when I called, the receptionist said he was completely booked.
great doctor. wait time of 40 min unacceptable.
Just Awesome. Not feeling anymore pain.
He seemed to be very knowledgeable about his profession and was very personable and professional, as was his staff. The facility has physical therapy and you can even get your MRI done there as well. That is certainly convenient to have all the services you may need in one location. That aspect was a definite plus.
Everyone was very professional,the wait time was not bad, allround of a scale from 1-10 the get 10, great, great..
Productive, pleasant appointment, would definitely recommend this doctor.
Explains everything in detail, not trying to be aggressive with treatment. Very knowledgeable about his domain.
I found Dr. Arsht on ZocDoc and chose him because he was close to the facility I wanted to have physical therapy done. I really lucked out. He was very nice, approachable and easy to ask questions of. So far, I've been seen right away for both of my appointments - a miracle for a doctor's office, especially one so busy. I'll continue to follow up with him for my bone fracture and would recommend him.
I was very satisfied with my visit with Dr. Arsht. Would recommend him highly.
Dr. Arsht was seriously one of the nicest doctors I've ever seen! He was very patient while I described my symptoms, performed a number of range of motion tests to make his diagnosis, and thoroughly, carefully explained my condition. When he prescribed physical therapy for me, he even recommended an office outside of his medical group that his patients seemed to be happier with! I couldn't have been happier. Highly recommended.
Warm and friendly doctor--didn't rush me and answered all my questions and gave me several choices for care
I didn't have any problem with Dr. Arsht, but I got to see him after waiting for an hour and 20 minutes when I showed up on time. Spending that much time to see him for 5 minutes or so for a minor injury just doesn't add up to me. I made an appointment with him after reading the reviews on ZocDoc specifically based on the wait time, and ended up leaving frustrated to realize how much time I wasted. Plus, for some reason I thought he was in private practice, but it's part of the big Beth Israel hospital- no wonder it was so crowded? The doc told me that it's not common to wait for that long (Maybe it's true based on other reviews. Maybe they either over-booked the patients that day, or there was some miscommunication between the receptionist (none of the reasons are good anyway), who appeared overwhelemd by a buch of patients who were complaining about the wait time. I would recommend Dr. Arsht as a doctor. But considering the wait time? I'm not sure. Who's got that much time to waste in the waiting room? And the beauty of ZocDoc is that I can choose the time I want to see the doctor. Right? I love ZocDoc, but it didn't work out this time.
Him and his staff were very professional and polite. I was in and out in no time and he had no problem saying if he did not specialize in something and providing you with information on doctors who do. I would see him again.
My visit was great. I was a bit late and called. But, they were very courteous. The paperwork was minimal. I waited about 2 minutes to be called in, and 3 minutes before the doctor entered the room. Although he had a crowded waiting room, Dr. Arsht actually listened, asked informative questions, appeared very knowledgeable, and had me out of there in just a few minutes without the feeling like he was rushing me, or not really listening. It was a great visit!
Dr. Arsht was really great. He took the time to explain my injury and the possible options for treatment. He didn't rush me or try to push me into a decision. He was very curteous and respectful and well informed.
Dr. Arsht is an incredibly competent doctor, knowledgeable in his field and is really great with his patients. He takes all of his patients information in consideration. The only issue I have with Dr. Arsht is his office staff. They are unprofessional and incompetent. If you somehow knew you wouldn't need any follow-up care, I would say to go to Dr. Arsht. If you are going to need to communicate with him repeatedly, save yourself the trouble.
Dr Arsht and his assistant were both excellent. everything was explained and follow up appointment already arranged. They even dealt with pre approvals with my insurance for me.
I was very impressed. Not only was I seen right away, but wasn't rushed out at all. Dr. Arsht explained and showed me everything he was doing. In addition, he and his wonderful PA followed through with my next steps immediately and thoroughly. I feel very lucky to have found him.
i was able to get an appointment the next day. everyone in the office was nice and helpful, i was seen by the doctor promptly and he was very helpful, explained everything very well and thoroughly. i highly recommend him.
Great office centrally located in Union Square. Very capable receptionists desk that even let me download the forms to fill out before coming in for my appointment. Doctor is so friendly, clear and helpful. Already enacted great treatment just from the consultation. Would definitely recommend to others.