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Dr. William Lackey, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Lackey is committed to providing state of the art treatment options for all forms of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. He treats conditions involving sports injuries, trauma, fractures, hand conditions, foot and ankle problems, arthritis, spine conditions, overuse conditions, and work-related injuries. His goal is to exhaust all conservative treatment options prior to recommending surgical intervention to his patients. As part of his commitment to natural and conservative treatment, he offers in house physical therapy at all of his facilities. His primary goal is a quick return to symptom free normal function with minimal interuption of a patient's normal daily or athletic routine. Dr. Lackey specializes in minimal invasive surgical techniques and joint preservation procedures. His areas of surgical expertise include sports related shoulder and knee injuries, traumatic conditions, hand, foot and ankle injuries, hip conditions, and joint preservation and reconstruction procedures. Dr. Lackey is a recipient of the John Lachman Award for Excellence in Orthopaedics. He is active in treating everything from the active or arthritic patient to the competitive athelete. Dr. Lackey is a member of the National Ski Patrol and is certified in Outdoor Emergency Medical Management. He currently has active medical priviledges at several Manhattan and Brooklyn Hospitals. Please contact our friendly office staff with further questions regarding our many areas of orthopaedic expertise or questions regarding insurance coverage.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • New York Methodist Hospital
  • Beth Israel Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Temple University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Temple University Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1912014218

Office locations

Breakthrough Orthopedics

9020 5th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11209

Breakthrough Orthopedics

134 West 26th Street, Suite 1200

New York, NY 10001

Breakthrough Orthopedics

153 W 27th St, Ste 1101

New York, NY 10001

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Very good for me to see Mr. Doctor. I feel so good now.
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The doctor was very attentive. Spent lots of time one on one explaining my options.
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Nice guy, was honest about my injury and was clearly very knowledgeable and willing to field as many questions as I had. Great experience and would recommend him to anyone. Had to wait a while but worth it in the end.
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He was very patient and took time to understand my complaints. I had many questions to ask which he answered with details.
Less than 3 months ago
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Most incompetent office I have ever been it.
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Dr. Lackey was efficient and effective. However, the same can't be say for his office staff. It is like the appointment I made with them didn't exist and they didn't honor it. It's unprofessional not respecting the time of their patients.If they can't provided the service offered at the time of the appointment,don't accept the appointment.
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Dr. Lackey really takes the time to listen to and address your concerns no matter how busy he is. He cares! As an RN, I also thought he was a great technician and very knowledgeable and honest about projected outcomes. Theonly negatives are the office wait times as I have typically waited over an hour. The office staff is also very hard to reach by phone as often you just get a voicemail instead of a person to speak to and sometimes it will take several calls over different days and hours before you actually connect with a human. This can be frustrating.
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Dr.Lackey was very professional and did not brush off any of my concerns (even the small ones). He had a great bedside manner and seemed very knowledgeable. He even called a specialist on my behalf just to get a second opinionwithout me even having to ask. He followed up with me the next day as he promised and even the staff have been helpful and warm to me. Would highly recommend to anyone seeking a great ortho.
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He was very pleasant and answered my questions to the best of his ability. I will see him again.
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Was very helpful, knowledgable, and didn't waste my time. Very friendly and listens to you.
Less than 3 months ago
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Friendly and good listener!
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My first impression was well taken. Great visit.
Less than 3 months ago
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Great doctor. Really took to the time to run through my shoulder/neck issue and think about the best course of action. Also liked the fact that he is not quick to put you out of commission if he thinks you cancontinue to exercise through an injury. Not sure what people are talking about in terms of long wait time, waited 5 minutes max. 5 stars through and through.
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Dr. Lackey was thorough, very knowledgeable, and listened to me. I appreciated how much time he spent with me and the relaxed nature of the visit. He understood my problem and walked me through the steps we would take in case each type of treatment didn't help. Highly recommend!
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He has good bedside manners and listens. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Lackey. He did not jump to the conclusion of knowing the answer to my aches & pain, he wants to have facts in order to be able to help me further.
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Absolutely LOVE this office!! Everyone in there treated me like I was a long time patient on my first visit. The ladies that work there went out of their way to get me a same day MRI appointment. Dr. Lackey wasserious about my pain relief and has a great bedside manner. He is patient, knowledgable and I trust him.
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He was patient, kind, and explained what he was looking for and why. Conservative in treatment plans, but I think had he been alarmed with anything, he would have acted appropriately. I'll be back as needed.
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Dr. Lackey really took his time to explain everything in details of my situation. The patience and care he demonstrated help setting my expectation and took much of my stress out. Really appreciate it.
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Disappointed that every phone call was ignored and every voicemail not returned. This practise is very unprofessional.
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Waited an 1hr 45 minutes to see the doctor
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I like Dr Lackey because he gets to the point and is straightforward; I appreciate that. He put my mind at ease in regards to what I need and I feel confident in his abilities.
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My appt was cancelled with no prior notification. I came to the office to find the door closed. Dr. is very good. Office staff is awful and irresponsible.
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Was great
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Very very happy thank you zoc doc??
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I like him very much I felt very comfortable with him
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Great doctor.
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Great! I got all my answers to my post surgical questions.
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Very professional, responded to my questions and eased some of my concerns.
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Dr. Lackey was very professional, very knowledgeable and had a good bedside manner.
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although i believe dr. lackey to be a good doctor, the wait is too, too, too long!
Less than 6 months ago
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I really appreciated Dr. Lackey's candor in describing my ailment (shoulder impingement) and his recommendation on how to treat it. He was generous with his time in explaining what was going on in my shoulder and why a conservative treatmentplan based on rehab is the right path forward right now. I would definitely recommend.
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Was billed for the incorrect services and could not get resolved with this small office
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I love Dr. Lackey but the wait times are outrageous
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It went well very well, very easy to communicate my problems and felt comfortable with the doctor.
Less than 6 months ago
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A very nice and pleasant doctor, the wait time was short, all in all had an excellent experience
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I've been seeing him for years. He's the best!
Less than 6 months ago
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Very pleased. Polite, right to the point, fast, organized. Felt my concerns were addressed, and definitely will return as needed. I recommend.
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Good doctor !
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Dr. Lackey is great and offered great professional treatment of my injury.
Less than 6 months ago
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I appreciated the fact that he recommended starting with a conservative treatment option for my condition, with the belief that it would be of help, rather than immediately suggesting aggressive and expensive options.
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Very professional and welcoming.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Lackey was great. He explained the issue and potential resolutions very clearly. He made sure to answer any questions I had and was very helpful overall.
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I found it really unprofessional that there was a line to leave a tip on the credit card copay. I have never had a medical professional include a line for a tip, so I found a new doctor. Maybe he's fine.Maybe his office manager didn't change the default. I don't know, it was just weird to me. Dr. Lackey did seem fine, although he had a bias for elective surgery that I don't share. Maybe he gets better tips on surgery?
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Knowledgeable and kind.
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Recommended me for surgery on my achilles tendon rupture. His diagnosis was quick and the surgery was scheduled for the following Monday. The surgery went fine and the incisions made were smaller than expected.
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Very personable. Extremely thorough. Good experience all around.
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I arrived about an hour early, although he had patient he began to see us before our scheduled times. AWESOME
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Dr. Lackey was not able to treat me but he was kind and considerate in making recommendations for how I should proceed.
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Did a sloppy job filling out my prescription for an MRI (didn't check the correct boxes) and because the radiologist couldn't interpret it properly they ended up giving me the wrong test. Didn't give me all the information I needed to make a good decision about treatment options. Wouldn't recommend.
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I had the best experience with Dr Lackey. He is unconventional in a good way. I had a sprain and went first to physical therapy. The therapist told me not to work out and take it slowly. However, dr Lackey suggestedI can work out right away (it has been 4 weeks after the injury) and I felt better and stronger after. When I asked about customized orthotics he suggested regular ones and said they worked just as well.
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