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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.

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

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

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

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

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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

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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.
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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!
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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 1 month 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 3 months 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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Staff was amazing.... very kind and respectful. Doctor was very nice and straight forward. Would definitely recommend dr lackey to anyone. Will definitely go back.
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I was referred by a coworker and still thank him to this day. Dr. W. Lackey settled my worries with his attention to detail and and Not Rushing! I feel he brings a level headed approach and is approachable with questions. I highly recommend Dr. W. Lackey!
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Very curious and straight forward concerning the required treatment. Would absolutely recommend.
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Wait time was horrible. Spoke to people who were regulars who have waited on average 3 hours to be seen by the doctor because of the poor scheduling system used by this office. I waited 2 hours as a new patientso i guess i was fortunate. The doctor was short and to the point. Have one diagnosis before realizing the issue i had was the result of the other issue which I’d told to PA and was in both my charts. He seems very laid back and not treating anything with urgency. He is a knowledgeable doctor, but after this issue is resolved I will not be coming back.
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Definitely explained everything in a way I could understand. Be prepared to wait for this doc. But worth the wait
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Was very thorough with explaining what may in fact be wrong with my knees. Listened to what to had to say and not looking to rush me out the door I would reccomend
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Great doctor, listens to you and tells it to you straight.
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Great Doctor. Staff is very efficient and efficient.??
Less than 6 months ago
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Doctor Lackey was professional and thorough, he seemed knowledgeable about my issue and recommended follow up testing.
Less than 6 months ago
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He was really good. Gave it to me straight without any nonsense, and gave me options on how to proceed with treatment.
Less than 6 months ago
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He is very professional.
Less than 6 months ago
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Receptionist was very friendly and patient. W. Lackey was professional, personable, and friendly. I was misdiagnosed by urgent care and he told me immediately (so relieved!!!!!) and later showed me my xray and pointed out why. He was recommended to me and I would recommend him as well. Thank you!
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Funny, knowledgeable, nice, understanding, helpful
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Dr. Lackey was very through and offered many options. I felt very comfortable with him and his staff.
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The wait time was over an hour .. i was sent for an xray before seeing the doctor which i found weird and of note, the receptionist, despite being nice and helpful, she was very loud even when she was talking about confidential information like complaints, diagnosis, results and prescription.
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Excellent Doctor. Great staff. Highly recommended.
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I felt that Dr. Lackey was very thorough with his exam. I was satisfied with the outcome.
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Excellent Dr and all around nice guy! He knows his stuff but more importantly he explains it in a way that anyone can understand.
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Will definitely see him again if I have another injury I need looked at.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very nice doctor. Seemed very knowledgeable about what need to be done with my knee.
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He was amazing! Honest and very detailed in telling me what he assessed what my options are and how the procedure would feel! very patient in answering all of my many questions and fears.
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LOVE this doctor! He is professional in all respects, sees patients within 15 minutes of their appt time, seems to really know his stuff as it relates to all things orthopedically!
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Dr. Lackey himself is very nice, takes his time, listens, and from what I understand from other patients, is a fine surgeon. The biggest drawback to seeing him is the extremely lengthy wait times.
Less than 1 year ago
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He's great. Pretty straight to the point, but you don't feel like a number. He's cool and conversational and you can tell he cares. Definitely would recommend.
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I've had a lot of lousy experiences with doctors, so I always go into a first appointment with a degree of wariness. Dr. Lackey was great from the first moment. He listened, asked good questions, pulled up images on the computerto help me get a sense of what's happening with my shoulder, answered my questions and was totally reassuring.
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Doctor had a calm and kind dispositiont. He generous with information and answered any/all questions. I felt I was in good hands and was given options for treatment. He was also supportive of the body's own healing process.
Less than 1 year ago
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The doctor was very direct and to the point which is what I like. A plan of action was made and my fears put to rest. I’d highly recommend Dr Lackey
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Second visit with Dr. Lackey. He impressed me again with his professionalism, honesty and efficiency.
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Dr. Lackey is the best!
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very professional, very straightforward
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lackey is great. He's patient and willing to answer all my questions, which are usually lots. He doesn't just prescribe drugs left and right but he gives me options in case the pain gets really bad all of sudden.
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Easy to make an appointment, friendly staff and convenient office hours.
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