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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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 patient so 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.
Definitely explained everything in a way I could understand. Be prepared to wait for this doc. But worth the wait
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
Great doctor, listens to you and tells it to you straight.
Great Doctor. Staff is very efficient and efficient.??
He was really good. Gave it to me straight without any nonsense, and gave me options on how to proceed with treatment.
Doctor Lackey was professional and thorough, he seemed knowledgeable about my issue and recommended follow up testing.
He is very professional.
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!
Funny, knowledgeable, nice, understanding, helpful
Dr. Lackey was very through and offered many options. I felt very comfortable with him and his staff.
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.
Excellent Doctor. Great staff. Highly recommended.
I felt that Dr. Lackey was very thorough with his exam. I was satisfied with the outcome.
Excellent Dr and all around nice guy! He knows his stuff but more importantly he explains it in a way that anyone can understand.
Will definitely see him again if I have another injury I need looked at.
Very nice doctor. Seemed very knowledgeable about what need to be done with my knee.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 computer to help me get a sense of what's happening with my shoulder, answered my questions and was totally reassuring.
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.
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
Second visit with Dr. Lackey. He impressed me again with his professionalism, honesty and efficiency.
very professional, very straightforward
Dr. Lackey is the best!
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.
Easy to make an appointment, friendly staff and convenient office hours.
Having not attended to my injuries in a long time, I found the refreshing open conversation and thoroughly informative session to be the most beneficial visit I have had with a medical professional in a long time! He addressed every concern large and small without being dismissive; maintained a pleasant and plain-spoken demeanor, and made sure I had peace of mind before I left. His staff in the W 26th office was cordial, efficient; office clean. Go to him. He knows what he's talking about. Highly recommended!
Awesome, he knew his profession and took his time with me. I am a female athlete who is a serious lifter and he was very knowledgeable about athletes and my shoulder injury. He has excellent bed side manners and was very receptive. He is now officially my orthopedic doctor. I am keeping him for sure.
Dr. Lackey is a real pro. He will fully explain his thought process and not prescribe anything unnecessary. Very impressed.
Dr. Lackey is extremely nice and thorough in his answers and explanations. I've been having lower back issues since the beginning of June and seeing him was the first time I had answers and a plan for recovery. He was also very sympathetic to my condition and gave me great advice alongside a plan to move forward. My appointment was located at the 134 West 26th Street office, but none of his staff was there at the front desk to help, which was odd. I also waited 40 minutes, but Dr. Lackey came out and apologized himself. If you are willing to wait at times he's a great doctor.
9am appointment, 9:30 XRays, in patient room at 11, seen by the doctor at 11:30, out by 12... you do the math. All of this was because I pushed to be seen, to the point where when I was in the private room and heard a patient being seen who came in TWO HOURS after me, I spoke up... again. Bedside manner was okay. I am a nurse for a great hospital on the UES so I am very understanding but this was unacceptable. Never again. Don't waste your time... literally.
He's a knowledgeable doctor with a good bedside manner. He spends an appropriate amount of time with the patient and explains any questions calmly and clearly. However, the waiting time seems a bit excessive.
He always has a wait and takes forever but he explains everything to u in detail so u understand... hes def worth the wait... i had surgery with him and would recommend him to anyone ...he is great
He is very proffesional! I like him very much, in my personal opinion , they are staffing too many patients . Othe that the wait time... good!
Dr. Lackey was kind, informative, thorough and conservative in his approach. Excellent bedside manner and very clean, nice facilities.
Our son broke his arm just below his wrist, and Dr. Lackey treated him with respect and care by talking to him through each step of the visit making him comfortable throughout the process.
look no further. he is the best!!!
Really enjoyed meeting with Dr. Lackey. Reassuring and knowledgable—would recommend!
Dr. Lackey was great as usually. Very direct and lets me know what the issue is and the best course of treatment.
Very pleasant and extremely concerned as to what is currently going on opposed to just giving me meds and sending me away.
Too know I seen time to thoroughly answer questions and concerns. Never felt rushed. Very knowledgable
Great doctor, friendly office staff.
Great doctor! Knows his stuff and awesome personality !
He is very professional, patient and nice.
The doc was great. Broke everything down for me and gave me options for treatment. Will deff recommend
Office staff are unfriendly and unhelpful. They take friends first and do not go by appointment . Office staff do not allow you to speak to the doctor if you call no does the office manager ever return a call. Based on this statement my next appointment I will be waiting 6 hours instead of 4 hours for a 15 second conversation with the doctor
He is an amazing doctor.
I waited almost no time at all. Dr Lackey explained everything very well so that I could understand what was wrong. Explained the different muscles and bones that could have been affected, and how to differentiate the pain. Only annoyance is that they do not have an Xray on site. Minor inconvenience, but very good visit.
Dr. Lackey's office is run professionally. His receptionist is friendly and efficient, she called my previous doctor to have them fax xrays over. Dr. Lackey is easy to talk to and thorough.
The front girls were nice, they sent me downstairs to get scans the total process was 2 hours long...after I completed the scans they told me my insurance was not accepted there.,,, which I don't get because that is the first thing they are suppose to check and if it was not accepted they should have came downstairs to let me know instead of going through the entire process
Excellent doctor. Really listens and presents you with options. Would absolutely recommend him. His staff is efficient and pleasant as well
Very knowledgeable and gets right to the point.
I visited this doctor for the initial consultation for severe pain in my knee. I was immediately refered for cat-scan and MRI. The imaging office is located in the same building which is very convenient. Doctor Lackey explained me my teatment options, was very thorough and professional. I trusted him with my surgery, which in my opinion, was excellently performed! Very good orthopedic surgeon, I would highly recommend him!
Second follow up I had to wait, but overall I like Dr. Lackey and his practice.
Really standup guy that was fantastic at answering my questions and walking me through my pain and concerns with potential reasons I was having them. Honest about what I really needed and wasn't trying to force me to get imaging and to get me under the knife. Gave me a a good set of procedures to follow for my likely problems and what I needed in case I felt the need to take the next step.
Dr. Lackey explained all possible diagnoses to my sprained wrist. He showed diagrams and even a video on a surgery I could opt to do if there is indeed a TFCC tear in my wrist. He also answered all my questions, I never felt rushed during my session. Very friendly and very thorough! I would highly recommend Dr. Lackey!
Very nice doctor...tells you everything in clear Engilsh that you can understand.
Great service. He took the time to answer my questions in depth and provided visual explanations. His staff is great as well.
It was fine. Once I got to see the Dr. he took the time to answer any questions I had.
I thought Dr. Lackey was very knowledgeable in his area of expertise. He also seemed to be a very congenial and down to earth guy. My only complaint was the excessively long wait time. Receptionists were kind and helpful. I was also able to get x-rays taken in the same building--quite convenient.
Awesome experience - super helpful.
I have to say, this doctor is awesome! I've been there twice and both times I did not wait for more than a minute. He is courteous and is very flexible. I definitely recommend.
I find it really frustrating that it seems impossible to contact him via his Manhattan location, and that none of his staff ever confirm appointments. Otherwise, he himself is wonderful.
Dr. Lackey is a great professional. He's very informative and very pleasant. I had my shoulder cuff done by him and it was a great success. He is know working on my back problems. I highly recommend Dr. Lackey
Very professional. Felt very comfortable and at ease during the appt.
Excellent and professional .
This is my second visit highly recommend
I know there is often a wait time, but I waited over 3 hrs in a room and no one even came to tell me anything. No right.
Took the time to sit down with me and explain what my problem was. Discussed different treatment options, pain relief, and course of action. Would definitely recommend this doctor again.
I appreciated his time and explained everything to be clearly to my understanding. I would always return to him and I appreciated his sense of urgency for my needs
I really liked Dr. Lackey. He was very thorough. A great listener. He expertly responded to my questions, and was very patient in explaining my options. He assuaged my fears and I am very confident in his expertise. Excellent doctor.
Excellent patient care with a quick diagnosis.
The doctor is professional and office people are polite
Dr. Lackey put my worries at ease. I felt that he was thorough and answered all of my questions.
Very thorough and to the point. As I'm training for a marathon less than 1 month away, I appreciated Dr. Lackey's honesty of my treatment options and understanding of my concerns given the time constraint I'm under to heal! I would recommend him.
Dr. Lackey was excellent, he gave me several options for treatment and was able to get me in for an MRI same day and a reading of the MRI as well!!
Receptionist was expecting me when I walked through the door. I was seen in less than 5 minutes. Dr Lackey patiently listened to my concerns and offered his initial observations. He explained all my options and thoroughly answered all my questions. Although I met Dr Lackey that morning for the first time, he made me feel like we'd known each other for years. I'd recommend him to a family member.
Dr. Lackey is ok but the over 2 hours waiting time was not acceptable, i was in pain in my back and sitting so long in waiting area did not make be happy.
Good thoughtful Doctor, intelligent, needs more help in office.
Extremely knowledgeable and assessed my foot and knee with appropriateness.
Dr Lackey is a very informative and professional. He takes the time to explain all your options. He doesn't push any treatment or medication. I've been using him for a few years and I highly recommended him.
Great doctor. Very knowledgeable, smart and great service at his office. Helped me a lot!
Front staff was excellent . The wait was a little long but we'll worth it. The doctor was great. Dr took his time explaining everything and did not waste anytime in deciding a treatment. I would definitely recommend this doctor to friends and family.
All went very well, except that MRI machine at the location was not available and I had to go to the other location
I'm really happy I found him and that his office is around the corner from my new office. I can go in before work and he's always nice and informative.
Dr Lackey is very professional & informative. His staff is wonderful & very pleasant. I highly recommend recommend him.
Dr. Lackey was friendly and extremely knowledgable. He walked me through my injury and provided a clear explanation for all of my questions
The entire staff was very professional, they sent me to the basement to get an xray of my foot and after the doctor reviewed it, he reassured me of the progress. I was not rushed and had plenty of time to ask him all my questions I was concerned about. I would highly recommend him, very satisfied with the outcome.
Dr. Lackey was patient and I appreciate that he explained his thought process and recommendations to me. Ultimately, he did not treat my issue because it wasn't an orthopedic problem. However he himself made phone calls in order to find the specialist I needed. Only downfall was that the x-ray that I had to get at the beginning of the visit took forever.
Dr lackey is very patient and knowledgeable. He discusses issues without being cold or condescending. Great and rare qualities in today's medical arena.
My second visit to Dr. Lackey. He gives you his attention. Listens to your concerns. And he really tries to help get to the bottom of your problem. I will do what he suggests and hope that I will be feeling better! I have recommended him to family and friends! He is very personable .
His professionalism was inconsistent.
Very professional, amiable, and direct.
This was the first time that I want to see this doctor he was very professional explain to me what was wrong and even show that you gave me different options how to take care of it
Great experience! The staff and doctor were kind and very helpful. I felt comfortable with no worries.
The wait time was lengthy however the experience was great! So it was worth the wait highly recommend this physician
When I arrived, I was told to sign in and take a seat. After waiting 2 hours, I asked the receptionist how much longer I would have to wait. She then told me to fill out a piece of paper that she had not asked me to fill out before. She then realized she made a mistake and rushed me through. I ended up being there for 3 hours when I should have been there for about 45 minutes.
Dr. Lackey was very kind and informative. He gave me options as to my possible condition and steps that can be taken to resolve it. He ordered the MRI right away... in essence, Dr. Lackey has made a lasting impression, especially since it was my first time seeing him.
Very professional and knowledgable doctor
Always a pleasure
No complaints. Dr. Lackey is knowledgeable, personable, and professional.
Dr Lackey was easy to talk to. He explained everything in an easily understandable way.
Awesome Doctor would definitely recommend to friends and family
Great experience with Dr. Lackey . Explains things clearly and answers all of your questions and concerns with patience. Had a trip abroad so they helped expedite and attention I needed which included surgery for a quick recovery. The only gripe is the wait time has been longer than expected until he is ready to see you.
I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Lackey. He has an awesome sense of humor. Took the time to hear my problem with my knee and then explained step by step of what should be done to help relieve my pain. His staff was beyond nice - especially the lady at the Front Desk named Tanya. She was so nice and friendly. Dr. Lackey ordered X-rays and then MRI on the spot. Super convienient! More importantly the entire staff was caring.
He and his staff were very polite. I can tell that the doctor takes great interest in all his patients. He is clear and thorough with his diagnosis.
Dr. Lachey was very attentive. He saw right away that I was in a lot of pain. He gave me answers and explained very clearly what some of my issues might be. I'm looking forward to finally getting some relief thanks to Dr. Lackey
it was very long but it was due to the office full of patients but he was concerned and did what he could with out results sent me for MRI right away
He's a cool, laid back fellow and put me perfectly at ease. Excellent bedside manner.
I've been seeing Dr Lackey for about 5 years now and I love him. He knows his stuff and he treats you like a human being, listens to your concerns and gives you his opinion and he never rushes you. I switched from the Bay Ridge office to the NYC office because of the wait time and the fact that i don't live in Bay Ridge anymore.
Wait time is long, but geez this dr. is in high demand, I can see why. He definitely knows his stuff. His front desk reception was average. Expect to wait for sure to be seen but when seen its worth the wait,
The wait time was a little long, but pretty much worth the wait. This is not my first time with Dr. Lackey. He performed surgery on my knee a few years ago and my experience was good. Dr. Lackey is easy to talk to and answers all your questions. He is very informed and shares information with his patients which is very helpful in decision making. He partners with his patients for the best possible care.
Knowledgeable and caring doctor. He answered all my questions without me feeling rushed. He was patient and helpful. I recommend him. I went to him for a herniated disc.
Waited with me 3.5hours until my pain was gone!
Great doctor very personable
I was 16 minutes late and I was seen promptly. The entire staff was awesome. Dr. Lackey is a great listener and really concerned about trying to find out what is causing me discomfort. Everyone there including MRI receptionist was GREAT!! I would definitely recommend visiting here!
Dr. Lackey is an amazing doctor and I highly recommend him, he is thorough, personable, and professional. I have had extensive knee issues and he has helped fix all of my issues and made me better than ever.
Dr. Lackey knows his business. He's knowledgeable, prompt and a straight-shooter. I would recommend his practice wholeheartedly.
Very happy that I found Dr Lackey. Very professional. Really wants to make sure he finds the root of the problem.
Pleasant staff. Place felt a bit stale. I waited almost 30 min in doc room before anyone acknowledged me. Visit with doc was less than 10 min.
The office was clean and comfortable. The lady at the front desk was very friendly. The doctor was warm and easy to talk to. I would recommend friends and family.
Even I was waiting almost an hour combined time in waiting room plus in examining room. Still I like the doctor and his professional approach to my problem. He is very good doctor. I would recommend him to my friends and family.
Dr. Lackey and his entire staff were very professional and caring. Dr. Lackey is very knowledgeable and kind.
The office staff and Dr. Lackey were kind and professional!