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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Surgical Specialist
35 years of experience
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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

4.0
  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
(21)
Patient comments (11)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David Helfet is Excellent. Dr. Helfet has been reviewed by 21 patients who have provided 11 comments. The rating is 4 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.7
  • Currently 3.7333333333333 of 4 stars
Promptness 3.4
  • Currently 3.4 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff 3.8
  • Currently 3.8 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis 3.8
  • Currently 3.8 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner 3.6
  • Currently 3.6 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me 3.5
  • Currently 3.5333333333333 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit 3.6
  • Currently 3.5714285714286 of 4 stars

Specialties & Research

Dr. David Helfet, MBBS, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 21 areas:
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Broken Bones (Bone Fractures)
  • Dislocations
  • Femoral Fractures
  • Femoral Neck Fractures
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Hip Fractures
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Leg Fracture (Tibial Fractures)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Ununited Fractures
  • Wounds and Injuries
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Education & Awards

Dr. Helfet graduated from University Of Cape Town. He has 25 awards.

Awards  
One of America's Leading Experts on:
Ankle Injuries
Bone Fractures
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation
Hip Fractures
Ununited Fractures
Presidential Guest, British Orthopaedic Association, 1994
Best Paper Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, 1990
Watson-Jones Memorial Lecture, British Orthopaedic Association, 1994
Philip D. Wilson Jr. Teaching Award (Voted by the Residents), Hospital for Special Surgery, 1995
Presidential Guest, Israel Orthopaedic Association, 1995
Best Overall Paper, Florida Orthopaedic Society, 1990
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011
Selected Highlight Paper, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 1990
Best Paper Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, 1989
Best Resident Paper, Florida Orthopaedic Society, 1990
Edward Bovill Award/ Best Paper, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 1989
Edward Bovill Award/ Best Paper, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 1994
"Outstanding Professor Award" (Voted by the Residents/Fellows) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of South Florida., 1987-1988
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (1998, 2000 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2013)
On-Time Doctor Award (2009)

Affiliations

Dr. Helfet has 7 hospital affiliations:

  • Hospital For Special Surgery 
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell 

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Greek

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Additional Information
Dr. David L Helfet MBBS and MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 35 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. David L. Helfet practice?
Dr. David Helfet has 2 office locations.
Dr. David Helfet practices Orthopaedic Surgery near New York, NY.
See New York Orthopedic Surgeons.