About Dr. David W Altchek

Dr. David W Altchek, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Altchek is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Queens and MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Altchek has received 7 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

64 Ratings with 20 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David W Altchek is Excellent. Dr. David W Altchek has been rated by 64 patients. From those 64 patients 20 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David W Altchek is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY BELAIRE BUILDING

525 E 71st St
New York, NY 10021
(212) 606-1909

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Specialties

Dr. David W Altchek has the following 3 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

    A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
    These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
    It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
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  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. David W Altchek has the following 14 expertise

  • Clinical Research
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
  • Joint Diseases
  • Joint Surgery (Arthroplasty)
  • Rotator Cuff Problem (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome)
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Tendon Injuries

Board Certifications

Dr. David W Altchek is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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THE PREMIER BODY SHOP DOC

AFTER AN INCORRECT DIAGNOSIS FROM ANOTHER HOSPITAL AND ORTHOPOD, DAVID IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZED THE TRUE ISSUE AND DID A FANTASTIC JOB REPAIRING A TORN BICEP TENDON AND DAMAGED SHOULDER. 10 YEARS LATER, NO PROBLEMS!

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Thinks his time is more valuable than yours

Went to see him for my knee. When he realized it is not surgical he blew me off- of course still had to pay his fee as he zoned out

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Five Stars

Best orthopedic doc in the business. Nobody comes close!!! I've had a shoulder and knee done at HSS with Dr. Altchek and my recoveries were seamless, and both are much improved.

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bittersweet

personable, skilled, spent to time to show me what was missed on MRI interpretation. gave me a break in fee. as insurance not accepted, back to work in 2 days (limited) and not 6 months but then as the problem started to return he was hard to get, denied the recrudescence, pushed me off on a trauma surgeon and more x-rays to the tune of $1,000. but I had seen another shoulder only professor and shoulder text author in another city who showed me where the hooks that were in the soon post-op period neatly arranged near the head of the humerus were now distributed across the chest. suggested a major do-over if I wanted. furthermore I questioned Dr. Altchek on the use of Toradol in the peri-operative time on 3 occasions and he assured me 'no problem' and then he published a paper reporting just the opposite of a higher failure rate when Toradol was used. I declined to sue him but now as the constant pain and poor function......but it might be too late.

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Just like the song....Simply the Best!!!

Traveled 3hrs to have Dr. Altcheck check my son's elbow after having been told it was just tendinitis. Dr. Altcheck diagnosed him and we were scheduled for surgery within a week's time. In and out in a day 's time and back to Albany. Staff was fabulous and the office ran like well oiled machine. . They were always there to answer follow up questions. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

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  • Awards

    7 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2017, 2018)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2018)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Altchek is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1982

  • Accepted Insurance

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More about Dr. David W Altchek

Dr. David Altchek is an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon and Co-Chief in the Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is the Medical Director for the New York Mets and a medical consultant for the NBA. He previously served as the North American Medical Director for the Association of Tennis Professionals, which sponsors the mens professional tennis tour, and was also the former Team Physician for the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team. Dr. Altchek is a Professor of Surgery in Clinical Orthopaedics at the Weill Cornell Medical College and the author of over 100 articles and book chapters on problems of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.

Locations & Directions

HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY BELAIRE BUILDING, 525 E 71st St, New York, NY
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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