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Dr. Peter L Varriale has the following 2 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.
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
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He operated on my torn rotator cuff. After his surgery I was in agonizing pain for 6 months before he even suggested a cortisone shot, from which I almost passed out and it did nothing for the pain. I was in terrible pain, couldn't hold a fork or knife or cut my food. My right arm and shoulder were useless. I kept asking for another MRI and after 8 months, I insisted. It turns out that he had cut off blood supply to my bone and I had necrosis. He said he wanted to do a closed manipulation, which my physical therapist said "ABSOLUTELY NOT". My physical therapist recommended a Dr. at hospital for special surgery. They said "fax your MRI report and the dr. will get back to you within a week". They called me 15 minutes later. I went to see this Dr., and he said I needed a shoulder replacement. So less than a year after Varriale's surgery and still in excruciating pain, I was in for a shoulder reversal replacement. I also thought my right wrist was broken during the operation as I could not move it or use it for 6 months. When I went in for an appointment, he kept me waiting for over an hour when I walked out. I went to a wrist doctor who told me I have a bad torn meniscus in my wrist which I never had before Varriale's botch job. Stay away from this surgeon.
I have seen Dr. Leo Varriale for over ten years. He has "cleaned" out both of my knees and I can now play golf without pain. His approach is physical therapy BEFORE any operation. His approach is always calm and assuring. I would recommend this MD for anyone with knee or shoulder problems and is a sports active individual. Thank you Dr Varriale for making my retired life enjoyable!
39 Years Experience
State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1979
Nassau University Medical Center
Dr. Peter L Varriale accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- First Health PPO
HIP of NY
- Emblem HIP Select PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- Oxford Metro
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsPeter Leo Varriale Md, 601 Franklin Ave Ste 215, Garden City, NY
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