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About Dr. Michael Shapiro
Dr. Michael Shapiro, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Merrick, NY. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine and Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Shapiro is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, North Shore/Long Island Jewish Hospital System - Huntington Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael Shapiro has the following 2 specialties
- Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine
If you have a back injury or unexplained back pain, your doctor might refer you first to a radiologist and then to an orthopedic spinal surgeon. They specialize in the spine and can diagnose and treat spinal diseases such as scoliosis. They can also treat spinal injuries such as a displaced disc or a fracture, as well as disc degeneration and narrowing that occurs due to aging.
However, when your injury or condition affects the spinal canal or spinal cord, it’s typically better to consult with a neurosurgeon. It's worth noting that, while they're both referred to as surgeons, they can also recommend treatments that don't require an operation, such as non-surgical decompression therapy.
- Orthopedic Surgery
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
Dr. Michael Shapiro has the following 7 expertise
- Back Injuries
- Head and Neck Disorder
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Spinal Fractures
- Spinal Stenosis
Dr. Michael Shapiro is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr. Shapiro performed 2 lower back surgeries and 1 on my husband. He was wonderful. I have recommended him to others who agree that he is one of the best. Its such a shame that one dissatisfied patient feels they were taken advantage of; however, Dr. Shapiro can take advantage of me any time....surgery that is!!! I trust him explicitly. He gave me all the risks and time to think about my operations. He never pushed into anything. One reason you have to wait to see him is that he actually spends quality time with each patient. Mds
Mr Shapiro not only to spend time seeing how I'm feeling he also has time to find out about everything else important in my life I find him to be a wonderful doctor
The very first time I met Dr Shapiro I liked him. His approach is very down to earth and he spoke to me in terms that I understood. Even my wife was impressed with him. Dr Shapiro answered all of her questions and put her mind at ease as well. He truly showed compassion to my needs as well as my wife's. I would recommend anyone who needs neck surgery to speak to Dr Shapiro. He is the best there is. No doubt about it. Thank you Dr Shapiro for all you did to make me feel as good as I do. I know that no other surgeon could have made me feel as safe as you did.
Dr. Shapiro is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Mercy Medical Center
North Shore/Long Island Jewish Hospital System - Huntington Hospital
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
North Shore University Hospital
North Shore/Long Island Jewish Hospital System - Franklin Hospital Med Ctr
North Shore University Hospital At Syosset
North Shore Univ Hosp At Forest Hills
North Shore Univ Hosp At Plainview
South Nassau Communities Hospital
St Catherine Of Siena Medical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
North Shore Univ at Manhasset
- New York Medical College
Dr. Michael Shapiro accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- Oxford Metro
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsOrlin & Cohen Orthopedic Associates LLP, 1728 Sunrise Hwy, Merrick, NY
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