Dr. Charles Ruotolo

Orthopedic Surgery
Deer Park, NY
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

Massapequa, NY

Address

5500 Merrick Rd, Massapequa, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

East Meadow, NY

Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Massapequa, NY

Total Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Deer Park, NY

About

Bio

As the founder of Total Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Charles Ruotolo MD was a top graduate at the New York Medical College School of Medicine in 1995. He completed an orthopedic residency program at the SUNY at Stony Brook in 2000. After his residency he underwent fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the prestigious Sports Clinic of Laguna Hills, California under the tutelage of Wesley Nottage, MD. It is here where he perfected his advanced arthroscopic surgical skills. Dr. Ruotolo is board certified in orthopedic surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. As an Associate Master Instructor of Arthroscopy for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, Dr.Ruotolo actively teaches other orthopedic surgeons advanced arthroscopic skills in shoulder surgery. As an avid researcher he has published multiple articles on shoulder injuries and shoulder surgery in the peer review journals of Arthroscopic Surgery and of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery as well as several book chapters on the same. It is his dictum to constantly be critical and to constantly review treatment options and surgical results. This persistent pursuit of quality affords his patients the highest level of care in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ruotolo has excelled throughout his career in medicine. From being named the top surgical student in his graduating medical student class of 210 students, to being named the attending of the year in 2003 for the orthopedic training program at the SUNY at Stony Brook Dr. Ruotolo has always excelled in every role from student to surgeon to teacher. Currently as the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Nassau University Medical Center he is helping guide the hospital in its revival as a leading center for orthopedic surgery. As with himself he has developed a core group of highly skilled orthopedic surgeons at NUMC providing some of the best care in orthopaedic spine surgery, orthopaedic trauma surgery, minimally invasive joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. As the President of Total Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine he is proud to lead not just a team of highly trained and skilled physicians, but an organization of compassionate and caring people.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

orthopedic Surgery

sports medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

52 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Ruotolo
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hamstring strain: this could just be hamstring tightness but it also could be something more serious such as a stress fracture. You should be evaluated by a sports med ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Ruotolo
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder problem: the most likely cause for this pain is a tendon problem, specifically of your rotator cuff tendons. These can be of three different levels of injury ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Ruotolo
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Low back pain: low back pain is usually muscular in origin. This is usually treated with back and hamstring stretching and core strengthening. 90% of patients with ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Apr 26, 2013
Highly recommended
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Apr 9, 2013
I have referred many friends with ACL injuries and shoulder injuries to Dr Ruotolo, they have all done wonderfully. He is an excellent surgeon and has a great bedside manner.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ruotolo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I still think it is because there is loss of circulation in my hands and feet and there is major pressure and pain below my knee
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thanks for your time, much appreciated!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am going to see a doctor. Thank u .

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College
Graduated 1995MD

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

University Hospital Stony Brook

Awards

America' Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
Best of Long Island orthopedic surgery 2015
Long Island's Top Doctors, Newsday

Affiliations

Arthroscopy Association of North America
North shore syosset hospital
Nassau University Medical Center
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