Lewis Behr
Lane, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand

(516) 723-2663

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My clinical practice is confined to Surgery of the Hand. I joined the medical staff of NSUH in 1980, when I entered practice, and have combined clinical hand surgery with teaching and research ever since. In 1995 I joined the medical staff at LIJMC. In 2011 I joined the fulltime NSUH-LIJMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as Program Director. Currently I treat patients with a broad range of hand problems from arthritis and deformity to congenital. I have expertise in reconstruction of patients with arthritis, paralysis, tendon ruptures, as well as treating acute sports injuries. I treat common hand/wrist problems such as: carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, Dupuytren's Disease, trigger finger, and benign tumors.

I have been active in national and regional professional organizations, having served on more than 20 committees of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Currently, I am on the ASSH annual meeting scientific exhibits committee, and Resident and Fellow Annual Meeting Committee. I was an officer of the NY Society for Surgery of the Hand, between 1996 and 2000, serving as President in my final year as an officer. I am involved in the Hofstra Northwell SOM in many roles, currently on the Admissions Committee (non-core), as a Departmental Advisor to medical students interested in Orthopaedic Surgery, teaching extremities in Structure, as Secretary of the Faculty Council. In addition to having a supervisory role overseeing research projects in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, I have been personally involved in clinical and basic science research, with currently ongoing projects on trigger finger and 3D bioprinting for osteocartilaginous defects. In regard to my outside academic activity, I have more than 36 peer review publications and over 150 podium presentations or faculty presentations at national or international courses and meetings. In respect to patient care I was recognized with an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Gold DOC award in 2015. I have been listed yearly in Castle Connelly's Best Doctors since 1998 and have received annual Patient Choice awards since 2010.


Board certifications:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery/Hand Surgery

Academic titles

  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Medical school

  • Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons


  • Hospital for Special Surgery


  • New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Mount Sinai St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center


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Locations & insurance

Northwell Physician Partners

  • 611 Northern Boulevard
    Suite 200
    Great Neck, NY 11021

    Fax: (516) 325-7192

Univeristy Orthopaedic Associates at East Meadow

  • 801 Merrick Avenue
    East Meadow, NY 11554

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Most recent comments:

Patient comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are displayed in their entirety and are anonymous for patient privacy.

"Dr. Lane extremely professional, took time explaining everything had hand surgery for carpal tunnel. Excellent service by provider. He is the BEST! Attention to detail, needs of patient cannot say enough about quality service!! 10 STARS."

"I was very impressed with this doctor"

"I'm very satisfied and pleased with the care Dr Lane provided. He took the time to discuss my treatment and next steps should the need arise. Great experience and knowledge in his field"

"Dr. Lewis Lane is a pleasure to deal with. He has a patient and peaceful demeanor. His experience is evident by his knowledge, care and thorough explanations. His a seasoned doctor and much more than that, he's a seasoned human being!"

"Side effects of prescribed medication should have been explained to me."

"In my opinion smiling once in a while is more welcoming & makes you feel at ease."

"Dr. Lane had previously performed surgery on my wrist. It was extremely involved, I was doing a follow up. He is a master in his field of knowledge, excellent surgeon & professional, caring, kind & the best!"

"I was very Pleased With Dr. Lane .he explained everything in a way that I could understand . .I would recommend him without hesitation."

"Highly satisfied."

"wonderful experience"

"Dr. Lane was great. This was my third visit and he explained everything to me, in detail. He is kind and compassionate and showed great concern for my health."

"Dr. Lane is a miracle man, he cured my hand problem that I had for over a year with one visit!!!"

"Doctor Lane is not only a doctor, but a profound, kind, and compassionate human being. He still remembered me after six years despite having so many patients. He is a true gentleman and really cares about his patients."

"Since I was not receptive to the Dr.'s recommendation and somehow I am managing the problem, the rest of the visit was academic."

"Dr. Lane is by far the best Physician I have seen in the past 60+ years. He is a Physicians, Physician."

"No medication was prescribed."

"Dr. Lane explained everything in an easy to understand manner."

"Dr. Lane is the best!"

"No medications required. Dr. Lane is a wonderful doctor. I would highly recommend him. He is courteous and very thorough!!"

"Dr. Lane seemed preoccupied with business during my follow-up visit, and didn't seem to be familiar with my situation/chart - not satisfying visit."

"Dr. Lane is terrific."

"love the doctor, doctor performed 3 separate surgeries on my husband, husband very pleased with outcome."

"I would recommend Dr lane to anyone! I did already to my Mother!"

"Dr. Lane was one of the better doctors I've seen for this problem. Made sure I understood what was happening."

"very professional and caring"

"Dr. Lane is an excellent physician."

"Dr. Lane is THE BEST."

"I go to this practice only because of Dr. Lewis Lane."

"Very professional."

"I have recommended Dr. Lane several times already. He's the best!"

"Doctor explained procedures and options completely and clearly."

"Dr. Lane had been recommended to me by friends. Perhaps the best recommendation I have ever received for anything or anyone. He is genuinely friendly, patient (no pun intended), plain-speaking, and a SUPERB surgeon."

"couldn't be better"

"very good"

"a great overall experience"

"Smartest & most thorough and kind doctor have been to Dr. Lane took plenty of time to explain my course of treatment and options that are available for my condition."

"Dr. Lane is a great doctor and has wonderful manners. #5. No medication."

"Dr. Lane is "THE BEST"!"

"Excellent doctor."

"Dr. Lane was very professional, caring, and kind."

"The doctor explained my hand issues very explicitly, but I didn't understand it all."



"love this Doctor"

"All was very professionally managed--with honest explanations regarding what could and could not be done to resolve my hand problems. I will certainly continue to see this care provider."

"Good experience."

"Doctor clearly explained the procedure and possible effects of treatment."

"I am very pleased with the care Dr. lane gave me."

"Great doctor!"

"Superb provider."

"Dr. Lane called me back on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 with my MRI results. Being that it was a holiday weekend, I feel that was very nice. Above & beyond nice."

"Could not help me with my pain issues."

"very good"


"Dr Lane terrific couldn't be more pleased."

"Excellent experience."

"I already have recommended Dr. Lane to my friends and they have gone to see him."

"Dr Lane is an excellent & caring dr."

"Dr. Lane was exceptional in his explanation of my problem with my hand and recommended care options."

"Dr. Lane is just a genuinely nice & caring person."

"Dr. Lane gave me his opinion on whether I should include an additional surgery when I was having carpal tunnel surgery, and I appreciated is honest input."

"Top doctor."

"worst doctor I have ever been to"

"Doctor was so professional & caring."

"very good"

"Lewis Lane, MD is highly knowledgeable and kind. I have upmost confidence in his many years of experience and depth of knowledge."

"Although unable to resolve my issue Dr. Lane gave excellent advice and opinions"

"Excelent-as usual"

"Very good."

"Dr. Lane is excellent, caring informative a true gentleman and..."

"Experience much better than anticipated."

"I was very impressed with Dr Lane's thoroughness, thoughtfulness and demeanor. I had les interaction with the PA but was highly satisfied"

"Dr. Lane is an excellent doctor and I would recommend him to anyone with a hand problem"

"Dr. Lane is a wonderful, caring doctor."

"Dr. Lane's "bed side manner" is horrible. I would never recommend him. I realize that there is probably nothing that could be done for my problem but the doctor could have told me in a more compassionate way. He even treated the employees with very little respect. If he was having a bad day it's extremely unprofessional to take it out on the patients and employees."

"All good."

"Very good."

"Dr. Lane is a professional for whom I have great respect due to his acumen & demeanor."

"He is a very kind and caring human being."

"I like Doc Lane very much."

"Already have recommended Dr. Lane."

"Excellent experience."


"Dr. Lewis Lane enjoys the reputation as #1 on LIJ agree."

"Dr. Lewis Lane best on LI."

"My experience was very good."

"Dr. Lane is the only hand surgeon I would see & recommend."

"Dr. Lane is highly reputed."

"Very good!"