Lewis Behr Lane, MD

Northwell Health Physician Partners

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score:

Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand

Practice locations:

  • University Orthopaedic Associates
    611 Northern Boulevard
    Suite 200
    Great Neck, NY 11021
    Fax: (516) 325-7192
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    Accepting new patients
  • Univeristy Orthopaedic Associates at East Meadow
    801 Merrick Avenue
    East Meadow, NY 11554
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    Accepting new patients

Clinical details

About your doctor

  • Male
  • 36 years in practice
  • Fluent in English

Board certifications

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

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.

Professional & Academic details


  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • North Shore University Hospital

Academic titles

  • Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Medical school

  • Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons


  • Hospital for Special Surgery


  • Mount Sinai St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Insurance providers/plans accepted

We accept most major health insurance plans. If your plan is not listed below, please call the office to discuss your options.

  • 1199SEIU
    • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna Health Insurance
    • Aetna Choice POS
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Health Network Only
    • Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna Limited Benefits Insurance Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO) Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Voluntary Group Medical Plan (indemnity plan)
    • Elect Choice
    • HMO
    • Managed Choice POS
    • Open Access Aetna Select
    • Open Choice PPO
    • Quality Point-of-Service (QPOS)
    • Signature Administrator's Plan
    • Traditional Choice
  • CareConnect Health Plan
    • CareConnect Bronze
    • CareConnect Bronze H S A 70%
    • CareConnect Catastrophic
    • CareConnect Gold
    • CareConnect Large EPO
    • CareConnect Platinum
    • CareConnect Silver
    • CareConnect Silver Cost Share
    • CareConnect Tradional Gold 20/40
  • Elderplan
    • Elderplan Advantage for Nursing Home Residents HMO SNP
    • Elderplan Classic Zero Premium HMO
    • Elderplan Extra Help HMO
    • Elderplan for Medicaid Beneficiaries HMO SNP
    • Elderplan Medicaid Advantage HMO SNP
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Child Health Plus
    • Direct HMO
    • Direct Pay HMO
    • Direct Pay HMO/POS
    • Direct POS
    • DirectShare
    • Empire Prism EPO
    • Empire Prism PPO
    • Empire Total Blue
    • EPO
    • Healthy New York
    • HMO
    • MediBlue
    • MediBlue
    • MediBlueSMSmartValue Plus
    • PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Exchange)
    • Bronze Direct Access
    • Bronze Guided Access
    • Core Direct Access
    • Core Guided Access
    • Essential Direct Access
    • Essential Guided Access
    • Gold Direct Access
    • Gold Guided Access
    • Platinum Direct Access
    • Platinum Guided Access
    • Preferred Direct Access
    • Preferred Guided Access
    • Premier Guided Access
    • Premiere Direct Access
    • Silver Direct Access
    • Silver Guided Access
  • HealthSmart
    • World Trade Center Program only
  • Humana
    • Medicare HMO
  • MagnaCare
    • MagnaCare
    • MagnaCare Access
    • MagnaCare Backstretch Employee Services Team (B.E.S.T.)
    • MagnaCare Client List ASO/PPO
    • MagnaCare National Access
    • MagnaCare Perferred PPO
    • MagnaCare Standard PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Railroad Medicare
  • The Empire Plan
    • NYSHIP
  • UnitedHealthcare (Exchange)
    • UnitedHealthcare Bronze Compass $3,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Catastrophic Compass $6,600
    • UnitedHealthcare Gold Compass $1,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Gold Compass $600
    • UnitedHealthcare Platinum Compass
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass $1,750
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass $2,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA $1,750
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA $250
  • UnitedHealthcare (Oxford)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential H
    • AARP Medicare Complete HMO Plan 2i
    • AARP Medicare Complete HMO Plan i
    • AARP Medicare Complete Mosaic H
    • AARP Medicare Complete Plan I
    • Exchange
    • Freedom Plan
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • LibertySM
    • Oxford
    • Oxford
    • Oxford
    • Oxford Bronze NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Gold NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Platinum NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Platinum NY Standard PPO
    • Oxford Silver NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Silver NY Standard PPO
    • Primary AdvantageSM
  • US Family Health Plan
    • Tricare Prime Program PPO

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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.
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Could not help me with my pain issues.
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very good
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Dr Lane terrific couldn't be more pleased.
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Excellent experience.
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I already have recommended Dr. Lane to my friends and they have gone to see him.
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Dr Lane is an excellent & caring dr.
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Dr. Lane was exceptional in his explanation of my problem with my hand and recommended care options.
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Dr. Lane is just a genuinely nice & caring person.
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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.
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Top doctor.
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worst doctor I have ever been to
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Doctor was so professional & caring.
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very good
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Lewis Lane, MD is highly knowledgeable and kind. I have upmost confidence in his many years of experience and depth of knowledge.
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Although unable to resolve my issue Dr. Lane gave excellent advice and opinions
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Excelent-as usual
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Very good.
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Dr. Lane is excellent, caring informative a true gentleman and...
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Experience much better than anticipated.
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I was very impressed with Dr Lane's thoroughness, thoughtfulness and demeanor. I had les interaction with the PA but was highly satisfied
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Dr. Lane is an excellent doctor and I would recommend him to anyone with a hand problem
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Dr. Lane is a wonderful, caring doctor.
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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.
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All good.
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Very good.
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Dr. Lane is a professional for whom I have great respect due to his acumen & demeanor.
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He is a very kind and caring human being.
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I like Doc Lane very much.
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Already have recommended Dr. Lane.
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Excellent experience.
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Dr. Lewis Lane enjoys the reputation as #1 on LIJ agree.
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Dr. Lewis Lane best on LI.
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My experience was very good.
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Dr. Lane is the only hand surgeon I would see & recommend.
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Dr. Lane is highly reputed.
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Very good!

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