Nicholas A
Sgaglione, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine

(516) 723-2663

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Dr. Nicholas Sgaglione is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center and at the Hofstra University North Shore-LIJ Medical School and has been in clinical practice for 26 years in Great Neck, New York. He graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he also completed a surgical internship. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and a fellowship in sports medicine at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute in Los Angeles. He also serves as the Senior Vice President for Orthopaedics for the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System and Executive Director of the North Shore-LIJ Orthopaedic Institute.

Dr. Sgaglione was elected president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America for 2012-2013 and has served on its Board of Directors since 2008. He was elected to the American Orthopaedic Association in 2006 and currently is a trustee of the AANA Education Foundation and Association Member Representative for the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois. He is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and International Cartilage Repair Society. Dr. Sgaglione serves on the Board of Trustees of the Arthroscopy Journal as well as the editorial board of several medical journals and is the author of three textbooks and 75 published articles and chapters on arthrosocpy, minimally invasive surgery and knee, shoulder and cartilage surgery.

Dr. Sgaglione has been a national and international clinical leader and educator specializing in sports medicine, particularly knee, shoulder and elbow problems and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery including knee and shoulder replacement surgery and cartilage transplantation and joint preservation and biorestoration. Dr. Sgaglione currently practices sports medicine and has served as the orthopaedic consultant for the United States Ski Team, US PGA and for numerous Long Island High Schools. He has served as the team orthopaedist for the United States Merchant Marine Academy for the past 24 years. More recently he has served as the team orthopaedist for the Major League Lacrosse New York Lizards. He is listed and recognized in Best Doctors of New York and Best Doctors of America since 2007.


Board certifications:

  • Orthopaedics - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Administrative titles

  • Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery - Research & Education, North Shore University Hospital

Academic titles

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

Medical school

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine


  • Hospital for Special Surgery


  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine


  • Southern California Orthopaedic Institute


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Locations & insurance

University Orthopaedics Associates at Great Neck

  • 611 Northern Boulevard
    Suite 200
    Great Neck, NY 11021

    Fax: (516) 325-7190

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"Dr. Sgaglione is an exceptional doctor. He treats every patient with such care and concern. He is a very special person."

"Since the dr. didn't feel I needed surgery now, but will in my lifetime, went thru his checklist thoroughly, but quickly! I know his time is valuable but after waiting 3 months. I was hoping for a few more minutes to process info I was given so I could ask questions."

"Dr. Sgaglione is an excellent doctor. He is very caring and I have a lot of trust in him. He replaced both my knees. Had excellent result."

"Excellent visit with fully explained options."

"Simply the "best" physician period."

"I've visited 4 ortho doctors for my problem. Dr. Sgaglione was by far the best."

"Dr. Sgaglione is top shelf. His staff is friendly and professional. I'm very pleased with the service I was provided."

"Dr. Sgaglione was awesome I knew within 5 minutes of meeting him, that he was the surgeon for me."

"Great caring dr."


"Very good."

"Wonderful Care!!!"

"Dr. Sgaglione is an outstanding, knowledgable doctor and a compassionate, caring individual. I wouldn't trust my bones to any other."


"I've had two operations which had excellent results. I would recommend Dr. Sgaglione to anyone needing a procedure."


"This doctor is the best."

"Dr. Sgaglione wrote down all follow-up information and gave it to me to take home - excellent!"

"Very concerned of all aspects of check up very professional."


"I have arthritis of the two shoulders & MUST have a shot every 3 months. A must!"

"Dr. Sgaglione is knowledgeable, courteous, and very caring - Excellent experience with him!"

"This was my first visit and Dr. was amazing...very clearly explained a lot of things...felt confident in what he said...great manner in dealing with me."

"Dr. Sgaglione did an amazing job of helping me understand my shoulder issue. I was extremely impressed and put at ease that he was a well-experienced doctor."

"I'm very happy with this doctor and will recommend him to family and friends"

"Dr. Sgaglione gave me confidence in his ability to help me."

"Dr. Sgaglione is not only an excellent doctor, but he is a caring and compassonate doctor. During my visit I explained to him a very complicated shoulder problem a very close friend was having. He immediatley called his secretary to get the information from me and told her to made an immeiate appointment for her which was done. I was back with my friend adthree days later and she was so grateful and felt she wa finally in good hands."

"Dr. Sgaglione is the best doctor I have - wonderful bedside manner, caring, kind etc."

"Excellent experience!! Have already recommended to other people!"

"Even if I waited the physician then spent time with me explaining all procedures and allowed me time to discuss any concerns I may have. It was worth the little wait to know I wasn't going to be rushed"

"I have trust & faith in Dr. Sgaglione & hope he will help me again & would definitely recommend him."

"Very good experience with provider & staff."

"Wonderful manner."

"It was a totally very good experience."

"I was impressed with Dr. Sgaglione and his responding to my situation."

"Dr. Sgaglione is an excellent doctor and an amazing human being."

"Excellent doctor & staff."

"Dr. Sgaglione is a great surgeon and knowledgeable doctor. I totally trust him as my doctor."

"Excellent A+ exceptional."

"Very professional, but needed to be more friendly."

"Explained all options."

"As I said Dr. Sgaglione is by far the best around."

"Very pleased."

"All good."

"Very good experience."

"#9. Exceptional."

"Dr. Sgaglione is fabulous & I feel fortunate to have found him. I got lucky!!"


"Dr. Sgaglione is the most compassionate doctor I have ever had."

"Excellent experience."