Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

  • Academic titles

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

  • Chief resident

    • NYU Langone-Hospital for Joint Diseases

  • Medical school

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • NYU Langone-Hospital for Joint Diseases

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Fellowships

    • Brigham and Womens Hospital Harvard Medical School

  • Affiliations

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Most recent comments

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09/29/2018
"Dr. Polatsch was just great, a rock star! I have already recommended him to several friends with hand issues."
09/10/2018
"was very impressed with the whole process and how seriously my injury was taken."
09/08/2018
"Dr. Polatsch is a caring physician and wonderful surgeon."
08/20/2018
"As an artist, I have many friends who have trouble with their hands. I would recommend Dr. Dan Polatsch without reservation."
08/20/2018
"He is amazing"
08/18/2018
"Dr. Daniel Polatsch was well recommended and I am so happy he was my surgeon and that all of his staff members are the utmost professionals."
08/18/2018
"care was outstanding."
08/14/2018
"dr. p treated me with perfection"
07/30/2018
"I already have referred a co-worker to Dr Polatsch"
07/18/2018
"Again - Dr. Polatsch is beyond the best doctor I've ever been to! "
06/23/2018
"Dr Polatsch is an amazing surgeon, so happy that I was referred to him. I refer patients to him all the time."
06/18/2018
"we love doctor polatsch"
06/18/2018
"Dr. Polatsche personally returns phone calls and calls himself to check up on your recovery."
06/10/2018
"Dr. Polatsch and his staff were excellent."
05/17/2018
"Dr. Polatsch is an expert in his field. I regret I waited so long to make an appointment. I was under the care of another doctor who was not listening to me. I would highly recommend Dr. Polatch to anyone."
04/28/2018
"Dr. Daniel Polatsch is very professional and provides excellent advice. Very worthwhile consultation."
04/24/2018
"Excellent. 100% confidence in doctor. "
04/21/2018
"Very Satisfied"
04/02/2018
"dr piolatsch was the 3rd dr we visited. we were not happy with the first 2. dr polatsch is a diamond!!!! he is an amazing dr and a kind soul."
03/06/2018
"Recommending a friend of mine as soon as i'm finished"
03/01/2018
"Dr. Polatsch has treated me twice and my young son once. Every one of my interactions with the doctor reinforce my decisions to concentrate all orthopedic care with him and his practice. I have referred Dr. Polatsch to anyone I've met needing a top orthopedic doctor."
02/23/2018
"I have recommended Dr. Polatsch to many friends & family. "
02/13/2018
"Dr. Polatsch listens to his patients. He sees, listens as nd correctly diagnoses the problem. if I may adhe has a very nice demeanor about him. makes a patient feel he/she is in good hands"
12/30/2017
"It's wonderful when a surgeon tells you not to rush into anything and other options to try first."
11/27/2017
"Dr Polatsch took his time and went thru my case in detail - felt extremely comfortable with his explanation and course of action"
11/20/2017
"the doctor operated on my thumb in 2013. I have confidence in him."
10/30/2017
"Dr. Polatch is very considerate and caring. He explained everything and I have the utmost confidence in him. I would definitely recommend him to others."
10/30/2017
"Dr. Polatsch is a true professional and master at his craft. Even my hand therapist agreed, due to Dr. Polatsch's incredible work, it lead me to a successful and speedy recovery."
10/27/2017
"Impressive & excellent. Very grateful that this doctor takes Emblem Health Insurance and cares about serving public school teachers."
08/31/2017
"Excellent!!"
08/28/2017
"Dr. Polatsch is an excellent doctor. I was extremely pleased with my care. I would recommend him to my friends."
08/02/2017
"Best experience!"
07/29/2017
"Outstanding."
07/17/2017
"Have recommended this provider to many others in the past."
07/17/2017
"Very kind doctor."
07/10/2017
"Excellent knowledge and care! "
05/18/2017
"Always courteous and caring."
05/15/2017
"Dr. Polatsch is an excellent physician."
04/11/2017
"Dr. Daniel Polatsch is a rare bird these days. He is one of the few who actually care about their patients, and show it. I have never felt as though I am just a number or another patient. I believe he makes everyone who goes to see him feel important. His staff follows his lead."
03/18/2017
"already recommended dr Polatsh to a colleague"
03/14/2017
"The staff and the doctor were excellent!"
03/04/2017
"My confidence in Dr. Daniel Potach is greater than the survey choice of "very good". It's outstanding!I would highly recommend Dr. Poltasch.(I regret that I'm not sure of the spelling of his last name. )"
03/04/2017
"Very thorough care. Surgery was very difficult but other than that this practice is top, top notch"
01/12/2017
"Dr. Polatsch is an excellent caring doctor. He was kind and very professional."
01/10/2017
"The ENTIRE staff at Dr. Polatsch's office is the best experience I've had with an injury. They got everything right."
01/01/2017
"felt taken care of"
12/27/2016
"Dr. Polatsch and his staff are incredible. This was such a great medical experience. He spent a great deal of time with me explaining my injury. I highly recommend him. This is the best office."
11/08/2016
"Excellent in all aspects."
10/12/2016
"He's a great doctor, but everything seems rushed. I believe he is listening to me, but sometimes it feels like he is distracted."
10/10/2016
"Dr. Polatsch and his assistant were outstanding! Very personable and extremely caring."
09/14/2016
"He is wonderful!"
09/11/2016
"I would highly reccomend Dr Polartsch"
08/31/2016
"Dr. Polatsch was fantastic with my 4 1/2 year old son."
08/13/2016
"outstanding Doctor !"
07/26/2016
"This was overall a very good experience, and I believe my health problem is cured"
07/22/2016
"Very good with provider."
06/06/2016
"great experience"
05/31/2016
"Doctor is a bit in a hurry."
05/30/2016
"excellent skills and communication with patients."
05/19/2016
"Dr. Polatsch is an EXCELLENT doctor! His PA Lukas is also wonderful!"
04/02/2016
"First-rate. Dr. Polatsch was knowledgeable, friendly, adept at administering my cortisone injection and helpful in explaining my problem, its likely cause and how to address it."
03/29/2016
"Dr. Polatsch and staff were professional and efficient, a good experience overall."
03/03/2016
"My care was provided solely by Dr. Polatsch. He was always friendly & professional. He explained all my options & gave me his objective opinion which was on point. I would recommend Dr. Polatsch for hand/arm issue."
02/15/2016
"I waited about 90% longer than the time the doctor spent with me. I was rushed and am regretting the decision to come to him. He read his whole report for the referring doctor while I was there. He couldn't have done that another time, and spent more time discussing what could be my issue?"
02/08/2016
"Dr Polatsch did my Carpal tunnel surgeries on boh hands. He is an excellant surgeon and compassionate which you don't always find in a Doctor. I would absolutely recommend him. His staff is very competent."
01/05/2016
"Terrific."
12/22/2015
"Terrific experience. From Dr. Polatsch to his entire team they were professional, thoughtful, timely and expert in their field. Would recommend Dr. Polatsch to all."
12/07/2015
"I was very pleased with my experience with Dr. Polatsch as well as his staff. He was very patient and informative in all of my visits to date and my elbow surgery went very well. In my visits following surgery he has been patient and informative each and every time."
11/21/2015
"My wife is having surgery with Dr. Polatsch next week, so I guess we were happy with the experience!"
11/07/2015
"The skill and expertise of this physician were outstanding."
11/06/2015
"again, feeling rushed played a factor in each of above ratings"
10/20/2015
"I believe the procedure, was handled by the best! The bedside manner? Not so much."
10/19/2015
"I feel the doctor was in a rush."
10/08/2015
"Excellent surgeon and the friendliest nurse staff in Lenox than any other hospital."

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