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Robert J. Meislin, MD

  • Specialties: Sports Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-7223
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About Me

As an orthopedic surgeon, my goal is to design evaluations and treatments that help people achieve active, pain-free lifestyles. At the Sports Medicine Center at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center, I treat people with knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, and hip injuries using arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure.

I offer cartilage resurfacing techniques to repair damaged cartilage. In addition, I perform ligament repair and reconstruction for torn ligaments, as well as meniscal transplants to replace the meniscus in a knee joint. I also perform shoulder surgeries to repair labral and rotator cuff tears, including arthroscopic latarjet procedures for glenoid bone loss and arthroscopic acromioclavicular reconstruction. For patients with labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement—a condition in which hip bones are irregularly shaped, causing joint damage—I perform hip procedures.

In my practice, the most important aspect of treatment is having an open dialogue with patients. The first thing I want people to tell me is how their injuries affect their lifestyles. After discussing this, I explain the diagnosis, how their condition developed, and the method through which each treatment option can help them.

When discussing treatment alternatives, I am realistic about outcomes, and I’m always frank about any risks involved. I also explain nonsurgical options, as many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated without surgery. I firmly believe knowledgeable and informed patients make the best decisions about their treatment.

In addition to treating people with sports-related injuries at NYU Langone, I serve as an orthopedic consultant for the San Francisco Giants, USA Baseball, and the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball team. I also perform sports medicine research to improve shoulder stabilization and develop meniscal scaffolds to reduce postoperative knee pain.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • stress fracture
  • knee tendinitis
  • torn knee cartilage
  • ankle sprain
  • rotator cuff syndrome
  • dislocated shoulder
  • shoulder injury
  • hamstring tendon rupture
  • hip labral tear
  • tendon injury
  • knee injury
  • loose body
  • torn medial meniscus
  • anterior cruciate ligament tear
  • shoulder bursitis
  • elbow fracture
  • shoulder labral tear
  • knee dislocation
  • tendon rupture
  • achilles tendon rupture
  • osteoarthritis of the shoulder
  • triceps tendon rupture
  • biceps tendon rupture
  • shoulder fracture
  • elbow tendinitis
  • shoulder tendinitis
  • sports injury
  • knee ligament tear
  • tennis elbow
  • acromioclavicular sprain
  • osteochondritis dissecans
  • cartilage injury
  • shoulder impingement syndrome
  • golfer's elbow
Treatments
  • arthroscopic surgery
  • knee surgery
  • cartilage repair
  • ligament reconstruction
  • cell transplant
  • meniscus operation
  • hip arthroscopy
  • elbow surgery
  • platelet rich plasma
  • osteotomy
  • knee arthroscopy
  • orthopedic procedure
  • stem cell transplant
  • cartilage transplant
  • shoulder surgery
  • ankle arthroscopy

Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Orthopedic Sports Medicine), 2007
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 1994
Education and Training
  • Residency, Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Sports Medicine, 1992
  • Residency, Hospital For Joint Diseases, Orthopedic Surgery, 1991
  • MD from New York University, 1985
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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice (EPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Health
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Agewell
    • Agewell Managed Medicaid
    • Agewell Medicare
  • Amida Care
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Centerlight Healthcare
    • CenterLight Healthcare DIRECT
    • CenterLight Healthcare PACE
    • CenterLight Healthcare Select
    • Centerlight Pace Medicare HMO
  • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
    • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Elderplan
    • Elderplan
    • Elderplan FIDA
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Basic Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Exchange
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • GHI Network Access - Benefit Services of PA
    • GHI Network Access - Total Plan Concepts
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Bridge
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicare VIP
    • HIP POS
    • HIP Prime Basic
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP VIP Medicare - Affinity
    • HIP VIP Medicare - VIP Go
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare Managed Care
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare POS
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare PPO
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Healthfirst
    • Health And Recovery Plan (Harp)
    • Healthfirst 65 Plus Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Absolute Care FIDA
    • Healthfirst Assured Care
    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Bronze Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst Complete Care
    • Healthfirst Coordinated Benefits Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 1 & 2
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 3 & 4
    • Healthfirst Gold Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Gold Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Green Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Increased Benefits Plan
    • Healthfirst Life Improved Plan
    • Healthfirst Medicaid
    • Healthfirst Medicare
    • Healthfirst Medicare/NYU Risk
    • Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan
    • Healthfirst Platinum Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Platinum Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Island Group Administration
    • Island Group Administration
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • MVP Select Care Inc
    • MVP Preferred EPO
    • MVP Select Care Inc.
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Principal Financial Group
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • National Health Care Solutions Inc
    • Allianz Global Assistance
    • American Assistance - WTA
    • BMI Companies
    • Berkley Canada
    • CAN Assistance
    • Complete Claims Management Prof
    • Crossborder Health Partners
    • DIKLA / Harel Insurance Company
    • Desjardins - Sigma Assistel
    • Eurocare INC
    • Federal Assist
    • Global Response LTD
    • Guardian Life and Health Insurance Comp
    • Healix
    • Intana Assist
    • Mayday Assistance
    • Medipac Assist
    • Morgan White Admin International
    • Olympus Managed Health
    • Oneworld Assist - Tugo
    • Pacific Bluecross
    • Penfield Care Management
    • Savitar Group
    • Sunmed International
    • TIS -Travel Insurance Specialists Ltd
    • TMCA
    • Tour Med Assistance INC
    • WTA- American Assist
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Orthopedic Center - Sports Medicine

333 East 38th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone

646-501-7223

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Interests

articular cartilage, arthroscopic shoulder, elbow and knee procedures, biomechanics, exercise physiology

Academic Contact

Academic office

333-339 East 38th Street

Fourth Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone

646-501-7223

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