Treatment & Services
- Arm Lift
- Atherosclerosis Surgery
- Hand and Arm Reconstruction
- Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
- Hand Surgery
- Keloid Removal
- Microsurgery of the Hand and Arm
- Plastic Surgery
- Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
- Scar Revisions
- Scar Surgery
- Skin Grafting
- Sports Medicine
- Surgery Of The Hand And Wrist
- Trauma Reconstruction
- Upper Extremity Surgery
- Wrist Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Atherosclerosis (vascular)
- Benign Bone Tumors
- Birth Defects
- Bone Disorders
- Brachial Plexus
- Broken Bones
- Fractures Of The Hand
- Hand and Wrist Arthritis
- Hand Problems
- Hand Related Sports Injuries
- Infected Wounds
- Joint Disorders
- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- Musculoskeletal Impairments
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Nerve Compression of the Hand
- Overuse Syndrome
- Pediatric Tumors
- Peripheral Artery Disease
- Peripheral Nerve Disorders
- Raynaud's Phenomenon
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Repetitive Stress Disorders of the Hand and Arm
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
- Sebaceous Cysts
- Skin Cancer
- Skin Lesions
- Skin Tears
- Upper Extremity Disorders
- Wrist Diseases
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - New York University Medical Center
New York, NY USA
Residency - New York University Medical Center
New York, NY USA
Residency - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ USA
Medical School - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX USA
Undergraduate - University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX USA
- General Surgery Research Fellow, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
- Fellowship Director, Hand Surgery, New York University Medical Center
- Director, Multidisciplinary Hand and Upper Extremity Conference, NYU Medical Center
- Director, Hand and Uppeer Extremity Service, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY
- Plastic Surgery
- Surgery - Hand Surgery
Fractures of the hand, hand and arm reconstruction, hand and upper extremity surgery, hand and wrist arthritis, hand related sports injuries, microsurgery of the hand and arm, nerve compressions of the hand, arm, and upper extremity, repetitive stress disorders of the hand and arm, wrist and distal radius
Awards & Honors
- Honorary Police Surgeon, New York City Police Department
- America's Top Doc, Castle and Connolley
- Susan B. Deak Excellence in Surgical Research Award
- First Prize, Clinical Paper, N. Y. Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Society for Surgery of The Hand
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Association of Plastic Surgeons
- American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Peripheral Nerve
Research & Publications
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133 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.5|
|Knows Medical History||4.1|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.4|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.5|
7 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 12, 2017
explanation of procedure and recovery process explained fully
Reviewed on Apr 27, 2017
Dr. Friedman takes a lot of time with me and I never feel rushed. He is wonderful!!!
Reviewed on Mar 13, 2017
advised me of expectations
Reviewed on Dec 8, 2016
He did not spend the time needed to answer my questions completely. I understand the dr. is busy, but I was his patient, sitting in front of him! I think I deserved the time needed to answer my questions.
Reviewed on Oct 28, 2016
The physician stated that he had no idea what was wrong with me and told me to get a second opinion. I've never had a doctor suggest I get a second opinion. I would not recommend anyone to this physician.
Reviewed on Aug 19, 2016
The Dr. is very knowledgable and took the time to explain everything thoroughly.
Reviewed on Jul 15, 2016
Turns out my Medical issue did not require Surgery and that leaving it alone but continuing to monitor it for any changes was best. Surgeons from what I've experienced in the last somewhere else, wanted to cut my wrists open and solve what they said was a major condition. This provider said that surgery was not needed and that I didn't show carpal syndrome. I was diagnosed in 2003 with carpal tunnel and actually held off from surgery requested by this other doctor and I'm very happy I did. I recommend this provider to any friend or family member because he's good. He treated my husband the same day and with him he did provide a treatment in his office which cured the issue. I was right in the office when he took care of him and he was great and explained everything in an easy to understand manor.
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