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Dr. Donald Kastenbaum

Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist)

3.80 (18)

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Biography

Education and Background

Education and training

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Specialty
Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist)
NPI number
1023071081

Reviews

3.80 Based on
2 platforms
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3.9 (16)
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3.0 (2)
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Sep 21, 2022 Glenn Vega
Dr. Kastenbaum has done both of my knees (total knee replacements) and he is incredible. I cannot say enough good things about him. He is thorough, awesome bedside manner and listens. He is a no nonsense doctor, but he will get you back in great shape. I highly recommend him. Plus my scars are pretty. I have no shame in wearing dresses
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Nov 16, 2021 michaelsgemini
Dr Kastembaum replaced my Knee almost 17 years ago.As far as his expertise There is no one better.The day of my surgery he told my wife your husband is going to be very happy and he was exactly right. If it were not for him I would have never been able to do 13 more years of work at the NYCTransit. Saving me saved my whole family .
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Jul 17, 2020 Elizabeth Barrow
Both of my Total knee Replacements were done by Dr. Donald Kastenbaum 👍🏿. Dr. Kastenbaum is polite, professional, friendly and has a gentle personality about him. I believe that he is touched by the Lord to do his healing on our body. He took his time to speak with me before, day of Surgery and after so that I understood everything👍🏿and give me a chance to ask any questions . The team he picks is great and they know what they are doing, his Secretary is a plus and she is on top of everything to ensures that everything goes smoothly. Before my first knee replacement my sister asked Dr. Kastenbaum, how long the surgery will take and his answer was “when I am finish and satisfied”. Thank you Dr. Donald Kastenbaum for being who you are and being a Doctor who cares about your patients👍🏿🙏🏿
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Feb 27, 2019 LauraJM220
I had full knee replacement surgery performed by Dr. Kastenbaum in January 2019. Now, 7 weeks later, I have almost full movement back, a very thin, neat scar, that will not show beneath my skirts, very little pain, no longer wear compression stockings, nor take blood thinners. I'm still doing out-patient physical therapy to get the rest of my movement back and to improve my balance (which has always been poor, since I was a young child! I recently turned 71yrs old.). The only reason I gave him a 4, not 5, is that I have not seen him since the morning before my surgery. I've saw his PA several times while in the hospital, other doctors on his team, but not Dr. Kastenbaum himself! He did speak to my daughter, after my surgery. Assured her it was "textbook". I would recommend him and Mt. Sinai West(St. Luke-Roosevelt) Hospital to anyone who wants to be treated responsibly, respectfully, carefully, professionally, and is ready to get up and start moving the same afternoon as your surgery. I truly feel that standing and walking while I was in the Recovery Room, then later that evening, walking to the Bathroom every time I had to go, sitting up in the chair the next day, also having physical and occupational therapy were important aspects of my speedy recovery. When I met Dr. Kastenbaum 2 months prior to my surgery, he said "don't have the surgery, if you're not willing to do the p.t."! I took that to heart! I started in-home p.t. the day after I came home from the hospital (I was in for only 2 nights), continued that for 3× weekly, for 3 weeks, then switched to out-patient ...of which I'm now in my 4th week. I think 2-3 more weeks will be all I need. P.S.....do yourself a favor. Do NOT read all the horror stories people will send you about THEIR experiences! Everyone reacts to pain, anesthesia, p.t., differently. Plus, your mental state has a lot to do with your getting better. I DO suggest you fix your home up for you with a walker, when you first come home, comfortable clothes that are easy to get into ready, and have food cooked and/or plenty take out menus ready, so you don't have to stand and cook, if you live alone.
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May 8, 2021 Irwin Nayman
I went to see Dr. Kastenbaum because of chronic knee pain. He ordered an MRI, but never gave me the results. After some time, I called his office, but could only speak to his assistant. She suggested I take Tylenol and see a physical therapist, but the doctor did not give me a prescription. His whole demeanor suggests that he doesn't care about the patient. I later saw another doctor who was caring and competent. He made a diagnosis that included surgery, which went well. He also worked closely with the physical therapist and was present throughout my recovery. Dr. Kastenbaum can learn much from such doctors.
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Costs with Blue Cross/Blue Shield (any - including Anthem, Empire, etc.)

New patient office visit
up to $496*
Providers charge for an "office visit" when discussing treatment for a specific health condition.

It does not include the cost of tests or procedures, and is based on:
  • medical complexity of the health issue (most visits are low complexity)
  • face-to-face time spent with the provider
  • time spent by the provider documenting the encounter
Minimal complexity
up to $166*
Low complexity
up to $254*
Moderate complexity
up to $376*
High complexity
up to $496*

Price Breakdown

Typical treatment path for Orthopedic Consultation
These are the most common services patients usually receive during their Orthopedic Consultation appointment.
New patient office visit
up to $496*
Providers charge for an "office visit" when discussing treatment for a specific health condition.

It does not include the cost of tests or procedures, and is based on:
  • medical complexity of the health issue (most visits are low complexity)
  • face-to-face time spent with the provider
  • time spent by the provider documenting the encounter
Most common service(s)
Low complexity
up to $254*
Other service(s)
Minimal complexity
up to $166*
Moderate complexity
up to $376*
High complexity
up to $496*

Predicted total:
up to $254*
* depends on your specific insurance (copay, deductible, coverage, etc.)