Jonathan L. Glashow, MD

737 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA


(212) 794-5096(212) 794-5096

Dr. Jonathan Glashow

Orthopedic Surgeon

New York, NY


Voro score

83% recommended

20 out of 24 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

1 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

5.0(13)

Yelp

3.5(10)

Approach

Widely respected for his precision and application of ground breaking surgical techniques, Dr. Glashow’s approach is based on a philosophy that each individual procedure is specific and customized to the individual needs of each patient. He uses minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques so that downtime and immobility are greatly reduced. Dr. Glashow’s focus is not only a patient’s full recovery but the speed of that recovery to return to sport. To optimize this intent he coordinates post operative care which often involves interaction with physical therapists, coaches, and athletic trainers.

Biography

Educations

Cornell University Medical College, MD, 1984
Washington University, BA, 1979

Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Trainings

Lenox Hill Hospital, 1989 (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (24)
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 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I had a great experience with Dr. Glashow and his team. They carefully monitored my broken kneecap and helped me successfully avoid knee surgery. I'm grateful I was able to heal it naturally with their help!
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I'm going to be honest, this place is a bigger scam then the people calling your phone everyday. I Scheduled an appointment for 2:15 and didn't see the doctor till 3:40 and finished at 4. I don't understand who's giving them good reviews but this has to be the worst consultation ever!!!!Through that time I saw the Dr for about 5 minutes and was told I needed an MRI but l was also told by the receptionist the day before I can MRI on the same day at their facility and they knew what insurance I have. The thing is I came in for both my knees and he only wanted to treat one and literally gave me an option to choose which knee!!! WTF is wrong with you I'm fucking paying outta my pocket and you have the audacity to say something like that!? This really upset me cause they wasted my time and money. Instead of listening to where I feel the pain you decided to make me talk about the past which has no relevancy on this injury! Listen to your patients instead and put your ego to side. I had a MRI scheduled the day before and I cancelled it since I thought oh I can just get it tomorrow when I see Dr.glashaw but nope, I was tricked so they can make some money off me. Now I have to wait a whole week to get an MRI!! After examining my knee the solution he came up with was not bend my knees. So that's it huh? You stop knee pain and patella from cracking by not bending your knees? No medication given, nothing!! Just a referral for MRI ‍I paid $450 to be told not to bend my knees. I can barely put any strength on it while u had the AC on high as I waited 15 minutes for you to come in the office and ofc I won't feel shit when I'm freezing in shorts!! My legs were numb as fuck! I wasted my time, my brothers time and money! To make it worse while I was leaving, another patient tells them "I've been waiting for an hour", which tells me I'm not the only one going through this Bullshit! The Receptionist was helpful but I don't understand why they have to trick people into coming in. All those reviews on google has to be fake, it was nothing like what I've saw on the reviews, this place is a no go unless you can throw money like water and give no fuck about waiting for an hour. Worst DOCTOR EVER!!! Btw I'm writing this 2 weeks after seeing them and I still haven't gotten the results from my MRI!! Fucking joke, I called them and they tell me the doctor will call.....WHEN!?!?
Scott S.Mar 27
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?As much as I hate to admit it, Dr. Jonathan Glashow is a very good surgeon. He performed a left knee arthroscopy and a total knee replacement of my right knee. During the 2 years I was under his care all was well. His PA Chris was always helpful and answered questions via telephone or email willingly. My issue with this doctor regards the 3rd surgery I hired him to perform on my failing left knee. He recommended a total knee replacement. Unfortunately, I did have my knee replaced expecting Dr. Glashow to be the surgeon of record but to my dismay he was not the doctor who performed my surgery. Instead he had Dr. Nicholas Bavaro replace my knee. Dr. Bavaro was a new associate to his practice and I was told he specialized in hips. I never met him prior to the surgery and would never have hired him as I was not looking to change surgeons.Of course, I was asleep during my surgery but upon awakening Bavaro was the physician who met me and examined me post-surgery. At the time I did not think much of it but when I went for a follow up appointment with Dr. Glashow instead, I was again greeted by Dr. Bavaro. After the exam I attempted to contact both Dr. Glashow and his PA to ask why I was no longer seeing him. Neither would grant me a reply. Upon requesting my hospital records it was now clear to me why I was no longer under Dr. Glashow's care as he was not the surgeon of record. This would be a moot point if all had worked out well, but I have a bum knee which instead of getting stronger is weakening, unstable and painful most of the time after more than one year.Dr. Glashow met with me in the waiting area and signed my knee just prior to this surgery. He never mentioned stepping out for my surgery or that he had assigned his associate. I feel violated by this man and I highly recommend you amend his consent form prior to your surgery and be sure to write in ONLY Dr. Glashow. Trust me, Bavaro is no Glashow and you do not want him touching your body!
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Glashow is a saint. Saved me in one of the biggest emergencies Ive had in some time. Had a very bad fall on my knee a few days ago (Days before an overseas flight to Europe) and he was even prompt enough to connect with me over the phone on a SATURDAY to get me into his office when I couldnt reach ANYONE else. Got me the MRI results I needed to be sure I would be okay to travel and was even gracious enough to provide me with a sleeve for walking around while I was on vacation. Thankful that there are people in this world like Dr. Glashow- 10/10 amazing doctor even better person! I see why he come so highly recommended!
John G.Oct 12
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Absolutely awful. Was going to charged me $425 to:-immediately speak to me with a condescending tone like I was an idiot  while simply answering his questions -make me wait an hour to see him -ask me why I didn't bring x-rays. Sorry Doc, figured you'd want to take your own like every other "normal doctor"-looked at my leg for 2 seconds and said , "give me 1 second, I need to grab my colleague who specializes in this. This isn't what I do" .... Um you are and orthopedic surgeon right? You have seen a broken tib and fib before , right ?I put my clothes back on and walked right the hell out.Unbelievably unprofessional and a huge waste of time. To think I was actually excited to see the sorry excuse for a "Dr." Ummm. Buh bye .
Keith S.Aug 17
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I needed an orthopedist to evaluate a torn quad muscle that was concerning me.   Dr. Glashow was a pleasure to meet!  Great diagnostician,  ---and I was glad to get the ultrasound and the MRI right away.   Also , he reported the results within 24 hours, which helped decrease my anxiety.   Professional all around--including front office staff. Highly Recommend !
David N.Sep 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Terrific physician, very friendly demeanor, and had no problem telling me surgery for my shoulder injury was NOT indicated, even though another surgeon had prematurely said so. (Glashow turned out to be right!)
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He listened to my concerns and recommended appropriate next steps.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Background: Played collegiate soccer. Tore right ACL twice. Both surgeries used a cadaver graft. The first repair went great. Freak accident tore it again. Second surgery went not so great and the repair broke down a couple years later in NY. I had a 3rd ACL repair done over the course of 2 more surgeries. The recovery was very difficult and eventually started having a lot of problems with one of the screws coming loose and rubbing the head of my femur on extension.Now the good part (The Glashow Experience): My surgeon from the 3rd ACL repair wanted to inject my knee with lubricating agent to create additional space in the knee. After doing some research, I went to Dr. Glashow to get a 2nd opinion, and he immediately said that's probably not the most efficient approach. A month later we were in surgery replacing the screw and cleaning out a ton of scar tissue that had developed due to the a number of reasons from the previous operation.I'm not going to lie. The recovery has been hard, but I've never encountered a doctor with a more efficient process. The office is clean and efficient. The examination is accurate and realistic. Dr. Glashow and his PA make a phenomenal team. His relationships with high quality imaging facilities, surgery centers, and rehab facilities is nothing like I've experienced in NY, but needless to say, this is how it should be, especially when your previous experience is coming from a high powered college program where you receive the highest quality care available.I'm about 5 months out of surgery now. I'm running, jumping, and training pretty hard again for the first time in 2 years. I still have a long way to go, but I would not even be close without the treatment and procedures he follows. I will always have some pain in the front of my tibia at the harvesting site of the patella graft as a result a surgical technique used by the previous surgeon, but I can't imagine how I could be doing better at this point.Oh, and btw, I just leg pressed 400 lbs yesterday.
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?A few years ago, I popped my ACL and shredded a little cartilage too.  Needed some expert care.  Dr. Glashow is as good as it gets. I have never had a bad experience with an orthopedist, so I do not have a personal frame of reference to compare Dr. Glashow to, but I can tell you that he was so good that I did not have to take any pain pills and I stayed conscious with a spinal block while he did the surgery. Not too many of my friends have said the same about their orthopedist, so I KNOW that Dr. Glashow is something special.  I highly recommend him for ACL surgery.
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I had knee surgery in Oct 2013 due to a meniscus tear and I was thoroughly impressed by Dr Glashow and his amazing his staff. I had many concerns about orthopedic surgery but the pain in my knee was inhibiting my ability to fully function in my job. Dr. Glashow's staff is really on the ball. My calls were always answered quickly, questions & follow up  were always handled efficiently and speedily and I never once felt as though I was not cared for (I actually felt like a VIP), and was treated with respect. Can't say enough about this high-tech office. Everyone was so professional and attentive. They handled all my needs in a timely manner, from paperwork to appointment dates and insurance, questions and concerns, and follow ups. Surgery was fast the crew were great at making me feel comfortable. All and all I highly recommend Dr. Glashow and his staff. I am so thankful I did my research and found such a great surgeon and staff. My results = perfect!
Jill Q.Jul 26
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?November 2012I had shoulder surgery with Dr. Jonathan Glashow 9 years ago for both a  labral tear and a rotator-cuff tear.  It was a terrible experience from start to finish.  Not only did Dr. Glashow not explain anything about the oepration, but his anesthesiologist gave me a hard time before the operation, saying that if he couldn't find the vein, the operation would have to be canceled.  They overdrugged me, I was very sick afterwards, and I could I not get hold of Glashow the night after the surgery when I was in dire straits.  The worst of it is it turns out that this most painful of operations failed.  Dr. Glashow told me that my recovery might take longer than usual because he made everything extra tight in surgery. He was right about that!  I had to go through 8 months of physical therapy.  He also told me that my "bad" shoulder would be better than my other one.  Wrong!  Nine years later, my shoulder has subluxed twice in the last few weeks.  It popped out while I was doing normal movements and exercise.  I am told by the physical therapist that if this continues, I will have to have surgery again.  I lost trust in Glashow after the surgery.  My lack of trust has now been further substantiated.  My advice is to save yourself and to go elsewhere!
Dawn T.May 9
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I was a patient of Dr. Glashow and right when I sat down with him I got the reassurance that he cared about my sports injury. After going to numerous sports medicine doctors in NYC that were NOT able to figure out what my injury was he knew within the first 5 minutes of my appointment. Dr. Glashow has been nothing but informative and helpful! The staff is wonderful and helpful with submitting insurance. The whole staff is a class act.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Glashow is amazing. He gave me my life back. My athletic lifestyle was interrupted when I suffered a knee injury. After a little surgery and a little physical therapy I was back in the game.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Glashow performed my rotator cuff surgery. As a professional snow boarder it was important for me to go to the best of the best and get back on the board as quickly as possible. Two thumbs-up, he exceeds my expectations.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Glashow performed my torn meniscus surgery. From consultation, to surgery, to port-up the experience was world class. I felt like a V.I.P. Highly recommend this NYC orthopedic surgeon (I flew in from Washington, DC for the surgery).
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I cannot recommend Dr. Glashow enough! Dr. Glashow. Chris and everyone at his practice were incredibly attentive, answered all my questions, which were many, and addressed all my concerns. They made sure I was comfortable before and after surgery and were very accomodating with my scheduling and follow ups. I can safely say that it was worth travelling halfway accross the globe for Dr. Glashow.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Glashow and his staff are amazing. From the time you enter the office at the front you feel welcome. Wait time is very good. I would recommend my family and friends to come here anytime. They are awesome!!!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Glashow is an amazing doc. From start to finish my care has been exceptional. When I found out my rotator cuff was torn I was devastated, but he saw me right away, recommended surgery and now I'm on the road to playing ball again.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Office is clean & tidy. Staff friendly & very helpful. Everything was electronic which made registry so easy! I was so impressed when the doctor had my information pulled up in the chart before I even went for my physical evaluation. His knowledge of my injury was so extensive and he thoroughly went over all treatment options which made me feel so much better and not rushed or pressured at all.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Glashow has exceeded my expectations for my ACL injury. He was able to see me right away and his entire staff is warm and welcoming.
Kelly D.Sep 21
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
Tim R.Mar 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent