Meet your doctor

Nicholas Sgaglione, MD

a North Shore-LIJ Medical Group physician

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Overall Patient Satisfaction Score:

Practice locations:

  • University Orthopaedics Associates at Great Neck
    611 Northern Boulevard
    Great Neck, NY 11021
    Fax: (516) 325-7190
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    Accepting new patients
Clinical details

About your doctor

  • Male
  • 26 years in practice
  • Fluent in English

Board certifications

  • Orthopaedics - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Nicholas Sgaglione is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center and at the Hofstra University North Shore-LIJ Medical School and has been in clinical practice for 26 years in Great Neck, New York. He graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he also completed a surgical internship. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and a fellowship in sports medicine at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute in Los Angeles. He also serves as the Senior Vice President for Orthopaedics for the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System and Executive Director of the North Shore-LIJ Orthopaedic Institute.

Dr. Sgaglione was elected president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America for 2012-2013 and has served on its Board of Directors since 2008. He was elected to the American Orthopaedic Association in 2006 and currently is a trustee of the AANA Education Foundation and Association Member Representative for the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois. He is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and International Cartilage Repair Society. Dr. Sgaglione serves on the Board of Trustees of the Arthroscopy Journal as well as the editorial board of several medical journals and is the author of three textbooks and 75 published articles and chapters on arthrosocpy, minimally invasive surgery and knee, shoulder and cartilage surgery.

Dr. Sgaglione has been a national and international clinical leader and educator specializing in sports medicine, particularly knee, shoulder and elbow problems and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery including knee and shoulder replacement surgery and cartilage transplantation and joint preservation and biorestoration. Dr. Sgaglione currently practices sports medicine and has served as the orthopaedic consultant for the United States Ski Team, US PGA and for numerous Long Island High Schools. He has served as the team orthopaedist for the United States Merchant Marine Academy for the past 24 years. More recently he has served as the team orthopaedist for the Major League Lacrosse New York Lizards. He is listed and recognized in Best Doctors of New York and Best Doctors of America since 2007.

Professional & Academic detail


  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Administrative titles

    • Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery - Research & Education, North Shore University Hospital
  • Academic titles

    • Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • Medical school

    • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Residencies

    • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Fellowships
    • Southern California Orthopaedic Institute
Insurance providers/plans accepted
  • 1199SEIU
    • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna Health Insurance
    • Aetna Choice POS
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Health Network Only
    • Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna Limited Benefits Insurance Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO) Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Voluntary Group Medical Plan (indemnity plan)
    • Elect Choice
    • HMO
    • Managed Choice POS
    • Open Access Aetna Select
    • Open Choice PPO
    • Quality Point-of-Service (QPOS)
    • Signature Administrator's Plan
    • Traditional Choice
  • CareConnect Health Plan
    • CareConnect Bronze
    • CareConnect Bronze H S A 70%
    • CareConnect Catastrophic
    • CareConnect Gold
    • CareConnect Large EPO
    • CareConnect Platinum
    • CareConnect Silver
    • CareConnect Silver Cost Share
    • CareConnect Tradional Gold 20/40
  • CIGNA Healthcare
    • Cigna Choice Fund Open Access Plus
    • Global Health Benefits
    • GWH-Cigna
    • GWH-Cigna Open Access Plus
    • Indemnity
    • Managed Care Plans: HMO or POS Open Access
    • Managed Care Plans: LocalPlus
    • Managed Care Plans: Network Open Access
    • Managed Care Plans: Open Access Plus
    • Managed Care Plans: Primary Care Physicians HMO or POS
    • Managed Care Plans: Primary Care Physicians Network
    • PPO or EPO Plans
    • Shared Administration OAP
    • Shared Administration PPO
    • Strategic Alliance
  • Elderplan
    • Elderplan Advantage for Nursing Home Residents HMO SNP
    • Elderplan Classic Zero Premium HMO
    • Elderplan Extra Help HMO
    • Elderplan for Medicaid Beneficiaries HMO SNP
    • Elderplan Medicaid Advantage HMO SNP
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Child Health Plus
    • Direct HMO
    • Direct Pay HMO
    • Direct Pay HMO/POS
    • Direct POS
    • DirectShare
    • Empire Prism EPO
    • Empire Prism PPO
    • Empire Total Blue
    • EPO
    • Healthy New York
    • HMO
    • MediBlue
    • MediBlue
    • MediBlueSMSmartValue Plus
    • PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Exchange)
    • Bronze Direct Access
    • Bronze Guided Access
    • Core Direct Access
    • Core Guided Access
    • Essential Direct Access
    • Essential Guided Access
    • Gold Direct Access
    • Gold Guided Access
    • Platinum Direct Access
    • Platinum Guided Access
    • Preferred Direct Access
    • Preferred Guided Access
    • Premier Guided Access
    • Premiere Direct Access
    • Silver Direct Access
    • Silver Guided Access
  • Health Net Federal Services
    • Tricare Program North Region
  • HealthSmart
    • World Trade Center Program only
  • Humana
    • Medicare HMO
  • Liberty Health Advantage
    • Dual Power HMO SNP
    • Preferred Choice HMO
  • MagnaCare
    • MagnaCare
    • MagnaCare Access
    • MagnaCare Backstretch Employee Services Team (B.E.S.T.)
    • MagnaCare Client List ASO/PPO
    • MagnaCare National Access
    • MagnaCare Perferred PPO
    • MagnaCare Standard PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare
  • MultiPlan Inc.
    • BeechStreet
    • MultiPlan
    • PHCS
  • Oscar Health Insurance
    • Bronze Edge Plan
    • Bronze Edge+ Plan
    • Bronze Plan
    • Gold Edge Plan
    • Gold Plan
    • Platinum Edge Plan
    • Platinum Plan
    • Secure/Catastrophic Plan
    • Silver Edge Plan
    • Silver Edge+ Plan
    • Silver Plan
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Railroad Medicare
  • The Empire Plan
    • NYSHIP
  • UnitedHealthcare (Exchange)
    • UnitedHealthcare Bronze Compass $3,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Catastrophic Compass $6,600
    • UnitedHealthcare Gold Compass $1,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Gold Compass $600
    • UnitedHealthcare Platinum Compass
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass $1,750
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass $2,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA $1,750
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA $250
  • UnitedHealthcare (Oxford)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential H
    • AARP Medicare Complete HMO Plan 2i
    • AARP Medicare Complete HMO Plan i
    • AARP Medicare Complete Mosaic H
    • AARP Medicare Complete Plan I
    • Exchange
    • Freedom Plan
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • LibertySM
    • Oxford
    • Oxford
    • Oxford
    • Oxford Bronze NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Gold NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Platinum NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Platinum NY Standard PPO
    • Oxford Silver NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Silver NY Standard PPO
    • Primary AdvantageSM
  • US Family Health Plan
    • Tricare Prime Program PPO
  • WellCare
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • Healthy Choice
    • Wellcare Access
    • Wellcare Choice
    • Wellcare Rx
Patient ratings & comments

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Patient comments

Patient comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are displayed in their entirety and are anonymous for patient privacy.

"physician->fullname; ?>" I was impressed with *Dr. Sgaglione and his responding to my situation.
"physician->fullname; ?>" *Dr. Sgaglione is an excellent doctor and an amazing human being.
"physician->fullname; ?>" Excellent doctor & staff.
"physician->fullname; ?>" *Dr. Sgaglione is a great surgeon and knowledgeable doctor. I totally trust him as my doctor.
"physician->fullname; ?>" Excellent A+ exceptional.
"physician->fullname; ?>" Very professional, but needed to be more friendly.
"physician->fullname; ?>" Explained all options.
"physician->fullname; ?>" As I said *Dr. Sgaglione is by far the best around.
"physician->fullname; ?>" Very pleased.
"physician->fullname; ?>" All good.
"physician->fullname; ?>" Very good experience.
"physician->fullname; ?>" #9. Exceptional.
"physician->fullname; ?>" *Dr. Sgaglione is fabulous & I feel fortunate to have found him. I got lucky!!
"physician->fullname; ?>" Excellent.
"physician->fullname; ?>" *Dr. Sgaglione is the most compassionate doctor I have ever had.
"physician->fullname; ?>" Excellent experience.
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University Orthopaedics Associates at Great Neck
611 Northern Boulevard
Suite 200
Great Neck, NY 11021

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