Meet your doctor

Lewis Behr Lane, MD

Specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand

Professional titles

  • Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • English

Years in practice

  • 35 years

Affiliations


Professional biography

My clinical practice is confined to Surgery of the Hand. I joined the medical staff of NSUH in 1980, when I entered practice, and have combined clinical hand surgery with teaching and research ever since. In 1995 I joined the medical staff at LIJMC. In 2011 I left private practice to join the fulltime NSUH-LIJMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as Program Director. Currently I treat patients with a broad range of hand problems from arthritis and deformity to congenital. I have expertise in reconstruction of patients with arthritis, paralysis, tendon ruptures, as well as treating acute sports injuries. I treat common hand/wrist problems such as: carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, Dupuytren's Disease, trigger finger, and benign tumors.

I have been active in national and regional professional organizations, having served on more than 20 committees of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Currently, I am on the ASSH annual meeting program committee, scientific exhibits committee, and Resident and Fellow Annual Meeting Committee. I was an officer of the NY Society for Surgery of the Hand, between 1996 and 2000, serving as President in my final year as an officer. I am involved in the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ SOM in many roles, currently on the Admissions Committee (non-core), as a Departmental Advisor to medical students interested in Orthopaedic Surgery, teaching extremities in Structure, as an Officer of the Faculty Council, and as serving as an "Uber-Mentor" in the Mentoring and Professionalism-In Training initiative. In addition to having a supervisory role overseeing research projects in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, I have been personally involved in clinical and basic science research, with currently ongoing projects on trigger finger and 3D bioprinting for osteocartilaginous defects. In regard to my outside academic activity, I have more than 30 peer review publications and over 150 podium presentations or faculty presentations at national or international courses and meetings. In respect to patient care I was recognized with an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Gold DOC award in 2015. I have been listed yearly in Castle Connelly's Best Doctors since 1998 and have received annual Patient Choice awards since 2010.

Practice Locations

Hospital affiliations

  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • North Shore University Hospital

Professional titles & education information

  • Academic Titles
    • Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • Board certifications
    • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Surgery of the Hand - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery/Hand Surgery
  • Medical school
    • Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internships
    • New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residencies
    • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Fellowships
    • St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center/St Luke Div

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
    • NY Signature Plan
    • 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
  • 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
  • HealthSmart
    • World Trade Center Program only
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    • 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