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Richard M. Seldes, MD

AboutDr. Seldes

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Director, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills hospital, Northwell Health System

Dr. Seldes is an expert in arthroscopic surgery and total joint replacement of the hip, knee and shoulder. He has done research and given lectures on the anatomy of the hip labrum and does a high volume of hip arthroscopic surgery. He completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery for total joint replacements of the hip, knee,and shoulder and does a high volume of total joint replacement surgery. Dr Seldes treats every patient like they are a member of his family. Patients will receive the utmost respect, professionalism and compassion from Dr. Seldes and his staff.

  • Bone & Joint 2019NJ Select Surgeons
    Bone & Joint 2019
  • NY Top Doctors 2019NY Top Doctors 2019
  • 2019 Best of Queens Hall of Fame Crystal Award2019 Best of Queens Hall of Fame Crystal Award
  • 2018 Best of Queens Crystal Award2018 Best of Queens Crystal Award
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    My wife and I recently had an accident during a reception after an event that we attended. The room for the reception had marble floors and first my wife fell after tripping on something she could not see on the floor and as I rushed to be with her I tripped over the same thing and fell hard as well. We both ended up in a trauma center. Dr Richard M Seldes, an Orthopedic Surgeon, was highly recommended to us. Read more

    Rita and Wes Ragsdale

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    I am happy to see my great friend for over 30y, Best Man at my wedding and outstanding rehab doc Jeff Pavell looking stronger than ever after I repaired his ruptured distal biceps tendon through an 1.5 inch single incision. He is one of the best at giving spinal and joint injections / procedures that I know of Dr. Jeff Pavell

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    Dr. Seldes I am so grateful to you for giving me my life back. I was in so much pain from my knee, I was in agony. Because of you I can now look forward to living my life again without the pain I had that was threatening to overcome me. I feel like I have had a miracle happen for me. I am once again so happy

    Linda Hoffman

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    Larry has found good results in the restoration of mobility to those areas of his body. God bless you with continued success in the performance of your great talent.

    Larry and Luba Fox

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Segment on WPIX New York News

Know when it’s time for a joint replacement

Dr. Richard Seldes, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and director of orthopedic surgery at Northwell Health’s Long Island Jewish Forest Hills hospital since 2006, calls such surgery an “elective procedure,” one that is based on a “personal decision by the patient.”

Some people have such severe pain that they are unable to do things for themselves. “If arthritis affects daily living, it’s usually time to have surgery,” Seldes suggested.

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