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Anthony Cappellino, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Arthroscopy, Joint Replacement Surgery

Dr. Cappellino, a Long Island native, grew up in New Hyde Park, New York. He was the No.1 football player in Nassau County in 1983 receiving the Tom Thorpe Award. Dr. Cappellino attended Yale University and participated all four years in football. He was awarded the Chester J. Laroche scholar-athlete award. He obtained his medical degree from SUNY Stony Brook with honors where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society in 1992. He received his orthopaedic residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital where he served as Chief resident in his final year. His post-graduate training led him to a fellowship in sports medicine at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles serving as assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Angels and the USC Trojan football team.

Dr. Cappellino is actively involved in his community where you will see him on the sidelines taking care of multiple local High School football teams. Dr. Cappellino is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Cappellino is the Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, NY.


"I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Capp & his staff! I recently relocated to the area and needed a new hip – I didn’t know him till I walked into the office, and he put me at ease immediately! He was very thorough, took time to explain everything, and has a GREAT sense of humor! From beginning to end, the doctor and the staff were TOPS - especially during these difficult times of COVID that we’re living in, they kept my wife up to date every step of the way! There was not one person that I came in contact with that was not extremely pleasant, helpful & knowledgeable! "- SG


Dr. Cappellino has subspecialty training and has subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine. He performs minimally invasive arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery for the pediatric, high school, college, and recreational athlete to maintain their activity and lifestyle.


For those individuals whose lifestyle and activity has been altered due to arthritis and degeneration and have failed conservative management they may be candidates for reconstructive surgery. Dr. Cappellino performs minimally invasive procedures. This includes:


A newer procedure and muscle sparing approach allowing for faster rehabilitation and no post-operative precautions and limitations.


Minimally invasive knee surgery including PSI (Patient Specific Instrumentation) which allows for a more "custom fit approach".


In situations where there is advanced degeneration of the shoulder that is not responding to conservative measures including physical therapy, medications, and injections, patients may be candidates for reconstructive surgery. Dr. Cappellino performs both standard and reverse total shoulder reconstruction depending upon your evaluation and diagnosis.


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