• At A Glance
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    JOSEPH M. BELLAPIANTA, MD FAAOS is an orthopaedic surgeon with additional sub-specialty training in arthroscopic surgery. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Franklin & Marshall College and his Masters of Science degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He received his medical degree at Albany Medical College where he graduated Cum Laude and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He also was the recipient of the Victor & Ethel Cermak Tompkins Alumni Scholarship at Albany Medical College for academic excellence.

    Dr. Bellapianta performed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Albany Medical Center mastering skills in trauma and joint reconstruction. At this high volume regional medical center, he treated both routine and rare orthopaedic injuries, only present in this type of setting. Dr. Bellapianta has an interest in both treating injuries as well as preventing them with cutting edge knowledge in arthritis and osteoporosis. Dr. Bellapianta then completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at The Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL. As a fellow Dr. Bellapianta worked side-by-side with world renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. The fellowship provided him with intensive exposure to all aspects of non-operative and operative musculoskeletal patient care. He worked closely with high-level college and professional athletes during this time developing the surgical and non-surgical skills needed to treat this population.

    Dr. Bellapianta has published many scientific articles in peer review journals and has presented this research at both national and international meetings. Dr. Bellapianta’s surgical interests include arthroscopic and open treatment of the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow injuries, joint replacement surgery, fracture care and general orthopaedics.

    •Past and present sideline physician for: Hartford Colonials football, Manhattanville College athletics, Auburn University football, Washington Redskins football, Flomaton Alabama High School football, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute men’s and women’s hockey, State University of New York men’s lacrosse, New York’s Empire State Games, TNA wrestling, and also helped evaluate athletes at New York Giants spring training and Saratoga Race Track

    • Associate Shoulder Arthroscopy Instructor for AANA and Ultrasound Instructor for Institute for Advanced Medical Education ultrasound courses

    •Gascov Clerge´ Foundation, Garden City, NY- medical mission to Les Cayes, Haiti

    •Avid skier, cyclist, and golfer

    Clinical Interests

    Adult Joint Reconstruction, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Bloodless Surgery, Hand Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Total Joint Replacement Surgery

  • Medical School

    Albany Medical College; Albany, NY MD, May 2004


    Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY Orthopaedic Resident


    Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY Orthopaedic Resident


    The Andrews Institute, Gulf Breeze, FL Sports Medicine Fellow

  • Insurance

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    • AARP Healthcare
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna US Health Care
    • American Postal Workers Union
    • Americhoice
    • Amerigroup
    • Amerihealth
    • Bankers Life and Casualty
    • Beech Street
    • Benefit Planners Insurance
    • Benesight
    • Cigna Healthcare
    • Cigna HMO
    • Community Care Network
    • Consumer Health Plan
    • Coventry
    • Devon Health Services
    • Emblem Health/GHI
    • Empire Healthchoice
    • Family Choice Health Alliance
    • Federal Blue Cross PPO
    • First Health Network
    • First Managed Care Option
    • Galaxy Health Network
    • Genworth
    • GHI
    • Great West Healthcare
    • Guardian Resources Inc.
    • Health Net
    • Health Network America Inc.
    • Healthcare Payers Coalition
    • Healthcare Payors Organization
    • HMO Blue - Medicare Blue
    • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon Managed Care
    • Horizon PPO
    • Horizon Traditional/Indemnity
    • Intergroup Services
    • Liberty Mutual
    • Local 1199
    • Local 464/Maxon
    • Local 734
    • Local 825 Welfare Fund
    • Magellan
    • Magnacare/Magnet
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
    • Medicare
    • Metlife
    • Multiplan
    • Mutual of Omaha
    • National Association of Letter Carriers
    • National Provider Network
    • New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund
    • New Jersey Manufacturers
    • New Jersey Plus
    • No Insurance
    • Oxford Health
    • PPO Next MasterCare
    • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
    • Qualcare
    • Qualcare HMO
    • Qualcare PPO
    • Railroad Medicare
    • State Farm
    • Three Rivers Provider Network
    • Travelers
    • Tricare
    • United American
    • United Healthcare
    • United Medicare
    • University Health Plan
    • USA Managed Care Organization
    • WellCare Health Plan