• Offices in
  • New York
  • Rego Park
  • Hackensack
  • Englewood
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Richard Seldes

About Richard Seldes, MD

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.

Doctor Info

Education & Training

  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency – The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Adult Reconstruction Fellowship – The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
  • M.D. – University of Pennsylvania Medical School
  • B.A. – Johns Hopkins University (Biology)

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons – Orthopedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification – Sports Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Northwell LIJ-Forest Hills Hospital where Dr. Seldes is the Director of the Orthopedic Department received an Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement by the Joint Commission on October 8, 2019
  • NY Top Doctors 2019-Present
  • 2019 Best of Queens Hall of Fame Crystal Award
  • 2018 Best of Queens Crystal Award
  • 1999 Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award for Excellence in Adult Reconstruction
  • 1998 Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Research Award
    • “Contribution of the Acetabular Labrum to Articulating Surface Area and Femoral Head Coverage in Adult Hip Joints: A Study in Cadavera.”
  • 1998 Eastern Orthopaedic Association Research Award
    • “Hip Fracture in Elderly Patients: An Orthopaedic Emergency”
  • 1998 American Orthopaedic Association Zimmer Research Traveling Award
    • “Hip Fracture in Elderly Patients: An Orthopaedic Emergency”
  • 1997 Philadelphia Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Society Research Award
    • “Predictors of injury from recreational in-line skating: A national study”

Hospital Affiliations

  • Northwell Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital, Forest Hills, NY
  • Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, NJ

 

New York Location
Phone: (212) 604-1367
Fax: (212) 400-3949
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Rego Park Location
Phone: (718) 947-3332
Fax: (212) 400-3949
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Hackensack Location
Phone: (201) 343-3999
Fax: (201) 343-0554
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Englewood Location
Phone: (201) 343-3999
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

He does Minimally Invasive surgery of joints with amazing results. At 50 years I have visited him for joint pain severally, and he has effectively managed over a long period. He was able to detect complications before they set in and prevent them.

John C.

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 H.

I had a very bad rotator cuff tear that several other top surgeons said was beyond repair. I found Dr. Seldes through an Internet search and he said he could help me. I went from being crippled with pain to being totally pain-free. I felt like a new person.

Donna C.

As an avid triathlete and half marathoner, “surgery” to me is like a four-letter word. However, in late 2007, the pain in my hip was too severe to ignore anymore. Running even a few miles was excruciating. I was referred to Dr. Seldes from another surgeon who spoke very highly of his work and felt strongly that he would be the right surgeon for my particular type of injury. I had a right hip impingement with a torn labrum and needed surgery to correct the issue if I wanted to keep playing sports and prevent arthritis

From the moment that I had my first consultation with Dr. Seldes, I knew that I was in good hands. I had never had surgery before, so suffice to say I was terrified! He talked me through everything, assuaged my fears and provided a little levity to an otherwise unnerving situation. His staff was very willing to answer any of my questions (of which I had many!) and never once was I made to feel like I was being overly neurotic or was irritating them. I must say that I was truly impressed with the all over level of professionalism and courtesy that I was treated with by both Dr. Seldes and all of those who work with him.

Three months after my surgery and I was already about half way back to my previous level of conditioning. Five months and I was running and cycling like nothing had ever happened! The pain in my hip is gone and I for the first time in a long time, I can now go about my daily business and training without thinking about the nagging pain in my joint. I know that my surgery was a success; I feel it everyday in everything that I do. I also know that a very large part of the reason for that success was the fact that I had a very, very good surgeon.

Nicole D.

I am writing to say how pleased I am with the results of my hip surgery. I had been in chronic pain, which had severely limited my ability to walk normally and exercise. After the initial recovery, I was able to move again without pain and begin exercising. I am now back to exercising 3-4 times per week without pain. I would do the surgery again in a minute and appreciate all the time and care Dr. Seldes and his team took to make the experience a very positive one.

Elizabeth M.