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Nathan B. Kaplan, M.D.

Nathan B. Kaplan, M.D.

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance , Surgery

4.9 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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Locations

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance - Canandaigua

Canandaigua Commons
699 South Main Street, Suite 3
Canandaigua, NY 14424

About Me

I am an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in the treatment of advanced hip and knee arthritis with total joint replacement and partial knee replacement. My practice focuses on the nonsurgical care of patients with hip and knee arthropathy as well as primary and complex hip and knee reconstruction inc...
I am an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in the treatment of advanced hip and knee arthritis with total joint replacement and partial knee replacement. My practice focuses on the nonsurgical care of patients with hip and knee arthropathy as well as primary and complex hip and knee reconstruction including revision procedures for problematic hip and knee replacements. I employ modern techniques, approaches, and technology to provide up-to-date and evidence-based care that can facilitate functional rehabilitation and rapid recovery while optimizing clinical outcomes for my patients.

Native to the Rochester area, I have a sense of dedication and loyalty to this community. In addition, I value the advancement of the orthopaedic profession through political advocacy on both state and national stages.

Certified Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University Medical Center. 2018 - 2019

Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2014 - 2018

Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2013 - 2014

Education

MD | SUNY at Buffalo-School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (USA). 2013

Awards

Fall 2005-Spring 2008, Dean's list every semester.

2004, American Chemistry Society: Silver Test Tube Award for excellence in Chemistry.

2006, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Inductee.

2007, Golden Key Honor Society Inductee.

2007, Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society Inductee.

Fall 2009-Spring 2011, Dean's list in years 1 and 2 of medical school.

2016, Louis A. Goldstein and Mildred M. Goldstein Orthopedic Research Award.

Research

During my training, I received the Louis A. Goldstein and Mildred M. Goldstein Orthopaedic Research Award, which helped me pursue my research focusing on complex revision hip arthroplasty and improving/optimizing patient outcomes after hip and knee arthroplasty. I am proud that my experience and tra...
During my training, I received the Louis A. Goldstein and Mildred M. Goldstein Orthopaedic Research Award, which helped me pursue my research focusing on complex revision hip arthroplasty and improving/optimizing patient outcomes after hip and knee arthroplasty. I am proud that my experience and training allow me the opportunity to teach future physicians the practice of orthopaedic surgery, and to facilitate the scientific endeavor of advancing the field of orthopaedics through academic research pursuits.

Publications

Journal Articles

Kaplan NB, Fowler X, Maqsoodi N, DiGiovanni BD, Oh IC. Surgical Anatomy of a Novel Medial Gastrocnemius Recession versus the Proximal Medial Gastrocnemius Recession. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Dec; 38(4): 424-429.

2016; .

Kaplan NB, Molinari C, Molinari RW. Nonoperative Management of Craniocervical Ligamentous Distraction Injury: Literature Review. Global Spine J. 2015 Dec; 5(6): 505-512.

2015; .

Nodzo SR, Miladore MP, Kaplan NB, Ritter CA. Short to Midterm Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of the Salto Total Ankle Prosthesis. Foot Ankle Int. 2014 Jan; 35(1): 22-29.

2014; .

Nodzo SR, Kaplan NB, Hohman DW, Ritter CA. A Radiographic and Clinical Comparison of Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator versus Iliac Crest Bone Graft in Ankle Arthrodesis. Int Orthop. 2014 Apr 29.

2014; .

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Dr. Kaplan is the best!

Apr 28, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Kaplan provided excellent care! He is kind, caring man, who is also an outstanding surgeon.

Apr 01, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr, Kaplan is a great provider. He is skilled, decisive, included me and my husband in all decisions about my care. He is very compassionate, and personable.

Mar 29, 2024

5.0 stars

Good

Mar 21, 2024

5.0 stars

Excellent Doc, took all the time necessary to assess me and answer questions and give great advice.

Mar 19, 2024

5.0 stars

I have already referred friends to his office.

Mar 17, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Kaplan was very professional the questions above were answered very good becouse that is my opion on the visit. I now know how the "A" team works.

Mar 06, 2024

I consulted Dr. Kaplan for a current injury caused by an accident, since he had done my hip replacement a year ago. He read my current X-rays and advised me on my concerns going forward. Very professional, knowledgeable and caring.

Mar 04, 2024

5.0 stars

I don't know that we talked abut all the specific risks, but they were all there in My Chart.

Feb 26, 2024

5.0 stars

I feel taken care of by Dr. Kaplan and safe.

Feb 24, 2024

5.0

Dr. K always listens - ask questions - best dr. I have had just wish he was in private practice.

Feb 23, 2024

5.0

I would (and have) recommend Dr. Kaplan to anyone needing his skills.

Feb 22, 2024

5.0

Dr Kaplan is very compassionate and caring. He looks at you while talking and really hears your concerns. He made me very comfortable and answered all of my questions.

Feb 15, 2024

5.0

This was the first time I meet the provider. He was very kind and explained all my options in getting a knee replacement.

Feb 09, 2024

5.0

He is very caring and makes you feel calm about your surgery.

Jan 24, 2024

5.0

Dr Kaplan was excellent, took time to explain all options.

Dec 28, 2023

5.0

I would recommend Dr. Kaplan to anyone needing his specialty.

Dec 20, 2023

5.0

Always have a very satisfying visit with Dr. Kaplan

Nov 30, 2023

5.0

Dr Kaplan is wonderful. He totally includes me in my care plan and makes sure we are in agreement. He spends appropriate time with me and always listens to my concerns.

Nov 28, 2023

5.0

I feel very comfortable with his care.

Nov 16, 2023

5.0

I respect and trust Dr. Kaplan completely.

Sep 28, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor. [...]

Sep 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kaplan was respectful, believed my pain, and after an X-ray, decided on a plan. I couldn't have had a better team than Dr. Kaplan and Scott. I have waited so long and been to so many doctors who did not help or were dismissive; I am so relieved to finally near the end of what has been going on for 21 months.

Aug 23, 2023

5.0

I've found Dr. Kaplan to be polite, thorough, knowledgeable, and very professional. My experience with him was due to a hip replacement on the right side. [...]. I am more than pleased with my surgical results and a huge "thank you" to Dr. Kaplan and [...] and it's affiliation with the U of R.

Aug 17, 2023

5.0

Dr Kaplan is a true medical doctor who cares for his patients even when I came in for a regular knee replacement scheduled visit, he took time to check on my recent ankle injury and gave me excellent advice.

Aug 10, 2023

5.0

He is very good with my issues

Aug 09, 2023

5.0

Doc listens

Aug 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kaplan answered my questions very thoroughly. He's professional and personable.

Jul 28, 2023

5.0

Listened, explained details.

Jul 18, 2023

5.0

Exceeded my expectations for this visit

Jun 29, 2023

5.0

Have recommended successfully.

Jun 22, 2023

5.0

I'm VERY pleased that Dr. Kaplan is my surgeon. I'm confident that he will do an excellent job.

Jun 20, 2023

5.0

There is no one better than Dr Kaplan, I trust him and his skills,I would recommend him to anyone I know

May 25, 2023

5.0

I am a physician too-retired-and Dr. Kaplan was just wonderful. Great bedside manner, excellent explanations, and a fine plan for treatment.

May 20, 2023

5.0

The doctor was well aware of my physical history. He showed me my MRI results and explained them thoroughly. He answered all questions my husband & I had. He explained what type of surgery was best for me. He made sure we had answers to all our questions & concerns.

May 11, 2023

5.0

Already recommended!

May 06, 2023

5.0

Have already spoken to friends about how wonderful Dr.Kaplan is and the wonderful staff he has.

May 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kaplan's bedside manner is wonderful. He is patient & kind.

May 02, 2023

5.0

Very good

Apr 21, 2023

5.0

Good.

Apr 18, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor. Dr. Kaplan is the full package.

Apr 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kaplan takes the time to make sure I understand my condition (osteoarthritis in both knees), what courses of treatment make sense, the pros and cons of different treatments. I feel that we are on the same page on how to treat my osteoarthritis going forward.

Apr 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kaplan is excellent and makes me a partner in my health care. He's very good at explaining all the options and he's easy to understand.

Apr 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kaplan was attentive to my concerns and gave me the information I needed to make an informed decision about treatment options.

Apr 02, 2023

5.0

We discussed an alternative treatment I had heard of and he gave me his feedback and opinion.

Mar 26, 2023

5.0

Please understand there isn't a "halo effect" happening. The Canandaigua URMC operation is working well. Your HR department hiring must be good. I've had interactions at (3) URMC and likely nearly a 100 employees. I'm not being glib when I say "they all paid attention at the customer service trainings."

Mar 16, 2023

1.0

Very bad experience! I was very upset when I checked out!!!

Mar 11, 2023

5.0

Very good

Mar 09, 2023

5.0

Kind,respectful, also did not rush with my appointment.

Mar 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kaplan is a kind and compassionate doctor. He is very skilled in and knowledgeable about his field.

Feb 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kaplan was very patient & understanding with me.

Feb 21, 2023

5.0

Dr Kaplan is a very good clinician who has very good listening skills. He cares about your concerns and answers all your concerns. There is no guestion we are lucky to have him in the medical community.

Feb 16, 2023

5.0

I recommend Dr. Kaplan to my brother inlaw who is now his patient.

Feb 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kaplan followed up with a phone call on a Saturday morning! I am impressed, and blessed!

Jan 29, 2023

5.0

My hip replacement surgery, care and follow up appointments with Dr. Kaplan were excellent.

Jan 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kaplan is the dr. you want when you are in need. Can not say enough about him.

Jan 20, 2023

5.0

I did not see Dr Kaplan directly. I was seen by his assistant Scott McMorris NP and he was excellent. As I was leaving, I did see and Introduce myself to Dr Kaplan. We didn't discuss my condition/treatment, but he seemed very nice and professional. F I do require additional care/surgery. He came highly recommended from a friend who had a partial knee replacement. That's why I originally made my appointment with Dr Kaplan.

Jan 06, 2023

4.6

Dr Kaplan is great,very approachable, friendly and confident. He answered all my questions reassuring me of my well being.

Jan 05, 2023

5.0

Excellent experience. Gave clear and informative information & listened to my concerns and wishes for my care. Would recommend.

Dec 17, 2022

5.0

Dr Kaplan and NP,Scott were very good in there Dx treatment and their behavior of support

Dec 03, 2022

5.0

Very happy with Dr. Kaplan - very nice and never felt rushed -

Nov 18, 2022

5.0

This doctor is outstanding .

Nov 17, 2022

5.0

Very pleased with Dr. Kaplan

Nov 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kaplan has a wonderful bedside manner, is attentive and didn't rush through appt.

Nov 08, 2022

5.0

He was very thorough and understanding and I felt I received excellent medical information and treatment. He was also an extremely nice and compassionate doctor.

Oct 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kaplan clearly explained everything to me. He was very reassuring and never made me feel rushed. He displays great care and empathy for his patients.

Oct 27, 2022

5.0

Dr Kaplan is a very good dr, I feel comfortable talking to him.

Oct 20, 2022

5.0

Dr Kaplan is an awesome doctor he's very down to earth and very courteous

Oct 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kaplan and his staff have always been very very respectful knowledgeable efficient

Sep 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kaplan was great, and understood what I needed (surgery). Made me feel at ease.

Sep 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kaplan - the best! Excellent provider always caring, intelligent, knows how to listen & talk to patients.

Sep 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Kaplan is outstanding! Knowledgeable, caring , and has a great sense of humor!

Sep 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kaplan performed a right hip replacement for me in July 2021. I can't offer enough gratitude to him and his staff for their superior work. The whole procedure came off without a single hitch from beginning to end. Being Dr. Kaplan's patient has been a privilege. His bedside manner put me at ease through the whole process. Should I need further surgery from him in the future, I would not hesitate to ask him to work on me again. I also have similar comments about his entire staff including the nurses, assistants and physical therapy. This was a job well done!

Aug 30, 2022

5.0

Doctor Kaplan is the very best I could have wished for! Thank you

Aug 24, 2022

5.0

Couldn't be more pleased with the care I have received. I have recommended Dr. Kaplan to several people.

Aug 20, 2022

5.0

I recommend Dr. Kaplan to anyone anticipating knee surgery. Both my sister and a friend have taken my advice and are pleased with the care they have received.

Aug 12, 2022

4.6

My PCP recommended I consult an orthopedic surgeon about X-rays I'd had that revealed osteoarthritis in my hip. I was very concerned about where the conversation might lead - to a discussion of hip replacement surgery. After my visit with Dr. Kaplan, I felt very knowledgeable about my options and confidently made the decision to proceed with surgery. Dr. Kaplan explained the options very thoroughly, made sure I understood them, and put me in charge of making the decision I needed to make to improve my overall health and quality of life. I am realistic about the preparation for the surgery, the surgery itself, and the recovery from surgery and know that if I have concerns or questions, Dr. Kaplan and his staff will make sure I have the information I need. I have heard many good things about Dr. Kaplan and look forward to recommending his care to others.

Aug 05, 2022

5.0

He was excellent in every way! Thanks!

Jul 11, 2022

5.0

I'm so happy to report it exceeded my expectations!!! SO HELPFUL! Very attuned to being empathic. Explained everything in detail! Made a treatment plan that we can think about. I've been in a lot of pain. He helped exponentially! I will keep working with him. Honestly, I was amazed at how thoughtful he and his staff were!!

Jul 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kaplan did an excellent job explaining my hip problem, possible solutions and the surgery. He also referred me to online resources that I can read at home as I am considering my options.

Jul 03, 2022

5.0

Would definitely recommend Dr. Kaplan to friends & family!

Jun 25, 2022

5.0

Doctor Kaplan is very informative, respectful, knowledgeable, patient and professional. He has always been willing to answer all my questions and his explanations are superb.

Jun 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kaplan and I get along very well.

Jun 22, 2022

5.0

I've informed coworkers, friends, family, and fellow veterans to contact Dr Kaplan if, they need orthopedic medical attention.

Jun 21, 2022

5.0

I was very pleased with the Dr and his treatment of me. [...]

May 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kaplan is an amazing doctor and even more amazing person. He is thoughtful and caring. He really spends the time to explain treatment options and risks and empowered me to make the best decisions. Dr. Kaplan is exemplary and I wish all doctors had his interpersonal skills in addition to their medical skills. I will recommend him to all friends and family seeking the best orthopedic surgeon in Rochester (and maybe New York State).

May 28, 2022

5.0

He listens and seems to care.

May 25, 2022

5.0

He explained everything step-by-step he was also very nice, compassionate.

May 12, 2022

5.0

I'm very fortunate to have Dr. Kaplan. I feel he is one of the best, sincere & compassionate listeners I have had in my medical care. He encourages me to keep up with what to do with my joint replacements and it's always an uplifting appt to get wordsof support.

Apr 29, 2022

5.0

I have recommended this physician to others. Very professional & caring.

Apr 15, 2022

3.8

Doctors need to explain things in patients words, not in doctors words. Patients did not go go to school for doctoring . The big words.

Apr 09, 2022

4.6

I am so grateful for Dr. Kaplan for his expertise and his interpersonal skills and responsiveness. I do feel he is ready to close the appointment (as I am sure he is incredibly busy) sooner than I am. If I had not asked to see my xrays, I do not think he would have taken the time for that. He is always thorough and kind in his explanation and suggestions. I was sorry that the visit notes I read on my chart after described my ranges of motion and incision appearance. Neither of these things were discussed and there was no hands investigation of either during this visit.

Mar 30, 2022

5.0

Dr Kaplan answers my questions at every visit. He is patient and thorough

Mar 13, 2022

5.0

I do appreciate Dr Kaplans time and knowledge.

Feb 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kaplan was very clear in his explanation of my injury. Explanations were clear and concise, with plenty of time for all of my questions.

Feb 04, 2022