Urgent Ortho Care is now available in Huntington, Monday – Friday from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Brian Capogna, MD

Specialties
Sports Medicine
Clinical Interests

Sports Medicine Surgery, Hip Specialist, Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow & Knee, General Orthopedic Surgery

Located In

Great Neck, Huntington

About

Brian Capogna, MD, was born and raised on Long Island. He attended St. Anthony’s High School in Huntington, where he graduated with honors and went on to undergraduate studies at Villanova University. He attained a bachelor’s degree with magna cum laude honors in biology and was a member of the Beta Beta Beta (BBB) Biology Honor Society.

Dr. Capogna attained his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and graduated with distinction in orthopedic research. He was also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society, an honor given to only the top 5% of aspiring doctors. Dr. Capogna went on to train in orthopedic surgery at the nationally ranked NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan, New York, where he was named executive chief resident. During his residency Dr. Capogna received training from renowned orthopedic surgeons, including Dr. Joseph Zuckerman, the former president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

During his residency training, Dr. Capogna received the Nate Bondi Resident Leadership Award as well as the Ralph Lusskin Chief Resident Teaching Award. Dr. Capogna developed a passion for sports medicine after treating athletes from all walks of life and abilities, from weekend warriors to professional athletes.

He was selected to attend a sports medicine fellowship at the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. There, he received specialized training in the diagnosis, management, and cutting-edge surgical treatment of sports injuries under the guidance of Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Lyle Cain, Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, and Dr. Benton Emblom. During his fellowship training, Dr. Capogna was the assistant team physician for the NCAA Division I Troy Trojans. The Troy Trojans football program has developed world-class talent such as New York Giants alumni DeMarcus Ware and Osi Umenyiora. In addition, Dr. Capogna also took part in the care of athletes from the University of Alabama, Auburn University, the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team, and professional wrestlers from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He is also a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

Dr. Capogna’s practice is focused on injuries to the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. He has specialized training and research interest in hip arthroscopy to address FAI (femoroacetabular impingement) and labral tears. In addition, Dr. Capogna performs Tommy John ligament (UCL) reconstruction and the Tommy John ligament repair technique pioneered by Dr. Jeffrey Dugas in Birmingham, Alabama.

Common sports procedures he performs include:

  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder labral repair / stabilization surgery
  • Biceps tendon repair
  • UCL (Tommy John) reconstruction and repair
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Tennis elbow debridement / repair
  • Hip arthroscopy with labral repair
  • Endoscopic proximal hamstring repair
  • Endoscopic gluteus medius and minimus repair
  • Meniscus repair
  • Cartilage injury and OCD surgery
  • ACL and PCL reconstruction
  • MCL repair and reconstruction
  • LCL reconstruction
  • Knee replacement (total and partial)

Aetna
  • Commercial Plans
  • Managed Medicare
Anthem / BCBS (non-NY)
  • Cards with the “PPO” inside the suitcase logo
Cigna / Great West
  • Commercial CT, MetroNY
  • Cigna MetroNY
ConnectiCare
  • Commercial, including Exchange
  • Managed Medicare
EmblemHealth
  • GHI: CBP, National, Tristate; Bridge, Network Access, Medicare Choice PPO
  • HIP: Prime, Premium, Select Care, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime/Bold/Reserve
  • With Connecticare: HMO/PPO/POS and Medicare Choice / Passage
Empire BCBS
  • Commercial and Exchange (except for connection and connection exchange)
  • Managed Medicare
New York Medicare
New York State Health Insurance Program
  • Empire Plan
New York State Workers Compensation
No-Fault
Northwell Direct
United Healthcare
  • Commercial Charter, Choice, Core, Navigate, Nexus, PPO, Select and Doctors plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Managed Medicare
United Healthcare Oxford
  • Oxford Commercial Liberty, Oxford Freedom, and Oxford Metro Plan

Fellowship

Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Clinic
Sports Medicine

Medical School

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
Orthopedic Surgery

College

Villanova University
Bachelor of Science

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification

Memberships
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine