Peter N. Capicotto, MD

Physician | Spine Surgery

Peter N. Capicotto, MD

(585) 295-5476
(800) 724-7712

Peter N. Capicotto, MD is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in spinal surgery. In private practice since 1993, his clinical practice includes treatment and management of herniated or ruptured disks of the cervical or lumbar spine, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, reconstructive surgery for failed back surgery and work-related neck and back injuries.


Education

Medical School: S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center, 1982-1986, M.D.

Undergraduate: S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, 1980-1982, B.S.; S.U.N.Y. at Niagara County Community College, 1978-1980

Postgraduate training

Fellowship: Spine Surgery, S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, 1992-1993

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, 1988-1992

Research Fellowship: Orthopaedic Basic Science, Case Western Reserve University, 1987-1988 l Title: Cartilage/Chondrocyte Transplantation. Supervisors: V.M. Goldberg, MD, S. Stevenson, DVM, PhD

Internship: General Surgical, Case Western Reserve University, 1986-1987

Certification examinations

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1995

National Board of Medical Examiners, 1987

Professional experience

Greater Rochester Orthopaedics, P.C. Orthopaedic Surgeon, 1997 - Present

The Spine Institute Orthopaedic Surgeon, 1994-1997

Orthopaedic Specialists of Indiana Orthopaedic Surgeon, 1993-1994

Hospital affiliations

Unity Hospital Attending, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001-Present

Rochester General Hospital Courtesy Attending, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1997-Present

Academic appointment

University of Rochester School of Medicine Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopaedics, 1997-2001

Professional organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow, 1995-Present

American College of Surgeons, Fellow, 1993-Present

American Medical Association, Member, 1995-Present

Charles Herndon Orthopaedic Society, Member, 1992-Present

Monroe County Medical Society, Member, 1995-Present

North American Spine Society, Member, 1995-Present

Simmons Surgical Orthopaedic Society, Member, 1993-Present

State of New York Medical Society, Member, 1997-Present

Awards and honors

Allen Memorial Research Scholar, 1987

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1986

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, 1982

Publications

Capicotto, P.N., MD, Heiple, K.G., MD, Wilber, J.H., MD: Midshaft Clavicle Nonunions Treated with Intramedullary Steinmann Pin Fixation with Onlay Bone Graft. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp 88-93, 1994.

Capicotto, P.N., MD: Anterior Retrpleural Instrumentation of the Thoracic Spine for Severe Kyphoscoliosis: Technique and Long Term Results. Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 18, No. 1, pg93, 1994.

Capicotto, P.N., MD: Cervical Spine Deformities and Post Laminectomy Kyphosis in Spine Care: Diagnosis and Treatment. Chapter 111, Ed. Arthur White-Mosby, 1995.

Abstracts and presentations

Capicotto, P.N., MD, Patel, U., MD, Whitbeck, G., MD, Dobson, R., MD, Zeidman, S., MD, Millet, D., MD: CT-Fluoroscopy Guided Pars Injection: Initial Experience. The American Society of Neuroradiology, Boston, MD, 2000.

Hardacker, J.W., MD, Capicotto, P.N., MD, Pryor, P.W., MD, Shufford, R., MD: Radiographic Standing Cervical Sagittal Alignment in Adult Volunteers without Neck Symptoms. North American Spine Society, Washington, D.C., 1995. Cervical Spine Research Society, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1995.

Capicotto, P>N., MD, O’Donnell, J.L., MD, Warner, S.J., MD, Guntapalli, M., MD, Simmons, E.H., MD: Operative Treatment of Recurrent Lumbar Disk Herniations with Mid-Term Follow-up. North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1994.

Capicotto, P.N., MD, Simmons, E.H., MD, Simmons, E.D., MD: Luque Fixation of the Cervical Thoracic Spine. State University of New York at Buffalo, New York Poster Exhibit, AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 1994.

Capicotto, P.N., MD, Simmons, E.D., MD, Markowitz, H.D., MD, Simmons, E.H., MD: Role of Discography and MRI in Evaluation of Discogenic Pain of the Cervical Spine. State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, Poster Exhibit, AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 1994.

Capicotto, P.N., MD, Simmons, E.H., MD: Anterior Retropleural Instrumentation of the Thoracic Spine for Severe Kyphosis: Technique and Long Term Results. State University of New York at Buffalo, Scoliosis Research Society, Dublin, Ireland, September, 1993.

Capicotto, P.N., MD: The Luque Segmental Instrumentation of the Cervicothoracic Spine. Presented to IOS on March 22, 1996.

Capicotto, P.N., MD: Thoracolumbar Scoliosis – Adolescents to Adults. Presented to the Indiana University Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN on February 4, 1995.

Capicotto, P.N., MD., Simmons, E.H., MD: Anterior Retropleural Instrumentation of the Thoracic Spine for Severe Kyphoscoliosis: Technique and Long Term Results. Presented at Indiana Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, January 1994.

Capicotto, P.N., MD., Simmons, E.D., MD, Markowitz, J., MD, Simmons, E.H., MD: The Role of Discography and MRI in Evaluation Discogenic Pain of the Cervical Spine. Presented at Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Bermuda, 1994.

Capicotto, P.N., MD, Simmons, E.H., MD: Anterior Retropleural Instrumentation of the Thoracic Spine for Severe Kyphoscoliosis: Technique and Long Term Results. Presented at Spinal Science Advancement Foundation – Second Annual Call for Papers: Techniques in Spinal Surgery, New York City, NY, December 1, 1993.

Capicotto, P N., MD, Simmons, E.H., MD, Simmons, E.D., MD: The Luque Segmental Instrumentation of the Cervicothoracic Spine. Presented at the 21st Annual Cervical Spine Research Society, New York City, NY, December 4, 1993.

Anterior Retropleural Instrumentation of the Thoracic Spine for Severe Kyphosis: Technique and Long Term Results: Technique and Long Term Results. Presented to Scoliosis Research Society, Dublin, Ireland, 1993.

Midshaft Clavicle Nonunions Treated with Intramedullary Steinmann Pin Fixation with Onlay Bone Graft . Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, June 1992.

Approaches to the Cervicothoracic Junction. Presented to the University Combined Spine Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, January 1993.

Hangman’s Fracture. Presented to the University Combined Spine Rounds, State University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, December 1992.

Thoracolumbar Scoliosis – Adolescents to Adults. Presented to the University Combined Spine Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, October 1992.

Thoracic Disk Herniations. Presented to the University Combined Spine Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, September 1992.

Intramedullary Steinmann Pin Fixation of Midshaft Clavicle Nonunions. Presented to the 43rd Annual Frank N. Potts Orthopaedic Day, Buffalo, New York, November 1992.

Pigmented Villondular Synovitis and Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath – A Review. Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, University Hospitals of Cleveland, December 1990.

Tissue Culture Does Not Reduce the In Vitro Antigen Expression Nor the In Vivo Immunogenicity of Allogeneic Rat Chondrocytes. Presented to the O. R. S. Poster Session, New Orleans, 1988.

Chondrocyte Tissue Specific Antigen – Regulation in an Arthritic Murine Model. Orthopaedic Research Conference, University Hospitals of Cleveland, December 1988.