Raphael S. F. Longobardi, M.D., F.A.A.O.S. in Hackensack
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Office in Hackensack
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Raphael S. F. Longobardi, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

About Us

To understand the needs of our patients and their families to combine compassion knowledge and skill to give each patient the resources and treatment to obtain the highest level of productivity possible to provide the finest quality orthopaedic specialty care utilizing the latest surgical techniques and treatment modalities to respect each person’s dignity.To tailor treatment to each patient’s individual needs to provide each patient with the best treatment possible—now and for the future.

Our Doctor

Raphael S. F. Longobardi, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Sports Medicine Specialist & Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Longobardi brings to his work a personal style that enables him to emphathize with each patient for a better understanding of one’s injury and of the treatments to follow.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Longobardi earned his M.D. at New York University School of Medicine
  • Completed both his internship (general surgery) and residency (orthopaedic surgery) at NYU Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Completed a Sports Medicinefellowship at the Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic at the University of Tennessee, which allowed him the hands-on experience to excel, first in college athletics, then in professional sports
Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, NJ
  • Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackenack, NJ
  • Metropolitan Surgery Center, Hackensack, NJ
  • Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, NJ
Honors and Awards
  • The Lillian S. Lusskin Orthopaedic Foundation, Inc. Award for Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Surgery
Professional Memberships
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Artrhoscopy Association of North America
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
Our Services

Dr. Longobardi is the only orthopaedic surgeon in Bergen County performing the procedures listed below. Please click on the procedure you would like to learn more about. You will see interactive images and answers to frequently asked questions.

Sports Information:

Our Office
Phone: 201-343-1717
Fax: 201-343-3217
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
  • The degree and level of reimbursement for doctor and medical services has been changed significantly over the past the few years due to the government regulations (Medicare), major health insurance companies policies and managed care corporations. It has made for an increasingly different situation for both patients and doctors.
  • Regardless, we work with Medicare, all major insurance – managed care companies, most Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO’s), most Union Health Benefit Trust Funds, New Jersey Worker’s Compensation and New Jersey Motor – Auto Vehicle Accident – No Fault insurance.
  • Depending on your insurance type, we submit claims to the insurer with assignment of payment for services to us. With some insurances, out–of–networks benefits are used. You are only responsible where a co–pay, deductible or co–insurance is involved. You are also responsible for any balance of the bill that is due.
  • Should you have secondary insurance company, we will submit claims to them for payment and have payment assigned to us.
  • Before your first appointment, please familiarize with, download and complete all UOC Patient Financial Responsibility Forms that are a part of this site/page. Bring the forms with you on your first appointment and have them ready to submit to the Front Desk Receptionist upon your arrival. It may save you 30 minutes in the office.

Payment Options: Cash, Check, MasterCard, Visa, American and Discover Card.

Payment Plans can also be set–up or arranged if it is necessary and/or of assistance.

If you have questions regarding insurance, completion of forms, payment, etc., please contact the office at 201.343.1717

He is a true professional and obviously loves helping athletes rehabilitate and overcome injuries…I owe Dr. Longobardi a great debt of gratitude for the role he played in my recovery.The passion he displays cannot be overstated.

It was extremely beneficial because it motivated me to match his enthusiasm throughout the rehabilitation process…Dr. Longobardi did an excellent job connecting with me and gaining my trust.His experience and passion for helping athletes was clearly evident from our very first meeting.”

Darius continues his successful football career at Boston College after being sidelined by a serious ankle injury early last season. Despite requiring surgery, Darius was able to return for the later part of his season and play in BC’s January Bowl Game.

A thorough review of his injury and truly empathizing with Darius about his concerns to return in optimum form as soon as possible,Dr. Longobardi was able to repair his ankle, navigate his rehabilitation, and expedite his timely recovery ensuring the best positive outcome for his future.

Darius B.

When your passion for a sport starts when you are five years old and eventually defines the course of your education, an injury is not something that is taken lightly.

Ever since Jamie Luna was just five years old, she knew that cheerleading would be her biggest passion.By ten years old, she began competing and by the time she was 15 she knew that Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, New Jersey would be her school of choice because of its ‘outstanding cheerleadingprogram.’  As a freshman, she made the cheer team and had a great experience as a ‘flyer’ (the girl on top of the pyramids.) By her sophomore year, she was ready to prove to her coach that she had what it took to succeed at all of the varying levels of cheering.

However, in August 2005, she had thought the goals she had set for herself, would be taken away. As she was flying a stunt, the girls underneath backed out which made her hyper extend her arm to catch herself, rather than they catch her.Unfortunately, her arm was broke in three parts and her elbow shattered. As she entered the hospital, all she could think of was that her season could be over.

She was then greeted by Dr. Longobardi and as scared as she was, she felt positive about the surgery because of how Dr. Longobardi assured her that everything would be “OK.” Dr. Longobardi performed two surgeries on her arm. Despite “many months of physical therapy, many visits to Dr. Longobardi’s office, and many months wearing a mobile cast!”she was released by Dr. Longobardi in December 2005 to gradually ease back in competing.

The thought of ever finishing the season was far from her mind; however, Jamie notes, “with a Doctor so passionate and knowledgeable about what he does, your personal goals can be met.”

Jamie ended up flying, tumbling, and winning the National Title that season in Orlando, FL. Throughout the remainder of high school, there were no further complications with her elbowand she went on to compete in different states.

Presently, Jamie is a sophomore French  major at Montclair State University, and is still cheerleading!And as Jamie notes, “From this experience I’ve learned whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and I also believe that when people care about their occupation like Dr. Longobardi, recovering for a patient is easy!

Jamie L.

My mother’s shoulder injury was most likely caused by the type of work she had done when she was younger, working in a dress factory lifting and handling heavy machinery.

Over the years, her bursitis had gotten worse and numerous cortisone shots to ease the pain eventually damaged tendons in both her shoulders and the loss of range of motion.

Just combing her hair or reaching for something in the cabinet became a difficult task. When she eventually got to the point that she couldn’t get comfortable enough to sleep, we knew the time had come to find a solution to this very uncomfortable problem.

After doing some initial research about shoulder injuries, we found that Dr. Longobardi was doing a new innovative shoulder replacement procedure that would allow even more mobility after surgery. Upon examining my mother, Dr. Longobardi was amazed that she had the ability to do anything considering the extent of her damaged and dislocated shoulders.

Dr. Longobardi took the time to explain the procedure to us as we waited for the right prosthesis to come in before going ahead with the surgery to ensure it would be a good fit. His vast experience as a team physician for numerous professional sports teams and strong background in sports medicine, lead us to have the confidence we needed to finally go through with surgery. A friend of my mom even commented she would probably be able to “pitch for the Mets!” after this surgery!

After doing surgery on the worst of the shoulders in June 2005, followed by therapy for six months, 3 times a week and wonderful follow through on all of the post-surgery modalities on her own, she is now carrying things and feeling “unbelievable!” She can’t thank Dr. Longobardi enough for his genuine care and understanding of her condition, the visiting nurse, rehabilitation specialists and office staff for providing all that was needed for a wonderful recovery.

She is looking to regain that same “unbelievable” feeling by having the same procedure done on her other shoulder soon.

Milly S.