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Joseph Bellapianta MD, FAAOS - Orthopedics - Belleville

Joseph Bellapianta MD, FAAOS

Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedics
  • Affiliations
    Clara Maass Medical Center

    Primary Office

    Bellapianta Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
    36 Newark Ave
    Suite 220
    Belleville, NJ 07109
    (201) 490-4334
    Monday & Wednesday 9am - 5pm
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    Secondary Office

    Bellapianta Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
    1 Bay Ave
    Suite 3, Mountainside Hospital
    Montclair, NJ 07042
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    (201) 490-4333
    (201) 490-4334
    Tuesday & Thursday 9am - 5pm

    Third Office

    Bellapianta Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
    49 Lake Ave
    Suite 205
    Grenwich, CT 06830
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    (203) 404-3332
    (201) 490-4334

    Physician Information

    JOSEPH M. BELLAPIANTA, MD FAAOS is an orthopaedic surgeon with additional sub-specialty training in arthroscopic surgery. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Franklin & Marshall College and his Masters of Science degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He received his medical degree at Albany Medical College where he graduated Cum Laude and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He also was the recipient of the Victor & Ethel Cermak Tompkins Alumni Scholarship at Albany Medical College for academic excellence.

    Dr. Bellapianta performed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Albany Medical Center mastering skills in trauma and joint reconstruction. At this high volume regional medical center, he treated both routine and rare orthopaedic injuries, only present in this type of setting. Dr Bellapianta has an interest in both treating injuries as well as preventing them with cutting edge knowledge in arthritis and osteoporosis. Dr. Bellapianta then completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at The Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL. As a fellow Dr. Bellapianta worked side-by-side with world renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. The fellowship provided him with intensive exposure to all aspects of non-operative and operative musculoskeletal patient care. He worked closely with high-level college and professional athletes during this time developing the surgical and non-surgical skills needed to treat this population.

    Dr. Bellapianta has published many scientific articles in peer review journals and has presented this research at both national and international meetings. Dr. Bellapianta’s surgical interests include arthroscopic and open treatment of the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow injuries, joint replacement surgery, fracture care and general orthopaedics.

    •Past and present sideline physician for: Hartford Colonials football, Manhattanville College athletics, Auburn University football, Washington Redskins football, Flomaton Alabama High School football, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute men’s and women’s hockey, State University of New York men’s lacrosse, New York’s Empire State Games, TNA wrestling, and also helped evaluate athletes at New York Giants spring training and Saratoga Race Track

    • Associate Shoulder Arthroscopy Instructor for AANA and Ultrasound Instructor for Institute for Advanced Medical Education ultrasound courses

    •Gascov Clerge´ Foundation, Garden City, NY- medical mission to Les Cayes, Haiti

    •Avid skier, cyclist, and golfer

    Experience & Education

    Medical Education: Albany Medical College; Albany, NY MD, May 2004

    Internship: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY Orthopaedic Resident

    Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY Orthopaedic Resident

    Fellowship: The Andrews Institute, Gulf Breeze, FL Sports Medicine Fellow

    Clinical Interests

    Adult Joint Reconstruction, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Bloodless Surgery, Hand Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Total Joint Replacement Surgery

    Accepted Health Plans

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.
    • AARP Healthcare
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna US Health Care
    • American Postal Workers Union
    • Americhoice
    • Amerigroup
    • Amerihealth
    • Bankers Life and Casualty
    • Barnabas Employee Health Plan
    • Beech Street
    • Benefit Planners Insurance
    • Benesight
    • Cigna Healthcare
    • Cigna HMO
    • Community Care Network
    • Consumer Health Network
    • Devon Health Services
    • Empire Healthchoice
    • Family Choice Health Alliance
    • Federal Blue Cross PPO
    • First Health Network
    • First Managed Care Option
    • Galaxy Health Network
    • Genworth
    • GHI- Group Health Incorporated
    • Great West Healthcare
    • Guardian Resources Inc.
    • Health Network America Inc.
    • Healthcare Payors Organization
    • HMO Blue - Medicare Blue
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Horizon Managed Care
    • Horizon PPO
    • Horizon Traditional/Indemnity
    • Intergroup Services
    • Liberty Mutual
    • Local 1199
    • Local 464/Maxon
    • Local 734
    • Local 825 Welfare Fund
    • Magellan
    • Magnacare/Magnet
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
    • Medicare
    • Metlife
    • Multiplan
    • National Association of Letter Carriers
    • National Provider Network
    • New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund
    • New Jersey Manufacturers
    • New Jersey Plus
    • No Insurance
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
    • Qualcare
    • Railroad Medicare
    • State Farm
    • Three Rivers Provider Network
    • Travelers
    • Tricare
    • United American
    • United Health Care
    • United Payors & United Providers
    • University Health Plan
    • Health Net
    • Healthcare Payers Coalition
    • Mutual of Omaha
    • PPO Next MasterCare
    • USA Managed Care Organization
    • WellCare Health Plan
    • Aetna PPO
    • Coventry First Health
    • Emblem Health/GHI
    • Qualcare HMO
    • Qualcare PPO
    • United Medicare