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Eytan M. Debbi, MD, PhD

Hip and Knee Replacement

About Dr. Debbi

Dr. Eytan Debbi is a hip and knee replacement surgeon at HSS and one of a handful of orthopedic surgeons with a doctorate in biorobotics, biomechanics and mechanical engineering. He is an expert in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery, including anterior hip replacement, total knee replacement, hip resurfacing and partial knee replacement.

As a surgeon expert in biorobotics and engineering, Dr. Debbi has particular expertise in providing the latest computer-assisted and robotic surgery for his patients and has a passion for investigating and developing new technological innovations for joint replacement. He has published extensively and has been invited to present his work nationally and internationally. His ultimate goal is to provide the best technological and individualized treatments for each of his patients.

Dr. Debbi was born and raised in New York and graduated from Yale University, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with Honors in Biology and Biotechnology. He graduated from medical school at the top of his class and earned numerous awards during his medical and doctoral degrees. He completed his orthopedic residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at HSS, where he earned multiple clinical and research awards. Prior to returning to HSS, Dr. Debbi led a successful hip and knee replacement practice at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

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Departments

Specialized Centers

Complex Joint Reconstruction Center

Special Expertise

Treatment of hip and knee arthritis in young, active patients
Hip and knee replacement
Anterior and minimally invasive hip replacement
Total and partial knee replacement
Robotic and computer navigation surgery
Hip resurfacing
Revision hip and knee replacement

Procedures

Hip:
Anterior approach total hip replacement
Minimally invasive total hip replacement
Robotic and computer navigation surgery
Hip resurfacing
Revision hip replacement

Knee:
Minimally invasive total knee replacement
Minimally invasive partial knee replacement
Robotic and computer navigation surgery
Revision knee replacement

Patient Stories

Insurance

Please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out of network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.

Credentials

Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)

Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Board Eligible

Awards

JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques Editor's Choice Subspecialty Procedures Award, 2022
Philip D. Wilson Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery Research, 2021
Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Research Excellence Award, 2021
Chief Resident Teaching Award, 2020
Western Orthopaedic Foundation Award for Research, 2018
Medical School Academic Excellence and Research Awards, 2009-2015
Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors in Biology, Yale University, 2008
Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University, 2008
Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist Award, 2004

Education

BA, Yale University, 2004
PhD, Technion Institute of Technology, 2015
MD, Sackler School of Medicine, 2015

Internship

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2016

Residency

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2020

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement, 2021

State Licensure

Languages

English

For My Patients

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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st St. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.

Pavilion map Please see directions from other HSS locations:

  • From the Main Hospital (535 East 70th St):
    Enter the Hospital lobby and take the West elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn right and continue down the hallway and over the sky bridge. Once across the sky bridge, you will see a set of elevators on your left. Take the elevator to my office.
  • From the Belaire Building Main Entrance (525 East 71st St):
    Enter the Belaire lobby and take the front elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left and follow the hallway around until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
  • From the Belaire Building 72nd Street Entrance (524 East 72nd St):
    Enter the Belaire building and walk down the stairs. Follow the hallway around, past the first set of elevators on your left. Continue down the hall and past the windows until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.

Publications by Dr. Debbi

Selected Journal Articles

Debbi EM, Puri S, Athey AG, Chalmers BP. Liquid Phase 3D Printing: How This New Technology Can Help Bring 3D Printing to the Operating Room. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 2022

Debbi EM, Quevedo González FJ, Jerabek SA, Wright TM, Vigdorchik JM. Three-Dimensional Functional Impingement in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Biomechanical Analysis. J Arthroplasty 2022

Debbi EM, Krell EC, Sapountzis N, Chiu YF, Lyman S, Joseph AD, Mandl LA, Gonzalez Della Valle A. Predicting PostDischarge Opioid Consumption After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in the Opioid-Naïve Patient. J Arthroplasty 2022.

Debbi EM, Mosich GM, Bendich I, Kapadia M, Ast MP, Westrich GH. Same-Day Discharge Total Hip and Knee
Arthroplasty: Trends, Complications, and Readmission Rates. J Arthroplasty 2022.

Debbi EM, Rajaee SS, Mayeda BF, Penenberg BL. Determining and Achieving Target Limb Length and Offset in Total Hip Arthroplasty Using Intraoperative Digital Radiography. J Arthroplasty 2020

Debbi EM, Rajaee SS, Spitzer AI, Paiement GD. Smoking and Total Hip Arthroplasty: Increased Inpatient Complications, Costs, and Length of Stay. J Arthroplasty 2019.

Debbi EM, Bernfeld B, Herman A, Salai M, Laufer Y, Wolf A; Writing Committee. A Biomechanical Foot-Worn Device Improves Total Knee Arthroplasty Outcomes. J Arthroplasty 2019.

Debbi EM, Bernfeld B, Herman A, Laufer Y, Greental A, Sigal A, Zaulan Y, Salai M, Haim A, Wolf A. Frontal plane
biomechanics of the operated and non-operated knees before and after unilateral total knee arthroplasty. Clin Biomech 2015.

Debbi EM, Wolf A, Goryachev Y, Rozen N, Haim A. Alterations in sagittal plane knee kinetics in knee osteoarthritis using a biomechanical therapy device. Ann Biomed Eng 2015.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Research

Dr. Debbi is very passionate about research and innovation in orthopedic surgery and specifically hip and knee replacement. In addition to being a hip and knee replacement surgeon, Dr. Debbi also has a PhD. in Biorobotics, Biomechanics and Mechanical Engineering. By leveraging his knowledge in engineering, Dr. Debbi hopes to help advance the treatment of patients undergoing hip and knee replacement. He has a strong interest in innovation and research in device and implant design as well as in computer navigation and robotic technology inside and outside the operating room. Dr. Debbi has numerous innovations and publications in hip and knee replacement and has received multiple awards for his work. He is very excited about the current and future technology applications that can be used to create enhanced and individualized treatments for every patient.

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of June 22, 2022, Dr. Debbi reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.