Meet Dr. Montalbano – Award Winning Orthopedic Surgeon, NYU School of Medicine Professor, and ActivArmor Provider!


We are honored to work with Dr. Montalbano at Regional Orthopedics in Staten Island, NY!


Dr. Montalbano called us because he knows exactly how it feels to have to wear a cast!

“We are excited about this product because we know how uncomfortable traditional casts may be. In fact, many patients are reluctant to wear casts… When I needed to wear a cast myself, I could not stand it and went into the office in the middle of the night to cut it off!”

He says that casts are so miserable, some patients opt for surgery just to avoid having to wear a cast!

“Some of my patients are opting for surgery with internal hardware, like plates, in order to get back to work more quickly and avoid wearing a cast… With ActivArmor, an individual can swim, bathe, shower, sweat, and continue normal lifestyle activities while healing. They are custom fit, precisely to an individual’s unique body map, and hand-designed based on a specific injury or condition and a doctor’s prescription.”

Ranking in the top 1% on his national board examinations, Dr. Montalbano won countless awards for his skill and dedication, including the Sandoz Award for outstanding contribution to healthcare.  He has worked in world-renown hospitals including NYU and the prestigious Hospital for Joint Disease in NYC, alongside some of the best orthopedic surgeons in the world.

He completed specialized training in arthroscopic surgery and joint reconstruction at Georgetown University/Arlington Hospital, and in the surgical treatment of traumatic fractures and musculoskeletal trauma at the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, one of the busiest Level 1 Trauma tertiary care centers in the nation.

Dr. Montalbano has worked with the Harkness Dance Center, providing care to injured New York City dancers, including professional dancers for Alvin Ailey Dance Company and the American Ballet Theatre, among others. And published a research paper that was awarded for excellence in clinical research.

He was a team physician for George Mason University and provided field coverage for various NCAA Division 1 athletic events, including the 1998 NCAA Division 1 Basketball Playoffs in Washington DC.

Dr. Montalbano is currently a clinical assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine and is a faculty member at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. In addition to his academic schedule Dr. Montalbano maintains a busy administrative and clinical schedule at his private offices, including iORTHO/Orthopedic Institute, a regional comprehensive musculoskeletal healthcare facility in NY for which he is a founder and director and Metropolitan Surgical Institute in NJ as a founder and medical director.

So what do Dr. Montalbano’s patients have to say about him?

“Dr. Montalbano has been great with my ACL revision. We went to several different doctors, and none inspired the confidence in myself and my family that he did.”

“The dr was right on with all recommendations my 88 yr old mother now has hope to continue an active life.”

“Great experience with Dr. Montalbano. Hip replacement was done and I was walking without a cane within 2 weeks. It has been a fast recovery with little to no pain. I highly recommend Dr. Montalbano and his practice.”

“I first went to a different doctor, the experience was like a meat market. my first day coming to dr Montalbano was amazing..from the staff to the p/t dr Montalbano found a. Torn meniscus ASAP..he sat a talked with me explained in detail everything that needs to be done ALL my options…this is the place to go for help!”

“Best doctor, excellent surgeon”

We are honored to work with the top Orthopedic Surgeons across the country, like Dr. Montalbano!

To get ActivArmor in the Staten Island, NY area, visit Regional Orthopedics