Dr. Robert I. Gelb, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male • Age 64

332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024

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CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center
CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center
332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110
Encinitas, CA 92024
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    Dr. Gelb's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Arm Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Transfer
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
    • Wrist Replacement
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Contracture
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
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    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture
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    Background Check for Dr. Gelb

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    New York Medical College
    Graduated in 1980

    Residency Hospital

    Nymc Metropolitan Hospital
    Complete in 1981

    Fellowship Hospital

    Hand Rehab Ctr/Jeff Med College
    Complete in 1986

    Memberships & Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    California Orthopaedic Association , Member
    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Gelb & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Gelb's Hospital Quality

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    • 2 reviews

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    5 out of 5
    - in San Diego |

    Very caring, professional, listens, conscientious, good sense of humor but be open to it.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Encinitas, CA |

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    • Planned Administration Inc
    • Priority Health
    • Tufts Health Plan
    • UniCare
    • UnitedHealthCare
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    Office Locations

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    CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center
    332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    (760) 943-6700 (Office)
    (760) 632-4292 (Fax)
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