Dr. Roger A. Fontes Jr., MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 48

2800 E Desert Inn Rd Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Dr. Fontes Jr.' Offices

Desert Orthopedic Center
Desert Orthopedic Center
2800 E Desert Inn Rd Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican – Siena Campus
3001 Saint Rose Parkway
Henderson, NV 89052
Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican – Rose de Lima Campus
102 East Lake Mead Parkway
Henderson, NV 89015

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    Phone & Address

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    Is Dr. Fontes Jr. accepting new patients?

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    Desert Orthopedic Center
    2800 E Desert Inn Rd Ste 100
    Las Vegas, NV 89121
    (702) 529-3479
    Contact Information
    (702) 731-1616 (Office)
    (702) 734-4900 (Fax)
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    Accepted Insurances

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    • Principal Financial Group
    • Teachers Retirement System (TRS)
    • United Healthcare
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  2. Dr. Fontes Jr.' Experience

    Dr. Fontes Jr.' Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Replacement
    • Ankle Surgery
    • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
    • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Arthroscopic Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Excision of Tibula or Fibula
    • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot & Ankle Ligament & Tendon Repair
    • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
    • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
    • Hip Replacement
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    • Hip Replacement Revisions
    • Hip Replacement, Cemented
    • Hip Replacement, Cementless
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Hip Surgery
    • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Implants
    • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
    • Knee & Leg Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revisions
    • Knee Surgery
    • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Surgery
    • Steroid Injections
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Total Hip Replacement
    • Total Joint Replacement
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • 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)
    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Cervical Spine Fracture
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Injuries
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Sprain
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
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    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Shoulder Diseases
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Tendonitis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Tibula and Fibula Fractures
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Nevada.
    • 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

    Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1993

    Internship Hospital

    University Of California, San Francisco
    Complete in 1993

    Residency Hospital

    University Ca Sf Med Center
    Complete in 1998
    University Ca Sf School Of Med
    Complete in 1998

    Fellowship Hospital

    Ao/Asif Shoulder Fellowship Under Prof. Christian Gerber-Zurich, Switzerland
    Complete in 1999
    Ao/Asif Trauma Fellowship Under Prof. Norbert Haas-Berlin, Germany
    Complete in 1999
    Ilizarov Fellowship Under Prof. Maurizio Catangi-Lecco, Italy
    Complete in 2000

    Undergraduate Schools

    University Of California At San Diego
    Graduated in 1989
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Fontes Jr. & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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  3. Dr. Fontes Jr.' Hospital Quality

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    • Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican – San Martin Campus

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    • University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

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  4. Patient Satisfaction

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