Dr. Alex Bodenstab, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 68
  
Dr. Bodenstab
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First State Orthopaedics

4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd Ste 225 Newark, DE 19713

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Dr. Alex Bodenstab, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Newark, DE and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bodenstab has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bodenstab to book an appointment.


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Rebecca Ricketts – Jun 10, 2020
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Dr. Bodenstab was very attentive to my complaints of pain and his attention to detail and further treatment exceeded my expectations
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May 21, 2020
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Dr Bodenstab clearly explained my condition, answered my questions and offered treatment options. I felt very good about my experience and understood what I needed to do for future treatment.
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Ed Reznick – May 20, 2020
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Dr asked investigative questions about my pain stemming back several years. Was knowledgeable of my hip problems and listened patiently. Dr explained clearly what tests and procedures he would use. Although still a “work in progress,” very impressed and hopeful of positive results.
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Sheila Halfpenny – Jan 16, 2020
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Excellent doctor and really knows his stuff. Seeing him since 2004 with knee debridement after worker's comp injury. In recent years, gotten hyaluronic acid injections which are working great for me. After shoulder problems, I am happily being treated for these by Dr. Bodenstab, also. I trust him completely.
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Satisfied Customer – Nov 27, 2019
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Hip replacement done w/right leg being half an inch shorter than left, says " it's your pelvis" NOTTTT. A knee cap starburst fracture on right knee replacement and refused to repair it, takes plates and screws to repair, still in alot of pain w/ it. Finds excuses and didn't bother to look at original x-ray to follow up correctly!!! FIND ANOTHER DR!!!!!
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Middletown – Oct 07, 2018
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One of the worst doctor's I've ever met. Discredits the expertise of other professionals even with imaging results. Arrogant and obnoxious. I wouldn't take a stray animal to Bodendstab. 1 star only because i had to.
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Newark, Delaware – May 09, 2018
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Left knee revision, after failed replacement by another dr is 100 % both shoulders replaced without any problems. Dr Bodenstab is excellent. My Arthritis is the pits. Thank You Dr Bodenstab!!!
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Wilmington, DE – Aug 01, 2017
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He gives 110% to his patients! He listens, advises, and is always on target. He is committed to giving excellent care to his patients and never rushes through an appointment. The office staff are another matter. If you make an appointment to see the doctor, make sure you are going to see the doctor before they take your insurance card, charge the carrier, and then tell you that you are going to see the nurse practitioner!
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Beatrice Koveleski in Newark, DE – Apr 28, 2016
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I am very satisfied with the results of my knee surgery. I think Dr. Bodenstab is an excellent doctor.
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Christine Mayes – Mar 09, 2016
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Absolutely superb! I am a nurse and am very particular. The entire team excels!
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Mary Gleadow – Mar 08, 2016
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Excellent work and patient when answering questions
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L. Willey-Impagliazzo – Feb 23, 2016
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Everyone goes above & beyond!
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Cyndi Strayer – Feb 23, 2016
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My care was excellent!
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Ruta Brown – Feb 19, 2016
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Outstanding, personable, calm, knowledgeable doctor
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Donna King – Feb 19, 2016
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Dr. Bodenstab is aggressive with physical therapy, which is what I liked best. He is very open with questions and answers. Wilmington hospital was impressive and their staff is top notch. It is hard to wrap my brain around how outstanding this whole experience has been. Keep up the good work Dr. Bodenstab you are the best. And you are right about the aggressive approach to physical therapy. It can't make you heal faster, but it makes you more mobile faster. Thanks for everything!
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Richard W. Mortimer – Feb 19, 2016
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The service and care from everyone has been outstanding! Dr. Bodenstab, Todd Miller, and all the others were great! From start to finish I can't sing your praises enough!!
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John Casey – Feb 19, 2016
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I would not have any other doctor take care of my orthopaedic needs. Explains everything and offers options. Staff is awesome.
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Rick Williams – Feb 19, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Alex Bodenstab, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Newark, DE and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bodenstab has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He gr...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1982
Hospital Special Surgery
Residency Hospital
1979
Dartmouth Affil Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
Dartmouth Affil Hosp
Internship Hospital
1977
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
University of Delaware
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Dr. Bodenstab accepts the following insurance:

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Southern Health PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.

Typically treats 80% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bodenstab treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Bodenstab treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bodenstab treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Bodenstab treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bodenstab treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Bodenstab treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.

Typically treats 85% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bodenstab treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Bodenstab treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hip Resurfacing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bodenstab performs Hip Resurfacing more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Bodenstab performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Hip Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bodenstab performs Hip Replacement more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Bodenstab performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Bodenstab's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Locations

First State Orthopaedics

First State Orthopaedics4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd Ste 225 Newark, DE 19713
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Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital

Newark, DE

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Saint Francis Hospital

Wilmington, DE

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)