Dr. Alexander van der Ven, MD

Dr. Alexander van der Ven, MD

32 reviews

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 39 years old

Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute

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Dr. van der Ven specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Coral Gables, FL. He practices at 2 locations.

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in Miami, FL |
I was lucky to find Dr. Alexander van der Ven. He is an excellent orthopedic surgeon. I found him to be very caring and listening doctor. He takes time to explain everything to you and listens to your every concern. There is no hard sell here. You and only you make the decision to go through and operation. I am recuperating from a bilateral total knee replacement which was done in late August/2016. I am on the road to recovery, and very happy with the outcome.
Miami, FL |
Excellent ortopedic surgeon.
in Miami, FL |
Dr. van der Ven is a young, highly skilled orthopedic doctor. I've seen him several times because of osteoarthritis of the knee. In the near future, I will need a total knee replacement but Dr. van der Ven isn't the type to push surgery immediately, he likes to try conservative approaches before the last resort of surgery. Both times I've seen him the waiting time has been about an hour beyond my appointment time but when he does see you, he is not in a rush and takes time to talk and listen.
in Miami, FL |
The doctor is warm and straight forward. He inspires confidence. I feel safe with his abilities. However some of his staff need a lesson in customer service and compassion.
in Miami Beach, FL |
Dr. Can der Ven answered all my questions and gave me realistic expectations. He helped me with addressing my claustrophobia issues with the anesthesiologist and I was treated with respect. He was very attentive and even gave me his cell phone number which helped assuage my fears.
in Miami, Florida |
I had a total hip replacement two and a half months ago and my recovery has been rapid and painless after the first two weeks. I was pleasantly surprised and continue to be pleased. I used a walker for a week and a cane for another week and then nothing. I would highly recommend Dr. van der Ven. He is going to do a knee replacement on me in January and I hope it goes as well as the hip.
Palmetto Bay, FL |
Dr. VDV knows what he's doing. I had a hip replacement & he, Dr's Hospital & his staff did a near-perfect job. He accurately diagnosed & treated me, controlled the pain (I was worried about this), & pretty much mapped everything out accurately from start to finish. I'm so happy with the results and the fast recuperation. I attribute that to his surgical methodology. I hope my other hip stays well for a long time but if it doesn't I'm calling Dr VDV.
in Miami, FL |
Dr. Van der Ven is an excellent surgeon, and a wonderful human being. My first.contact with Dr.van der ven was for.a consultation on my R knee, after a total knee replacement that did not go well. The surgeon who performed the replacement was hesitant to fix it. I was in a lot of pain and great difficulty to walk. I was worry thinking that probably Dr.Van De Ven will not accept to take the risk of the revision procedure. He not only fixed my knee, but recently he replaced my L knee.I am so happy
in 6365 w 27 th ct bldg 8 apt 204 Hialeah fl 33016 |
My name is Faezeh Mohsenine ,On Jan 06 2016 Dr.Vandervan did Revision of a hip ,Iam fine my pain it's gone .Doctor Vander van his excellent ,knowledgeable ,and very kind doctor and I will recommend him to anyone who need the honest and great doctor.
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


  • Medical School
    Tufts University

    Graduated in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Jackson Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New England Baptist Hospital

    Completed in 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate