Dr. Brent Ponce, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Ponce
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University Alabama Orthopedics

1313 13th St S Birmingham, AL 35205

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Dr. Brent Ponce, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Ponce has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with UAB Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ponce to book an appointment.


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Dr.Ponce assisted me after a bad shoulder replacement experience. He actually sat and listened.He had a treatment plan which started at A and went to Z.After a shoulder scope and good lab report I regained the use of my right arm.Other Orthopedic surgeons wanted to do revision surgery. I would recommend Dr. Ponce to anyone!
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Richard C. – Mar 04, 2020
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Absolutely the best doctor I have ever had the opportunity to meet. He is attentive to his patients and his demeanor is immediately calming. He speaks in terms that anyone can understand and you truly feel he cares about what the issue is. If you ever have need of a shoulder specialist, I highly recommend him. My friend, who is in his 70’s, saw him and he was able to fix his shoulder when other doctors said he would just have to live with the pain. Now he his seeing my Mother and she is healing perfectly. Outstanding surgeon!
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Tara Nelson in Shelby, AL – Sep 25, 2019
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Outstanding doctor; very impressive. Dr Ponce and his entire staff have been so very considerate, patient, and informative during my surgery and later with my rehab. They answered every question. Dr Ponce's confidence was very assuring to me. I have had too many surgies, but my experience with Dr Ponce and CAN Highlands.ave been superlative.
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Mike B in Birmingham, AL – Dec 05, 2018
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he's outstanding doctor his bedside manner is second to none I highly recommend this doctor he have an outstanding staff it's a nurse Terry is always available to help you
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Nathaniel Barnex in Birmingham – Jan 15, 2018
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Great job Dr Ponce Thank You
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Nick Z in Birmingham, AL – May 16, 2017
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I saw Dr. Ponce for a second opinion almost 6 months after a fractured femur. After reading the reviews I think I must have been in the wrong office. I did not feel that he cared at all about me. After he viewed my x-rays and found that the screw holding the rod in my leg was broken, he said it shouldn't be a problem. I went to him because for me pain is a problem. He rushed out the door saying I needed to walk more without asking what I have been doing . It was the worst doctor visit ever.
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FMS in Leeds, AL – Aug 19, 2016
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Dr. Ponce is a great doctor whom cares for you he listens took the time and explain everything before and after surgery. he fixed my arm where another doctor perform on it and did not do it right. I would recommend him to anyone whom needs surgery . I post this two weeks after surgery I feeling less pain now than I felt after all my surgeries I had 5 different on my body . Thank you Dr Ponce you are my hero . W Evans Parrish Al
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Walter Evans in Parrish al 35580 – Jul 17, 2016
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Dr. Ponce was absolutely wonderful! I found him thorough and friendly. He was very attentive to my needs. As an older patient, he exhausted every possibility before considering surgery. My travel from Brookhaven, MS, to see him was well worth the trips and investment. I would recommend him to anyone desiring compassion.
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Clementine Harrison in Brookhaven, MS – May 20, 2016
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He is an excellent physician that is very professional, thorough, and caring. There was minimal pain from surgery. Highly recommend.
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Arthur Nesmith in Pelham, AL – May 17, 2016
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Not to be redundant, in reading some of the other reviews, but Dr. Ponce stepped right in to correct another doctor's messup of my shoulder surgery. He did so without hesitation but with professionalism, clarity, and compassion. The results are far, far better than I expected. See Dr. Brent Ponce the first time you have a shoulder problem, even though he has proven to be quite a rare fix the other surgeon's errors specialist.
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Andrea Trani in Birmingham, AL – May 02, 2016
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Dr. Brent Poncw' is one of the nicest I have ever met. Kind sweet disposition and very helpfur. He invited me to see my before and after xrays. Then he took time to explain to me what I was seeing on my xrays! WoW! And then hugged me. He was glad and excited about being able to relieve my pain and give me a better quality of life. And I thank him for that. Very grateful! He's one of the good ones! ?? ??
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Tyra in Birmingham, AL – May 01, 2016
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Dr. Ponce repaired a torn rotator cuff
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LD in Birmingham, AL – Apr 29, 2016
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Dr. Ponce seems to be highly trained & experienced in his field. He has excellent Dr./patient skills which inspires trust & confidence. He speaks to his patient (me), and not at them, using terms & language that I can understand/relate to, not medical speak. He's a wonderful Dr. And person.
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Sherrie Smith in Pinckard, AL – Apr 28, 2016
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I broke my shoulder in 4 places skiing in Utah, flew back to Alabama, and saw Dr. Ponce immediately. He scheduled my surgery the same day I saw him. He put in 9 screws and 2 plates to repair my shoulder. He saved it. Can't thank him enough for what he was able to do. It was a devastating injury, rehab was difficult, but I'm back to playing with the kids, crossfit, and playing golf. Dr. Ponce and his staff are top notch.
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Rocky in Tuscaloosa, AL – Apr 26, 2016
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I originally went to Dr. Ponce on the recommendation of my older brother who explained that Dr. Ponce was conservative in his approach to treatment. I have been seen by Dr. Ponce for almost 2 1/2 years now and have had nothing but a good experience. The process to be seen at UAB Highlands is extremely measured and all the staff I have encountered have been great. From x-rays to an MRI and knee injections and now to surgery I feel that I am in excellent hands with Dr. Ponce and his staff.
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Randy in Hoover, AL – Apr 20, 2016
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I am a 56 year old man, 5 months post-op from repair of my shoulder (torn labrum, torn rotator cuff, mumford procedure). I was originally misdiagnosed by Dr. Casey 3 years ago at Andrews Sports Medicine, which made this even worse. This was a very painful surgery, with a long recovery, but Dr. Ponce has been very professional and accurate in his predictions throughout. I am very pleased with my recovery so far, and will definitely use him again if I have my other shoulder operated on.
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Mike in Bessemer, AL – Apr 20, 2016
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Dr Ponce is the type of Doctor that all patients deserve , I immediately felt his concerns and want to get to the bottom of my complaint. I feel that I'm in the best of hands for my ortho needs because Dr winfed Fisher 3rd would have only sent me to the best.
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Barbara Berriri in Tuscaloosa – Apr 17, 2016
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Dr. Ponce is wonderful. Careful to explain procedure, risks, concerns and takes to time listen and answer any questions. Couldn't be more pleased with the surgery and care received.
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Birmingham, AL – Apr 15, 2016
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Dr. Ponce was the 3rd orthopedic surgeon I saw since a botched surgery 6 months prior. He's the only one with the knowledge and training that I felt comfortable with to fix my problem. Within weeks, I felt better than I had in months. He explains things thoroughly and treats you with dignity and respect. As a former healthcare provider myself (dentist) and as a patient, I highly recommend Dr. Ponce!
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Valerie T Middleton in Birmingham, AL – Apr 14, 2016
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Dr. Ponce is really great, he is a great surgeon and doctor. He makes sure his patient is well taken care of. He makes sure you understand what to expect when you have surgery and what expect after surgery. He gives great after care to his patients as well.
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Willie L. Smith in Gadsden, AL – Apr 13, 2016
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Dr. Brent Ponce, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Ponce has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with UAB Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ponce to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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(205) 975-2310

Dr. Ponce accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
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Cigna PPO
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponce treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of their peers

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

Shoulder Dislocation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponce treats Shoulder Dislocation more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Ponce treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponce treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Ponce treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

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 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponce treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Ponce treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponce treats Knee Disorders more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Ponce treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Knee Dislocation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponce treats Knee Dislocation more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Ponce treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 55% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponce treats Elbow Injuries more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Ponce treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponce performs Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 38% of their peers

Dr. Ponce performs this procedure more than 38% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponce performs Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed more than 34% of their peers

Dr. Ponce performs this procedure more than 34% of their peers

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Dr. Ponce's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • 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 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)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • 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 Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection

Locations

University Alabama Orthopedics

University Alabama Orthopedics1313 13th St S Birmingham, AL 35205
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