Dr. David Camarata, MD

Dr. David Camarata, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. David Camarata, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics.Read his story

20401 N 73rd St Ste 175

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Broadspire
  • Cigna
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Top Care Areas

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Hip Replacement Revision
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Replacement Revision
very high
more than 99% of peers
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Camarata's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Camarata "Dr. Camarata is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and has been practicing orthopedics since 1995. Dr. Camarata specializes in arthritic joint replacement and revision joint replacement surgery. After receiving his undergraduate degree cum laude from Georgetown University in Theology, Dr. Camarata completed medical school and graduated with honors from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Camarata then completed his orthopedic surgical residency at the State University of New York - Syracuse under the direction of the renowned Dr. David G. Murray. Dr. Camarata had the honor of being selected as the Arthroplasty Fellow at the New Mexico Center for Joint Replacement under the direction of Dr. Richard E. White Jr., a renowned surgeon who is considered to be one of the leading joint replacement surgeons in the country. During his fellowship, Dr. Camarata completed a number of research projects and has presented these projects at many meetings including the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Camarata's surgical interests include arthritic joint replacement and revision joint replacement surgery and computer assisted surgery. Dr. Camarata is a nationally and internationally recognized lecturer for Zimmer and Synvasive companies on the topics of technological advancements in knee replacement surgery. His practice consists of hip and knee replacement surgery and revision replacements. He has been recognized 6 times as Phoenix Magazine "Top Doc" in Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Camarata also serves on the Board of Directors at OASIS Hospital."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Camarata "To help people achieve health for life."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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26  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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0 Sanctions

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  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Suny Upstate Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • New Mexico Joint Replacement Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Camarata's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Camarata to family and friends
79 total reviews (35 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (79)

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  • 2
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Dr. Camarata's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (35)

Almost 2 years out from my knee replacement and not happy, I still have consistent pain. It has sustained playing tennis but i have to have it in a wrap and it hurts. I did all the physical therapy asked of me, I do have excellent range of motion. But at 3 months I brought the pain to him and he...more
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To the above patient, I'm deeply saddened to hear of your experience. Swelling after TKR is not uncommon. But your type of swelling needs to be worked up. If you feel that we have not done this appropriately then I am sorry. I would sincerely like the chance to evaluate your knee again to solve this problem. Pain after TKR is not uncommon also, although the vast majority of my patients have a dramatic reduction in pain as well. I encourage you to return to be evaluated if possible.

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I'm not sure how to respond here. I am willing to see you in follow up to discuss your situation. I sincerely strive to listen to each patient carefully. I can promise that I will do my best to get to the bottom of your problem.

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Dr C did both knees in 2017 as total knee replacement. Amazing DR. And staff. I have the utmost respect for his diligence and follow up.
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8 I am so very impressed with Dr David Camarata and his team. I had my left knee done a few years ago, by another Dr. and there is no comparison. I have never been so well informed about what to expect before and after surgery. And I get an email every day, checking on my condition. He is the...more
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Thank you Karen. I'm happy you had a great experience this time.

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Dr camarata has replaced both of my hips and now my right knee he is the best surgion i have ever had the pleasure of meeting
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