Dr. David Sugar, MD

Dr. David Sugar, MD

Adult Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. David Sugar, MD is an adult orthopedic surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University of South Florida / College of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in adult orthopedic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

1921 Waldemere St Ste 610

Sarasota, FL 34239

Contact Information

(941) 556-6900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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Bursitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

102  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • 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
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hernia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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55  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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 Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University of South Florida / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Tampa Genl Hospital University South Fla
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Rush Med College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Tampa Genl Hospital University South Fla
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sugar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sugar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sugar

4.5

Based on 51 reviews

5 Stars
86.27450980392157%
(44)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.9215686274509802%
(2)
1 Star
9.803921568627452%
(5)

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Dr. Sugar is one of the most personable physicians I have ever met! He is amazing with all ages! I just love how great he is with kids! He always gets down on their level and talks to them directly! He has a way with making everyone in the room feel comfortable! He is as great as a Physician as he...Read More
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Alyssa Reed in Bradenton, FL – Jul 24, 2018
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Choosing Dr. Sugar after cracking left patella in a fall has been a positive experience. From the friendly and caring receptionists, nurses, X-ray techs and ultimately Dr. Sugar I am well pleased with the care I have received.
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Betty in Crystal River, FL – Jul 06, 2018
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I recently saw Dr. Sugar for my hand problem. I found him, and his office staff to possess the following qualities: CAREFUL; THOUGHTFUL; ATTENTIVE; THOROUGH; AND PATIENT. He explains the pathology; the options, success rate; to allow me to make the best informed decision. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Bryan Shapiro, MD in Lakewood Ranch – Jun 25, 2018
Thank you Bryan for the amazing review.
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HE IS THE BEST THE WHOLE STAFF IS WONDERFUL
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ROBIN HARL in Sarasota, FL – Jun 17, 2018
Thanks Robin.
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Dr Sugar very personable and friendly. However the surgical staff woefully in need of caring for patients Just had second surgery on wrist ! The first wth Dr Sugar , second inReston VA with Dr Josson . How regretful I was that I did not return and have initial surgery !! I felt traumatized it was...Read More
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Nora Dean in Woodstock , VA – Jun 09, 2018
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