Dr. Dennis Burke, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 68

Dr. Burke
Accepting new patients

Massachusetts General Hospital

55 Fruit St Boston, MA 02114

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(617) 726-3411

Dr. Dennis Burke, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Burke has more experience with Hip & Pelvic Surgery and Knee & Lower Limb Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Burke to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Burke

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Burke treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Burke treats other conditions, please contact the office at (617) 726-3411.

Hip & Pelvic Surgery

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip & Pelvic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Burke is experienced in the area of Hip & Pelvic Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Burke
Similar Providers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

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.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Burke is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 30 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Burke
Similar Providers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Knee Replacement
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Burke's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee 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
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement

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Dr. Burke accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Burke's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Burke

4.6

Based on 47 ratings

5 Stars
89.36170212765957%
(42)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
2.127659574468085%
(1)
1 Star
8.51063829787234%
(4)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (40)
  • Listened & answered questions (40)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (39)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (5)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
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At age 82 (87 now) I had Dr Burke replace my left knee. One month to the day, I played (in a golf cart) 18 holes of golf without any pain or restriction . None since (I am fortunate to play over 300 rounds a year ).
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lawrence A. Bianchi – Sep 17, 2020
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He is by far the BEST Orthopedic (Hip/knee) surgeon in New England He has replaced a knee and a hip for my mom who is now 91. I am a 69 yr. old male who have had both hips replaced by Dr. Burke with absolutely NO PROBLEMS over a 10 year span. IMPORTANT try and get the earliest appointment possible. He is always behind, but that is is nature. He spends time with each of his patients. He is a wonderful, sincere, Dr. who cares about each individual he is caring for. .
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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R. Tosi – Sep 06, 2020
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I wrote a review and I don't see it on the site. I have a permanently twisted right lower leg following knee replacement because he broke my femur during surgery. He never told me that in about the first 10 weeks post op he needed to take me back to OR for a much minor procedure involving opening up the fracture with a screw or some similar hardware so my leg would heal straight. I had no idea about needing more surgery until I got some other second opinions and it was too late. He promised me he thought it would get better with time. Without this actual somewhat more minor surgery it could never be right as where the fracture was/is the bone had collapsed this was the only way to get it right. He kept taking x-rays every 3 weeks to make sure it healed--as it turns out in the wrong position. He had me wear a Bledsoe brace which did not fit and was painful. I could only have PT therapy if I was wearing this brace which according to other experts would never help the fracture.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Marian Putnam – Jul 15, 2020
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I wouldn’t go to any other orthopedic surgeon. I am in the medical field and Dennis Burke is the best!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Diane cohen – Jan 21, 2020
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Dr. Burke is fantastic. He is never in a rush, answers all my questions, and successfully replaced my two knees!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Ellen Macklin – Nov 04, 2019
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I had Dr Burke & Dr Shervin for two total knee replacements. Extremely pleased with their care, and would highly recommend them to anyone in need!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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kevin k – Aug 24, 2019
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Dr. Burke did my total knee replacement in January. He’s a brilliant surgeon, and still a very approachable and kind doctor. I had some issues where I was concerned about bruising and he fit me right in the next morning after I texted him and made sure I was at ease about what was going on, which was perfectly normal. I’ve had great success with the knee replacement and was driving at seven weeks, and walking around before that without aids. Every medical person who’s seen my incision remarks ab
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 20, 2019
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I drove from western Ct. to be at x-ray at Milton Hospital at 7:45 and to Dr. Burke's office by 8:45. I was 15 minutes early for both appointments. An hour later I was still waiting while the receptionist told an incoming patient that they were running right on time. If there is that little concern for my time, and for the truth, I felt uncomfortable trusting them with my surgery. There are other options.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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May 02, 2018
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One of the BEST top rated Orthopedic Surgeons, That you could find anywhere.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Milton, MA – Jun 21, 2017
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Dr. Burke and Dr. Shervin gave me back my life. We trust them completely.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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MS in Sebago, Maine – Mar 12, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Dennis Burke, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Burke has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Harvard Combined Program
Residency Hospital
New Englan Deaconess Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
Medical School

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Dr. Burke frequently treats Hip & Pelvic Surgery and Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Burke specializes.

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Locations

Practice

Massachusetts General Hospital55 Fruit St Boston, MA 02114
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Burke is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton

Milton, MA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

27 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

MelroseWakefield Hospital

Melrose, MA

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)