Dr. Edward Sweetser, MD

Dr. Edward Sweetser, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 73
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Dr. Edward Sweetser, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Las Cruces, NM and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1970 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

4351 E Lohman Ave Ste 301

Las Cruces, NM 88011

Contact Information

(575) 532-9755

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Sweetser's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sweetser "Practice Evidence Based Care. Treat all Patients with Respect and Dignity. Give patients appropriate information and help them make the best decision for their condition."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

13  Conditions Treated

  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

41  Procedures

  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthritic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bursa Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Casting
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hardware Removal
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Meniscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Splinting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • University Of Alabama Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • College Of St. Francis, Joliet, Il
    Other Education | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • US Air Force Commendation Medal, 1976
Media & Publications

Dr. Sweetser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Sweetser's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sweetser to family and friends
17 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Sweetser's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Sweetser performed a total right hip replacement on me, May 25, results have been perfect. Very little pain at incision. Walking is a breeze. Average 5 miles a day feel great. I feel very fortunate that I had Dr Sweetser for my sergon. Thank you again, for giving me, my life back.
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Dr. Sweetser is another doctor that likes to talk over you instead of listening. Both he, and his P.A., who I saw on my followup appointment, had taken time to listen to what I was trying to tell them about my symptoms instead of cutting me off mid-sentence and talking over me, maybe they could...more
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Dr. Sweetser replaced my mothers hip and returned my mom to full use. He was wonderful, his staff, the hospital were wonderful. My mother is back to her bubbly, passionate, and engergetic self. I appreciate all he has done for our family both before, during and after the surgery. He is the best!...more
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I have nothing but praise for Dr. Sweetser. He had done such an amazing job! The only weak link in Dr. Sweetser operation is Rachel Martinez, the surgical care coordinator. In my opinion, the surgical care coordinator, would be the most important FIRST step in this organization. However, I...more
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I had total hip replacement by Dr. Sweetser on 06/13/2016 and by the time I saw Dr. Sweetser again on 6/28/2016 I was walking without a cane or walker. I was totally amazed by the whole process. I went from being very restricted in what I was able to do to doing almost anything in only 2 weeks,...more
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