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Dr. Geoffrey Higgs, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Higgs

Advanced Orthopaedics

13801 St Francis Blvd # 605 Midlothian, VA 23114

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Dr. Geoffrey Higgs, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Midlothian, VA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Columbia University-College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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(804) 270-1305

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Dr. Higgs' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Adhesive Capsulitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgs treats Adhesive Capsulitis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Higgs treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgs treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Higgs treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Systemic Chondromalacia
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgs treats Systemic Chondromalacia more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Higgs treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Higgs' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • 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 Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • 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 Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Sprain
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Higgs has an extensive background in sports medicine, shoulder surgery and knee surgery. He is Fellowship Trained and Subspecialty Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In treating athletic injurie...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

1999
Harvard University / Massachusetts General Hospital-Fellowship-Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Traveling Shoulder Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Columbia University / Presbyterian Hospital-Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency Hospital
1990
University Of California San Diego-Fellowship Orthopaedic Research
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Columbia University / Presbyterian Hospital-General Surgery Internship
Internship Hospital
1988
Columbia University-College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
1983
University Of Virginia, Bs Systems Engineering
Undergraduate School
1999
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1988
1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Higgs' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Higgs

4.3

Based on 66 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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I had terrible knee pain. I’m part of a Christian health share ministry and seen as cash pay. Saw one orthopedist after a 2 hr wait and was urged to have surgery. Second opinion was w/Dr Higgs. Short wait, LESS expensive for 2 visits, very thorough exam-not just the hurt knee but both. His care was exceptional. This was 1 yr ago and I am BETTER than before. I’m 60 yrs old and happy to recommend Dr H.
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No worry is absolutely number one ortho doctor have fixed my left shoulder and I will not let any one else to touch my shoulder you will be in good hand also fixed my wife left knee
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Dr. Higgs oversaw my recovery from surgery after my previous physician left the practice. I repeated reported on-going pain, to which I was repeatedly told it was "scar tissue". 6 months after my latest appointment, I'm unable to engage in physical activity again, and the hip feels like the original injury. To make the experience worse, I scheduled each appointment with the expectation that I wouldn't be seen for 45+ minutes after the appointment time.
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Awful doesn't know what he is doing on shoulders. I have to have one he put in taken out and replaced
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Dr. Higgs came highly recommended to me by a former patient. He could say enough about what's great doctor he was and how great his experience was. I can say the same. I hope the patients in his new practice enjoy his expertise.
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I truly appreciate all the help Dr. Higgs gave me in saving me from having to replace my knee. His expertise and charming patient to doctor interaction and quality of service was what made me refer 2 other patients to him who were both very pleased with his services. I am so disappointed that he has chosen to leave his practice in Midlothian, VA. But I wish him the best wherever he decides to practice.
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I saw Dr. Higgs for an ACL tear with hamstring graft. Not only did the surgery go well, but I had a fast recovery. A very well thought out therapy that got me back on my feet in no time. I am 8+ months post op and I'm back to running and doing all of my regular activities. Not only did I have a great experience with a surgery, Dr. Higgs was very thoughtful and answered every question. Always taking the time to be thorough. He will be missed very much in our area!
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I have had an amazing experience with Dr. Higgs. He has operated on my left and right shoulders and completed my post-op care for my left and right hips. I have reached 100% recovery on all four joints because of Dr. Higgs's knowledge and expertise. I would absolutely recommend him as a doctor as he cares so much for all of his patients and is the best out there.
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My opinion of Dr.HIggs is very high. I think he did a wonderful job with my knee surgery, & he treated me like a friend. Ill be thankful the rest of my life.I felt good when another knee specialist looked at my knee x-rays and all other records. He said that dr.higgs did a wonderful job on the implants in my knee.
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He an excellent doctor. He cares about his patients. I have gone to him since he came to Virginia.
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I had a frozen rotator cuff. Dr. Higgs is great! Did Physical therapy for about 6 months. During which he followed my progress. Eventually had surgery. Went well. Great , friendly doctor!
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My husband was in an accident 09/2016 & because of other health issues we have a hard time finding a physicians that will treat him. Dr. Higgs my husband who needed shoulder surgery. We explained his other health issues & Dr. Higgs said that he was not worried & we would just work through it. It took my husband longer to heal because of other issues but Dr. Higgs just kept reassuring us & his should healed perfectly. He is an excellent doctor that provides you with the patients & understanding
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Very pleased with the surgery Dr. Higgs performed on my right shoulder in 2004 and my left shoulder in Jan 2016. No complications after either surgery. Dr. Higgs was very thorough in explaining the procedures in terms I could easily understand. The follow-up care was exceptional. I found Dr. Higgs to be personable and extremely competent and talented in orthopedic sugery.
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Dr. Higgs is a true professional dedicated to his profession. He has a great bedside personalty which makes him easy to talk to. He explains my medical condition in easy to understand terms. He takes the time to make sure I understand what medical condition I have and what I need to do improve myself. Dr. Higgs is moving to Dallas, Texas and I am disappointed that I will be losing a GREAT Physician. Whoever is getting him will be getting a fantastic doctor and person. God Bless Dr. Higgs.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Higgs for 6 years. He is an excellent surgeon and very personable. Dr. Higgs cares for his patients and to him you are not just a number. - P. Crawley
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I began going to Dr Higgs in November 2015 with a shoulder injury I had for years. I had been treated by several doctors but he was the only one I received results from (surgery). Dr Higgs is an excellent listener and asks a lot of key questions to give him an overall view of your problem. He pretty much diagnosed my shoulder before he xrayed it. He completely one me over when he walked over and placed his thumb into two of my trigger points, as if he'd seen me before. He's an Excellent Dr!!!
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I have been very pleased with the results of treatment from Dr. Higgs. When I first went to him in 2014 I was afraid I would need a knee replacement. With nonsurgical treatment there has been almost no pain in my knee and no need for surgery. He has always been such a pleasant and caring person.
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Vert knowledgable, great bed side manor, and friendly. Dr. Higgs did my shoulder surgery 4 years ago for a torn labrum and it still feels great to this day.
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I was referred to Dr. Higgs by my chiropractor. I've been experiencing knee pain for years and finally decided to do something about it. Dr .Higgs was precise, professional and has a fantastic bed side manner. A first choice for anyone with orthopedic issues. I have been helped immensely.
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I can not say enough good things about Dr. Higgs. He did a complete shoulder replacement on both my right and left shoulders. He is a qualified clinician, educated, experienced, rational, polite, patient and confident. He is also a good listener, reassuring, honest, compassionate, very empathetic. If you ask me to describe him in one word, I would say AMAZING!!!!!
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