Dr. Geoffrey B. Higgs, MD

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Dr. Geoffrey B. Higgs, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Advanced Orthopaedics 13801 St Francis Blvd # 200, Midlothian, VA 23114 Get Directions
(804) 270-1305

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Dr. Higgs has an extensive background in sports medicine, shoulder surgery and knee surgery. He is Fellowship Trained and Subspecialty...
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Richmond, VA |
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.
in Richmond, VA |
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.
in Midlothian, VA |
He an excellent doctor. He cares about his patients. I have gone to him since he came to Virginia.
in Glen Allen, VA |
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!
in Richmond, VA |
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
in Richmond, VA |
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.
in Chesterfield, VA |
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.
in Richmond, VA |
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
in Petersburg, VA |
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!!!
in Richmond, VA |
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.
in Glen Allen, VA |
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.
in Richmond, VA |
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.
in Richmond, VA |
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!!!!!
in Chesterfield, VA |
I would highly recommend Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
in Blackstone, VA |
great Dr. done his best to explain everthing that was going on. called to check up on me after surgey Worked long and hard to get my hip better.
in Henrico County, VA |
Dr. Higgs performed surgery on my torn ACL and a tear in my shoulder. Any issues that I may have had, Dr. Higgs and his staff were easily accessible. I had no trouble getting in for a last minute appointment. Multiple members of my family have been going to Dr. Higgs for nearly 15 years! I couldn't imagine having another surgeon cutting me until I have at least seen Dr. Higgs.
in Midlothian, VA |
Dr. Higgs is very knowledgeable and accurately diagnosed my knee injury before my MRI. Surgery was quick a downtime was shorter than expected.
in Richmond, VA |
I was sent to Dr. Higgs in 2001 for a second opinion. I can truly say that I thank God that I landed in his office. Dr. Higgs is an excellent surgeon. He has always took the time to listen to all of my concerns and after his examination he would explain in details what type of issues I had going on. I have referred many family and friends to Dr. Higgs and they all say he is an awesome physician and I agree.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. Higgs performed Rotator cuff surgery on my shoulder 9 years ago. It has done wonderful -- no problems. He performed knee surgery this past February for meniscus tears/arthritis. Again it has recovered very well -- no problems. I have been very happy with his treatment! He is very caring/attentive and I feel he is a top doctor in his area. I highly recommend him. We are just sorry to be losing him to our area!
in Chester, VA |
Dr. Higgs treated me for a broken knee cap Dec 2012 - Jul 2013. He was very thorough in answering all questions about my injury and the treatment plan with me.
in Henrico, VA |
Did a poor surgery on my shoulder. Came back for a consult in January he didn't take an xray, gave me a prescription for anti inflammatory, told me to come back in a month, then he sent me for a MRI, came back two weeks later and he said he was in flux and to hang in there and he'd call me in a couple of weeks to decide what to do.
in Midlothian |
He was consistently kind and helpful. Surgery on my shoulder resulted in diminished pain and improved functionality. When I needed an emergency appointment time was found that very day to see me and begin resolution of problem.
in Richmond, VA |
I did not like how we were treated after Dr. Higgs and his staff were paid. Dr.Higgs has a big ego and I'm not impressed. I had to go to court over a doctors bill, this is the first time in my life that I have ever had to go to court over a bill. The service that Dr. Higgs preformed FAILED on my son knee and he had to have another ACL surgery. He staff would not return my calls in a timely manner. Very very dissatisfied.
in Henrico, VA |
Dr. Higgs is an excellent Doctor. He is very thorough in his diagnosis, compassionate, and shows good bedside manner. He really want you to be well. I also see that he really loves what he does. he is very approachable and knowledgeable of his field of Orthopedic Medicine. I am blessed to have him serve me
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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • 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 Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • 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 Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Virginia.

  • 0

    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.


  • Medical School
    Columbia University-College Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Columbia University / Presbyterian Hospital-General Surgery Internship

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Columbia University / Presbyterian Hospital-Orthopaedic Surgery

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard University / Massachusetts General Hospital-Fellowship-Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery

    Completed in 1999

    Traveling Shoulder Fellowship

    Completed in 1997

    University Of California San Diego-Fellowship Orthopaedic Research

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Virginia, Bs Systems Engineering

    Graduated in 1983

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Higgs' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


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Dr. Higgs' Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Higgs

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

Dr. Higgs' 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 injuries, Dr. Higgs takes a comprehensive and compassionate approach to the evaluation, diagnosis and the treatment of the athlete using state-of-the-art reconstructive methods that include both nonsurgical and surgical techniques. In addition to the athlete, Dr. Higgs treats injuries sustained to the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle in all patients. His areas of expertise include: complex shoulder reconstruction for rotator cuff injury, shoulder instability, acute traumatic shoulder injury and shoulder arthritis, knee ligament reconstruction, knee cartilage restoration, knee arthritis in the young adult, traumatic knee injuries, acute treatment of sports medicine injuries and advanced arthroscopic techniques.