Dr. Geoffrey Higgs, MD

Dr. Geoffrey Higgs, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(65)
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Dr. Geoffrey Higgs, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Midlothian, VA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Columbia University - College of Physicians And Surgeons in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

13801 St Francis Blvd # 605

Midlothian, VA 23114

Contact Information

(804) 270-1305

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • Optima Health
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Virginia Health Network
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers
Adhesive Capsulitis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Higgs "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."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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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
  • 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)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • 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 Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Higgs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Higgs' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Higgs to family and friends
4.3
based on 65 total reviews (30 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (65)

  • 5
    (53)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Higgs' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (30)

in Richmond, VA
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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in Midlothian, VA
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...more
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in Richmond, VA
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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in Chester, VA
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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in Richmond, VA
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...more
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