Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 59

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chestnut Hill, MA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities Charlton Memorial Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern, MD

Longwood Orthopaedic Associates

830 Boylston St Ste 106 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Van Flandern

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Van Flandern treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Van Flandern treats other conditions, please contact the office at (617) 277-1205.

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

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Osteoarthritis of Hip
Total Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
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Dr. Van Flandern's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • 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)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Van Flandern's Reviews

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4.3

Based on 49 ratings

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Fast, efficient office visit. Dr. VanFlandern is excellent at explaining what’s wrong and what needs to be done.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Cindy Hemenway – Aug 20, 2021
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Dr Van Flandern operated on my shoulder back in July 2002. Due to hus surgery I got back the full use of my shoulder. I will be forever grateful to him
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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Linda Nardelli. (Linda Daniels in 2002) – Sep 25, 2020
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My experience with Dr. van Flandern and his team was horrible. I had surgery to repair a labrum tear. The surgery should not have been completed but was and resulted in complete loss of use of my hip. I came into my two-week follow up appointment on crutches and was ridiculed when I stated I could not walk. I was informed that I needed more exercise and that I should gradually start a running program and lose weight. In tears, I had to demand that they do imaging of the hip. Within 30-minutes, we learned that my hip was destroyed (bone on bone) and that I needed a total hip replacement...at 42 years old. They were rude, condescending and left me couch bound for months as I searched for a new surgeon. I was incredibly disheartened as I had heard very good things about the practice. I would never return to this surgeon or the practice as I felt as though I was just another number, just a bill to an insurance company for a procedure that never, ever should've been attempted.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Aug 23, 2020
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Been seeing Dr Van Flandern approx 5 - 8 years . Very good service and bedside . I highly recommend him and his office .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Patty Butler – Aug 14, 2020
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His office is useless after your surgery. I literally have called 9 times over the last week trying to get someone to change my medication- to a different drug that's not an opioid, or give me something for the nausea that the opioid is causing. They can't seem to do either one. Every day the assistant tells me she is going to call the nurse practitioner and that they will call in a prescription. Every day goes by and no one calls in a new medicine. Every day I am working not to take the medicine that makes me sick. Then the pain is unmanageable and I take the medicine that makes me feel sick, in addition to not helping with the pain. I am pretty discouraged with his team and so cannot give him good rating.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Feb 25, 2020
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So far, so good!. I had an Anterior approach, R Total Hip replacement on 10/03/19. Plan is to have the second hip done on 12/02/19 and then be playing golf again by February, 2020. Very keen focus on rehab on hip 1 while preparing for hip 2. He has always been prompt, informative and responsive. I really enjoy the focus and his primarily biz related interactions. Staff is fantastic. Referred to Dr. Van Flandern by head of anesthesiology who supports all of Baptist OR work as well as a peer physician who had both of his hips done by Dr. Van Flandern as well. Two powerful referrals!
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Oct 10, 2019
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I had a great experience with Dr. Van Flandern. My surgery went very well, I had no complications. Good and speedy recovery!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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ILSE PLUME – Aug 19, 2019
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He's excellent. I had an Anterior approach, Total Hip replacement on 4/12/18. Was playing golf again while walking the course on 6/23/18. He was always prompt, informative and responsive. A real pro. His entire office team is excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Dan in Charlestown, MA – Sep 05, 2018
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Took 9 months to abate moderately severe pain after a hemi knee replacement. H never believed the pain was that bad. Some time later when I was in severe pain & needed help before a long trip I saw his PA who took an x-ray & showed it to him. VF said the hemi was fine & do some PT. When I arived at my new destination & was in tears with pain another orthopaedist showed me on new studies how much arthritis was under the kneecap & how the outside of the knee was bone on bone.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
14 people found this helpful
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Palm Bay, FL – Mar 26, 2017
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I chose Dr. Van Flandern based on recommendations from others. Anterior THR, three weeks ago. I've already recommended him to others. I thought he was highly responsive to my questions, highly professional, and also have been very impressed with the support that his office and staff provide. I'm sure there are many other options out there, without question I would (and do) highly recommend Dr. Van Flandern.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Stuart S in Newton MA – Dec 24, 2016
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Just had my four/five year follow-up!! Five yrs for my bilateral hip replacements, and four yrs for bilateral knee replacements. Dr. van Flandern is not only an excellent surgeon, but also a compassionate, caring one. Yes, I have had to wait for my appt, but I have never felt rushed during my appts. He would tell me when he would not be coming to the hospital, but he would never fail to call to ask how I was coming along. My questions were always answered thoroughly!
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
4 people found this helpful
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MA – Dec 21, 2016
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I was appalled by his lack of compassion and professionalism. I had a hip labral repair and suffered with pain for months after surgery. He continuously downplayed my pain and was very disrespectful. Dr Van Flandern was not pro-active in my care and 9 months out I am still in pain. I was so put off by some of his remarks that I finally spoke with a mediator at New England Baptist. Unfortunately for me, he is not employed by NEBH
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
19 people found this helpful
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waltham, ma – Oct 24, 2016
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Dr van flandern just did my third revision of my left hip. He is an amazing surgeon who is both incredibly knowledgeable and compassionate at the same time. He happened to be off for the weekend after he did my surgery but he called me at the hospital every morning to check in with me. I am very grateful that I have him as my dr. He explained that my case is very complex but he was willing to tackle it as long as I understood that it was going to be a long and painful road.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Vicki M in Norwood, MA – Aug 31, 2016
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He was knowledgeable, compassionate, and a very good surgeon. I would highly recommend Dr. Van Flandern and the New England Baptist Hospital for any orthopedic surgery you might need.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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JOAN NUNN in Saugus, MA – May 03, 2016
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Hip replacement. Excellent experience! Wish I did it sooner - feeling great! Thank you Dr Van Flandern!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Steve K in Newton, MA – Apr 12, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chestnut Hill, MA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1989
Northwestern University
Medical School

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What are Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Van Flandern specializes in Hip & Pelvic Surgery. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern, MD treat?

Dr. Van Flandern frequently treats the following conditions: Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Joint Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern, MD's office address?

Dr. Van Flandern's office is located at 830 Boylston St Ste 106, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern, MD is affiliated with Charlton Memorial Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern, MD have?

Dr. Van Flandern has over 33 years of healthcare experience.

Locations

Longwood Orthopaedic Associates

New England Baptist Orthopedic Specialists830 Boylston St Ste 106 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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    • Wed: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Boston Sports & Shoulder Center

Pro. Sports Therapy Inc.840 Winter St Waltham, MA 02451
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North Atlantic Surgical Suites

North Atlantic Surgical Suites LLC23 Keewaydin Dr Ste 100 Salem, NH 03079
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Practice

Meeks & Zilberfarb Orthopedics40 Allied Dr Dedham, MA 02026
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Charlton Memorial Hospital

Fall River, MA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

24 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)