Dr. Harris Gellman, MD

Dr. Harris Gellman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 62 years old

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I feel every patient should be given the time necessary for a full evaluation and diagnosis. I always try to listen to what the patient has to say. Listening will often result in a clear diagnosis and answer. I do not rush my patients, this may result in my practice running behind schedule, but the benefit to the patient of a thorough evaluation after listening to the story, problem, and symptoms usually results in an accurate diagnosis and therefore a well treated patient.Read more

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Dr. Gellman's Reviews

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3.6
based on 38 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Gellman
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Gellman's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in Coral Springs , FL |
Dr. Gellman with all the respect of you giving excellent work and I agree that you give patients dedicated time while we are in the room. On the other hand it is very disrespectful to have us make appointment and to know we will have to wait 3+ hours. We also have jobs and schedules. I'm sure you would want respect from us so you need to respect people's schedule. Don't make many appointment if you can't get to all of them. If you are so good people will come or hire another Dr. In your office
Pompano Beach, FL |
Waited 2 hours after I called. A student sweet girl came in Miss Patel. She asked questions. Then another young girl came in more questions and examined my finger. They both gave me different opinions on what to do. Then casually the Dr walks in with a cup of coffee in his hands. Does not shake my hand does not examine me. Just looks down at my hand and says oh yes surgery. We have to cut and take this out. In a clinic he said. I said what about in a hospital? He said that would cost more. My $
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Waited 3 hrs past my appt time despite calling ahead as was recommended. I was told to come right in. 1.5 hours in the waiting room later, they showed me back to a room where a med student asked some questions. I noticed from her notes that she has no ability to differentiate between a causal versus related pain association. Finally 1.5 hrs later, I had enough and opted to leave. Doctor came over and was in hysterics. Not a chance I am letting you examine me in that state. First and last visit.
in Hollywood, FL |
I found him to be very a very thorough and caring physician. I have read many positive and negative reviews (there are only a few) and I would highly recommend him. It is a shame that the few people with a bad experience try to ruin it for everyone. I travelled a long way from home to find someone I trusted. He know immediately what was wrong and proceeded to explain it to me so I could understand.
Dania, FL |
Waited two hours past my appt time (the office does encourage you to call to see how far behind he is running), and was then told I must have a xray done in the office before Dr. Gellman would see me. I explained that #1)My insurance doesn't pay for xrays unless they are done in a Broward Health facility, and 2) His fee of $25.00 is $15.00 MORE than the co-pay I would pay under my plan and 3) what I am coming in for may not NEED an xray. He refused to see me so I got my copay back and left
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Dr. Gellman's Care Philosophy

I feel every patient should be given the time necessary for a full evaluation and diagnosis. I always try to listen to what the patient has to say. Listening will often result in a clear diagnosis and answer. I do not rush my patients, this may result in my practice running behind schedule, but the benefit to the patient of a thorough evaluation after listening to the story, problem, and symptoms usually results in an accurate diagnosis and therefore a well treated patient.

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

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

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Deformity
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Conduction Disorders
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

Education

  • Medical School
    Temple University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Pa Health System

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    University Ca San Diego Med Center

    Completed in 1985

    University Of Pa Health System

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California At San Diego

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    Temple University

    Graduated in 1975

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement