Dr. Howard Gelb, MD

Dr. Howard Gelb, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. Howard Gelb, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Boca Raton, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

9980 Central Park Blvd N Ste 222

Boca Raton, FL 33428

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Hip Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Dislocation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
very high
more than 99% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

85  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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59  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center Fellow
    Other Education | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • The Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Second Annual Award for Academic Excellence, Second Place,, 1993
  • Physiology award Univ of Penn Med School, 1989
  • Munns Orthopaedic Award Univ of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • Graduation Marshall Cornell University, 1985
  • West Boca Medical Center Physician Recognition Award for 2010, 2010
  • Organic Chemistry Award Cornell University, 1983
Media & Publications
  • Spectator Magazine, Sept 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gelb's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gelb to family and friends
33 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (13)

Dr. Gelb's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

He's a good doc but his training is the same as many other good docs out there. I arrived at his office 15 minutes early yet I waited 1 hour and 30 minutes before being seen by him. I wish his staff was upfront about his long wait times they are clearly frustrated. Everyone's time is important and...more
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I AM A AVID SWIMMER. I HAVE HAD SHOULDER PROBLEMS FOR 40 YEARS. I WAS CONCERNED WHEN MOVING TO FLORIDA. IF I COULD FIND THE RIGHT DR. TO TREAT MY PROBLEM.I HAD TO HAVE 2 PROCEDURES DONE ON MY RIGHT SHOULDER. I WENT TO 2 DR.'S ONE IN HOLY CROSS AND DR. GELB. WHAT MADE ME CHOOSE DR. GELB WAS HIS...more
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Dr Gelb is a super hero. Other top docs in Boca Raton missed the torn meniscus and he nailed it. He is a super star. Jason S Goldberg.
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Took the time to listen to my concerns and addressed them appropriately. I took my 14 year old daughter who has been having consistent knee pains. I liked how he explained the root cause of the issue and the right way to resolve it. A very conservative approach. Though a surgery could have a been...more
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Dr Gelb thoroughly and patiently reviewed all options with me. Ultimately i opted for surgery and couldnt be happier with the outcome. Yes his office is crowded but theres a reason for that- he is by far the best at what he does. Hes a brilliant surgeon who is an MD, not a DO which makes a huge...more
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