Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD

Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD

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58 y/o
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Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedics.

Fondren Orthopedic Group

7401 Main St

Houston, TX 77030
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Network
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gharbaoui's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gharbaoui treats Elbow Injuries more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Gharbaoui treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Broken Arm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gharbaoui treats Broken Arm more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gharbaoui treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gharbaoui treats Shoulder Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Gharbaoui treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Gharbaoui's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bracheal Plexus Surgery
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedics.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Education

Reims University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Hospital Aviconnes
Residency Hospital
Hospital Aviconnes
Internship Hospital
1987
Mohamed V University-Faculte De Medecine
Medical School
1987

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Gharbaoui's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gharbaoui

3.7

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
28.571428571428573%
(4)

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I can't say enough great things about Dr. Gharbaoui. He was the 7th sports orthopedic surgeon I took my daughter to and we will forever be grateful. He was the first one to take it an extra step and do an xray in flexion to show us why her ligament would never heal on its own and was also able to show us the bone chip that no other dr could see other than through MRI. Other doctors (even w/ MRI) said she was fine even though MRI showed ligament and bone chipped away. He reattached her ligame
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Dr. Idris S. Gharbaoui is the sorryest doctor I have ever meet and the surgry he did on my hand sucked all I have in my hand is pain all the time. one time I was in his office after the surgury he turned my hand upside down and with two fingers he hit my wrist as hard as he could and never gave me a reason for doing that. I wouldn't let him touch me again if he was the last doctor on earth.
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Dr. Gharbaoui is by far the best orthopedic Dr. His knowledge, patience, & kindness are just a few top qualities that he possesses. He never rushes you, takes time to listen, & understand before just throwing out a diagnosis, surgery, or temporary fix. I've been his patient for about a year now & he treated my teenage son before that. Hands down(no pun intended), the best! His RN, Dorothy is as sweet as can be & she always makes an effort to speak to me when I come in.
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Good surgeon. Bad bed side manner. At the follow-up the doctor scolded me that I did not have full range of motion in my wrist and said that most people at 6 weeks do. He then grabbed my wrist and said ,"Let's see if we can get full range and he took both of his hands and twisted my arm and said,"There, that is full range."! I asked several questions and they went unanswered. He just looked at me and said "you are good."
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I had hand surgery with the insurance of a full recovery.Two years later, a lot of visits to PTs and chiropractors my hand still doesnt have full range of motion.According to two other orthopedic doctors ,the surgery was done the wrong way and the the cast should have been removed earlier than the doctor proposed .
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Great Surgeon did surgery on my wrist after a major accident on may 2014 Surgery was done only after 35 days due to Insurance issues. He did a great job.
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He said my mother needed surgery immediately and we started the process, here it is 5 months later and no surgery. They have cancelled at the last moment 3 times. His office doesn't return her calls unless I call, they realized they hadn't sent precerts the day before surgery and they keep blaming hospital admin when my mom checks every few days. Meanwhile my mother is living in horrible pain and hoping her arm is still repairable.
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God bless dr.gharbaoui great doctor ..this doctor did what I got no from other docs.I can stop thanking god and dr.gharbaoui for this blessing they gave me back after being in a horrible car accident ..I don't know what I couldn't have done with out god and dr. Gharbaoui ...highly recommended dr.gharbaoui ..
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Assurant Health
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Cigna
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EmblemHealth
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