Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD

Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD

General Hand SurgeryMaleAge 60

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(713) 930-2066

Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD is a General Hand Surgery Specialist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities Texas Orthopedic Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gharbaoui to book an appointment.

Locations

Fondren Orthopedic Group

Fondren Orthopedic Group7401 Main St Houston, TX 77030
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Gharbaoui is affiliated with Texas Orthopedic Hospital Houston, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Gharbaoui's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gharbaoui

4.2

Based on 27 ratings

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He’s straight and to the point. Knows what he needs to do to get you fixed up.
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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Jun 02, 2021
Dr Gharbaoui is kind, honest and approachable. He has helped both my son and I with our thumb/hand issues. We are grateful for his care and expertise.
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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Tracy Winkler – Mar 09, 2021
Dr Gharbaoui is a fine surgeon. He and his fine staff did a wonderful job on my elbow and related care
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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Jeffry Smaistrla – Feb 14, 2021
Excellent and professional. Felt reassured
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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Victoria Johnston – Dec 09, 2020
He was very kind and knowledgeable. Great bedside manner and great practical advice for post o recovery
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Oct 26, 2020
Dr Grahbaoui is very polite, gentle and knowledgeable. He showed xrays and explained diagnosis and treatment. He took the time to make sure I was aware of exactly what my injuries were and treatment.
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 Lintz – Oct 22, 2020
I broke my right humerus. He did surgery and put in a plate and 8 screws. About 4 days after the surgery the break felt unstable. I went back to see him and he said that it is impossible for it to be unstable (no xray was done). He said "you might THINK you have a problem but you don't". I went to see another doctor at a different facility and they did an xray. 2 of the screws securing the break had fallen out. There was nothing stabilizing the break. I had to have a second surgery to replace the plate and screws he put in. He should LISTEN to his patients! Horrible bedside manner!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
2 people found this helpful
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Elizabeth Smith – Jul 27, 2020
He is excellent and the appointment was on time
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jim Ferris – Jul 04, 2020
I had terrible pain and Dr Gharbaoui relieve in a moment , very professional, Super Dr ,
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
1 person found this helpful
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Dayami Alfonso – Jul 01, 2020
Very impressed with all the staff. I really liked Dr. Gharbaoui, he listen to my complaints and and totally assessed my condition. And I was told I needed surgery to relieve my pain. He explained it to me in detail. I would recommend Dr. Gharbaoui to everyone having trouble with hand or wrist problems.
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
3 people found this helpful
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MBoggan – Jan 15, 2020
I really really liked him. Very nice, made me feel at ease right away. Had a gentle touch and I was worried about someone touching my fractured wrist. I appreciated his genuine concern
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
2 people found this helpful
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Jan 12, 2020
DR. Gharbaoui is a perfect doctor: intelligent, knowledgeable, kind, a good listener. I recommend him most highly.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dec 24, 2019
Following the neglect of another Orthopedic doctor, I was referred to Dr. Gharbaoui due to the complication of my injury. I cant say enough about his surgical skills, he did a wonderful job. I had a double fracture that was healing incorrectly. After surgery with Dr. Ghatbaoui my wrist is back to normal. He placed a plate in my wrist and the incision sight is nearly invisible. I sustained a 2nd fracture, this year, on my other hand I did not hesitate contacting Dr. Garbaoui. I can not say enough about exceptional his surgical skills.
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
1 person found this helpful
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C. Rea – Dec 22, 2019
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
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
1 person found this helpful
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Monica Venglar in Houston, TX – Apr 22, 2019
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.
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 explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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TX – Nov 29, 2018
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.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Michelle Sharman in Magnolia, TX – Jul 19, 2017
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."
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
3 people found this helpful
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Pasadena, TX – Feb 03, 2017
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 .
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Jan 11, 2017
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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philip in Missouri City, TX – Dec 15, 2016
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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
6 people found this helpful
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Kim Labat in League City, Tx – Oct 03, 2016

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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
Broken Arm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gharbaoui treats Broken Arm more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Gharbaoui treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
Humerus Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gharbaoui treats Humerus Fracture more than 98% of his peers

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

Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gharbaoui performs Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gharbaoui performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gharbaoui's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Scan
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • 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 Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture
  • 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 Tendon Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD is a General Hand Surgery Specialist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities Texas Orthopedic Hospital and Memorial...Read more

Specialties

  • General Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Reims University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Hospital Aviconnes
Residency Hospital
Hospital Aviconnes
Internship Hospital
Mohamed V University -Faculte de Medecine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD?

Call (713) 930-2066 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Gharbaoui has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Gharbaoui's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gharbaoui frequently treats Broken Arm, Humerus Fracture, and Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gharbaoui treats.

Where is Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD's office located?

Dr. Gharbaoui's office is located at 7401 Main St, Houston, TX 77030. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Idris Gharbaoui, MD speak?

Dr. Gharbaoui speaks Spanish, Arabic, and French. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Texas Orthopedic Hospital

Houston, TX

88% Patient Experience Rating, 19% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)