Dr. Joaquin Sotelo, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 54

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Joaquin Sotelo, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN. Dr. Sotelo has extensive experience in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mayo Clinic - Rochester and Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Joaquin Sotelo, MD

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

200 1st St SW Rochester, MN 55905
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Complex bone loss Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo is an outstanding physician with excellent bedside attention as well as surgical skills. He replaced my left shoulder 3 years ago and my right shoulder 3 months ago using cutting edge technology to solve the problem of extensive bone loss. The results have been exceptional with excellent range of motion and restoration of function and strength! I am an orthopedic surgeon who had the choice of any shoulder specialist in USA and made the correct choice with Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo!
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
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Aug 16, 2022
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Dr. Joaquin Sanchez Sotelo saved my life when my prior surgeon left me infected and close to death. My family and I will be forever grateful to this very gracious, highly skilled and truly wonderful physician of excellence.
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
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Terrance S. Byrd – Sep 14, 2021
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Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo exceeded my every expectation. He performed a series of very complex surgeries on my left elbow for which I am very grateful. I felt confident in his abilities throughout and felt his entire staff did their utmost to help someone from out of state.
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
  • Long wait times
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Patrick Wright in Williamson, NY – Jan 26, 2017
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My experience was, unfortunately, no t a very good one. This man was very detached and brusque in his manner. He didn't even do an exam. He had someone else do the exam and only based his reccommendation on that. He did not seem to want to hear what I had to say about my situation. I definitely would not return to him and could not reccommend him to anyone else with a clear conscience.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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New York, NY – Apr 25, 2016
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Dr. Joaquin Sotelo, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN. Dr. Sotelo has extensive experience in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. He is...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic - Special Fellow in Adult Reconstruction, Lower Extremity
Fellowship Hospital
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic - Special Fellow in Adult Reconstruction, Upper Extremity
Fellowship Hospital
Hospital "La Paz", Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Residency Hospital
MEDICAL COLLEGE OF JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITY
Medical School
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Dr. Sotelo frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Sotelo specializes.

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Dr. Sotelo's office is located at 200 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

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Dr. Sotelo's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Replacement Revision
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hematologic Problems
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lupus
  • Lymphoma
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myeloma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor of Pancreas
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Sarcoma
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger

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(507) 284-0274

Dr. Sotelo accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Blue Card PPO
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Locations

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

Rochester - Cancer200 1st St SW Rochester, MN 55905
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