Dr. Joel Gonzales, MD

Dr. Joel Gonzales, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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52 y/o
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Dr. Joel Gonzales, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedics.

Orthopedic Associates

4700 Hale Pkwy Ste 550

Denver, CO 80220
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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. Gonzales' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Sprain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzales treats Knee Sprain more than 98% of his peers

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

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzales treats Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Gonzales treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzales treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Gonzales treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Gonzales' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am specially trained and interested in the treatment of sports-related injuries of the shoulder and knee. My goal is to get my patients back to health quickly and safely. I am committed to providing excellent care to my patients with compassion, understanding and respect.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Orthopaedic Research-Virginia
Fellowship Hospital
Hospital Of University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
1994
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital
1993
George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
Medical School
1994
1993

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Gonzales' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gonzales

4.3

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
17.857142857142858%
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Dr. Gonzales has completed three ACL repairs on my knees (including some meniscus trims) and I couldn't recommend he and his staff more. In addition to having an excellent reputation as a top surgeon, he communicates clearly and truly cares about his patients.
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Dr Gonzales was a fantastic surgeon, he made the whole experience much easier to deal with. I would definitely work with him in the future.
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Best caring Doctor and support team in Colorado. Thank you! You are amazing!
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Dr. Gonzales is the greatest. He repaired my right shoulder. Given the pain I was in before the surgery after surgery I had little to no pain. Dr. Gonzales and his staff are the best.
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Dr, Gonzalez has perforen surgery on my right shoulder twice in the last 10 years. Excellent level of care each time. The last time I gave up on another doctor and went back to Dr. Gonzalez to get the right diagnosis and care.
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Dr. Gonzales and team were excellent on my shoulder surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Gonzales for orthopedic surgery!
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Dr. Gonzales is a rockstar. He performed a labrum tear shoulder repair on our son after his 2nd dislocation. Surgery and recovery was amazing. He's now back playing lax and is totally 100%. Rotation, strength... all of it. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr G. If there was a sixth star I would give it to him. My son is currently 5A points leader among freshman middies... and a little while ago I thought he'd never play again. Truly an outstanding surgeon.
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Always professional, patient, and thorough.
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Joel has now repaired my biceps (r) tendon ('07) and reattached my completely torn pectoral (r) muscle ('17). Not only do Joel and his entire surgical team do a great job, but his office staff runs a tight ship too. Appointment times are met, wait-times are short and all insurance paperwork is submitted correctly. Overall, the entire experience with Orthopedic Associates is first class!
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Meeting Gonzales was great he is so nice. He took the time in explained everything to me about my knee and made me feel very comfortable.
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Earlier this year, I tore the ACL in my left knee while snowboarding. Dr. Gonzales diagnosed and repaired it. He was extremely friendly and optimistic throughout the process, which helped me through a challenging situation. He's an extremely competent surgeon and I never doubted his advice, whether it was about the surgery itself or when I could start doing different activities again in the months thereafter. I would highly recommend Dr. Gonzales to anyone seeking treatment for a knee injury.
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Dr. Gonzales and his staff do a great job. He performed a partial medial meniscectomy on my right knee on December of 2014 and I have still be able to run and hike. In fact, this spring I ran a half marathon. He also performed a AC joint arthritis surgery on my left shoulder that has done great. I've referred numerous clients to him and all have been very pleased.
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Kimberly Breneman in the last week Dr. Gonzales and Keith S., PA-C were second to none in providing compassionate and specialized care. I injured/broke my leg on 12-23-15 and Dr. Gonzales and his team were able to get me in last minute the morning of Christmas Eve. Dr. G and Keith, PA-C were both attentive and superb in diagnosing/treating my condition. I was immed seen by Radiology and had a CT performed. Dr G read the results immediately after and completed a f/u appt on the spot in efforts to
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Community Health Network
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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