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Dr. Joel Shapiro, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Shapiro

Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle

5350 Tallman Ave NW Ste 500 Seattle, WA 98107

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Dr. Joel Shapiro, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Based on 17 reviews

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i had rotator cuff surgery performed by Dr. Shapiro. he was very informative and thoroughly explained the process and assured me if i had any complications in the future to contact him.. scott (PT) was also very good. he was very knowledgeable and explained what each routine does and kept me on track for recovery. he continually reminded me to go slow (i was impatient and wanted to get back to my normal routine quickly). the office staff were friendly and efficient too. the handouts were also very informative and thoroughly explained the process. i would recommend OSS to others.
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I had shoulder surgery and Dr Shapiro did an amazing job! He was always empathetic and never made me feel like he was rushed for time. I saw another orthopedic doc for over a year and he never figured out what was wrong with me...but Dr Shapiro wasted no time in diagnosing my problem. I highly recommend Dr Shapiro!
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Great Surgeon! Selected Dr. Shapiro after extensive online reviews and two recommendations from friends and family. Repaired my labral tear, and was extremely helpful explaining the entire process and recovery. Highly recommend.
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I recently received medical consultation from Dr. Shapiro around ulnar nerve subluxation in my left elbow. He explained my condition to me in great detail and answered all my questions. I had a long list of questions (I am obsessive) and Dr. Shapiro was very patient with me. Dr. Shapiro seems like a very competent and straight forward individual. I feel safe recommending him to anyone in need of elbow or shoulder consultation. Great Doc.
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He is Excellent!
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I have seen Dr. Shapiro in the past for elbow and shoulder problems and have always had great confidence in him. He is clear and straightforward in his communications about the diagnosis, treatment options and post-op instructions. He just did rotator cuff surgery on me 7 weeks ago and all is well -- healing well ahead of what was expected! I highly recommend him!
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Excellent surgeon to whom I have entrusted two shoulder surgies. Both surgeries were completely successful. Dr. Shapiro is a great communicator who will work with your individual needs in re covery. I have already r ef er ed others to his care. Kevin
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Biography

Dr. Joel Shapiro, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern
Residency Hospital
1995
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Medical School
1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(206) 784-8833

Dr. Shapiro accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna
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Dr. Shapiro's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Elbow Sprain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shapiro treats Elbow Sprain more than 99% of his peers

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

Glenoid Labrum Tear
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shapiro treats Glenoid Labrum Tear more than 99% of his peers

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

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shapiro treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Shapiro's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • 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 Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger Release

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