Dr. Joseph Abboud, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Joseph Abboud, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Abboud has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Thomas Jefferson University Hospital—Jefferson Health and Jefferson Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abboud to book an appointment.


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Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

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Wonderful Physician. Caring, professional and explained everything about my procedure and answered all my questions.
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Jun 26, 2020
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True medical professional. I’m honored to be his patient. He injected me in my left shoulder, explained it to me from start to finish & I barely felt the injection. After several 20 minute icings my shoulder feels brand new. The entire staff is efficient , knowledgable and friendly. Was in & our in 40 +or - minutes
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Art lerner – Jun 26, 2020
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I dislocated my elbow over a year ago and went to 6 surgeons to discuss my rehabilitation. Not one single doctor gave me the answers, attention and care that doctor Abboud did. The second we sat down for our consult I knew he was the doctor for me. Yesterday I was officially cleared from surgery and I could not be happier with me healing process, the care of Dr.Abboud and the progress I have made in the last five months. I will be forever grateful for the best doctor in the world, Dr. Abboud.
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Jaclyn Vitale – Jun 26, 2020
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Really liked his professionalism
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Andrea Sagolla – Jun 21, 2020
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I am very thankful to Dr. Abboud for recognizing a soft tissue sarcoma in my upper arm some 10 years ago when he worked for the 3 B's at Penn hospital and sent me to see Dr. Lackman. I never got to thank him for his saving my arm from being removed. GOD bless him. Thank You Lou M.
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Louis Mancano – Jun 21, 2020
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Great facility. Great staff. The best doctor and his associate
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Bruce Kaplan – Jun 14, 2020
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Great visit - direct easy to understand-operation scheduled for a week after visit.
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Dan Keough – Jun 08, 2020
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As well as being a great surgeon, he's very caring, with good communication skills
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Donna Miranda – Jun 02, 2020
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Excellent and efficient. Especially in light of COVID 19. From the initial call thru the visit.
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May 29, 2020
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Terrific careFe
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Dennis Little – Mar 15, 2020
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Dr. ABBOUD IS very thorough and thoughtful and is not quick to push surgery.
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Mar 01, 2020
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was received on time and seen initialy by a post residence fellow working with Dr. Abboud. He was thorough and knowlegable. Dr Abboud then came in and also made a thorough exam and explained all my options. Listened carefully to who i was and what my needs and expectations were. I made the decision to have the procedure done and he concurred and all with a smile.
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debbie cohen – Feb 28, 2020
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Very caring surgeon with good communication skills as well as being a great surgeon.
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Alex Novsk – Feb 22, 2020
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This was my first visit and I was very impressed by Dr. ABBOUD. I don’t normally go to the doctors but after seeing him he’s wonderful. He cares, explains everything in layman‘s language, very knowledgeable with an excellent bedside manner. His staff is very accommodating and friendly.
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Gloria – Feb 14, 2020
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Dr. Abboud is an excellent listener and communicator, able to easily "read" the patient and figure out just how much medical/technical information or simply words of encouragement are needed. Although he has a hectic schedule, he never rushes an appointment and when he promises to follow up with information or next steps in a timely manner, you can count on him or his staff to do so. I had a shoulder replacement performed by Dr. Abboud. My shoulder is back to fully functioning again with no pain. I can do everything I use to do, and most importantly, once again can consistently sleep through the night. To sum it up, Dr. Abboud is a highly skilled surgeon that you can count on to provide the right care you need.
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Very nice doctor
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Dec 20, 2019
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After listening to my explanation of my pain Dr. Abboud examined me and took the appropriate test and scans to get to the root cause of my pain. After all the results were reviewed . Dr Abboud told me what my opinions were . After careful consideration of my age and lifestyle we came up with what I feel was the best solutions to get me back to a pain free life to continue doing the things that the injury had prevented me from doing.
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Walter Nash – Nov 20, 2019
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Dr Abboud has a wonderful, rare bedside manner that engendered my trust and respect in just 2 visits.
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Nov 15, 2019
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I had researched ortho docs online and decided to call Dr. Abboud for an appointment. I knew I was in bad shape as many years of "heavy" exercising had left me unable to raise a fork to my mouth. I had to lower my head to the fork in order to eat. Long story short I am now 6 years out from having total shoulder replacement, both right and left. Great experience, I didn't even have post surgical pain. Dr. Abboud even called me from overseas to see how I was doing. 5 star experience!
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Bill Bauer – Nov 08, 2019
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I came in for a rotator cuff problem. X-rays were taken which were shown to me by Dr. Aboud. We discussed possible treatments and decided on a cortisone shot which had helped when I had been in before. Dr. Aboud did not rush but seemed to take his time which I appreciated.
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Dr. Abboud accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 95% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abboud treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Abboud treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abboud treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Abboud treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abboud treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Abboud treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abboud treats Elbow Sprain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Abboud treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abboud treats Elbow Injuries more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Abboud treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abboud treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Abboud treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

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Dr. Abboud's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • 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 Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Dr. Abboud performs a wide variety of simple and complex surgical procedures on the shoulder and elbow including arthroscopic surgery (e.g. rotator cuff repairs, instability surgery), comprehensive fracture care, and shoulder and elbow replacement(ar...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2004
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2002
Biomechanics Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania with Louis J. Soslowsky, PhD
1999
Hospital University of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital
1994
St. Joseph's University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Lebanese
  • English

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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital—Jefferson Health

Philadelphia, PA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018)

Jefferson Methodist Hospital

Philadelphia, PA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018)

Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr, PA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Chestnut Hill Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Lankenau Medical Center

Wynnewood, PA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Virtua Marlton

Marlton, NJ
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)