Dr. Joseph Abboud, MD

Dr. Joseph Abboud, MD

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Dr. Joseph Abboud, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery.Read his story

925 Chestnut St Fl 5

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact Information

(267) 339-3500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Abboud performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Shoulder Dislocation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Adhesive Capsulitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Abboud's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Abboud "Dr. Abboud is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and specializes in the treatment of patients with shoulder and elbow disorders. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs at the Rothman Institute. Dr. Abboud performs a wide variety of simple and complex surgical procedures on the shoulder and elbow including arthroscopic surgery (eg. rotator cuff repairs, instability surgery) comprehensive fracture care, as well as shoulder and elbow replacement(arthroplasty) procedures. Dr. Abboud is extensively involved in both clinical and basic science research. And lectures extensively both nationally and internationally. He is widely published in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery in various journals in addition to authoring several textbooks himself. Dr. Abboud has been caring for patients in the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, and South Jersey since the late 90's. His goal is to always provide each patient with exceptional personalized care."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abboud "I have been caring for patients in the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, and South Jersey since the late 90's. My goal is to always provide each patient with exceptional personalized care. I focus my practice on the operative treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders. I perform a wide variety of surgical procedures on the shoulder and elbow including arthroscopic surgery (eg. rotator cuff repairs, instability surgery) comprehensive fracture care, as well as shoulder and elbow replacements."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

71  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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33  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • St. Joseph's University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Hospital University of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Biomechanics Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania with Louis J. Soslowsky, PhD
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Abboud has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abboud's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abboud to family and friends
74 total reviews (23 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (74)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Abboud's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (23)

Dr. Abboud thoroughly provided information about the condition of my shoulder. He clearly explained all of the options available to help me make an informed decision about my care. He listened to my questions and concerns as well as my thoughts on which option I thought was best for me. I highly...more
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Excellence/professionalism!
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Dr Abboud did a major repair to my right shoulder rotator cuff. Aside of a pleasant personality, he did a fantastic job and my shoulder couldn't be any better.
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I really appreciate the exceptional orthopedic excellence Dr Abboud has brought to my shoulder replacement and the follow up care needed. I've returned to normal activities without any issues.
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I am a very active tennis and platform tennis player, and I have had both a major shoulder reconstruction (7 years ago) and most recently a Torn tendon repair on my right elbow. In both cases Dr Abboud was able to get me back on the court and able to resume play at the same level I had prior to my...more
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