Dr. Joseph Abboud, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMale

Dr. Abboud
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Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

925 Chestnut St Fl 5 Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Dr. Joseph Abboud, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Abboud has more experience with Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery and Elbow Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bryn Mawr Hospital and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abboud to book an appointment.

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Dr. Abboud is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital Bryn Mawr, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Abboud

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Abboud treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Abboud treats other conditions, please contact the office at (800) 764-9183.

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.

Dr. Abboud is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Abboud
Similar Providers
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Adhesive Capsulitis
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Elbow Surgery

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

Dr. Abboud is experienced in the area of Elbow Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Abboud
Similar Providers
Elbow Sprain
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Check Dr. Abboud's experience treating your condition or procedure

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
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • 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
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Replacement
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement

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Dr. Abboud accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Amerihealth PPO
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
Keystone Health Plan East HMO
Keystone Health Plan East POS
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare
UPMC
UPMC PPO

Dr. Abboud's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abboud

4.9

Based on 157 ratings

5 Stars
98.08917197452229%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Abboud is an excellent, caring , surgeon. He repaired my right torn rotator cuff in 2013 , and had no problems, as well as my wife’s in 2016 , and a nephew’s in 2019 . He is now addressing some issues with my left shoulder and neck. I am very confident that Dr Abboud and his staff will take the right course of action going forward with my left shoulder. I wouldn’t trust anyone else, he’s the best , 5 stars .
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
What could be improved
No results
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Joe Mont. – Sep 17, 2021
I'm Felix Bowman had shoulder reconstruction ,very satisfied with results. Doctor Abboud is diamond care about his patients Rothman,is one of the best. I've always felt the care appreciated the service, so much respect.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Felix M Bowman – Aug 31, 2021
Dr. Abboud operated on both my right and left rotator cuffs in two operations. He operated on my elbow about ten days ago. I wouldn’t go to anyone else for shoulders and elbows, even though I use another hospitaI system for anything else. I had a 100% result on both shoulders. I know that there will be a similar result on the elbow. Joe is also a terrific guy and easy to talk with. I recommend him wholeheartedly without reservation. The last two procedures were at Jefferson Methodist. Turn in at Broad and Wolf, go a half a block into free valet parking, then about thirty steps into Admissions, then right upstairs. It was as convenient as it could be. Appointments were at the Novacare Complex near the stadiums. Again very convenient.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Larry Danks – Aug 29, 2021
From my first visit, I felt very confident that I found the right physician for me. Dr Abboud explained the details of my condition clearly and answered all my questions thoroughly. I never felt rushed during any of my appointments and was always taken in promptly. I would definitely recommend him.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 22, 2021
Dr Abboud is amazing such a caring person. I came to him after having surgery from a local surgeon. Huge difference. I like that I could text him and with quick responses. I am still working on strength. To get better range of motion after removal of internal scar tissue from previous surgery. the pandemic put damper on having this done in 2020. I would highly recommend Dr Abboud wish he was closer but its worth the 3hr and 30 minute drive. Wish I could do therapy there also but that little too much driving. Love his team also such caring people.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Barbara Reed – Aug 05, 2021
Dr. Abboud was an excellent doctor who promoted confidence in his treatment. Though originally seen as a second opinion, I immediately changed my mind and used him as my surgeon. Unlike the first surgeon I saw, Dr. Abboud questioned further and explained options in my treatment. I consider myself fortunate in having Dr.Abboud as my surgeon and I recommend him without question to anyone seeking the best in this field.
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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Nancy Rein-Raphael – Jul 31, 2021
Dr. Abboud is a brilliant surgeon with excellent bedside manner. He takes the time to listen to his patients, advise of the best options for treatment. In everyone of my appointments he was attentive and answered all the questions I had. I never felt rushed and know I had his full attention. I would encourage anyone with a shoulder issue to schedule an appointment with him.
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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Lisa D. – Jul 13, 2021
Total shoulder replacement
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
What could be improved
No results
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Joel W. – Jul 06, 2021
Dr. Abboud has taken care of me and my shoulders for 2 years. He has replaced both my shoulders. His care has been impeccable. I would say he has provided me with concierge type care. He was always available and provided his personal cell number from the very beginning. He has answered texts and calls directly regardless of day or time. I would recommend him highly to all patients, particularly to people like myself who value the old school personal touch doctors.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marsha I. – Jul 04, 2021
Dr Abboud is by far the most compassionate, caring surgeon I have encountered during this difficult time of injury and recovery. I came to him for a 2nd opinion regarding a potential 5th surgery on my left elbow. Dr Abboud listened intently to my story, answered every question and provide invaluable insight into how to move forward. There simply isn't enough space in this box to express how impressed both my husband and I were by his knowledge and caring approach. 5-stars!!!!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Charlottie Eoppolo – Jun 04, 2021
I have had two shoulder replacement surgeries performed by Dr. Abboud. Over the years my experience with Dr. Abboud has always been exceptional. Notable attributes: his attentiveness, accessibility, highly skilled surgical abilities/up-to-date knowledge and emphasis upon having an ongoing two-way patient/doctor dialog.
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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Carol Allocco – Jun 04, 2021
Spent time listening and answered questions (even dumb ones) thoroughly. It seemed clear that he was very experienced. Showed alot of care in guiding me through the early recovery process. One of the best experiences I've had ever with a surgeon.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Linda Funke – May 25, 2021
Thanks Dr Abboud. My shoulder replacement feels great after 13 years.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Larry J – May 12, 2021
He’s always super nice and clear, taking the time to make sure I understand everything. He’s fantastic and helped me with my shoulder.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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May 10, 2021
Dr, Abboud is very professional and knowledgeable. Diagnosed and explained my injury fully as well as surgery to repair. Surgery was very smooth and easy. In and out. Post-op very responsive and keeping me on the path to recovery
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Bicep Tendon Patient – Apr 21, 2021
Simply great experience
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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Anna Maria – Apr 11, 2021
Dr is very caring
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Apr 04, 2021
Thank you Dr. Abboud. You took care of me and made my entire journey so easy. From surgery to recovery. I am so grateful!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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S Williams – Apr 03, 2021
Dr Abboud has a special combination of professionalism, expertise, and genuine caring. I feel fortunate to have Dr Abboud as my shoulder surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Gerald Orloski – Mar 26, 2021
Patient with shoulder replacement surgery ....results are quite favorable with great shoulder mobility
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
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Mar 23, 2021

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Abboud performs a wide variety of simple and complex surgical procedures on the shoulder and elbow including arthroscopic surgery (e.g. rotator cuff...Read more

Biography

Dr. Abboud is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of patients with shoulder and elbow disorders. He is an internationally...Read more

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

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Arabic
  • French

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Joseph Abboud, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Joseph Abboud, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Abboud frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery and Elbow Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Abboud specializes.

Where is Dr. Joseph Abboud, MD's office located?

Dr. Abboud's office is located at 925 Chestnut St Fl 5, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Joseph Abboud, MD speak?

Dr. Abboud speaks Arabic, French, and Lebanese. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute925 Chestnut St Fl 5 Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Rothman Orthopaedics - South Philadephia2 Novacare Way Philadelphia, PA 19145
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Abboud is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr, PA

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Chestnut Hill Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

Jefferson Methodist Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Lankenau Medical Center

Wynnewood, PA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Pennsylvania Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Virtua Marlton Hospital

Marlton, NJ

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)