Dr. Josh Vella, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 48

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. Josh Vella, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from St Louis U Hlth Scis U medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with OASIS Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Josh Vella, MD

Vella Hand Surgery

3200 E Camelback Rd Ste 180 Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Dr. Vella is affiliated with OASIS Hospital Phoenix, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Vella's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vella treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vella treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 99% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vella treats Osteoarthritis more than 95% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Dr. Vella's conditions and procedures:

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Vella accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Vella's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vella

4.6

Based on 200 ratings

5 Stars
88.5%
(177)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Vella performed carpal tunnel and ulner nerve surgery on my left wrist on 12/30/22. I immediately experienced relief! My wrist is healing well. Dr. Vella has excellent bedside manner and his office staff are superb. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. I highly recommend Dr. Vella for all hand and wrist issues.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Patti S – Jan 17, 2022
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Dr. Vella diagnosed my basilar thumb arthritis and performed Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) on my right thumb. I am in my fifth week of postoperative recovery and initial stages of PT with excellent results! Dr. Vella spent considerable time describing the surgery and recovery protocol at my initial office visit. His level of detail, answering all questions and concerns, gave me great confidence in a successful outcome. Dr. Vella met with me prior to, and after, surgery to review the procedure and share the results. His level of compassion and concern was calming and reassuring. My overall experience with Dr. Vella’s office staff was excellent as well….all very pleasant, helpful and efficient! I have absolutely no concerns about repeating the entire process on my left hand!
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 28, 2021
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Dr. Vella was willing to work me into his schedule the same day that I called for a consultation for a wrist fracture. He and his staff were very efficient and effective so that I could have the needed surgery within three days. The surgery went exactly as he had explained, no complications and ready to do PT within less than two weeks of the surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lorie Foucault – Jun 08, 2021
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Yes I would recommend Dr Josh Vella to anyone who ask me about the best hand Dr in Arizona He has done both hands arthroplasty.. he is very progressive he used a new procedure that only required one incision it works great my right hand was done on the 10th of December .. He is a neat person and excellent surgeon I couldn’t have picked a better doctor or team there on the ball an very helpful... when you want the best he is it...
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
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Joan Weeks – Jan 11, 2021
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Treated me for dupytrens contracture. Great temperament and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Dr. Vella anyone who has hand or wrist issues,
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
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Chad S – Jan 06, 2021
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110% Happy with Dr. Vella, his staff and my hand surgical results!!!! Dr. Vella was very honest with the questions I asked and I felt very comfortable. He went above and beyond to help me out. I highly recommend him!!! Will definitely send my family and friends if they are ever in need of a hand MD! Thank you Dr. Vella, I hope I never have to have surgery again but if I do I'm running to you!!!
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
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Coral O. – Dec 29, 2020
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Doctor Vella performed hand surgery on my left hand (dominant hand). He removed 2 bones under my thumb and replaced the bones with a tendon from my forearm. This is a major surgery with about an 8-month recovery. For me, I had been in pain for over 4 years before deciding to have this surgery. Also, I decided to have the surgery during the COVID crisis. His office was exceptionally good (COVID protection included). I never waited for a response from his office during scheduling, surgery preparation, and after surgery support. Also, his office did a fantastic job and working with my therapy provider. I am now 3 months from the date I had surgery and now 80% recovered which is remarkable. I am so happy with the results. Doctor Vella and his staff are exceptional. Also, you can hardly find any surgical scares. They all care about their patients. I highly recommend Doctor Vella and his staff.
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
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Sep 05, 2020
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Every once and awhile there is a doctor who does everything right. I am a little OCD and expect excellent diagnoses and procedure. I must have investigated every hand surgeon in the area and found Dr. Vella's credentials and expertise to be outstanding. After a telemedicine session I was able to set up an appointment. Dr. Vella was cordial and precise as he outlined verbally and on paper what my options were and left the decision in my hands. Beautiful. The procedure went as planned and the stitches will be removed in a few days. I am playing the piano again and am very grateful to find a man who deserves outstanding accolades in the now and in the future. He's a keeper; too bad he can't be cloned.
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
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Dr. JLJ – Jul 08, 2020
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It was easy to make an appointment promptly for my hand problem. Once there, Dr. Vella listened to me, analyzed my problem promptly, and laid out my options....he gave me choices. He also drew, on paper, a diagram of how my hand function had decreased, and how our treatment options would correct it. It made something potentially complicated sound easy....
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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Kay Harden – Jun 23, 2020
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Dr. Vella and his staff were pleasant & professional. Dr. Vella was willing to take the extra time needed to go over all questions and provided answers & options for treatment. I am curious by nature and he went to great lengths to be sure he covered all my concerns. Together we decided my plan of care with the option to revise it should it be necessary. Thank you Dr. Vella for you providing top notch service & expertise. I will have no problem referring others to you.
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
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DiAnn – Jun 07, 2020
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Dr. Vella is an excellent hand surgeon! He truly gave me better quality of life than I've had in years. Sometimes when you live with pain for so long you forget what it's like to be pain free. His surgery has given me the use of my hands again without pain. He's an excellent surgeon and I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Victoria Lynn Kinsley – May 16, 2020
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I have seen Dr. Vella on two separate occasions and both times he did a great job fixing my hand problems. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything thoroughly. I would strongly recommend him. Also the office staff is excellent.
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
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Apr 10, 2020
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Fantastic Dr with a great staff
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
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Thomas Friedman – Apr 01, 2020
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Thank you Mr Friedman!
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Exceptional service! The appointment process was easy, the staff was very professional and friendly! I appreciated the care I received - the procedure was explained and I was told what to expect and how to proceed from there!
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
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Apr 01, 2020
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I gratefully second all of the 5 Star reviews of Dr. Josh Vella below! After an exhaustive search for the most experienced hand surgeon in Arizona that also has a stellar reputation for surgical precision and excellent outcomes, my search has been richly rewarded by finding Dr. Vella. Dr Vella has delivered on the promise with outstanding results on the first phase for me of what will be a two-stage CMC Thumb joint arthritis surgery, having completed my left hand surgery now going on my 6th week, and now in the midst of physical therapy. Even at such an early post surgical date the scar is remarkably clean, precise and barely visible! The amount of pain has also been significantly less than reports by patients of this procedure from other hand surgeons as well. I look forward to completing my right hand surgery after full recovery of my left hand. As an added bonus, Dr. Vella and his entire staff have created a genuine caring & supportive ambiance. Shannon 3/15/20
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
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Shan from Sedona – Mar 16, 2020
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Dr Vella is an OUTSTANDING hand surgeon (specialist) as well as an OUTSTANDING individual. He’s kind, caring, thoughtful and always willing to accommodate. I’ve had multiple surgeries performed by DR VELLA. Have sent many to DR VELLA. Each one comes back saying wonderful things and so very pleased. One friend came home, called me and said “ I’m in love”! That’s the kind of person DR VELLA is. His staff are as exceptional as he is. Go for a consult. You have nothing to loose and EVERYTHING TO GAIN!
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
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Extremely professional. He sat and explained every step and each procedure. I came to him because I could not get another MD to schedule anything, or return a call. The doctor is very easy going and relaxing.
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
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Mar 08, 2020
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Dr. Vella repaired my thumb joint, and I am no longer in constant pain. I have total confidence in his abilities as a specialist and surgeon, and appreciate his compassion and patience.
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Mar 03, 2020
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I have had two surgeries performed by Dr. Vella and will not hesitate to use him for any future medical issues.
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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Kim Nevius in Mesa, AZ – Feb 23, 2020
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My wife had a Carpal Tunnel surgery on her right hand by Dr. Vella 2 years ago. When she started experiencing the same symptoms on her left hand, she waited a few painful months until we were back in Arizona, so Dr. Vella could do the surgery because of her great experience before. Highly recommend Dr. Vella.
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
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Ernest Fitzgerald – Feb 09, 2020
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Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Biography

Dr. Vella is an expert in all aspects of hand, wrist and elbow conditions and has distinguished himself in the areas of carpal tunnel syndrome, treatment...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Indiana Hand Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2001
St Louis U Hlth Scis U
Medical School
1995
Boston College, Ma
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Josh Vella, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vella frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist, Osteoarthritis of Hands, and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Vella treats.

Where is Dr. Josh Vella, MD's office located?

Dr. Vella's office is located at 3200 E Camelback Rd Ste 180, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Vella speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Vella Hand Surgery

Vella Hand Surgery3200 E Camelback Rd Ste 180 Phoenix, AZ 85018
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    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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OASIS Hospital

Phoenix, AZ

88% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)