Dr. Josh Vella, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Orthopedic Clinic Association 2222 E Highland Ave Ste 300 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Get Directions
Dr. Josh Vella, MD
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 of tendonitis, fracture care, traumatic reconstruction, arthritis and tendon transfers. He has served as consultant for professional athletes including NFL, WPGA, Phoenix Roadrunners and collegiate athletes of all types. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Vella completed his fellowship in hand surgery at the renowned Indiana Hand Center and brings the newest innovations in hand surgery to the Phoenix area. Dr. Vella has presented topics at national hand society meetings and has published articles in the leading hand journal. He has participated in clinical research topics including carpal tunnel, ganglion cysts and wrist fractures. He served as a clinical investigator for national research regarding Xiaflex (collagenase) treatment of Dupuytren's contracture. He annually attends national conferences to incorporate the latest innovations into his practice. Dr. Vella's patients comment on his unique ability to convey knowledge to them about the anatomy, pathology and rationale behind treatment plans tailored to fit their needs. RECOVERY. RESULTS. RELIEF.

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based on 125 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Vella's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Vella fused my wife's thumb a few years ago. All went very well. Then I needed surgery on both hands and the good work continues. He explained the procedures and healing process on day one. I was x-rayed, diagnosed and ready for surgery after first office visit. His office dealt with my insurance. Surgery was scheduled, it happened and the healing process has unfolded just as he said it would. Dr. Vella is a highly skilled surgeon and the people around him are fantastic.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
I was referred to Dr V by my PT. I was not disappointed. He listened patiently to my long story about my year long wrist injury, asked questions, and provided me with several options. He also noticed swelling in my wrist that went unnoticed by two other physicians. I would be happy to return to him in the future.
Phoenix, AZ |
Hand doctors are tough to find, however I'd go elsewhere. The doctor seems to have a better attitude in the mornings than evenings but he does want to really hear what the problem is. His PA Tanya is unprofessional, rude, and bad attitude. She doesn't take care of things she should. Overall, just go elsewhere, nothing but a nightmare.
Phoenix, AZ |
Always on time, very professional. Always explains options thoroughly.
in Phoenix, AZ |
He is a very good doctor as well and personality
Phoenix, AZ |
He is amazing
Phoenix, AZ |
Very rude and inconsiderate. Didn't take the time to explain injury or treatment moreless asked me what I wanted him to do. He explained that the pain is in my head and I'm making it worse and exaggerating it.
in Mesa, AZ |
Friendly staff, on time, had both wrists done the same day and found instant relief. No complications, was fine the next day and was back to normal within a week with no more pain.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Severely dislocated and broken left small finger due to sports injury, repaired by Dr Vella. The surgery center and staff were very friendly and professional. Hard to believe, but five days after surgery, I've not taken a single pain pill. Just kept the hand elevated for most of the first few days.
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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 of tendonitis, fracture care, traumatic reconstruction, arthritis and tendon transfers.  He has served as consultant for professional athletes including NFL, WPGA, Phoenix Roadrunners and collegiate athletes of all types.  He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Vella completed his fellowship in hand surgery at the renowned Indiana Hand Center and brings the newest innovations in hand surgery to the Phoenix area. Dr. Vella has presented topics at national hand society meetings and has published articles in the leading hand journal. He has participated in clinical research topics including carpal tunnel, ganglion cysts and wrist fractures.  He served as a clinical investigator for national research regarding Xiaflex (collagenase) treatment of Dupuytren's contracture.  He annually attends national conferences to incorporate the latest innovations into his practice.

Dr. Vella's patients comment on his unique ability to convey knowledge to them about the anatomy, pathology and rationale behind treatment plans tailored to fit their needs.

RECOVERY. RESULTS. RELIEF.

Dr. Vella's Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Dr. Vella says...

Surgery of the Hand, Wrist & Upper Extremity

Dr. Vella's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Muscle Strain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

Education

  • Medical School
    George Washington University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

    Completed in 2014

  • Fellowship Hospital
    San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Clinic

    Completed in 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement