Dr. Josh Vella, MD

Dr. Josh Vella, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
(128)
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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.

2222 E Highland Ave Ste 300

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Contact Information

(602) 277-6211

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • George Washington University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Vella's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vella to family and friends
4.5
based on 128 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Vella's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Gilbert, AZ |
I saw Dr. Vella to seek help after visiting urgent care for a reacuring hand injury. After being forced to take more X-rays, he told me that oral steroids would be the answer. I informed him I get severe psychosis from steroids so that's not an option, and asked for other treatments we could explore. Unfortunately, questioning him was also not an option, he replied "let me speak slower so you can understand." Wow I'm a college graduate sir, but thanks. My advice, find another doctor.
Mesa, AZ |
Over the last 3 years Dr Vella has performed all 3 of my surgeries for a recurring issue with my fingers. He & his staff have always been very professional, willing to listen & answer questions. I have been very pleased with Dr Vella and would gladly recommend him to others.
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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