Dr. Josh Vella, MD

Dr. Josh Vella, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 44
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Dr. Josh Vella, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from George Washington University School Of Medicine in 2009 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

2222 E Highland Ave Ste 300

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Contact Information

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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Top Care Areas

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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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Dr. Vella's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vella "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vella "To help people achieve health for life."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

37  Conditions Treated

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22  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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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

  • 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

Dr. Vella has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vella's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vella to family and friends
136 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (136)

  • 5
    (117)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (15)

Dr. Vella's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • 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 (19)

I had my thumb joint replaced by Dr Vella. Amazing surgeon and you can barely see the scar. Long recovery but great results. However I do have to agree with a previous review regarding his office staff Tonya. Rude and forget trying to get her to help with disability paperwork in a timely manner. I...more
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Personable, informative in layman’s terms, & unrushed; I really appreciated the approach.
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Dr. Vella has a no nonsense approach to diagnosing and treating injuries. I appreciate that he gets right to the point and he is very thorough. I ended up having surgery and I highly recommend not only him but their occupational therapists.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Vella. He is professional and courteous. He gets right to what the problem is and the options on how to fix it. I can barely see the scar from surgery after 3 months. Also the wait time to see him wasn’t unreasonable for how busy he is.
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Dr Vella was very knowledgeable in the treatment of a significant wrist fracture. One year post op I have very good use of my hand and wrist. One of the things I have been most impressed with is his suturing skill. You can barely see either one of the surgical scars related to the surgery to repair...more
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