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Dr. Joshua Pletka, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 44

Dr. Pletka

Orthopaedics Northeast

323 Lowell St Andover, MA 01810

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Dr. Joshua Pletka, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Andover, MA and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Georgetown University in 2005 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.


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Saw Dr. Pletka due to a fall . I needed serious shoulder surgery and feel so fortunate that he was the suggested surgeon. He made me feel that the procedure would be the best choice and while the recovery would be challenging the results would be good. On the road to recovery and recommend him highly.
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I took my mother for a follow up of her shoulder. I observed this doctor to be very defensive and actually talked down to my 78 year old mother. On a prior visit that I was not present for he had told my mother that she had a bad attitude.
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Thank you Dr. Pletka for taking the time to listen and diagnose that my issue required a spine surgeon. Your referral to Dr. Madom resolved my issue. I am greatful.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Joshua Pletka, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Andover, MA and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Georgetown University in 2005 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2011
Curtis National Hand Center
Fellowship Hospital
2010
University Of Rochester
Residency Hospital
2006
University Of Rochester
Internship Hospital
2005
Georgetown University
Medical School
1998
University Of Rochester
Undergraduate School
2011
2010
2006
2005
1998

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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Dr. Pletka accepts the following insurance:

Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
EBS-RMSCO
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care HMO
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Medicaid
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
POMCO Group
POMCO Group PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Universal American

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pletka's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pletka performs Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pletka performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pletka treats Shoulder Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pletka treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pletka treats Elbow Injuries more than 95% of his peers

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

Dr. Pletka's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Debridement
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average