Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD

Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
35 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 35 years old. Read his story

Fondren Orthopedic Group

7401 Main St Fl 2

Houston, TX 77030
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas

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Top Care Areas


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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Gombera's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gombera "Dr. Gombera grew up in Houston. After injuring his knee playing high school football, Dr. Gombera became avidly interested in orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with High Honors, and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.He moved to the Midwest to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where his research in the treatment of sports-related injuries resulted in peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and presentations at national orthopedic meetings. During his residency, Dr. Gombera provided sports coverage to a variety of Division I teams including the Michigan basketball, hockey, and football teams.He then came to Chicago to complete his fellowship in sports medicine at Northwestern University. His experience focused on the modern treatment of sports-related injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee, as well as shoulder arthroplasty. In addition, he worked as the assistant team physician to the Northwestern football team, the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Blackhawks. During his fellowship, Dr. Gombera instructed orthopedic surgery residents during lectures, in the operating room, and was invited as a faculty instructor to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Shoulder and Knee Residents' Arthroscopy course. He continues to instruct trainees and practicing surgeons at the AAOS Residents' Arthroscopy course, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) Open and Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder Surgery Course.Dr. Gombera continues to contribute to the medical literature on the treatments of injuries to the shoulder, hip, and knee. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gombera "Dr. Gombera welcomes patients with all orthopedic conditions, with a focus on hip arthroscopy and hip preservation, shoulder arthroplasty, and sports-related injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. His objective is to provide high-quality care to patients, and to return athletes to an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Dr. Gombera combines the latest advancements in orthobiologics and evidence-based practice to develop personalized and patient-focused treatments."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University Of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Michigan Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Michigan Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gombera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Texas Orthopedic Hospital

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Patient Safety Excellence Award

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Dr. Gombera's Reviews

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Dr. Gombera's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (23)
in Katy, TX |
Dr. Gombera is TOPS! After five months of pain in my knee, now my life has returned to normal -- pain free. Thank you, Dr. Gombera! He and his staff are professional, caring and put me at ease with my knee problem. I highly recommend him -- and have already to my friends and associates.
Houston, TX |
My sister recently had knee surgery with Dr. Gombera and he made her and our family feel as if she was his only patient. He is incredibly patient and listened intently to all of our concerns. We always felt well informed and continue to recommend him to our family and friends.
in Kingwood |
After having the injury, there was no time for "Doctor choice" decisions and Dr Gombera was available - so he was the choice. From the first meeting until the last, he was always pleasant, friendly, professional, interested, informative. The surgery itself seems to have been successful - and thus he deserves high marks for his skills as well. I wish him the best of luck. Texas Orthopedics Hospital & Staff were all excellent (as expected from the reviews).
in Katy, TX |
While visiting us in Houston, my mother in-law was experiencing some joint pain and contacted Dr. Gombera for a consultation. She was so impressed and felt so confident and comfortable with his diagnosis and treatment plan that she now travels to Houston just to see him and follow his treatment plan. Thank you for excellent service and continued support. We appreciate it!
in Houston, TX |
My care was excellent. Dr. G. really impressed me the first time i met him; he actually listened without interrupting while actually looking at ME not his I Pad or whatever. I felt completely confident in him and his ability to take care of me. he explained everything beautifully and answered all my questions, no matter how insignificant they may have been Great smile, great skill, great surgeon. I am an RN.
in Houston, TX |
I had a very pleasant experience with Dr Gombera. My needs were met in a cordial, competent and careful way. My concerns were addressed and Dr Gombera arranged for treatment for my painful condition immediately that same day. I would recommend him enthusiastically.
in Houston, TX |
I am Blessed to finally find a professional who truly cares for his patients, and strives to make sure he has done all he can. Dr. Gombera is a breath of fresh air! I will forever be in his debt, and I will go to him, and his hospital for all my orthopedic needs! Thank you Dr. Gombera!
in Houston, TX |
I am so happy that I chose dr Gombera thanks to the referral of my friend ,PT Oriana Guzman. He is somebody that genuinely cares about his patients, doesn't force the idea of surgery, listens to our needs and concerns and is definitely somebody I can trust with my health. Thank you Dr Gombera for a successful knee repairs -Maria Gomez
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Gombera is great. His office is very easy to get into and I was able to make an appointment within days (compared to other doctors at Texas Orthopedic who take weeks/months before you can get in). He has excellent bedside manner and explained all of my options and truly took the time to make sure I understood all of my options. Never had to wait long (10 min was the longest I had to wait). Had hip surgery in Dec. and 6 months later I am pain-free and couldn't be happier with the outcome.
in Katy, TX |
I was very pleased with Dr. Gombera's services. He started out with a very conservative approach with my meniscus tear, which I appreciated. I ended up having arthroscopy surgery and have been very happy with the results. My recovery has been right on task with what he predicted. I would definitely recommend him. The first two times that I had appointments with him, I had less than 15 minutes wait time. The "over 45 minute" wait time listed below seemed to be unusual.
in Village mills tx |
Very pleased with visit before and after surgery
in Houston, TX |
He was easy to talk to and invested in my best outcome. I felt like a person that mattered, and not a patient being milled through a system. My case took a few twists and turns, but I never felt abandoned. I felt we made the best logical moves. We, while he is obviously the educated physician with the power to make all the calls himself, he made it feel like my care was a partnership at every turn. That's invaluable. It made me trust him.
Conroe, TX |
Dr. Gombera did my shoulder surgery two days ago. Surgery went great and I am in very little pain. I will start PT tomorrow and see the Doctor in 10 days. This experience has been so much better than I imagined. The only complaint I have is Dr Gombera's office staff does not have good customer service or compassion.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Gombera is an excellent surgeon, he fixed my hip and for ever i will be grateful.
in Houston, TX |
He is a skilled surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone with shoulder problems. He told me exactly what to expect and how long it would take to rehab---- he was right on.
in Spring, TX |
I highly recommend Dr. Gombera. He repaired the labral tear of my right hip and I'm now pain free. He's very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all my questions. I give him 5 stars!
in Deer Park, TX |
I have felt at ease with Dr Gombera from day one. He has treated Team Jacque with respect. Would recommend to family and friends.
in Houston, TX |
I was referred to Dr. Gombera through another physician in the practice and he has been fabulous. Dr. Gombera really took the time to explain everything from test results to treatment plan in depth and answered questions thoroughly. Both he and his assistant were awesome with getting scans approved as well as surgery with my insurance. They kept me updated every step of the way and communicated everything. Highly recommend Dr. Gombera!
in Houston Texas |
I came to see Dr Gombera because of knee pain. He is very communicative and has great bedside manner.
in Houston, Tx |
I was referred to Dr. Gombera by another doctor in his practice. He was able to diagnose what was wrong very quickly and accurately. My condition has significantly improved. When I aggravated the injury later, he was easy to work with when I called back for a refill on meds and to figure out what the next course of action was. I'd definitely recommend him.
in Nederland texss |
Very well organized office and extremely patient orientated
in Groves, Tx |
He is a wonderful Doctor. Will and have recommended him to everyone I know. I cannot Thank him enough for getting my husband back to walking again.
in Houston, TX |
One of the best physicians I've come across and I've seen many over the years. Very professional and knowledgeable. His bedside manner is wonderful and he will take the time to explain and answer all questions. He makes you feel comfortable and listens to what you have to say. Another huge plus is that he's funny and has a good sense of humor. A laid-back approach and will do what he can to help. Highly Recommended.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Gombera accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna Better Health of Texas
    Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    BestChoice PPO
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO
    Consumer Choice PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Texas PPO
    Select Network PPO
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
    Guardian PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • MetLife
    MetLife PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicare Advantage
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Gombera has admitting privileges

Texas Orthopedic Hospital
7401 Main St
Houston, TX 77030
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Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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