Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD

Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
36 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

Fondren Orthopedic Group

7401 Main St

Houston, TX 77030
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gombera "Dr. Gombera welcomes patients with all orthopedic conditions, with a focus on sports-related injuries of the shoulder, hip, 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. Dr. Gombera and his team pride themselves on delivering exceptional care based on the latest evidence-based treatments to each of their patients."

9  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

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

55  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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44  Procedures

  • 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 and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture 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
  • Have we Solved the Problem of Backside Wear in Total Knee Arthroplasty?, 02/2009
  • Patients perceptions of the costs of total hip and knee arthroplasty, 05/2015
  • Interventions for Hip Pain in the Maturing Athlete: The Role of Hip Arthroscopy?, 01/2014
  • Patient Impressions of Reimbursement for Orthopedic Spine Surgeons, 02/2014
  • Isolated Acetabuloplasty and Labral Repair for Combined-Type Femoroacetabular Impingement: Are We Doing Too Much?, 01/04/2017
  • Radiographic Comparison of Finned, Cementless Central Pegged Glenoid Component and Conventional Cemented Pegged Glenoid Component in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Study, 09/14/2017
  • Pre-existing Rotator Cuff Tears as a Predictor of Outcomes in National Football League Athletes, 06/2006
  • A Meta-Analysis of Joint Preservation Versus Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Displaced 3- and 4-part Fractures of the Proximal Humerus, 03/2013
  • All-Athroscopic versus Open Tenodesis of the Long Head of the Biceps Brachii, 05/2015
  • Rotator Cuff Tear and Glenohumeral Instability: A Systematic Review, 08/2014

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeions, Member
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member
  • Harris County Medical Society, Member
  • Texas Medical Association, Member

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What People Say About Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD
Great Doctor very knowledgable and understanding. I could barely walk before I went to see him. He accessed my problem and treated it accordingly. The results were life changing. He has given me a couple extra years before I need to seek a surgical solution.
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TX – Sep 14, 2018
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This was my 3rd knee (meniscus repair) surgery. The first performed by Dr. Gombera. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and focused. Always taking time to answer my questions and didn't seem hurried to move on to the next patient. The last two surgeries performed by highly rated surgeons took 3 months...Read More
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Roger F. in Pasadena, TX – Sep 08, 2018
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Dr. Gambera was knowledgeable, caring, I mean, he asked me about my problem not telling me what he thought, efficient and friendly.
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Richard J. Brewer in Houston, TX – Sep 07, 2018
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Dr. Gombera and his staff were great! He and his assistant took time to listen to the problem I was experiencing and also to answer any questions. It was a very good experience.
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Aug 03, 2018
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I can’t thank Dr. Gombera and his staff enough with the experience we had at the Fondren Group. We had been dealing with a hip problem for 2-1/2 years and everyone at Beaumont Bone and Joint kept telling us nothing was wrong. After seeing Dr. Gombera, he knew right away what the problem was and we...Read More
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Missy Sherman in Vidor, TX – Jul 29, 2018
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