Dr. Melissa Yadao, MD

Dr. Melissa Yadao, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 46
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Melissa Yadao, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Woodbridge, VA. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Yadao is affiliated with Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.

12825 Minnieville Rd Ste 203

Woodbridge, VA 22192

Contact Information

(703) 971-0958

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Yadao performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Runner's Knee
high
more than 86% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
more than 85% of peers
Joint Pain
high
more than 85% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
90

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Med College Virginia Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Med College Virginia Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Mississippi Sports Med and Orthopedic Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yadao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yadao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yadao to family and friends
2.8
based on 20 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Yadao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Alexandria, VA |
Dr. Yadao is taking the brunt for her practice’s asinine policies and her unwillingness to work with patients after a screw up on her practice’s part. Do not go to Greater Metro Ortho. You can only see one doctor..ever. New issue? Nope, you’ll only see the one doctor. I spoke with someone who was willing to try and work. After getting permission to allow me to be seen by Dr. Yadao, she refused to see me at a time convenient to me despite an open afternoon. Go elsewhere!
in Woodbridge, VA |
She was amazing. She was helpful and thorough with me about what needed to be done.
in Annandale, VA |
Aside from being an incredible surgeon, Dr. Yahao has a unique approach to her exam. She always comes up with a strategy: She makes sure you understand the problem, she describes the option available, and then talks through what she recommends and what the patient needs to do to resolve the problem. I always leave here exams with a good feeling that I know what track I'm on and how I'm going to get better. She is smart, organized and totally thorough which gives the patient confidence.
in Arlington, VA |
The 5 min session was not worth my out of pocket payment of $185 where she basically pushed on the responsibility to a physical therapist. This made no sense considering an orthopedic physical therapist who was treating me suggested I see a doctor.
in Woodbridge va |
One star is too much. Dr Yadao and her staff are not worth your insurance and/or out of pocket money. Save it for another doctor. IF they are prompt in getting you checked in and walking you back to the room, you spend another hour in your exam room waiting for Dr Yadao to come and inspect you. My followup visit took an hour and half of wait time ALONE in my exam room before Dr Yadao came. It was a non-busy weekday morning! The portion of the actual doctor visit was <10 min. Go somewhere else.
in Fairfax, VA |
Dr. Yadao spends less than 10 minutes of every paid session with you. It's really like 5 or 6. it almost felt like a set of passing motions, in order to qualify it as a session. I felt rushed in and out of sessions. Her rhetoric is Hi. How are you? Feel pain? Where? No? OK, Take care! . Dr. Yadao seemed very judgmental and the pretentiousness shows through her attitude. She makes it sound as if nothing is wrong with you at all, yet she schedules more sessions. I feel used.
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Dr. Yadao accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Yadao has admitting privileges

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
2300 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA 22191
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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
2501 Parkers Ln
Alexandria, VA 22306
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