Dr. Michael Ugino, MD

Dr. Michael Ugino, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 67
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Dr. Michael Ugino, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

1910 Blanding St

Columbia, SC 29201

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Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Ugino's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ganglion Cyst
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ugino treats Ganglion Cyst more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ugino treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Limb Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ugino treats Limb Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ugino treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ugino treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Ugino's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • 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
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Ugino, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1983
Duke University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Strong Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
Strong Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1977
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical School
1983
1982
1978
1977

Awards

Dr. Ugino's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ugino

4.3

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
78.26086956521739%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
1 Star
13.043478260869565%
(3)

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Would never trust any other orthopedic surgeon to work on my hands but Dr. Ugino. His work is purely amazing, He always makes me feel very comfortable and tells me like it is. I don’t like sugar coating when it comes to the use of my hands!
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Dr. Ugino performed the surgery for Basil Joint Arthritis on one of my thumbs-I have it in both. He was very compassionate and informed in my work up appointments and did not push surgery but left it up to me as to my pain tolerance. Dr. Ugino and his staff were wonderful during my surgery and follow-up.
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My mother was recently seen by this physician and we were dissatisfied, in fact, underwhelmed with our visit. He was short tempered and became visibly irritated when she inquired about her plan of action for her continuum of care. He is very impolite and callous. Instead of providing positive feedback to encourage rehabilitation, he gave her a barrage of criticism on her not being a candidate for surgery. He lacks compassion, empathy, and bed-side manners for patients. I would not recommend this
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Exceptional experience. Appts were all kept within an hour. Xray, MRI, surgery within the same building. Billing contact, Heidi, was patient and helpful. Dr Ugino's staff and office is very business focused. They value patient's time, speak in layman's terms, display professionalism, etc. Stan and Teresa in surgery area were also exceptional.
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This guy is awesome. He's really personable, sharp, easy to understand and to the point. You can tell he really cares about his patients and about getting them the help they need.
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Dr. Ugino is a terrific person and doctor. He is friendly, helpful and patient. His manner of interacting with me as a patient was wonderful and his ability to treat my pain was a relief. I do not hesitate to recommend Dr. Ugino both as a man and as a doctor. Jim McDowell
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He is so nice, took the time to show my X-rays and why I had pain. Gave me information, and was on time. Love all this.
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Aetna HMO
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Providence Health

Columbia, SC