Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD

Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 38

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(832) 307-2298

Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities Texas Orthopedic Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gombera to book an appointment.

Locations

Fondren Orthopedic Group

Fondren Orthopedic Group7401 Main St Houston, TX 77030
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Gombera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gombera

4.9

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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (92)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (91)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (90)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
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Dr Gombera listened to my explanation of my symptoms very carefully and after examining my X-ray, he told me what was the most likely cause of my shoulder pain and administered a steroid injection. I was able to sleep all night that night for the first time in about 4 months. I am very impressed with Dr Gombera and will highly recommend him to others. He explained his diagnosis in layman’s terms that were easy to understand.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Charles Caldwell – Apr 16, 2021
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He was extremely helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Thomas Dunn – Apr 11, 2021
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I was referred to Dr. Gombera for hip pain and saw him on March 25, 2021. I was very impressed and I appreciated his conservative style in treating me. I will definitely be seeing Dr. Gombera for my future medical needs. He's smart, has great experience and is trustworthy. I highly recommend his services to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tim Baker – Apr 01, 2021
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Dr. Gombera performed arthroscopic surgery on me in January. He provided me with excellent information ahead of the surgery to enable me to know expect before, and after the surgery. He is a wonderful surgeon and a great listener. I feel so fortunate to have been under his care!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deborah Straughan – Mar 25, 2021
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Dr. Gombera is a great choice if you need an excellent knee or shoulder doctor. He is very thorough with a kind, attentive manner. He does not rush you. He is conservative in his approach. My surgery went great. This is a wonderful hospital with an incredibly skilled, pleasant staff. 100% satisfied!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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K Pritchard – Feb 27, 2021
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Very friendly. No rush. His staff is great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rita McClure Turegano – Feb 24, 2021
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Very prompt and actually early. Conservative plan, took time for discussion.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David Thornborough – Feb 03, 2021
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This man really cares about you. I suffered from hip pain for years. Not only my hip pain was gone after my surgery, I was able to get back to snowboarding and surfing and finally living a normal life. Recovery was super fast. All I have left is a small little scar the size of a finger tip, incredible. His arthroscopic procedures are amazing. Another great thing about this man aside from his surgical skills are his bedside manners. He is very approachable and has a great sense of humor. He goes straight to the point.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Serge Golovine – Feb 03, 2021
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Dr Gombera saw for an ongoing issue with my knees. He discussed with me what is likely chairing the recurring issue snd the told me about my treatment options. I appreciate that he is clear about the fact that eventually the more permanent fix will be knee replacement. He is good at presenting the options available before deciding on surgery. Always a pleasure to have an appointment with him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patsy – Jan 23, 2021
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I was taken care of right away. The staff is very friendly and professional. The doctor had a great bedside manner and I was very pleased.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Margaret – Dec 04, 2020
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I was recommended by one of the local ERs. I called and the receptionist seemed quite concerned, actually her customer service was on point. Unfortunately, when I arrived to the Baytown office for my appointment , my wait time was an excess of an hour. Keep in mind, I am in excruciating pain, and the dr finally called me in. He spent no more than 5 minutes with me, only to write a prescription and send me to have an MRI. When I called to get my results, still in major pain, I was not able to get anyone to answer the phone nor a return call after several messages. I finally tried to see if sending an email would work. Wow, someone responded only to tell me I had to go back to the MRI location and mail the CD, the results of the MRI, mind you, still in pain. This entire experience began on Oct 4 and today is Oct 27, with no updates. I must admit this is the worse any dr has ever treated me, but I’m sure he’ll want his pay a lot quicker than the best dr. A 0 rating is too much!
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What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Coca Hamilton – Oct 28, 2020
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Very professional staff. Dr. Gombera is amazing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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TRM – Oct 03, 2020
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Wonderful personality,!! Full assessment completed. Answered questions and addressed concerns. Well worth the trip from Beaumont.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sophia – Oct 02, 2020
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Good listener, personable, evaluated all my options, and together with me, decided on a treatment plan. I highly recommend Dr. Gombera.
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Paula Shapiro – Aug 15, 2020
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I am a new patient to Dr. Gombera. He was a good communicator and a good listener. He understand my issue and goals. I look forward to working with him going forward.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Alexandre L'Eveille – Aug 07, 2020
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We love Dr. Gombera. We come from Beaumont to see him, and it is worth the trip every time. The staff is so professional and courteous, the wait time is minimal, and Dr, Gombera is always kind and caring. Could not recommend him more highly. Richard and Mary Collier
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Richard Collier – Jul 26, 2020
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Mufaddal Gombera, MD consistently exhibits all the traits of an OUTSTANDING physician. He is passionate about helping others, appropriately empathetic, speaks respectfully in straightforward and understandable terms, listens intently, and above all, is knowledgeable and thorough in patient care. Although this is my first encounter as his patient, I have witnessed for several years his successes with my wife as his patient. I recommend Dr. Gombera as one of the absolute best orthopedic professionals in the Houston region!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard Davis – Jul 26, 2020
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Dr. Gombera is not only a knowledgeable physician but he is compassionate and genuinely concerned about the patient. He takes all the time you need to answer your questions and concerns about your plan of care! He is extremely personable and makes you feel at ease! I have been seeing him for several years for a knee problem and would highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dru Davis – Jul 15, 2020
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Dr. Gombera is always pleasant and professional. I received his help in a complex hip arthroscopic surgery that has given me much needed relief. He has also did an outstanding job on treating my shoulder and he is a highly skilled surgeon with a great support staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Christopher Coleman Sr. – Jul 11, 2020
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Great visit from start to finish. 10 minutes of paperwork instead of 1 hour like some places. Good listener, did not wait long, sensible, cost effective solution.
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Adam – Jul 11, 2020
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Dr. Gombera's conditions and procedures:

  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Gombera accepts the following insurance:

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Gombera welcomes patients with all orthopedic conditions, with a focus on sports-related injuries of the shoulder, hip, and knee. His objective is...Read more

Biography

Mufaddal M. Gombera, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and the treatment of injuries to the shoulder,...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Michigan Medical Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Michigan Medical Center
Internship Hospital
University of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Media & Publications

  • A Meta-Analysis of Joint Preservation Versus Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Displaced 3- and 4-part Fractures of the Proximal Humerus, 03/2013
  • Pre-existing Rotator Cuff Tears as a Predictor of Outcomes in National Football League Athletes, 06/2006
  • Rotator Cuff Tear and Glenohumeral Instability: A Systematic Review, 08/2014
  • 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
  • All-Athroscopic versus Open Tenodesis of the Long Head of the Biceps Brachii, 05/2015
  • Patient Impressions of Reimbursement for Orthopedic Spine Surgeons, 02/2014
  • Have we Solved the Problem of Backside Wear in Total Knee Arthroplasty?, 02/2009
  • 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

Memberships & 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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD?

Call (832) 307-2298 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Gombera has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Gombera's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gombera frequently treats Meniscus Surgery, Rotator Cuff Tendinosis, and Wrist Sprain or Strain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gombera treats.

Where is Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD's office located?

Dr. Gombera's office is located at 7401 Main St, Houston, TX 77030. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD speak?

Dr. Gombera speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gombera is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Texas Orthopedic Hospital

Houston, TX

88% Patient Experience Rating, 19% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

33 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)