Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 37

  

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


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Fondren Orthopedic Group

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(713) 799-2300
Fondren Orthopedic Group7401 Main St Houston, TX 77030
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First telemedicine visit. Everything went great. Dr. Gombera is a kind, thorough and compassionate doctor.
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Christy W – Apr 03, 2020
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Dr. Gombera discussed 3 options to address my shoulder pain during my initial visit. I appreciated the fact he didn't immediately rush to surgery but included physical therapy and/or cortisone injection as treatment options for my consideration. Following the MRI, Dr. Gombera indicated the severity of the damage would only be addressed with surgery BUT stressed it was "my decision." His explanation of the damage to the shoulder, biceps tendon and labrum was easy to understand, as well as the extensive written information about the surgery and recovery process. Cutting to the chase, the surgery was successful, the recovery was "10 times better than expected", and the physical therapy protocol has given me full range of motion just 3 months after the surgery! Dr. Gombera and his team did an amazing job!
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Rita Bayron – Mar 13, 2020
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Very good and excellent customer service and received the visit of the Doctor on time. Thanks.
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Mar 09, 2020
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Always a pleasure to see dr .Gomberra. answers all questions, makes us feel like we are very well cared for. Great guy, great place
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Richard Collier – Feb 29, 2020
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Great as usual, this injection of cortisone had been better and most effective in releaving the stiffness in my knee ambulation greatly improved, looking forward to my next visit on six weeks
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Martha Bennett – Feb 29, 2020
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Saw Dr Gombera for the first time and he is awesome.. very polite and caring...
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Debbie – Feb 22, 2020
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Very attentive, was able to clearly answer my questions regarding my recovery time and future prognosis.
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Eric H – Feb 22, 2020
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I am very satisfied with the care and expertise I have received under Dr Gombera’s care!
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Sandra Sherley – Feb 12, 2020
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Dr. Gombera is Great! He is patient and understanding. He listened to all of my questions and concerns and I never once felt rushed during my visits with him.
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Feb 10, 2020
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Dr. Gombera's office was quick to schedule me as a new patient and fave me the paperwork before the visit to minimize wait time and time missed from work. The staff was friendly, helpful, and got me to Dr. Gombera quickly. Dr. Gombera quickly evaluated my symptoms and recommended several courses of action and further diagnostic testing. He will be working with insurance on diagnostic testing.
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Feb 08, 2020
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I saw Dr. Gamberra for a second opinion on my knee. He was awsome. What I had originally been told was not the case. He explained everything to me. Answered all my questions, didn't act like he was in a rush. I am so pleased with him, his staff and the Fonderen hospital itself. We will use them for all our orthopedic needs.
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Becky Williamson – Feb 05, 2020
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Conservative and good listener especially with this retired RN.
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Susan Storey Cutaia – Feb 02, 2020
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I had a pleasant experience at my appointment with Dr. Gombera. Everything was very efficient without much wait time. The doctor listened to all my concerns and answered my questions. He recommended a treatment which he was able to do at the visit and we were on our way.
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Jan 25, 2020
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I visited Dr. Gombera for trouble with my knees. As usual, the process was well-organized. X-rays were taken and I was immediately sent back to an exam room. Dr. Gombera gave me options for treatment and explained each one. I feel I can trust him and that he is very skilled. He takes the time to answer my questions.
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Debby P. – Jan 16, 2020
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Dr Gombera actively listened, answered all my questions, and was kind and caring. I would encourage any orthopedic patient to see him. He’s a real blessing.
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Jan 12, 2020
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Dr. Gombera was very helpful and explained everything so that I could understand. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has knee or shoulder issues.
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Sharon Harden – Jan 09, 2020
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Always gives excellent attention. Great answers to questions! Very good results.
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Nina – Jan 09, 2020
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Excellent surgery outcome; delightful personality and outstanding support staff! The best!
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Cook Elise – Dec 21, 2019
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Just a follow up at one year past surgery. Reviewed recovery level and discussed future activities. Very happy with the results and so glad that I had the surgery.
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Aug 07, 2019
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All good, answered all my questions
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James Hill – Aug 02, 2019
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Practice Areas

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hip Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gombera treats Hip Sprain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Gombera treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gombera treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Gombera treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gombera treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Gombera treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Dislocation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gombera treats Knee Dislocation more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Gombera treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Runner's Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gombera treats Runner's Knee more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Gombera treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gombera treats Knee Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Gombera treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Glenoid Labrum Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gombera treats Glenoid Labrum Tear more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Gombera treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gombera treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Gombera treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gombera treats Shoulder Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Gombera treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

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Dr. Gombera's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

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 lifest...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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
  • Isolated Acetabuloplasty and Labral Repair for Combined-Type Femoroacetabular Impingement: Are We Doing Too Much?, 01/04/2017
  • Patients perceptions of the costs of total hip and knee arthroplasty, 05/2015
  • 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
  • Interventions for Hip Pain in the Maturing Athlete: The Role of Hip Arthroscopy?, 01/2014
  • Have we Solved the Problem of Backside Wear in Total Knee Arthroplasty?, 02/2009
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tear and Glenohumeral Instability: A Systematic Review, 08/2014
  • Pre-existing Rotator Cuff Tears as a Predictor of Outcomes in National Football League Athletes, 06/2006

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

Affiliated Hospitals

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Texas Orthopedic Hospital

Houston, TX

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)