Dr. Paul Meli III, MD

Dr. Paul Meli III, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. Paul Meli III, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Miami / School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

4701 N Federal Hwy Ste A39

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Contact Information

(954) 771-8177

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
very high
more than 99% of peers
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
more than 99% of peers
Adhesive Capsulitis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Meli III's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Meli III "Evidence based medicine."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Meli III does not have any board certifications listed.

39  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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57  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthritic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • New York Hospital Medical Center Of Queens
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Cabrini Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Detroit Rec Hospital and University Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Meli III has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Meli III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Meli III's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Meli III to family and friends
154 total reviews (100 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (154)

  • 5
    (121)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (4)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (26)

Dr. Meli III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (100)

If you need shoulder surgery, Dr Paul Meli is your Dr. He explained what would happen before and after the surgery. He explained recovery needs & required time. My surgery and outcome were better than expected. I don't recommend a PHYSICIAN LIGHTLY. I recommend Dr. Meli
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Had a large rotator cuff tear on right shoulder, Dr.Meli did the surgery and did a great job. I also had to have surgery on my left shoulder about ten years ago, Dr.Meli did that one as well and I am very satisfied.
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Excellent service at this office, the doctor, Dr Paul meli and staff's are so great with what they do ,he never say something, nothing without checking with x ray or something. He is a great doctor. I will recommend him to every member of my family, friends and co workers.
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Dr. Meli is an excellent and highly effective surgeon. I was very apprehensive at first because the other worker's comp doctors I had been sent to were not thorough. My surgery on my right shoulder was very extensive, requiring 6 anchors and 7 incisions. Dr. Meli did an amazing job and you can...more
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An excellent doctor and a good guy!
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