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Dr. Paul Meli III, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Meli III

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4701 N Federal Hwy Ste A39 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

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Dr. Paul Meli III, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Miami / School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


Dr. Meli III's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Meli III

4.5

Based on 240 reviews

5 Stars
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(202)
4 Stars
1.6666666666666667%
(4)
3 Stars
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1 Star
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I gave Dr. Meli 5 stars for being a fantastic surgeon since I had absolutely no complaints or problems with understanding my medical problem, what my surgery would entail, and approximate length of time for recovery. Dr. Meli is personable and will answer all of your questions in an understanding manner. His office staff is efficient and his assistants are so helpful. Even the surgery coordinator was beyond helpful. This was my first surgery with Dr. Meli, but I have been a patient of his for both of my shoulders and I can honestly say he has brought me back to 100% for all my medical issues.
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You should be ashamed of yourself. Because you did nothing, I went for a second opinion. He did the mri, which you refused to do for 8 weeks and thank God I did. I sustained a torn meniscus which was repaired on June 4, 2019. I wouldn’t recommend you to my worst enemy, my best friend not even a pet. When you lose the ability to put the patients care and well being first, you should consider retiring. HORRIBLE
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Efficient, timely and courtesy.
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Fantastic person and surgeon. Very personable and interactive with patients. Spends time with his patient and is not rushing from one to the next. Takes the time to explain procedures.
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Dr Meli trated me for a broken hip and later for a fractured shoulder. In each case he advised against surgery and gave me a plan for recovery and physical therapy.
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Dr. Meli was very professional and personable. I felt very comfortable talking with him. He explained my surgery so I could understand exactly what would be done. I am very happy with my results.
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The office of Dr. Meli is so very well organized and the whole staff is friendly and professional. Wait time is minimal. Dr. Meli is not only a very experienced and successful doctor but a great human been as well. He takes the time to listen to his patients and conducts a great physical exam as well not leaving anything out.
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Very knowledgeable when it comes to Orthopedic injuries. Always checks up on you and will answer all of your questions. I will recommend him and all of the staff to my friends and family!
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Dr. Meli is a straight shooter and won't beat around the bush. He will be honest with you and try to get you back in action as quickly as possible!
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Dr.Meli when I tell you he is a Great orthopedic surgeon Very knowledgeable and I do recommend him to anyone who is having Knee surgery...Thanks Again
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Evidence based medicine.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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(954) 771-8177

Dr. Meli III accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Meli III's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Meli III performs Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Meli III performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Meli III performs Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Meli III performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Adhesive Capsulitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Meli III treats Adhesive Capsulitis more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Meli III's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthritic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Back Pain
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate