Dr. Phillip Surface, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(18)
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Dr. Phillip Surface, DO
A native of Princeton, WV, Dr. Surface completed his pre-medical studies at Concord University in Athens. After graduation from the University of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1992, he next completed internship at WVU/ Charleston Area Medical Center. Dr. Surface then completed Orthopedic Surgery residency at Oklahoma State University in 1997. Dr. Surface also completed a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery subspecialty residency at the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Spokane, Washington.While in residency Dr. Surface received special recognition for development of Oklahoma State's Orthopedic Surgery Residency Sports Medicine program, served as Chief Resident, and authored scientific papers. During this time, Dr. Surface arranged for, and provided specialized Orthopedic Surgical treatment to pediatric victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster,and served as team physician-consultant for several professional, collegiate, and high school teams and organizations.Dr. Surface is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with professional interests in adult reconstructive (total joint replacement) surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, hand surgery, trauma, and pediatric orthopedic conditions.While maintaining a busy practice of patient care and surgery, Dr. Surface serves as Associate Clinical Professor at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Clinical Instructor at Alderson-Broadous' Physician Assistant Program. Dr. Surface is President of Summit Orthopedics. He is the Medical Director of both Joint Connections, an innovative and award winning joint replacement unit, and Orthopedic Surgical Services at Thomas Memorial Hospital. Dr. Surface has also served as the President of the Medical Staff at Thomas Memorial Hospital. He has been involved in the design of surgical equipment and implants for 12 years, and has special skills in the design, implementation, and maintenance of service line care systems. Dr. Surface is currently serving as the President of the Sports Medicine Section of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

4607 Maccorkle Ave SW Ste 401

South Charleston, WV 25309

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Dr. Phillip Surface, DO

Dr. Phillip Surface, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Knee Arthroscopy
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Surface "I try to always involve Patients in the decision making process early on. From the beginning of diagnostics through treatment, the patient will be provided choices and the risk:reward of each. This helps communication and well-being of the relationship between Surgeon and Patient.

I try to explain in layman's terms as well as providing high-tech media to educate about conditions and surgeries. 

I feel the Patients will more often than not provide the actual diagnosis by telling me what their symptoms and concerns are…. The most valuable service I can provide to Patients is to LISTEN.

The patients information and records are available 24 hours a day through our Patient Portal via our website.

We all strive, at Summit Orthopedics, to treat Patients and Families as we would wish to be treated. We appreciate our Patients, and treat them not as a burden, but as a Blessing!"

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
105

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • De Quervain's Release
  • 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Surgery
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for West Virginia.

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

  • Concord University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • WV U Charleston Area Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Shriner'S Hosps For Chldrn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • American Academy of Wilderness Medicine
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Surface has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Surface's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Surface to family and friends
3.4
based on 18 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Surface Says:

I appreciate and consider all feedback provided by patients. This allows me to focus on the area of concern to provide improvement.

Patients can reach me via their Patient Portal, or email, both are easily accessed by the website. Patients may also call the office number 24 hours a day 365 days a year with problems or concerns.

304.414.2120

Dr. Surface's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Charleston, WV |
Dr. Surface is a wonderful Doctor and the staff were very attentive as well!
St Albans, WV |
My elderly mother suffered a fracture. Thomas hospital referred us to Dr. Surface. I called his office to set up an appointment. I was told the doctor would review the request and we would receive a call to set up an appointment. 7 days went by with no return call. On the 8th day I placed a call to Dr. Surface's office for an update. Brandy stated that the doctor hadn't reviewed my mother's request. That is a very poor service model. I called CAMC and made an appt for the next day.
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Hospitals where Dr. Surface has admitting privileges

Thomas Memorial Hospital
4605 Maccorkle Ave SW
South Charleston, WV 25309
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