Dr. Robert J. Heaps, MD

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Dr. Robert J. Heaps, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center 9 Washington Pl Ste 101, Bedford, NH 03110 Get Directions
(603) 883-0091

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Thank you for considering me. I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon, who is fellowship trained in hand and upper extremity surgery. I am an associate of the New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center, which has over 100 years of collective experience providing quality and comprehensive care to the people of southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. Our practice mission is to provide quality, cost-effective orthopedic care in a respectful and compassionate manner. As a member of this group, I am dedicated in the desire to fulfill this mission.Read more

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Trauma

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Portsmouth Naval Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    National Naval Medical Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Boston College

    Graduated in 1985

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Top Doctor in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012
    • Top Doctor in Hand Surgery - New Hampshire Magazine
    • Leading Physician in 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in New Hampshire not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Level of trust in provider's decisions
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Heaps' Care Philosophy

Thank you for considering me. I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon, who is fellowship trained in hand and upper extremity surgery. I am an associate of the New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center, which has over 100 years of collective experience providing quality and comprehensive care to the people of southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. Our practice mission is to provide quality, cost-effective orthopedic care in a respectful and compassionate manner. As a member of this group, I am dedicated in the desire to fulfill this mission.