Dr. Roger A. Fontes Jr., MD

Dr. Roger A. Fontes Jr., MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 50 years old

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Black Mountain Orthopaedics
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      • Aetna
      • Assurant Health
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Caremore Medical Group
      • Cigna
      • Coventry Health Care
      • Culinary Health Fund
      • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
      • Health Net
      • Humana
      • Medicaid
      • MetLife
      • MultiPlan
      • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
      • Principal Financial Group
      • Teachers Retirement System (TRS)
      • UnitedHealthCare

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      Las Vegas, NV |
      In short, it was almost like never seeing a doctor. Received absolutely zero resolution on what I was diagnosed with, and never got a follow up call, from my last appointment....where I got no answers from. DOC is a complete joke. Doctors sit there, collect a bunch of money, and care nothing whatsoever about patients.
      in Las vegas |
      After a bad motorcycle accident. Late 2013 i was busted up pretty bad. Pelvic bones broken. Dr fontes can come across as ego strong. But what super star doesn't have a bit of an ego. Bottom line is he is a very talented skillfully capable of being a star in his field. I'm greatfull that he was my surgeon. You won't find better.
      in Las Vegas, NV |
      Dr Fontes is fabulous! I love my new hip and the mobility I have regained. I was in such pain, I could barely walk before my hip relplacemnt. After my surgery, I was up and walking the same day. Recovery was speedy, and post-op discomfort minimal.
      in Henderson, NV |
      My recent experience during a consult with Dr. Fontes leads me to believe that his hippocratic goal is secondary to his desire for dollars. Dr. Fontes attitude with me as a patient was absolutely deplorable. He displayed a 'superior' attitude and little concern over my actual conditions. He refused to provide input on any condition other than that which he was required to do in spite of having been provided specifics as to the reason for consult. At best, his staff is inadequately trained.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
      • Orthopedics

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Arthritis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Broken Neck
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Injuries
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Sprain
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Lupus
      • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Injuries
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Scapular Fracture
      • Shoulder Diseases
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Instability
      • Shoulder Pain
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sports Injuries
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Sternum Fracture
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Tendonitis
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • Ankle Arthroscopy
      • Ankle Replacement
      • Ankle Surgery
      • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel 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
      • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
      • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • 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
      • 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 Resurfacing
      • Hip Surgery
      • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
      • Joint Drainage
      • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
      • 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
      • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
      • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Neuroplasty
      • Partial Shoulder Replacement
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • 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
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Shoulder Surgery
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Total Hip Replacement
      • Total Joint Replacement
      • Total Knee Replacement
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
      • Wrist Replacement

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        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for Nevada.

      • 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

      • Medical School
        Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine

        Graduated in 1993

      • Internship Hospital
        University of California, San Francisco

        Completed in 1993

      • Residency Hospital
        University Ca Sf Med Center

        Completed in 1998

        University Ca Sf School Of Med

        Completed in 1998

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Ao/Asif Shoulder Fellowship Under Prof. Christian Gerber-Zurich, Switzerland

        Completed in 1999

        Ao/Asif Trauma Fellowship Under Prof. Norbert Haas-Berlin, Germany

        Completed in 1999

        Ilizarov Fellowship Under Prof. Maurizio Catangi-Lecco, Italy

        Completed in 2000

      • Undergraduate School
        University of California At San Diego

        Graduated in 1989

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Fontes Jr.' Care Philosophy

      My philosophy is to treat all of my patients as I would want my own family to be treated. My goal at Desert Orthopaedic Center is to provide my patients with the best orthopaedic care available, to help my patients live pain free, and to get my patients back to a full and active lifestyle. I pride myself on open and honest communication and ! actively involve my patients in every step of the diagnosis and treatment process.