Dr. Roger Fontes, MD

Dr. Roger Fontes, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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53 y/o
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Dr. Roger Fontes, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Henderson, NV and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

Desert Orthopedic Center

2930 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy Ste 100

Henderson, NV 89052
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

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Dr. Fontes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fontes treats Osteoarthritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Fontes treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fontes treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 98% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fontes treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Fontes' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • 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
  • 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 Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • 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 Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

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 patie...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Ilizarov Fellowship Under Prof. Maurizio Catangi-Lecco, Italy
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Ao/Asif Shoulder Fellowship Under Prof. Christian Gerber-Zurich, Switzerland
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Ao/Asif Trauma Fellowship Under Prof. Norbert Haas-Berlin, Germany
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University Ca Sf Med Center
Residency Hospital
1998
University Ca Sf School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1993
University of California, San Francisco
Internship Hospital
1993
Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
Medical School
1989
University of California At San Diego
Undergraduate School
2000
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1993
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1989

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Fontes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fontes

4.7

Based on 107 reviews

5 Stars
89.7196261682243%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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I can’t recommend Dr. Fontes or Desert Orthopedic enough. Dr. Fontes was incredibly compassionate, friendly and spent the time needed to come up with solutions to mitigate my pain.
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The level of knowledge n skill set of Dr. was felt thru out our consult. My questions were addressed completely. Dr. explained how his state -of-the-art procedure would be done, showed me why on the x-ray. Then, how best to recoup. This anterior approach to hip replacement has made recovery something to dream about, not dread. I'm looking forward to a great relationship with Dr. Fontes!
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Dr. Fontes has proven to be a knowledgeable, highly skilled surgeon. He performed my hip replacement using a state-of-the-art techniaue that results in rapid recovery. In the aftermath of surgery, he and his staff have been unusually helpful in responding to my questions
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On April 2 2019 had a full hip replacement the staff at D.O.C were great answered all my question . And as Dr Fontes goes knows what he is doing great boctor and a greatperson very happy I choose him Keri R
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Dr. Fontes was professional. personable and very skilled in total hip replacement surgery. I was almost pain free right after the surgery and only needed a walker for 2 weeks. His method is the direct anterior approach and no muscles were cut so the healing time was very fast. Dr. Fontes is a great surgeon and I likes his PA, Laura Rodriguez, very much too!
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My experience with Dr. Fontes and the Desert Orthopedic Center was efficient and positive. Being able to complete initial paperwork on line before the visit was very helpful. Dr. Fontes was able to quickly ascertain my condition from X-ray and range of motion; snswering my concerns. I recommend Dr. Fontes.
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The wait time was minimal and the entire staff was very friendly, courteous and professional! I would definitely recommend to friends and family.
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Dr. Fontes is an amazing patient oriented doctor! He does anterior hip replacements which are much less invasive and patients spend less time in the hospital and in physical therapy because of this. My husband had both hips replaced and he went from using a cane and being in constant pain to walking normally with no pain within a short time. I cannot keep up with him! Dr. Fontes repaired a large rotator cuff repair for me and I am pretty much back to normal after 3 months!
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Dr Fontes was as impressive during our first consultation as the resulting surgery. On March 5,2019, Dr Fontes performed an Anterior hip replacement on me that has responded just as he described. I am quite pleased with results and fully recommend Dr Fontes.
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Long wait to call for appt, don't call you back but I believe it is worth the trouble, great Dr.
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He is very caring and takes his time with you. He is excellent at even the most complicated of cases..
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Totally impressed, and totally satisfied! Best medical experience I’ve ever had, from my initial visit all the way through hip replacement surgery Dr. Fontes and staff have been outstanding! One week after surgery and I am pain free and walking. More rehab to go but this has been a great experience! PA Laura Rodriguez is another gem... great team!
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Dr. Fontes has a wonderful reputation and it is well earned. My app't for a hip problem was started on time, his staff was friendly, courteous & helpful. His staff is perhaps the best medical staff I've encountered. My time with Dr. Fontes was everything a patient could want and I would rate his knowledge, demeanor, and confidence as top notch.
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1 hr late for morning appoint. But great when he finally got there
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Great staff, wait time was minimal, Doctor explained all my options. Good experience.
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He is knowledgeable, great bedside manner. He explains all your concerns . I have seen several os doctors in the area and he is by far the BEST . I need a hip replacement and he will be the doctor for me have complete trust and confidence in him. Please before you decide on a doctor if you need surgery would strongly recommend you go see Dr Fontes you will not be sorry.
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Took his time and answered all questions we had. Very helpful and knowledgeable when recommending treatment options.
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Dr Fontes takes the time to explain things so you can make the right decision about the right procedure and the timing. I recommend him.
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I saw Dr. Fontes on Oct 15 for a second opinion and even though the information he provided was similar to that of the first ortho I saw, Dr. Fontes made me feel like he cared. I spent 2017 fighting breast cancer and suffice to say that I've met my fair share of Dr's. With that experience and others, I give Dr. Fontes my highest recommendation!
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Understanding, patient and extremely helpful!!
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Aetna
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Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Caremore Medical Group
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Culinary Health Fund
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MetLife
MetLife PDP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
Principal Financial Group
Teachers Retirement System (TRS)
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare PPO
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