Dr. Roger Fontes, MD

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Dr. Fontes
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Telehealth services available

Desert Orthopaedic Center

2800 E Desert Inn Rd Las Vegas, NV 89121

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Dr. Roger Fontes, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose de Lima Campus - Henderson, NV and Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospital, San Martin Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fontes to book an appointment.

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Dr Fontes took the time to thoroughly explain what my options were so I could make an educated decision on treatment.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Richard M Smith – Dec 03, 2021
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Dr. Fontes was very informative and attentive to my condition and concerns.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Faron M. – Nov 20, 2021
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Dr. Fontes was recommended to me by a physical therapist. My first appointment went well. I found Dr. Fontes to be knowledgeable, caring and easy to talk to. I was given time to ask questions and discuss treatment options. I left feeling confident that I had chosen a top-notch physician.
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Sep 21, 2021
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His reputation proceeds him. He was everything I read about. Informative, highly educated, research oriented, good bedside manner, reassuring, confident and I feel very comfortable with him and his surgical skills.
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Andrea D. Pemberton – Sep 17, 2021
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Dr Fontes was a breath of fresh air!!! 5.5 years ago I had my ankle replaced in Portland, OR and nearly 3-years ago we relocated to North Las Vegas. Recently, I have been experiencing little “twinging” in my ankle. Dr Fontes encouraged me to come in and let him take a look at my ankle and make sure everything was okay. After X-rays were taken…I am so pleased with my diagnosis…as everything is ok. Dr Fontes was so gentle and explained what was happening and encouraged me to come back annually so he could keep an eye on it. Thank you Dr Fontes for your unwavering dedication and professionalism to your chosen career.
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Lorraine Reynolds – Aug 29, 2021
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Wow a Dr. that didn’t just focus on my primary concern. He checked other parts to make sure something wasn’t causing my pain. Gave me all options and explained plus and minus of each. Took his time and answered all my questions and moved ahead with a plan that isn’t surgery to try. I am so glad a friend from my gym recommended him.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Ron Anderson – Aug 28, 2021
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I'm so glad I found Dr. Fontes! Excellent physician, great attitude, very caring and friendly.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Aug 22, 2021
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My visit was very well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Vielka D. Gorriz – Aug 01, 2021
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I believe I have the best orthopedic surgeon on earth. First, Dr. Fontes replaced my left shoulder, then fixed my horribly painful left knee, then come September or October will replace my left hip. I have total faith in him. If my right side starts to go, he'll get my business!!! June 2021
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Veralee (Sandy) Crawford – Jun 07, 2021
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Dr Fontes is professional, thorough and friendly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cookie Chandler – Jun 06, 2021
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My husband and I both see Dr. Fontes and have done so for about five years, as the need arises. He is very personable and explains things in a way you can understand. He’s very thorough and I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kathy Cooke – Jun 06, 2021
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This was my first visit with Dr. Fontes and I was impressed with his patience and concern. His manner is very calming, immediately putting my anxiety to rest, which is so important for a person facing surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sharon Naken – May 09, 2021
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Dr. Fontes really knows his stuff. I am so very glad he did surgery on my knee - it's now a fully functioning, straight leg! I recommend him to you with no reservation.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Great Surgeon – Apr 25, 2021
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Dr. Fontes was very informative and helpful
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Apr 09, 2021
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A+ team. Dr, PA, and scheduler are all top notch!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 04, 2021
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Everyone there was friendly and professional. Dr. Fronted took the time to examine me and discuss options for my recovery. Thank you!
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Angelo Moio – Apr 01, 2021
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Very professional, very concerned about my problem
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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MParady – Mar 21, 2021
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I wanted to get a second opinion regarding surgery. Dr Fontes explained options clearly & in detail. I feel that he helped make my future decision regarding surgery a much more informed one.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sherry Buckley – Mar 20, 2021
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This doctor is so knowledgeable and good with his patients. Answers questions easily so you can understand. I would recommend him to anyone
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rory – Mar 19, 2021
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I was referred to and saw Dr Fontes about my knee. He took his time with me. He listened to and answered my questions. He explained things very well. He was not in a hurry or rushed. I felt that he had my best interest in mind as we discussed my options. I am very happy with how my appointments have gone. I would recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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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
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Roger Fontes, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fontes frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh, Osteoarthritis of Hip, and Unicompartmental Hip Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fontes treats.

Where is Dr. Roger Fontes, MD's office located?

Dr. Fontes' office is located at 2800 E Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Fontes' Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Osteoarthritis of Hip
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fontes performs Unicompartmental Hip Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Fontes performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Fontes' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • 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)
  • 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 Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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 Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Humerus Fracture
  • 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 Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • 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 Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Fontes accepts the following insurance:

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Balanced-NV PPO
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Gold Nevada PPO
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Nevada HMO
Nevada PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-NV
Silver Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Silver-NV PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Caremore Medical Group
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Culinary Health Fund
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
Special Needs Plan SNP
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
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Locations

Desert Orthopaedic Center

Desert Orthopedic Center - Central Office2800 E Desert Inn Rd Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Desert Orthopedic Center - Henderson Office2930 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy Ste 100 Henderson, NV 89052
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Desert Orthopedic Center - Southwest Office8205 W Warm Springs Rd Ste 250 Las Vegas, NV 89113
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