Dr. Roger Fontes, MD

Dr. Roger Fontes, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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52 y/o
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Dr. Roger Fontes, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Henderson, NV and has been practicing for 19 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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Fontes performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fontes "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 I actively involve my patients in every step of the diagnosis and treatment process."

11  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

71  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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • 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
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • 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
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture
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78  Procedures

  • 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
  • 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 Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • 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
  • 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
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • 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 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
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Background Check

0 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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fontes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fontes' Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fontes to family and friends
77 total reviews (44 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (77)

  • 5
    (66)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Fontes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Fontes Says:
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I'd like to thank my patients for providing feedback regarding the care I have provided to them. My staff and I value this feedback and know that the majority of new patient referrals comes from my patients telling their friends and family about me.

I have been a dedicated orthopedic surgeon for over 20 years. Quality patient care is #1 to me...no exceptions.

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Patient Comments (44)

The environment is classy. I loved the clarity of the X-rays of my shoulder. I probably shouldn’t have taken two anti arthritis Tylenols because when it wore off my pain was screeching again. I liked how the Dr handled me but was left feeling unclear on what could be done to get my shoulder back to...more
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Dr. Fontes is a caring, compassionate, and brilliant doctor. He will be doing surgery on both my hips. I walked out of his office the first time I met him with a calming feeling. He made me feel very relieved when explaining the surgery and what he will do. I am grateful to have found him.
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My recent appointment has given excellent results. Dr. Fontes administered a injection in the the shoulder for a Bursitis condition that greatly reduced all discomfort and restored range of motion and mobility within hours. Dr. Fontes is a first class doctor and a wonderful person (not all that...more
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After having an accidental fall from a roof resulting in a bad shoulder injury Dr. Fontes had to perform shoulder arthroscopy superior capsule reconstruction. After following Dr. Fontes rehabilitation and physical therapy guidelines I now have full rotation and use of my shoulder. It couldn't have...more
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