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Dr. Ronald Burgess, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Burgess

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Sgns

1780 Nicholasville Rd Ste 601 Lexington, KY 40503

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Dr. Ronald Burgess, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Lexington, KY and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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2.8

Based on 32 reviews

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I was seen for a problem with my wrist. Dr. Burgess was not in my room longer than 5 minutes my first appointment and did not even examine my wrist. He then ordered an MRI which I did. Dr Burgess said the results showed nothing, (he didn’t explain anything to me or answer my questions) he then proceeded to tell me that j was making my pain up and nothing was wrong, he then walked out of the room and my appointment was over. I was left with no answers and still a lot of pain. I do not recommend.
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Dr Burgess was very thorough and knowledgeable. He was also very kind and patient when discussing my health issue. Highly recommend!
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Dr Burgess has a very poor manner. He came in and didn't even introduce himself. He sat down and started talking without even shaking hands. His personality would be enough not to go back or to recommend him. This is my opinion.
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In my opinion, Dr Burgess has a very poor bedside manner. He came in and didn't even introduce himself or even attempt any social graces. He sat down and started talking without even shaking hands. He has a flat affect which comes across as boredom. I can't speak to his clinical skills, but his personality would be enough not to go back or to recommend him. He comes across as burned out and he looks to be at an age of nearing retirement. Better sooner rather than later. This is my opinion.
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Pleasant intelligent gentleman. He has operated on me several times with success.
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It is interesting for me to read people's individual experiences. Dr Burgess may be a man of few words, but I trust him 100%! I work in surgery on occasion with him. He does an amazingly wonderful job with each patient, no matter the complexity. He has my "thumbs up" recommendation!!
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I am 70yo male with hand ligament pain needing a simple correction. There is no way in a few words to express all the mistakes (which actually began with the incorrect info that one of the two office workers gave me...the taller lady that can't stay focused as well as one might hope). There were two minor procedures done to correct minor problems...one problem has returned and the other helped but at the expense of creating a new arthritic condition. Not, Not recommending this surgeon ever.
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At first I thought Dr Burgess pretty direct. But as the meeting progressed his explained my medical condition and choices to me and my husband in a very friendly and professional way.
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Very unprofessional. Definitely not good for hands
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Biography

Dr. Ronald Burgess, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Lexington, KY and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1984
Conn Cmb Hnd Surgery Srv
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Henry Ford Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Ao International Fellowship
1979
Henry Ford Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1974
Hope College
Undergraduate School
1984
1983
1983
1979
1978
1974

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • The Best Doctors in America, 2010

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(859) 253-0124

Dr. Burgess accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

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Dr. Burgess' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burgess treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Burgess treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burgess treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Burgess treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Wrist Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burgess performs Wrist Replacement more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Burgess performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Total Wrist Replacement

Dr. Burgess' conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
  • Apert Syndrome
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Fingerprints Absence - Syndactyly - Milia
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polydactyly
  • Radial Ray Agenesis
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Syndactyly
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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