Dr. Ross Chapel, MD

Dr. Ross Chapel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
35 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ross Chapel, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in McAllen, TX. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, and more.Read his story

Rio Grande Comprehensive Upper Extremity

222 E Ridge Rd Ste 106

McAllen, TX 78503
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Insurance Accepted

  • Ambetter
  • Assurant Employee Benefits
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Superior HealthPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Chapel's Experience

Dr. Chapel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Chapel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chapel "Dr. Chapel was born and raised outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University where he majored in Biological Sciences and graduated with Cum Laude honors . He attended medical school at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, where he was nominated to be a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He was also the recipient of the Walter G. Sterling Award for Academic Excellence, which was given to the top graduating senior of the medical school. After Medical School, Dr. Chapel completed a one year internship in general surgery at Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina, where he received both the Lily M. Jackson Award and the Don Gregg Award for excellence in patient care. He then completed his orthopedic surgery training at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, where he developed interest in upper extremity surgery. He then went on to complete subspecialty training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical center under the supervision of Dr. William Geissler."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chapel "Here at the Rio Grande Upper Extremity Center, we take pride in treating each and every patient with compassionate care. We strive for the best possible outcome for your Upper Extremity needs. Our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ross Chapel, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the upper extremities. This includes evaluating and caring for patients suffering from hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder problems. Dr. Chapel and his orthopedic surgical team attempt to correct these problems that arise in the skeleton and its attachments, including ligaments and tendons."

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Chapel does not have any board certifications listed.

43  Conditions Treated

  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Traumatic Conditions of the Upper Extremity
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteopenia
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture


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36  Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Lsu
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Okla Hlth Scis Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Mississippi
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Chapel has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Chapel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chapel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chapel to family and friends
48 total reviews (46 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

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Dr. Chapel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (46)

I had trigger thumb surgery and am completely satisfied. Dr. Chapel started with conservative treatment after giving me all the options and when that was not entirely successful he suggested surgery. He gave me options and thorough information to make in informed decision on having surgery. I...more
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I had a very good experience with Dr. Chapel. Every person in the office was excellent. I don't ever want to break any limbs, etc. again but if I did , while wintering in Texas, I would definitely go to Dr. Chapel's office. Very likely to recommend if someone from Texas needs an orthopedic...more
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I was referred to Dr. Chapel through our GP, I really don't feel like I could have found a more competent Orthopedic Dr. in the Rio Grande Valley. The Dr. and his staff made me feel like a family member and my care was truly important to them, it's rare to find a team like this these days!
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Our visit with Dr. Chapel was amazing. It is the first time in many years that we felt that we were under the care of a doctor who knew what he was doing. He addressed our concerns and explained clearly what needed to be done. Wonderful staff as well and an office that is very state of the art.
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Dr. Chapel is the best of the best! First time I was seen, I was in sooo much pain from both wrists I couldn’t do much anymore! He quickly diagnosed & treated me! Very knowledgeable doctor I’m forever grateful for him I’m pain free! I highly recommend him to anyone!
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