Dr. Roy Sanders, MD

Dr. Roy Sanders, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Roy Sanders, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic foot & ankle surgery, and more.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

909 N Dale Mabry Hwy

Tampa, FL 33609
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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

Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
more than 73% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
more than 71% of peers
more than 66% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sanders "Dr. Sanders provides nonsurgical and surgical care to patients with complex fractures and foot and ankle disorders. He specializes in foot and ankle surgery, orthopedic trauma, including complex deformities, non-unions/malunions, and bone infections. His goal is to restore function and relieve pain, so that the patient may return to an active lifestyle."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Clonus
  • Ankle Defects - Short Stature
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


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  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • 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 Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Queens College, The City University Of New York
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Harborview Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Kantonsspital Chur
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Klinikum Rechts Der Isar
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors in America, Peer-elected, 1992-2006
  • Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics, University of South Florida, 1996-2005
  • Chief, Department of Orthopaedics, Nashville General Hospital at Meharry, 1986-1987
Media & Publications

Dr. Sanders has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sanders' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sanders to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sanders' Performance

Explains condition(s) well
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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Englewood, FL
For at least a few years, I had not been able to walk around a store to shop - I had to use a cart - because of constant pain in my ankle and foot. I am 75 yrs old, and had had surgery about 15 years ago to fuse my ankle - but everything had broken down and I was looking ahead to living my life in...more
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Gail, wow!, we are so happy to hear that Dr. Sanders was able to fix your ankle! Thank you for sharing your story with us!

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in Palm Harbor, FL
Dr. Sanders is the absolute best in his field , I sustained a severe calcaneus fracture and he was our only hope . Dr. Sanders put me back together and restored my ability to work , walk , and climb . His dedication , skill , and compassion for his patients is very moving . My wife and I can...more
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Thanks Sonny! Dr. Sanders is incredibly gifted and we are pleased to hear you have had much success getting back to work and enjoying the activities you love! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.

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in Tampa, FL
Dr. Sanders is a genius in repairing foot and ankle fractures and injuries. I was hit pretty bad in a car accident, no fault of mine. I had bone non-reunion which he set correctly and I am on my way to having almost complete recovery. I cannot thank him enough and I cannot thank my stars enough...more
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Thank you for taking the time to provide a review! Dr. Sanders is an amazing surgeon and we are please to hear you are on the way to a full recovery. We wish you the best!

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in Fort myers
Dr Sanders and his assistant gave me excellent care. Unfortunately the scheduling staff for PT is a joke. Since I live in Fort Myers, I need PT here...the last 2 weeks I have left 3 messages and even spoke to 2 different associates about scheduling the PT. I gave phone AND Fax #'s for the facility...more
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Hi there, we are pleased to hear you received excellent care from Dr. Sanders and his assistant. I've passed your review along to his assistant in hopes she can determine your name and contact information. We apologize for the struggle it has been to retrieve your PT referral. There may have been a miscommunication here but we will get to the bottom of it!

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in Parrish, FL
I would most definitely recommend Dr. Sanders to anyone needing his expertise.
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Thank you for the kind review!

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