Dr. Russell Cohen, MD

Dr. Russell Cohen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Russell Cohen, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Tucson, AZ. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

5301 E Grant Rd

Tucson, AZ 85712

Contact Information

(520) 784-6200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas


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Knee Arthroscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cohen "General Orthopaedics-Minimally Invasive TEchniques in Joint Replacement"


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Arizona College Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cohen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cohen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cohen to family and friends
based on 42 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Cohen'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 (12)
Tucson, AZ |
THIS PHYSICIAN IS HIGHLY OVERRATED .He always seems like he is in a hurry ,does not like to answer questions and is a bore [rude]. My joint replacement did not turn out well and several years later is still painful.There are many other competent Orthopedic Surgeons in Tucson ,so why tolerate his antics ?
Fillmore, NY |
Dr. Cohen did a hip replacement on my partner. He was arrogant, nasty, and made us feel like stupid, unintelligent peasants. The surgery was at best adequate. There was no follow up. We were just another number..
in Sahuarita, AZ |
Dr. Russell Cohen is the best knee doctor ever! He replaced both of my knees this summer. He did them 6 weeks apart. I was walking on the new knees the next day without a walker. I had been very skeptical about getting knee surgery for years and had put it off. Now I am very glad I did it. My legs are straighter than they have been in years. Thank you Dr. Cohen!
Tucson, AZ |
I was told to get a xray without ever seeing the doctor. Poor bedside manner.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr Cohen is the standard from which all other orthopedic surgeons should be measured. I had a left knee replacement four years ago and had no trouble after the surgery or later. 2 weeks ago I had my right hip replaced and no pain or problems from it. Dr Cohen is on time, quick (as he does many hip and knee replacements), and thorough (checking my recovery). I would recommend him to my children. I asked my primary care physician which surgeon he would send his family to, he said Dr Cohen!
in Tucson, AZ |
I have had 2 surgeries (hip replacements) performed by Dr. Cohen, most recently in January 2017. Both were without any complications, and in both instances I was back out hiking within a month, swimming in 2 weeks, dancing, exercising, etc. Dr. Cohen is an incredible surgeon, and a very kind physician. Being as busy as he is, he nevertheless took the time to call me after my surgery to see how I was doing. Utterly professional, direct answers to questions, and fabulous surgeon.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Cohen is not only a fine surgeon, he is also a personable physician. I found all aspects of his practice and his associates and hospital staff to be caring and professional. My recovery after having total hip replacements has been without complication. Following replacement of both hips sixteen months ago I have recently walked to the top of Sabino Canyon and back and climbed to over 3,600 feet in Saguaro East.
in Tucson, AZ |
He is extremely caring, dedicated and will explain with clarity, details that patient and family member/members can comprehend. His bedside manner is professional, courteous and compassionate. His staff is courteous, professional and show a willingness to help whenever necessary. We are grateful to have Dr. Cohen as our Orthopedic Surgeon!
in Tucson, AZ |
Recently I had both knees replaced by Dr. Cohen. He put my mind at ease about the surgery, we did get a second opinion at the Mayo Clinic, and he was correct in every detail. His vast experience in knee replacement surgery paid off with zero post surgical issues.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr Cohen performed 3 separate replacement surgeries for me--both knees and my left hip. The results were excellent. He answered all my many questions and helped alleviate my concerns about having such surgeries. I spoke to many healthcare professionals about him before meeting with him and all indicated he was the surgeon they would go to if in need of knee or hip replacement surgery. This included a prominent orthopedic surgeon in California..
in Tucson, AZ |
I found the progess of having a knee Arthroplasty so well organized that my trepidations I had when I arrived on the morning of surgery completely vanished. This atmmosphere continued for the two days I was there which included the nurses, therapy people and aids.
in Texas |
Excellent results, very professional staff including hospital staff.
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Dr. Cohen accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Cohen has admitting privileges

Tucson Medical Center
5301 E Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ 85712
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