Dr. Russell Tigges, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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Dr. Russell Tigges, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Poughkeepsie, NY. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Tigges is affiliated with HealthAlliance Hospital - Broadway Campus, Mary’s Avenue Campus of HealthAlliance Hospital, Northern Dutchess Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

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Dr. Tigges' Reviews

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based on 32 total surveys (9 with reviews)
Dr. Tigges' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
in Amenia, NY |
Terrible bedside manner and communication. Long wait in the office. Didn't see him again / no visit / follow up after knee replacement. I wont see him again and I surely don't recommend.
in Kingston, NY |
it has been 4years march 11 that I had both knees replaced dr tiggis saved my working life I paint I climb30 foot ladders work 10 hour days and its like I am 40 years old very important for you to prepare for operation and do daily simple follow up exercises he has allowed me to work hopefully til I am at least 80 I love work thanks to dr tiggis and all his staff I am their model patient never can repay them thanx ken
in New Paltz, NY |
I went to Dr. Tigges for an evaluation of a painful knee. After X-rays, I was seen by Dr. Tigges. He barely glanced at my knee (from across the room); he never touched or examined the knee, had me walk to check my gait, or any standard checks. He told me I needed surgery, but wouldn't consider doing it until I had lost a significant amount of weight. He didn't tell me how I might alleviate the pain so that I could exercise. He didn't suggest a knee brace. He spent about 5 min. Total cost $400.
in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. |
I would never see him again. My left knee failed after he messed up my right knee replacement, and he told me it was all in my head. Maybe he should have just sent me somewhere else. Instead he almost crippled me. Thank God I found Dr. Stamer again.
Ulster C'ty, NY |
Many years ago, Dr. Tigges was the go-to, mid-Hudson surgeon for knee replacements. Now there are others equally proficient. If you're lucky, with no postop difficulties, you'll be very happy with the result; but otherwise, you'll be on your own. He is very busy, and surgeons aren't well compensated for postop care. His office doesn't respond to requests for postop appointments, beyond a month after surgery, even for a serious difficulty, as confirmed by other recent patients and by PT's.
Monticello, NY |
Arrogant man, get em in get em out attitude. If you expect him to answer a call himself forget it. The only person that answers his calls and returns your call is his surgical coordinator who is not even a nurse. I had read that in a previous review but figured it would be amazing OK as I'm a nurse and I could probably handle my postop OK. But I had some problems and not once did I hear back from him. I Needed my second hip done and found a different surgeon and what a better experience!!!
in Hyde Park, NY |
Dr. Tigges presents in an arrogant manner and does not put one at ease. He neither invites patient questions or responds appropriately to them.
in NY |
Bring a sweater. Offices are cold, wait time long 45-90 minutes
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  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Med College Of Virginia
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mass General Hospital
    Nebh

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • 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 Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate