Dr. Russell Tigges, MD

Dr. Russell Tigges, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(34)
Insurances AcceptedSave
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.

1910 South Rd

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Contact Information

(845) 454-0120

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Bursitis
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more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
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more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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 Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Med College Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mass General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Nebh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tigges has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tigges' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tigges to family and friends
3.2
based on 34 total reviews (11 with comments)
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 Comments (11)
in Poughkeepsie, NY |
Dr. Tigges was very informative during my first session with him. He clearly stated the need for total knee replacement of my right knee. Many doctors before had advised I was a candidate. He was pleasant and informative. I chose to use him for my surgery. He did a great job. I am clearly on the road to recovery and am able to ascend and descend stairs and walk without the aid of a cane. I am six weeks post surgery and back to the gymn and work
Ridgewood, NY |
poor bedside manner. doesn't seem to pay to much attention to his patients. Stay away!
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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Dr. Tigges accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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HealthAlliance Hospital - Broadway Campus
396 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
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Northern Dutchess Hospital
6511 Spring Brook Ave
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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Vassar Brothers Medical Center
45 Reade Pl
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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