Dr. Salvatore Lacognata, DO

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Lacognata
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Valley Bone & Joint Specialists

3941 E Baseline Rd Ste 102 Gilbert, AZ 85234

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Dr. Salvatore Lacognata, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lacognata has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities Dignity Health Arizona Specialty Hospital and HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lacognata to book an appointment.


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He very good commutation and grateful personally I will call him and make appt to see him need to thank u
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May 16, 2020
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He is seeing me for knee-revision surgery, and did my hip-revision surgery 6 years ago. He is an excellant surgeon and a caring doctor.
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Larry Sellmeyer – Mar 15, 2020
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Best Dr. ever
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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san tan valley, AZ – Jun 09, 2019
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I never saw him after the surgery either. He didn’t explain much about the part he used with for a hip replacement. It did not have good coating and is loose, causing me to need a hip replacement. I’ve been in pain for too long!
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Mar 28, 2019
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I lovelovelove Dr. LaCognata and his staff. He is down to earth and an exceptional surgeon. He listens to you and genuinely cares about wanting to do the best for patients.
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Mar 18, 2019
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Dr LaCognata is patient, thorough, kind, professional, reassuring- I could go on and on. He is a specialists specialist. He fixes what other surgeons screwed up. He made a very big deal as easy as it could have been. ( i do agree his phone/answering system can be a pain-keep trying or hit an ext.)
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kim clark in Gilbert, AZ – Jan 12, 2019
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Well, this is a follow up to the previous review. I finally called the office Monday and spoke to the staff in regards to not being able to reach anyone for 4 days and being in severe pain for 2 of them. The person said “WELL, WHY DIDNT YOU JUST CALL THE DOCTOR ON CALL?” as ifh there was any way to call him. I explained that I did not have any way to contact the doctor, and the home care nurse had no way to contact, and the message on the machine gave no emergency number or on call doctor number
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Ed in Gilbert, AZ – Nov 27, 2018
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Ram out of pain meds and Dr Lacognata has no way to get hold of him and his office staff has not returned calls for 3 days straight.
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Nov 24, 2018
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Had a knee replacement done and it has been good so far. A couple issues with the staff though, I never saw Dr Lacognata either after the surgery, during recovery, not the whole 3 days I was in the hospital.he is a very nice Doctor and the hospital staff is very nice and took good care of me. The office staff does not take good care of the phones as I have tried calling for the last 4 days to get meds refilled and although the machine says they return calls same day, I have never received a call
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Gilbert, AZ – Nov 24, 2018
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Love Dr. LaCognata! He did right hip replacement in 2015 when I lived in AZ. Moved to MD. In 2017, left hip yelled at me. Feb 2018, saw surgeon in MD, thought "He is NOT Dr. LaCognata!" Called his office, flew to AZ in March for initial consultation, drove 2700 mi. in June for surgery, drove home end of Aug, am back to work walking dogs and driving kids--I am 73. Had awesome surgeon, rehab, home, outpatient PT & I did my part by following Dr.'s orders
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Nancy Fairchild in Chevy Chase, MD – Oct 10, 2018
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Dr Lacognata was a rock during my 3 knee operations. He analyzed my problems and offered and delivered a real solution each time. I would recommend his services for anyone.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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RODNEY SIMON in CHANDLER/AZ MERIDIAN/ID, AZ – Sep 26, 2018
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Never would have him operation on me again!!!! Would never recommend him....
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Dorothy Kazubowski – Jul 13, 2018
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Two years ago Dr Lacognata replaced my right knee. I was 50 with little to no cartilage left and was in constant pain. My first meeting with him he listened tentatively to my symptoms, identified my options, and patiently answered all of my questions. It was nice that he offered solutions without pushing me to make my decision. The day of surgery, he explained everything that would happen and put me at ease. Recovery was a challenge, but nothing was unexpected; and the aftercare was phenomenal!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Stacy Kellow in Queen Creek, AZ – Apr 21, 2018
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Well I had hip replacement June 29th as to date I still have a open wound where the incision is an it's frustrating I can't work as my whole lower body stiffens up if I do to much exercise an if I sit to an lay down to long it all stiffens up. Feeling very lost as what to do.
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Kimberly in Mesa, AZ – Dec 29, 2016
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The best surjean in the world. Both prosthetic knees replaced. Left than right. Than left knee bursa removal. I have arthritis. Sal gives you possitive hope, lets you know I can replace your joints but you have to put the work into you to get limber , and your mobility back. I is not a walk in the park .five star plus.
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Daian Ganzon in Mesa, AZ – Dec 14, 2016
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Dr Lacognata is an awesome Dr. He has a great relationship with his patients and I trust him unconditionally. Best ortho Dr in Az
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Deborah Dease in MESA, Az – Apr 14, 2016
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I had total knee replacement surgery in 2006. I could not be happier with the quality of treatment from Dr. Lacognata. I was able to resume normal activities, totally pain free, within a matter of weeks after the surgery. Ten years later my life is not impacted by any knee pain. He is an outstanding surgeon and I heartily recommend him.
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Dan in Gilbert, AZ – Feb 13, 2016
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Super professional, explained in detail hip surgery and options. Very up front and honest approach to all phases.
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Dr. Salvatore Lacognata, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lacognata...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1995
Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Italian

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lacognata

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lacognata treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lacognata treats other conditions, please contact the office at (480) 969-3531.

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Lacognata typically treats 79% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee Sprain
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Dr. Lacognata typically treats 73% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Hip Resurfacing
Hip Replacement
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Dr. Lacognata's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Dr. Lacognata accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Open Access HMO
Ameriben
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Mercy Care Plan
Phoenix Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Humana EPO
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
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Golden Rule HMO
Golden Rule POS
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Locations

Valley Bone & Joint Specialists

Valley Bone & Joint Specialists3941 E Baseline Rd Ste 102 Gilbert, AZ 85234
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Dignity Health Arizona Specialty Hospital

Chandler, AZ

89% Patient experience rating, 20% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
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