Dr. Sanjay Desai, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 61

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Sanjay Desai, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Richmond, VA. Dr. Desai has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Retreat Doctors' Hospital and Henrico Doctors' Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has not yet indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Desai to book an appointment.


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OrthoVirginia

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(804) 288-3136
Henrico Parham7650 E Parham Rd Ste 100 Richmond, VA 23294
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Desai

4.7

Based on 144 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
5.555555555555555%
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Appointment was on time. Quick and efficient. Staff was friendly
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May 30, 2020
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Friendly, good explanations and seldom a long wait time.
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May 23, 2020
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Quality service. The entire staff wore mask. Exam room was spotless. Dr. Desai made me very comfortable, explained my options, very courteous It’s what I’ve come to expect at Ortho Virgina
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May 22, 2020
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Dr. DeSai is a great doctor and I highly recommend him. He took plenty of time examining my hands and explaining possible courses of action. His manner is courteous and professional.
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Smwilkins – May 21, 2020
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He was very caring & understanding. He listened to my concerns & took care of them. After weeks of being in pain, I finally got a full night of sleep!
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JP Fogle – May 20, 2020
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Dr Desai is very knowledgeable and he was efficient. He cuts to the chase and I like that.
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Heather M. – May 16, 2020
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Professional, quick, knowledgeable, and caring Physician.
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May 13, 2020
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Went for thumb and wrist pain from De Querveins. He was friendly, did a quick, painless assessment and discussed the usual treatment process. As I had already been wearing a brace with no relief, we upgraded to a Cortisone shot. It hurt, but he didn’t lie about how it would feel, and did it efficiently. I was given a timeline of how the shot would work, how to manage the immediate post shot care, and clear instructions for follow up. Very happy with my experience.
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May 13, 2020
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Really appreciated Dr Desai’s treatment - thorough, thoughtful and empathetic. Excellent care!
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May 13, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Desai for many years. He performed 2 hand surgeries for me which was very successful. He is one of the best doctors that I know. I highly recommend him.
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May 09, 2020
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Dr. Desai is the ultimate professional. He explained my diagnosis and treatment options in an understandable and empathetic way. Highly recommend him.
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Margaret H. – Apr 17, 2020
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Very nice and professional. Explains everything to you and answers questions when asked.
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Apr 08, 2020
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Excellent doctor. Answered all questions. Was very compassionate and understanding on all of my concerns.
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Jean Jacobsen – Mar 27, 2020
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He was up front with plan for treating my trigger finger issue. Third treatment was tf release. Done in office and experience was great. He did carpal tunnel surgery over 20 years ago. So obviously I like and trust him. Would use him again.
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Mar 11, 2020
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It was outstanding
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Dennis – Feb 13, 2020
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Excellent care
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Paul Cruser – Feb 12, 2020
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Kind listener. He thoroughly explains options. Great support staff
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Feb 08, 2020
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As usual, exceptional. 4.9 out of 5, being perfect. Professional, medically gifted, efficient, warm-..in his introverted way, non-judge mental. I’m grateful to have him as my ‘hand specialist’. Dodie Rossell
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Dodie Rossell – Jan 23, 2020
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SO easy to make an appointment online through the OrthoVirginia website, and at 8pm I was able to schedule for 9am the next morning. Dr. Desai was very professional, efficient, and I have very high expectations of an ultimate good outcome!
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MH – Jan 19, 2020
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He was very short and seemed hurried. I actually had to stand up and stop him as he was on his way out the door to ask another question. His response was to tell me to read the paper he’d given me!
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Jan 16, 2020
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Dr. Desai accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
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Cigna PPO
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Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 91% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hand Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Hand Conditions more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Trigger Finger
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Trigger Finger more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Sprain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Elbow Sprain more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Elbow Injuries
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Elbow Injuries more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 24% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 24% of their peers

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Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

Dr. Sanjay Desai, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Richmond, VA. Dr. Desai has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Retreat Doctors' Hospital and Henr...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • General Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Awards

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Retreat Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Parham Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Bon Secours - Memorial Regional Medical Center

Mechanicsville, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)