Dr. Sebastian Ruggeri, MD

Dr. Sebastian Ruggeri, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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68 y/o
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Dr. Sebastian Ruggeri, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 42 years.

Affiliated Arm, Shoulder and Hand Surgeons, Ltd

3104 E Indian School Rd Ste 200

Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna

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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
more than 88% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
normal
more than 68% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
normal
more than 67% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuralgia in the Upper Extremity
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Pain
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • RSD Treatment
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Rhode Island Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Univ Of Pennsylvania Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ruggeri has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Ruggeri's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruggeri to family and friends
3.4
based on 33 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Ruggeri's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Scottsdale, Arizona |
I love this doctor! He saved my son's hand! My teenager was really badly injured late one evening. His thumb was hanging by a thread & there was blood everywhere! When we arrived at the ER, the tirage nurse did not put my mind at ease when I asked if my child would spend the rest of his life without his digit. Dr. R was called in and he was wonderful; reassuring us that my son would have use of his hand again even before going into surgery. 8 wks later and amazingly, my son is as good as before!
in Phoenix, AZ |
I do not know if Dr. Ruggeri was having a bad day or what is going on. Although, I have several dibilitating issue with my upper extremities that are most due to my neck issues. Dr. Ruggeri out of the blue acted as if he knew nothing of my neck issues, back issues so on and so forth. As he says, "You are the only patient I have who has been on pain medication longer than any other. Insisting that I go through the APR Therapy and proof I am pain free. Ah, NO! CREATED MORE PAIN! So DISAPPOINTED!
Scottsdale, AZ |
Nice guy, seems knowl dgeable. Has a bad habit of overbooking Times. Today I waited 45 minutes, and then after asking, I was told probably another 45 minutes. I drove thru a rain storm, total 1.5 hrs because of storm, normally a one hr drive. Was told by his stafff this is "normal". This is unacceptable. Will try one more time with "first" appt after lunch, in 2 more weeks. I do not have a good few,no abt this.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Ruggeri repaired my rotator cuff. I was very worried because I heard so many people say they never stopped hurting but I can tell you I am so much better. I should have done it sooner. Dr. Ruggeri is very thorough and explained everything so I knew what he was going to do. I would do it again.
Scottsdale, AZ |
This doctor is competent takes time to explain procedures and office staff is very efficient, friendly, goes out of their way to help you really feel comfortable and cared for. I have just today referred a friend to him!!!
in Phoenix, AZ |
I have had several medical issues with myself and family. Dr. Ruggeri has taken very good care of us. He spends time explaining the problems and getting it resolved. He cares about his patients. I would highly recommend Dr. Ruggeri or his PA Gary North to anyone.
Scottsdale, AZ |
I had finger surgery and Dr. Ruggeri seemed quite knowledge about the entire procedure. I actually dealt more with his PA than him who seemed to be equally excellent . The office staff is very friendly and helpful as well.
Phoenix, AZ |
Worst doctor ever!!!!! I waited over an hour past my appointment to see this so called doctor. I am in extreme pain and he tells me to sleep with a pillow attached to my arm and prescribes pain pills??? I dont want pain pills. I want to get to the root of my problems and fix them if possible. Not cover them up with pain pills!!!!!!!!! Not to mention his staff fooling around and making fun of patients. Very unprofessional!!!!!!!!
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Dr. Ruggeri accepts 58 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Advantage
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Choice
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Choice PPO
    Commercial HMO
    Health Fund
    Health Fund POS
    Health Fund PPO
    Managed Choice POS
    Managed Choice PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    National Advantage
    National Advantage PPO
    Open Choice
    Open Choice POS
    Open Choice PPO
    Select
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Motorola Health Plans
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    American Indian Health Plan
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Care 1st Health Plan
    AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Compusys
  • CopperPoint Mutual
    CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Fortified Provider Network
    Fortified Provider Network PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • LifeWise
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Maricopa Health Plan
  • Maricopa Managed Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Mercy Care
    AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
    AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
  • MetLife
  • Midwest Life
  • Monumental Life Insurance Company
  • MultiPlan
    RAN/AMN
  • One Health
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Phoenix Health Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Principal Life
  • Prudential
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Sparks Health System
    PremierCare
  • Tricare
  • Ucare
  • UniCare
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    CarePlus
    Fiserv
    PacifiCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare POS
    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Zurich

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St. Luke's Medical Center
1800 E Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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MIHS Maricopa Medical Center
2601 E Roosevelt St
Phoenix, AZ 85008
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Banner - Unviersity Medical Center Phoenix
1111 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Phoenix Children's Hospital
1919 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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