Dr. Sebastian Ruggeri, MD

Dr. Sebastian Ruggeri, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
68 y/o
(38)

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Dr. Sebastian Ruggeri, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

Affiliated Arm, Shoulder and Hand Surgeons, Ltd

3104 E Indian School Rd Ste 200

Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ruggeri performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Ruggeri's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

7  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

54  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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44  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 and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • RSD Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture 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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Dr. Ruggeri's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruggeri to family and friends
38 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (3)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (11)

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 (13)

I had severe pain in both of my elbows for years. Dr. Ruggeri treated me with therapy and then he did cortisone injection into my right elbow and I have not had any pain in that side for over a year now. Then the left side did the same and same treatment and I cannot thank him enough. He does...more
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It has been an immense pleasure to work with Dr. Ruggeri and his team. He is knowledgeable and compassionate. We are very pleased with the level of care that we have been provided and we highly recommend Dr. Ruggeri and his team to those individuals that are looking for an orthopedic surgeon. Dr....more
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I was involved in a car accident. I was transferred from one hospital to a trauma center. The Doctors there wanted to do an emergency surgery on both of my broken shoulder blades. I asked for my Orthopedic Doctor come in and give me a second opinion. The trauma center immediately released me. I...more
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I was referred to Dr. Ruggeri after an auto accident for fractures in my dominant hand and wrist. The first appointment was a bit further out than I wanted but it was worth the wait. Dr. R, Gary the PA, the medical assistant, the receptionist and everyone I have come into contact with have all...more
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Was referred by desert hand therapy.. I’ve had two surgery from Dr. Ruggeri and everything went great .. id definitely refer him as I have . I’m having a tricep tendon transfer next and I’m sure everything will go as well as my other ones. Thank you
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