Dr. Sophia Deben, MD

Dr. Sophia Deben, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Sophia Deben, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in North Miami, FL. She is 43 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Read her story

International Orthopaedics

2260 NE 123rd St

North Miami, FL 33181
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Medica
  • MetLife
  • Preferred Care Partners
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Achilles Tendinitis
more than 90% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
more than 88% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Deben's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Deben "Dr. Sophia Deben is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with extensive experience in all areas of foot and ankle disease. She is dedicated to providing state-of-the art, minimally invasive and reconstructive options to her patients in bunion surgery, ankle replacement, flatfoot reconstruction, ankle arthroscopy, tendon reconstruction and cellular rejuvenation. Dr. Deben is a native of Miami and understands the excellent results her patients expect. Her goal is to rapidly return patients and athletes to their work and sports quickly and effectively. Dr. Deben was an active-duty Commander in the United States Navy with extensive experience from Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was deployed with a Forward Resuscitative Surgical Suite (F.R.S.S.) for a 7 month tour in Iraq. There, she cared for combat wounded soldiers and civilians alike. When stateside, she has cared for members of all four branches of the military services with special emphasis on Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and MARSOC patients. She is an avid athlete herself and understands the rigors of training. Her vast knowledge of athletic injuries and treatments, focusing on minimally-invasive, cellular-based technology, gives her the ability to return patients to their activities of choice. Focusing on reconstructive options, sports medicine and STEM cell treatments, patients have a variety of options for management of their musculoskeletal disease."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Deben "I provide conservative and caring operative and nonoperative treatment to patients of all ages. I have special interests in sports, women's health, arthtritis, flatfoot and bunions. I like to provide the care I would give to a family member and focus on building life-long patient relationships."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Femur Fracture
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Calcaneal Osteotomy
  • Corrective Foot Surgery
  • Custom Made Foot Orthotic
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Rheumatoid Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • The George Washington Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • George Washington University
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Maryland
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Missouri-Kansas City
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of New England
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Deben has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Mercy Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Deben's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Deben to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Deben's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
north miami beach |
I saw Dr Deben 4 months ago for bad pain in the upper part of my gluteus. She stayed in my room literally 5 minutes. She said that I had a piriformis muscle inflammation and she took an xray. I heard when she told to a medicine student that I had two vertebras moved out of place. She recommended phisical therapy and ibuprofen of 800 mg (just because I asked her for some painkiller) . Here I'm 4 month later same pain and bad pain in low lumbar after the physical theraphy. Never again.
Miami, FL |
Dr. Deben, took care of me for 4 months while I had a sever foot injurgy. Dr. Deben was professional and caring during my recovery and explained throughly all my concerns and questions. I would highly recommend her.
Miami, FL |
Great doctor. Took her time. Conservative. Got me better!
Miami, FL |
I went to see Dr.Deben , in March 2017. She is a super star and I would gladly recommend her to anyone who has any Orthopedic problems.
miami, fl |
Dr. Deben has been great treating my ongoing problems. She is very patient friendly and always suggests different options..
in Homestead |
Uffffff, what a Doctor.!! First things first. Went to her office at North Miami Beach, did not have to wait much, the staff is Super Great and Super nice, X Rays were on the go even before seeing the doctor, they do this because I already put what was going on with me on a sheet of paper, so why bother again. After X Rays a Doctor did a Pre Observation and then she came in. I honestly thought I need it surgery of a Spur on my right foot, but she said "Negative" what you need is a boot. Done
in Santo Domingo, 01 |
La doctora Deben es muy profesional, amable y precisa en su diagnostico. Tanto ella como su personal hablan español e ingles, las asistentes de su staff son por igual muy corteses. El doctor que te recibe antes de la evaluación de la doctora Deben parece un angel, muy cariñoso y simpatico. Ella tiene una oficina que irradia paz y seguridad de que estas en buenas manos.
Stilwell |
Great surgeon, knowledgeable, takes her time to explain everything in plain terms, Spanish-speaking, resume is impressive. I would recommend her for any and all foot & ankle issues.
in Miami, FL |
Dr. Deben is a terrific surgeon. She is very compassionate and know her craft very well.
in Miami, FL |
Dr Deben is a compassionate skilled surgeon who has made a difficult and precarious situation that much better! We are blessed that we found her!
in Miami, FL |
Dr. Deben saved my friends leg due to her knowledge and diligence. She is an awesome Doctor whom I highly recommend!
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Deben conducted foot surgery on me while I was serving in the military. Her incompetence or at least lack of follow-up led me leaving the service with excruciating pain when I walk, more so than prior to surgery. I'm shocked she's still practicing and feel hurt how a medical professional can drastically impact one's life without consequences. Even if just consciously awareness of opening flesh of another human without concern of their well being after that synthetic manipulation.
in Miami, FL |
Dr Deven is an amazing doctor. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. She is knowledgeable and cares about her patients. Thank you for always giving me a great experience :)
in Miami, FL |
Dr Deben cares & spends time to understand your mobility/sports goals, then advises on several treatment options, incl surgery. Comprehensive approach. She gently guides you to the best plan. On surgery day she's cheerful and damn good at what she does. Post-op visits were helpful. I'm 6 months out and fully appreciate what she did to improve my quality of life.
in Miami, FL |
Dr. Deben changed my life in the best possible way with her proper diagnosis and treatment. She accurately diagnosed that I needed surgery and told me that after a few months of recovery and therapy I would be able to go back to dance. I had my surgery a year ago and I'm so happy to say that I'm better than ever. Not only am I doing 2+ hours of daily exercise but a few days ago I became certified as a Zumba instructor. Thank you Dr. Deben, I will be forever thankful to you!
in Miami Beach, FL |
Dr Deben is a terrific Orthopaedic Surgeon and provided a great surgical service. She is compassionate and understanding and listens closely. I very highly recommend Dr Deben!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Deben accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Medica
  • MetLife
  • Preferred Care Partners
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Deben has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospital
3663 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33133
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Coral Gables Hospital
3100 S Douglas Rd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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North Shore Medical Center
1100 NW 95th St
Miami, FL 33150
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South Miami Hospital
6200 SW 73rd St
South Miami, FL 33143
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