Dr. Stephen DeSilva, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 62

  17 Reviews

Dr. Stephen DeSilva, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Sterling Heights, MI and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

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Dr. DeSilva's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. DeSilva

3.8

Based on 17 reviews

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Dr. DeSilva surgically repaired a badly broken elbow one year ago. The prognosis for a good recovery with full elbow mobility was not great. However, within 4 months I recovered 90 percent of my former elbow mobility. I am very grateful for the care I received from Dr. DeSilva and his team. I would heartily recommend him for orthopedic care.
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Offered and executed a very poor remedy for my broken wrist. I had to endure pain and another more extensive surgery to repair and create functionality in my right hand and arm. Would definitely not use or recommend this doctor.
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Informative Doctor. I went to 4 different doctors with the same problem, no one could diagnose the problem. Dr. DeSilva said I had a rare auto-immune disease and referred me to a rhuemotologist. Early diagnosis was a life saver for me.
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I was very disappointed. He is affable and pleasant but wastes your time. I went into his office with numbness in my right hand, wrist pain, and large lump on my wrist. He did NOT order an X-ray or an MRI. All he did is give me a shot of cortisone which did nothing. I will not be going back. I am going to go out of network to find someone less dismissive. To add insult to injury his office also charged me 85.00 and billed it as treatment room expense. Give me a break. What a joke.
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Diagnosed me with Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Tendinitis. After 2 cortisone treatments, the pain returned 3 months later. Dr. DeSilva did not wish to further investigate the pain. I went to a different system and was found to actually have Ulnocarpal Abutment Syndrome. Glad that I did not continue with Dr. DeSilva or else my bones would be grinding away in my wrist.
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My initial review with Dr De Silva was very positive ,he reviewd my Xray and explained why I was having elbow pain and movement issues. I have decided to have Dr De Silva do a procedure.
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He is a wonderful Doctor. Availability is excellent and he explains the procedure. I am a satisfied patient.
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Great Doctor, excellent result from LTRI (ligament reconstruction tendon interposition) surgery.
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(313) 230-4082

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Dr. DeSilva's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hand Conditions
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeSilva treats Hand Conditions more than 98% of his peers

Dr. DeSilva treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeSilva performs Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed more than 97% of his peers

Dr. DeSilva performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeSilva performs Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 96% of his peers

Dr. DeSilva performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Dr. DeSilva's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • 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
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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 Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

Dr. Stephen DeSilva, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Sterling Heights, MI and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1989
Union Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Mayo Grad Sch Med
Residency Hospital
1983
Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine
Medical School

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82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2017)

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average