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Dr. Stephen Desio, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Desio

Dr. Stephen Desio, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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Dr. Desio repaired the shoulder severely damaged in a crash while road racing motorcycles on the track at Loudon, NH. The results were outstanding, and full range of motion as well as strength were eventually restored to the shoulder with a combination of supervised professional therapy and exercise. Fantastic result!
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17 years after my surgery on both shoulders I'm doing fine with no problems. Awesome results
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Dr. Desio is very professional, kind, and patient. He is an excellent surgeon, tells the patient the truth. He can only do part of the work, the rest is up to the patient doing Physical Therapy faithfully. I have recommended him many times, I trust him and his nurse Cheryl.
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After a fall on ice at work, Dr. Dessio was my second opinion regarding surgery. He was clear about what I needed and what that would take. He took the time to answer all my questions without making me feel rushed or silly. His office staff were professional and nice. Dr. Dessio was exactly right about what I needed and I could not have asked for a better outcome! 3 months post-op and I have full range of mobility, strength, and stability back in my shoulder. Thank you!
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I highly recommend Dr Desio as an orthopedic surgeon. The time line within which I was scheduled for an office apt MRI and surgery was very reasonable. Dr Desio and his office staff were exceptionally accommodating efficient and very pleasant.My MRI displayed a complex injury to my rotator cuff. However through the expertise of a talented orthopedic surgeon my surgery was a success as well as my followup treatment plan. My shoulder is restored to full capacity and I am pain free.
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Excellent surgeon! Always felt I was getting the best care. My shoulder replacement went perfectly.. Some office visits waiting time might be a bit long, but I know it is because Dr. Desio never rushes a patient. He will listen to all your concerns and put you at ease. I would highly recommend him.
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i highly recommend Dr. Desio
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I've had two total knee replacements by Dr. Desio. The first in 2015 and the second in 2017. The care that I've received from Dr. Desio and his staff has been over the top outstanding. Dr.Desio's follow up right after the surgery in recovery and during my physical rehab was beyond expectations. I would and have highly recommend Dr. Desio to friends and family.
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I have been seeing Dr Desio for several years now due to an arthritic knee. After exhausting all my other options( cortisone, synvisc injections...), The time had finally come to replace the joint. Starting with the decision, to consultation, to preparation, to surgery, to post-care, Dr Desio and his staff have been fantastic. This is my third day after surgery and I'm well into my recovery with minimal pain.
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Professional, informative, and good at doing rotator cuff surgery.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine at the University of Utah, Dr. Desio has the distinction of being a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and the A...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1995
University Of Utah Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1994
New York University Medical Center-Tisch Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
New York University Medical Center-Tisch Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Medical School
1987
City College Of New York
Undergraduate School
1995
1994
1990
1989
1987

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Compassionate Care Giver Award, 2010
  • Patient Choice Award, 2010
  • Patient Choice Award, 2009
  • 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics Team Physician, 2002

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(508) 363-6363

Dr. Desio accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Desio's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Rotator Cuff Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desio performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Desio performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desio treats Shoulder Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Desio treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desio treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Desio treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Desio's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscectomy
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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