Dr. Stephen Desio, MD

Dr. Stephen Desio, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. Stephen Desio, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

123 Summer St

Worcester, MA 01608

Contact Information

(508) 363-6363

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Rotator Cuff Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Desio'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Desio "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 American Medical Association. Dr. Desio has served as Team Physician for the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics, Worcester Tornadoes Baseball Team, New England Surge Arena Football Team, NCAA 1st and 2nd round Basketball Tournament"

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

35  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Torn Cartilage
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26  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desio's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desio to family and friends
26 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Desio's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

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...more
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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....more
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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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