Dr. Stephen Incavo, MD

Dr. Stephen Incavo, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Stephen Incavo, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

6445 Main St # 2500

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 441-3569

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
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Top Care Areas


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Complications of Joint Prosthesis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Replacement Revision
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Incavo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Incavo "Dr. Incavo is the chief of adult reconstructive surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital and he specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery, and the correction of failed joint replacement surgeries. Dr. Incavo has been listed in the "Guide to America's Top Surgeons" and has written more than 80 specific articles and book chapters on hip and knee replacement surgery. He is one of only a few surgeons worldwide to be a member of both The Hip Society and The Knee Society, and regularly presents his works at national meetings. Dr. Incavo has been teaching residents and fellows his hip and knee surgery replacement techniques for more than 20 years. He frequently serves as a guest lecturer for other orthopedic departments. Dr. Incavo also serves as a primary referral source for complex reconstructive hip and knee problems and holds multiple industry patents. "


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture


Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Colgate University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Med Center Hospital Vt
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Med Center Hospital Vt
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of Vermont
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Incavo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Incavo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Incavo to family and friends
based on 34 total reviews (14 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

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Dr. Incavo's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

in Texas
I had knee replacement in June 2017 by dr. Incavo. WORST experience ever! Thought I was using the best surgeon. I went in with 2 pains related to my knee and now have hip and butt pain and different knee pain. I was told by his fellow at 3 weeks out when hip and butt pain excruciating that I...more
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I am now 7 wks post op Left Hip Replacement. I am now walking 1-2 miles without discomfort thanks to Dr. Incavo. If I had to go through this again, I wouldn't hesitate to go back to him. His coordinator, Gracie, is a gem. He, his Fellow and all the staff were helpful, considerate and instilled...more
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in Houston, TX
I highly recommend Dr. Incavo. Before I met him, I had a serious leg injury from a bicycle accident. I had numerous surgeries, an internal fixator, and then infection to the leg. I came to Dr. Incavo after all this had occurred. He saved my leg: inserted an antibiotic spacer and followed up with a...more
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in Spring Branch, TX
Dr. Incavo is a great surgeon. He has replaced both my hips and left knee. While the knee was a bit more difficult to recover from, the hips have been stellar. The first done in 2011 and then now in 2017, the difference in procedure, recovery, pain and rehab have just been unbelievable! The scar is...more
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in Baytown, TX
I have a problem with my right hip. Had an appointment with Dr. Incavo in Houston. Do not recommend him for hip replacement procedure. Main issue: Dr. Incavo is using old technique (posterior cut) where he needs to cut several muscles from the place you sit on, and reattach them again. His argument...more
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