Dr. Stephen O'Connell, MD

Dr. Stephen O'Connell, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. Stephen O'Connell, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Rancho Mirage, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

39000 Bob Hope Dr

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Contact Information

(760) 568-2684

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Hand Conditions
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. O'Connell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. O'Connell "Stephen J. O'Connell, M.D. a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand, wrist and shoulder. He joined Desert Orthopedic Center in 1988 to establish and direct the Center's hand and upper extremity program. A native of our nation's capital, Dr. O'Connell grew up in the Maryland suburbs. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. He returned to Maryland for medical school and earned his Medical Degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, where he also served his internship and residency. Dr. O'Connell then completed a fellowship at the renowned Indiana Center for Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity in Indianapolis. He also received an added qualification in hand surgery from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. O'Connell is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Riverside County Medical Association, as well as the Indiana Hand Society and the University of Maryland Surgical Society. Dr. O'Connell actively lectures to the medical community on surgical techniques and to the public on topics of interest in orthopedics. He has a particular interest in arthroscopic rotator cuff and stabilization surgery of the shoulder, fracture of the wrist and hand, and soft tissue reconstruction of the hand and wrist."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. O'Connell ""Helpling people regain function or relieve pain so they can get back to their work or favorite activity is what I enjoy about surgery of the hand and shoulder""

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. O'Connell does not have any board certifications listed.

11  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Knee Sprain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sever's Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

3  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Indiana Center For Surgery and Rehabilitation Of The Hand and Upper Extremity
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. O'Connell has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. O'Connell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. O'Connell's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Connell to family and friends
23 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (6)

Dr. O'Connell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I had wrist surgery several years ago performed by Dr. O'Connell. I have had no problems since. I wouldn't think of going to anyone else for wrist hand or arm surgery. He's the best!
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Light years ahead of any other hand Doctors in the valley! Fixed my hand perfectly!!! Cant wait to get the 2nd procedure done on other hand!
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Ruptured wrist tendon diagnosed immediately. Perfect!
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