Dr. Steven Hughes, MD

Dr. Steven Hughes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(38)
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Raised on a farm in the Catskill region of upstate New York, Dr. Steven Hughes' parents instilled in him a love for learning and a disciplined work ethic. He used those skills to graduate summa cum laude and achieve junior admission to Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Rochester. In addition, he was selected for early admission to Alpha Omega Alpha while completing his medical degree with honors from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Hughes worked as a surgical intern at Bethesda Naval Hospital and was later honorably discharged after serving as a Commander in the United States Navy. Following his internship, he completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester where he was honored with the Zimmer achievement award for excellent scientific research. Dr. Hughes completed his formal medical training with a fellowship in spinal surgery at Case Western Reserve Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked under the renowned spinal surgeon, Dr. Henry Bohlman.

2805 Duke St

Alexandria, VA 22314

Contact Information

(703) 810-5209

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hughes "With a passion for developing personalized treatment plans based on two-way communication and individualized rehabilitation, Dr. Hughes delights in seeing his patients reach their full recovery potential."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Bethesda Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Case Western Rsv
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hughes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hughes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hughes to family and friends
3.2
based on 38 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Hughes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Olympia Washington |
Dr. Hughe's expertise and compassionate care gave me back a life worth living. I had spinal stenosis and scoliosis. After he repaired those conditions with fusions of C3-C6 and from L2 down, was able to resume work and my favorite pursuits. He earned five stars and my eternal gratitude.
in Alexandria, VA |
I would not recommend him to anyone. Poor bedside manner and does not want to deal with you unless you opt for surgery. Very rude and dismissive! Saw him two different times and received two totally different answers! Keep searching if you want a good doctor!
Washington, DC |
Horrible doctor. Does not spend anytime explaining the procedures or give you the information you need so you can look it up. After waiting over an hour and a half he spent about 2 minutes with me. It's a shame this is the health care you get today.
in Alexandria, VA |
Dr. Hughes was brilliant in his diagnosis and treatment if my spinal stenosis last Fall. I'd spent two full days in hospital at UCLA with virtually no proper diagnosis or treatment. When I got back to Alexandria and was able to see Dr. Hughes, he was able to immediately diagnose the problem and arranged emergency surgery. Within two days i was walking and on the road to recovery. He was compassionate, thorough, and very focused on providing expert treatment and follow up.
Vienna, VA |
I had spinal surgery performed by Dr. Hughes mid-December 2016. The diagnosis, surgery, and recovery went extremely well. Don't be put off by reviews that complain about non-surgery things. The wait time varies, to be sure. D. Hughes spends enough time with his patients to make sure that they understand why he recommends surgery, or not. He seems genuinely interested in avoiding surgery if possible. Surgery is scary, and I think he will spend extra time with patients who need that extra time.
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Dr. Hughes accepts 8 insurance carriers
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    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
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    Blue Preferred PPO
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    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
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  • Humana
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  • MultiPlan
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