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Dr. Steven Hughes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Hughes

OrthoVirginia Inc.

2805 Duke St Alexandria, VA 22314

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Dr. Steven Hughes, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Alexandria, VA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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(703) 810-5209

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Dr. Hughes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hughes' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Case Western Rsv
Fellowship Hospital
1992
University Rochester
Residency Hospital
1986
Bethesda Naval Hospital
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical School
1995
1992
1986
1985

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Dr. Hughes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hughes

3.3

Based on 67 reviews

5 Stars
52.23880597014925%
(35)
4 Stars
4.477611940298507%
(3)
3 Stars
1.492537313432836%
(1)
2 Stars
4.477611940298507%
(3)
1 Star
37.3134328358209%
(25)

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Dr Hughes and his staff were wonderful. I thought twice about seeing him based on some of the reviews. However, I felt very comfortable with his diagnosis and how I was treated. Turned out my issue was not cervical but rotator cuff. He referred me to a doctor that specializes in shoulders. I would absolutely go back to him!
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Hughes was rude, arrogant, and had no time to listen. He made me feel like I was at fault for having back pain, barely glanced at my images and could care less about my medical history. This doctor exemplifies why I don't like seeking medical help. Never again.
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The people who work here are extremely courteous and helpful. Dr. Hughes was very nice. While it turns out, I'm not ready for surgery, I will definitely consider him should it come to that.
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Personal with good communication. Not anxious to operate on my spinal stenosis...yet. He said it was not causing me excessive pain and when it gets worse I’ll know it. Other doctors go straight to operating and many times unnecessary or too early. Also, staff and office were patient-friendly.
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It is always a very positive experience regardless of my condition. Facilities are well maintained, staff is very friendly & efficient, and Dr. Hughes provides an excellent diagnosis & makes sure I know exactly what my condition is, and best course of action for treatment. I would definitely recommend him without reservation.
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Dr. Hughes was too busy and spent less than 10 mins with me diagnosing after I waited for over an hour. I had multiple areas that needed to be looked at, he wanted me to make another appointment for other areas. Will not recommend
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Md 1+15 late. No apology. not even pro-forma or explanation.response was it could have been 2+00 late. no thanks. behavior arrogant and intolerable.
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I should have written this review several years ago. Prior to my back surgery (L3-4-5), he was so confident that nothing would go wrong citing huge odds against possible negative outcomes. During the operation, my spinal cord nicked resulting in fluid leak and complications. I ended up back in the hospital. My right leg was significantly atrophied and is still noticeably smaller. Maybe it was a one-off, but for me, I am still suffering from it.
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Very competent. Takes time to discuss treatment with pros and cons.
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Excellent medical treatment yesterday and I really appreciate the referral to see Dr. Cherrick, who I saw this morning. Feeling much better. Thanks so much.
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After several surgeries, my condition worsen. I was forced to go with another doctor. Luckily the other surgeon fixed the problem. I was told I should have just had one surgery. It was the worst experience of my life. Do your research before going under the knife!!
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Interaction with doctor was informative and cordial. Felt a bit rushed
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Excellent
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Undesirable experience with spine surgery
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My first appointment with Dr. Hughes was at 9:30 - didn't see him until 10:20. For my 2nd appointment I was called the day before by their office; they canceled it because the file notes said I was "supposed to meet with his PA and not Dr. Hughes." I mentioned that I suffered a triple fracture in my neck in April and have numbness in my arm and feel more comfortable meeting with the actual doctor. I was told that his schedule is busy and I needed to see the PA.
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Dr. Hughes is a wonderful doctor. Yes he can be quick in the visits but he also can look at a MRI and give you the best advice in about 5 minutes. He kept me out of surgery for 4 years by doing PT and pain management until one day I completely slipped my disc due to a fall. Given it was an emergency I was not able to have him do the surgery. I am now having to Fuse the area and returned to Dr. Hughes to do the surgery. I had not seen him in 4 years, and he remembered me like it was yesterday!
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He is very experienced & knowledgeable doctor.
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Wonderful doctor. Took the time to multiple potential remedies. Currently focusing on remedy that doesn’t involve surgery and going well so far. Thank you Dr. Hughes
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I met with him, he suggested surgery, and we even set a date for surgery. A week later his assistant called me and home and said he decided not to do the surgery. It took me 3 months to get into surgery with another doctor. While waiting I developed drop foot and suffered irreversible damage. I will now live the rest in severe, intractable, burning pain. I was treated horribly by him and don't believe the glowing= fake reviews left by his office staff.
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He is the greatest. Patients have an obligation to ask physicians questions; try to be as concise as possible and do as physicians suggest, He is compassionate, honest, and straight forward. I trust him 100%. He is an A+++ physician.
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OrthoVirginia Inc.

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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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