Dr. Steven Shapiro, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Tucson Orthopedic Institute PC 6320 N La Cholla Blvd Ste 200 Tucson, AZ 85741 Get Directions
Dr. Steven Shapiro, MD

Dr. Steven Shapiro, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Tucson, AZ. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Shapiro is affiliated with Northwest Medical Center and Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital.

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based on 36 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Shapiro's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    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 (11)
Tucson, AZ |
Dr Shapiro has done three surgeries on my right hand: carpul tunnel, trigger finger, and de quervain. He is a magician, and he basically saved my whole right hand! And to top it off, he hides the scars in your natural creases!
in Tucson, AZ |
I saw Dr. Shapiro for thumb arthritis. He took x-rays and carefully explained the surgery and recovery. He was considerate and patient, answering all of my questions thoroughly. I never felt rushed. The surgery was perfect and recovery has been easier than my other thumb (surgery done by a well-known ortho doc in town). Pain meds were minimal - just one day. Dr. Shapiro followed me closely, seeing me for x-rays and slowly minimizing my splint. He is a wonderful doctor.
in Oracle, AZ |
I was not the patient but I accompanied my mother to an appointment with Dr. Shapiro for a hand consult. Dr. Shapiro was patient and he clearly explained all of her options. I felt very comfortable that she was in good hands. She opted for surgery and it was a huge success.
in Tucson az |
He is the best. Did hand surgery on my right hand. You don't even see the scar and of course my hand works great.
in Gilbert, AZ |
Excellent care from testing through surgery. Had complete use of my right hand in two and a half wks.
in Sierra Vista, AZ |
I went to see Dr. Shapiro to set up surgery on my right hand. He has previously operated on my left hand with great results. He was the same friendly professional doctor that I remembered.
Tucson, AZ |
Spent less than 10 minutes with me. Did not examin my shoulder, look at or even consider the pain or swelling. Went off xrays only no talk about checking tendons, ligaments, etc. Had to see another specialist that actually helped me. Very disappointed in Shapiro's care.
in Tucson, AZ |
I've seen Dr. Shapiro twice in the past three months and found him to be caring, kind and very helpful. I appreciate that Dr. Shapiro's on the conservative end (will try other treatments before rushing into an invasive surgery). He's extremely thorough with testing and therapy before reaching a diagnosis. I believe another surgeon may have performed surgery on me long ago, which would have been a HUGE mistake. I'm grateful that my Primary Care Dr. referred me to Dr. Shapiro - I trust him.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Shapiro did thumb & carpel tunnel surgery on my R hand in 2005. He was kind, caring,compassionate & patient back then. HE HAS CHANGED.I totally agree with the reviews that the other people made. After having 3 visits & therapy on my arm. I left his office in tears mad & still in pain with no answers & him not wanting to help. He is arrogant, uncompassionate and it is evident that he doesn't care. I would never recommend him to anyone. He treated me horrible & unprofessional BUT NEVER AGAIN.
Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Shapiro is a very arrogant, condescending person. I would definitely not recommend him and would advise anyone who wants their surgeon to have any compassion to choose a different one. I will never go back to him.
in Tucson Az |
He is a horrible Dr. He spent 2mins with me to say I am fine. I am not fine and its 2 months later and i have limited use of both hands. Doctors should say they do not know whats wrong if they do not know and call in a real specialist when they need too.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Arizona

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Scott And White Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Scott And White Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Maricopa Med Center

    Completed in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement