Dr. Steven Shapiro, MD

Dr. Steven Shapiro, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
Insurances AcceptedSave
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 Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital and Northwest Medical Center.

6320 N La Cholla Blvd Ste 200

Tucson, AZ 85741

Contact Information

(520) 382-8200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • 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 Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger


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  • 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)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

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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.


  • University Of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Scott and White Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Scott and White Meml Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Maricopa Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shapiro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shapiro to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Shapiro's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
Tucson, AZ |
When the appointment was made, his staff said this doctor was the best to see for our issue. We finally get to see him and he looks at us and tells us that he has no idea what's wrong, that if it "doesn't involve a needle or a knife, he can't help us." He's happy to request blood work to see if something shows there, but that's all he can do. WHY? He was rude, condescending, didn't listen, but gave us all the time in the world to tells us "I can't help you" multiple times. Wow, no thanks.
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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Dr. Shapiro accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Shapiro has admitting privileges

Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital
1601 West St. Mary's Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
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Northwest Medical Center
6200 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741
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