Dr. Theodore Firestone, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Firestone
Accepting new patients

Arizona Institute for Sports Knees and Shoulders LLC

20401 N 73rd St Ste 160 Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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(480) 237-5727

Dr. Theodore Firestone, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ. He is affiliated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Firestone to book an appointment.

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Firestone is affiliated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center Scottsdale, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals
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Dr. Firestone's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Total Hip Replacement
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firestone performs Total Hip Replacement more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Firestone performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firestone treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Firestone treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firestone treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Firestone treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Firestone's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • 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
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Firestone's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Firestone

4.6

Based on 74 ratings

5 Stars
89.1891891891892%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
6.756756756756757%
(5)
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He performed a hip replacement that other surgeons were afraid to attempt.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Melissa Smith – Jun 05, 2021
If you want the Best of the Best Dr. Firestone is it! He replaced bilateral knees and hips for my mom 7-8 years ago and it completely changed her quality of life for the better. She no longer has daily pain due to her osteoarthritis. He gives the utmost care and his team delivers the same. Eva thanks you Dr. Firestone and thank you for giving her back the life she knew before pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Eva R – Mar 08, 2021
Dr Firestone is excellent, probably the best in the valley. But it makes me sad that once you turn 65 he won't keep you as his patient. He will tell you right up front that he doesn't want to do surgery for a limited Medicare amount when he can charge a full amount to private insurance. I find that very sad.
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MJ Harbour – Sep 03, 2020
This is my second hip replacement by Dr. Firestone. I chose Dr. Firestone for the first one because I was an emergency and our Canadian single-payer health care system could not accommodate me. Dr. Firestone's personalized attention and the amazing successful outcome caused me to return again to Dr. Firestone at my own expense. My second one was complicated by the need to remove fracture repair hardware first. I knew how skilled and caring Dr. Firestone is and did not wish to trust any other surgeon with this complicated replacement. I consider Dr. Firestone to be highly professional, exceptionally personable and a very fine gentleman.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Gordon Miller – Mar 20, 2020
Among the best and maybe the best there is, both knees done, minimum pain 3-4 level, fast recovery. Great team hand chosen by him. Great hospital. NO REGRETS. When ok is not ok. 1,500 miles for the privilege of his surgery. Latest tecnology, Pain management and great recovery.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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walter owen – Jan 25, 2020
Absolutely amazing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Fannie Linaberger – Dec 11, 2019
I had a unsuccessful left knee replacement done by another doctor. 3 years later I needed my right knee replaced and was referred to Dr. Firestone by a number of people, because they said he is “THE BEST”. My surgery and post recovery has been astonishing. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dr. Firestone because “ HE IS THE BEST”????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eileen Miller in Scottsdale, AZ – Sep 08, 2019
I am a physician in Arizona. In my opinion, Dr. Firestone stands above all of his peers as the most skilled, gifted, and accomplished orthopedic surgeon in Arizona and probably the entire United States. My wife had a knee replacement with another surgeon and her post-operative experience was not good. She suffered for two years until she met Dr. Firestone. Dr. Firestone performed a very complex repeat total knee replacement and my wife's recovery and knee was like brand new. I hold Dr. Firestone in the highest regard, and for those patients who need knee or hip replacement, I do not believe a patient should seek care from anyone other than Dr. Firestone. Dr. Firestone has assembled an incredibly caring and knowledgeable team around him. I have the greatest respect and appreciation for his diagnostic and surgical skills. I recommend him to all of my family members and patients. Arizona is fortunate to have Dr. Firestone. Andrew Rabinowitz
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Andrew Rabinowitz MD – Jul 02, 2019
May 19, 2019 Dr. Firestone replaced both my knees 15 months ago, and last week, I completed a three-day hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (and back up again)! I had exactly zero pain for the entire hike. Before I met Dr. Firestone, two other orthopedic surgeons had told me that I needed to live in a house on one level (because I wouldn’t ever be able to go up and down stairs regularly) and that knee surgery would probably reduce the extreme pain I had, but would not restore functionality. They told me that I would never hike again, and that I should delay having surgery until I had accepted this fact. They also said things like, “No one ever died of knee pain,” and “This is purely elective surgery.” After Dr. Firestone operated, he noted that if I had not had the surgery when I did, I would probably have ended up permanently consigned to a wheelchair within two years, due to the deteriorated state of my knees. Dr. Firestone gave me my life back.
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May 20, 2019
Extremely satisfied with the bilateral Knee replacement done February 2019 Great surgeon , anesthetist, and support staff. Recovery was just as planned
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Apr 12, 2019
I have had three major surgeries in the past two years. I can safely say that my hip surgery by Dr. Firestone was the most successful on all accounts. His surgical skills permitted a virtually pain free recovery and mobility without a walker or cane four days after surgery. Additionally, his pre-op procedures are closely managed by an excellent office staff, and followed by a nursing staff and PT group at Honor Healthcare trained by him to assure a seamless patient experience. A 5 star performer
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Apr 05, 2019
Dr Firestone is an exceptional orthopedic surgeon. The confidence I had in him and his staff was a big part of such a rapid recovery. At 75, I was walking without assistance and very little discomfort, after 2 1/2 weeks. 2 Drs. and their family members who live in my community had hip and knee surgeries by Dr Firestone, told me "this is the Dr. you must see"
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Mar 31, 2019
Never any problems. Pain free for 12 years. Total active after recovery in rehab. Recommend highly for surgery. He is total experienced.
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Mar 25, 2019
This is the one you want.
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Mar 09, 2019
Having anterior approach hip replacement at age 62, after 30 years of pain...has been life changing. The surgery went well and my recovery was very quick. I was pain free immediately following surgery, and also my knee pain completely disappeared. I was back riding horses and a complete exercise program by 3 months and have never looked back. I highly recommend Dr Firestone and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pauli in Eckville, Canada, Canad – Dec 12, 2018
I had a very bad hip issue - other surgeons were hesitant to assist. Dr Firestone did a great job - the first time I have been able to walk normally in 5 years!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Greg O in Scottsdale , AZ – Aug 03, 2018
can only rate at 5 star-if 5 star is best possible Dr. Firestone is an easy 10. I was crippled by 2 very unsuccessful hip surgeries. I was faced with a future of being permanently crippled. No other dr. would take on a case as difficult-Dr. Firestone did. The outcome was nothing short of miraculous-he fixed me. I strongly urge anyone with joint issues to see him first and avoid all possible problems. If you find yourself in a difficult position as I did -do not waste time with any other dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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larry fosholt in peoria, AZ – Jun 13, 2018
Outstanding, eternally grateful for the freedom to walk, that Dr. Firestone gave me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ross in Whislter – Mar 13, 2018
Dr. Firestone replaced my left hip in 2014 and now 11-30-17 my right hip. I went back to him because of the great results with my left hip. He constantly improves his procedures and this time after 10 days I am walking with a cane already. I am a 75 year old lady and not athletic. I think he is a great surgeon and has an excellent staff assisting him. You know, when even the nurses in the hospital say he is the best, that gives you a lot of confidence.. Very satisfied patient.
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Ann in Surprise,AZ – Dec 18, 2017
Even in the face of blocked carotid arteries and risks of lower blood pressure by anaesthetics, Dr Firestone and his team developed a risk managed method to replace my wife's hip. They were simply outstanding. She is only 5 weeks out and is walking normally without assistance. She has a life back and the depression of pain is gone. We are so appreciative of all that Dr Firestone has done for us.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Graham Lock in Canmore, AB – Dec 16, 2017

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Since establishing the Center in September of 2006, my goal has been to provide patients with first-rate state-of-the-art hip and knee replacement surgical...Read more

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Good Samar Hospital Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship Hospital
1989
New York University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1985
NYU Langone Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1980
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • U.S. News & World Report Top Doc, 2012
  • Castle Connolly Top Doc, 2012
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doc, 2006-2012

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

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What are Dr. Theodore Firestone, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Firestone frequently treats Total Hip Replacement, Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh, and Osteoarthritis of Hip. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Firestone treats.

Where is Dr. Theodore Firestone, MD's office located?

Dr. Firestone's office is located at 20401 N 73rd St Ste 160, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Firestone speaks Spanish, French, and English. View profile to see all.

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Practice

Arizona Institute for Sports Knees and Shoulders LLC20401 N 73rd St Ste 160 Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)