Dr. Valentin Antoci Jr, MD

Dr. Valentin Antoci Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 35
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Dr. Valentin Antoci Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Providence, RI. He is 35 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Read his story

2 Dudley St Ste 200

Providence, RI 02905

Contact Information

(401) 457-1500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Knee Disorders
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more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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Dr. Antoci Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Antoci Jr "Dr. Antoci is a hip and knee surgeon with University Orthopedics at Rhode Island, Miriam, and Newport Hospitals. He came from Boston with training and experience at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's, and the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Program, and is now an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. In fact, he has given over 100 national and international talks including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, and the European Bone and Joint Society in France, Germany, and Italy. He has authored and coauthored over a dozen books chapters and several books, currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Arthroplasty and Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, and has won multiple awards and recognition from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, the Musculoskletal Infection Society, and the Eastern Orthopedic Association. His focus is mainly in hip and knee replacement with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, partial knee arthroplasty, and new innovations in bone and joint diagnoses and treatment. He runs a research laboratory focused on new joint implant designs, tissue engineering, and biological interactions at the implant surface. In his free time, he is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys involvement in the community with local sports teams and activity groups."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard Affil Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Antoci Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Romanian
  • Russian

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Dr. Antoci Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Antoci Jr to family and friends
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Dr. Antoci Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (35)
in pascoag RI |
Dr Antoci, was exceptional. I had a total hip replacement in nov 2017. Up and walking the next day, back to work in Dec. Finally pain free, and I can walk normal again. My quality of life is much better. Thanks Dr. V. Antoci Jr.
At 1st, I was hesitant about making an appointment with Dr. Antoci because everyone I asked never heard of him. Well, I'm glad that I didn't listen to any of them and made the appointment. It was the best decision I could have made. From my 1st visit to my post op visits Dr. Antoci has always listened to and answered all my questions. He explained in detail the procedure for my TKR. I can't say enough about his professionalism and bed side manners. He exemplifies how a doctor should be.
in Warwick, RI |
Much praise for Dr. Valentin Antoci, Jr. A first--an orthopedist with a personality. Appointments in a timely fashion. Friendly staff. A physical therapist told me that she wanted to meet Dr. Antoci because his patients whom she saw healed faster than other doctors' patients. He seems to truly care about you--the patient is not a number. My one mistake was to wait too long to see a doctor for my hip problem, but delighted that I chose Dr. Antoci. I was walking without a cane in no time!
in Bristol, RI |
i was not sure i wanted a doc younger than my two kids? however it was the best decision i ever could have made.love him LIKE one of my kids.all business,great,great bedside manner. a great future ahead.he did a total knee and its been six weeks and i'm back on my bike and swimming.understand it is a painful process,i cant stress the rehab enough and i have a way to go but he's got me on the right track.wish i met him when he did his first surgery at 13!
in Scituate, RI |
I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Antoci Jr. to anyone in need of orthopedic surgery. My hip replacement surgery was approximately 6 months ago and Dr. Antoci gave me my life back. My experience leading up to, during my brief one-day stay in the hospital, and my recovery was very positive. I was back to work in 6-weeks feeling like new.
in Warwick, RI |
Boston, MA |
Wonderful surgeon. He performed hip replacement surgery on me last October and within 6 weeks I felt like my old self again! Can't say enough good things about the experience!
Portsmouth, RI |
From the first visit to post opp visits Dr. Antoci's professionalism and bed side manner was outstanding! After my knee replacement I went back to work in 4.5 weeks... Now 4.5 months later and i can't say enough good things about this man who gave me my life back pain free! Great Choice For excellent care and results! Thank You Dr.Antoci, Danny Tenchara
in Woonsocket, RI |
I would recommend dr Antoci to anybody
in Coventry, RI |
Dr Antoci replaced my knee in Feb. 2017. I'm doing excellent thanks to Dr Antoci being a extraordinary surgeon. He has a great "bedside" manner and is so easy to talk to. I would/will recommend him to everyone I know. Thanks Dr. Antoci xo
in Pawtucket |
Excellent communication with his patients.. Always makes sure your understanding your treatment. Never rushes his appointment. Very happy with the hip replacement he did!
in Warwick, RI |
I Found Dr. Antoci very understanding and caring along with his assistant Michael. I recommend Dr. Antocis team very highly. They were excellent along with the hospital stay, visiting nurse and therapy people. thank you so much
Attleboro, MA |
I had a full knee replacement 5 months ago and started playing 18 holes of golf by March 1. so happy I had it done (best Doctor ever), also took 10 points off golf game!!!!!!!
in Tiverton, RI |
Dr. Antoci was very thorough and kind in his treatment of me. I have seen several other surgeons who told me that my case is too complicated and I should just get a wheelchair and live my life. I am happy that I did not take no for an answer. Dr. Antoci took me as a patient and now I have a new hip replacement with no pain and no wheelchair. In fact I am going to do the Arthritis walk with my surgeon this year. Thank you thank you thank you!
in Johnston, RI |
I had a total hip with Dr. Antoci and I'm excited for the summer. Last year I could barely walk and this year I have the boat ready to go. Only 4 weeks from surgery I am walking with no cane. Dr. Antoci is so nice, always makes sure to take his time with us even when his office is so busy. He always explains things and just talks to us. I am excited that my doctor is the medical honoree for the Arthritis Foundation and has been advocating and supporting patients with joint pain just like me.
in Scituate. RI |
Excellent experience with Dr. Antoci with my full hip replacement on the left side. I recommend him with high grades
in Narragansett, RI |
I am extremely happy with my experience with Dr. Antoci. He made me feel very relaxed & confident with my hip replacement surgery. The surgery went as well as expected and recovery was faster than expected & faster than usual according to all my nurses for home care & rehab. I would highly recommend him.
in Bristol, RI |
Dr. Antoci replaced my left knee in May of 2016. During our 1st visit he answered all my questions and took the time to explain the procedure in detail and what to expect after surgery. I started PT 2 days after surgery and was golfing 6 weeks later. In February I was skiing without a brace for the first time in years didn't think about my knee until I was back in the lodge. I have no restrictions on activity and more importantly I'm no longer in pain when golfing, skiing or exercising.
Providence, RI |
Seven months have elapsed, time enough from pre-operative pain, through a total knee replacement, physical therapy and recovery, back to a comfortable working knee--serious surgery at 81 which I had continually put off--but the excellent outcome has made it worth doing.
in Warwick, RI |
I called University Orthopedics and was scheduled to see Dr. Antoci next day for my knee arthritis. Did you see his waiting room, so many people... despite that, he took his time, explained everything, and even drew on paper what a total or a partial knee replacement involves. Now I am three weeks from a partial knee replacement, ready to go back to work, just got rid of the cane, and only take Tylenol for some remaining pain! Thank you!
in Warwick, RI |
I had a great experience with Dr Antoci and his staff. I am just three weeks out from meniscus surgery and feel better than I have in months. His surgical coordinator, Marguerite, was so helpful with all of the paperwork and phone calls necessary to process my LOA and surgery. I highly recommend this group.
in Stonington, CT |
Dr. Antoci is professional, competent and personable. Most impressive was his willingness to give me as the patient input into the process by supporting requests and clearly answering questions and concerns. Dr. Antoci exemplifies patient-centered care. What ultimately assured me that I had chosen a respected surgeon was when staff asked me who my doctor was. Their response would either be a smile on their face or a positive comment. I consider this highly complimentary to Dr. Antoci.
in Coventry, RI |
I was very pleased with the results of my knee replacement surgery, Dr. Antoci and his office returned all calls promptly. I had zero issues with any side effects from surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Antoci.
in Cranston, RI |
Great surgeon, good bedside manner, called me back even late at night. His team has been excellent - Marguerite is super helpful and goes to bat for you.
in North Kingstown, RI |
Dr. Antoci replaced my left hip 0n 2/15/2017. I could not be happier with the results of his surgery. In two weeks, I was walking without the help of the walker, the cane or crutch. It's been a month, today, and I am pain free and walking normally. On a scale of 1-10, I'd give Dr. Antoci a 12! Lawrence Hower
in Smithfield, RI |
Having Dr. Antoci perform surgery on my Hip and Pelvis went very well. I have had several doctor visits and he was prompt and very courteous. He explained to me the whole procedure and the healing portion and my treatment. We went over the X-ray's and he showed me in detail what was damaged and what he did. I am continuing to see Dr. Antoci until I am cleared and 100%. I was so happy with the out come I gave him a HUG instead of a hand shake. Thank YOU!!!!
in Hope Valley, RI |
Dr. Antoci is not only a superb surgeon, he has an extremely good bed side manner, and is a nice person to talk to. I had total knee replacement surgery on Oct 26th 2016, and it is now Feb 14th 2017, and I am very pleased with the results. After following Dr. Antoci's instructions and the physical therapy before and after surgery, I feel very stable on my surgically repaired knee, and experience virtually no pain. I can't say enough about the confidence I have in Dr. Antoci.
in Providence, RI |
My experience with a total hip replacement was amazing, everyone commented that it was the smallest scar they have ever seen, I was up and walking a couple hours after the surgery, and went home next morning. Dr. Antoci is amazing!
in lincoln, ri |
i cannot stress enough how lucky i was that dr. antoci was working that day i went to miriam. i had contacted flesh eating bacteria. he performed emergency surgery and saved my life and leg. he is knowledgable, skillfull and compassionate. your in good hands if hes your surgeon.
in Bristol, RI |
Dr. Antonio performed a partial knee replacement on me 3 weeks ago. I signed for a full if needed. I like the fact after an informed explanation that he would do what was needed once he got inside to correct the problem so I could live a pain free productive life. He was patient, and polite and most of and all competent. I can't recommend him enough.
in North Providence, RI |
Without the care I received from Dr. Antochi, I would still be in terrible pain in a wheelchair unable to live the active life I once had. Dr. Antochi explored all possible options of repair and hip replacement, explained everything in detail and was always available for questions and support through my surgery. Today, one year after a total hip replacement, I am without pain and happily back to the activities I enjoy including gardening, walking and dancing. Dr. Antoci is a miracle worker!
in North Providence, RI |
Dr. Antoci is very well educated doctor who actually spends time with the patient. Well waiting in the pre opt at Miriam hospital for a hip replacement I overheard the interns speaking about him in glowing terms. Compare his education and experience along with his surgical skills, he is a great choice.
in Rehoboth, MA |
I saw Dr. Antoci in late May with swelling from my knee to my foot. I had no idea what was wrong. I had already had a partial knee replacement lass than 2 years ago. Dr. Antoci discovered that my "new knee" had come "unglue. Even with his busy schedule he go me in for a total knee replacement in 4 days. He is gentle, caring, he listens, and an excellent surgeon. I was back swimming in 4 weeks! My husband needs a knee and I want Dr. Antoci to do his surgery too.
in Slatersville, RI |
Dr Antoci spent time and explained my issue and the treatment. I felt I was not being rushed when I asked my questions. He was very knowledgeable and will definitely recommend and go back to him.
in East Providence, RI |
He did minimally invasive hip replacement surgery at RI Hospital. He was always optimistic, and the outcome and my progress have been better than I could have hoped. The incision is only about 3-4 inches long! Great bedside manner. Even the hospital nurses said he's the best. I was lucky - I only found Dr. Antoci when I was looking for a second opinion. Best decision I ever made!
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Dr. Antoci Jr accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Hospitals where Dr. Antoci Jr has admitting privileges

Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis St
Boston, MA 02115
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Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
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Miriam Hospital
164 Summit Ave
Providence, RI 02906
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Newton - Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington St
Newton, MA 02462
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Newport Hospital
Friendship Street
Newport, RI 02840
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Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI 02903
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