Dr. Venus Rivera, MD

Dr. Venus Rivera, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Dr. Venus Rivera, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from Cornell Med Coll in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

3150 SW 38th Ave Ste 800

Miami, FL 33146

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
more than 86% of peers
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
more than 67% of peers
Foot Conditions
more than 60% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rivera "Dr. Rivera brings her outstanding clinical care as she supports the growing need for specialized orthopaedic foot and ankle care in the community. She provides a commitment to service excellence for all referring physicians and their patients. Dr. Rivera provides advanced innovative treatment options and specialized rehabilitation for foot and ankle disorders. Her special interest includes sports injuries, osteochondral lesions, inflammatory tendinopathies, arthritis, trauma and neuromuscular deformities."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Rivera does not have any board certifications listed.

42  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Traumatic Injuries


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21  Procedures

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Cornell Med Coll
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Halsted Intern, General Surgery at John Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • General Surgery at John Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Orthopaedic Surgery At Union Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Union Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Rivera has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Rivera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rivera to family and friends
27 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

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Dr. Rivera'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 (7)

The care and compassion from this Dr. is non existent. Also, first Dr I’ve ever met that thinks Tylenol’s is the treatment for intense night spasms after a fractured bone. She didn’t get that Tylenol does not take away spasms, nor do narcotics so I certainly wasn’t asking for narcotics but all...more
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Saw Dr. Rivera for the first time today. I have a severe and pretty complicated injury to my left ankle. I had my foot reattached and broke my femur as well. Dr. Rivera spent over an hour with me explaining the current state of my injury and what my options are. She is so unbelievably smart. I've...more
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Dr Rivera is not only a skilled surgeon, but a great doctor. She performed a successful surgery on my ankle in 2014 and I have returned several times with injuries to my other ankle. She is a very conservative doctor and very personable. I have lived in Miami 25 years and good doctors like her are...more
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She has no clue what she is doing.....staff is horrible and I had to wait for over 2 hours to be seen! She rushed out of the room because her daughter had ballet! Will not return for any reason what so ever.
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Went in for Achilles tendinitis was happy with care attention to detail never felt rushed was explained course if treatement . would highly recommend Dr. Rivera she is a rare find in medical practitioners today.
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