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Dr. Waheed Akbar, MB

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Akbar

St Mary's Of Michigan Orthopedc

4701 Towne Centre Rd Ste 303 Saginaw, MI 48604

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Dr. Waheed Akbar, MB is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Saginaw, MI and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from King Edward Med Coll in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Akbar accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Akbar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akbar performs Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Akbar performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akbar treats Gait Abnormality more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Akbar treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akbar treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Akbar treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Akbar's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Akbar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Akbar

4.8

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Akbar is a top-notch Orthopedic Surgeon. I have had him replace both of my knees; they move back & forth better than my own did since I was a teenager! My surgeries went smooth, recoveries the same. I worried as they say nurses are the worst patients. It is also very important to note that he has a very sincere caring attitude. So he didn't mind the extra questions I had, being a nurse. I have recommended him to my family and friends.
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Dr. Akbar is an experienced and knowledgeable practitioner, an expert in the field of orthopedics. He supplied me with all of the information regarding my options for treatment but also stressed that the decision was mine to make for which treatment I chose. Having worked in the healthcare field, I have very high expectations for care, treatment and outcomes. If you want the best of the best, Dr Akbar is the one to see.
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He did my Back, Neck and Shoulder. Have no pain would recommend Dr. Akbar to any one
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I had rotator cuff surgery December 16, 2016 and was back to work on March 6, 2017. Dr. Akbar was excellent from start to finish, and his staff was excellent from start to finish. Should I ever need to see an Orthopedic Surgeon for anything in the future, it will be Dr. Akbar. God Bless Dr. Akbar for his compassion and kindness, and God Bless his staff for their hard work and dedication !!!!
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Dr and his staff were very compassionate and caring. People I know were amazed at my surgery and recovery - I had a full knee replacement. I have sent friends to Dr. Akbar already and they like him also. Takes the time to be sure you fully understand everything.
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I have been seen, been treated and surgically helped by Dr. Akbar for the last 5 years. He has a gentle soul with an awesome bedside manner. I had my back fused and a discectomy done and I really wished I had not waited so long for his help. He has made it possible to walk again as I couldn't feel the ground I walked on. After my back and 2 knee surgeries I have been able to function again. I am currently going for a hip replacement and would not choose any other doctor. he is awesome!
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Waheed Akbar, MB is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Saginaw, MI and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from King Edward Med Coll in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1982
Ny Ortho Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1978
Booth Meml Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1976
King Edward Med Coll
Medical School
1982
1981
1978
1976

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average