Dr. William Frisella, MD

Dr. William Frisella, MD

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Sports Medicine

Dr. William Frisella, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Saint Peters, MO. He is affiliated with medical facilities Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

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Advanced Bone & Joint112 Piper Hill Dr Ste 9 Saint Peters, MO 63376
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Dr. Frisella's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Frisella

4.8

Based on 106 ratings

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I was referred to Dr. Frisella for multiple torn tendons in my right shoulder. I had been having problems off and on with both shoulders for years, but this was pain non stop for over a year. I had arthroscopic shoulder surgery for 4 tendon tears as an outpatient. The surgery was a great success. I had less pain than I imagined. My family said that now I am happy and not crabby. Thank you Dr. Frisella. I didn’t see Dr. Frisella for any of my follow ups. I saw his PA, she was great, but would have liked to see him to say thank you. The surgery changed my life.
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  • 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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Elaine N – Oct 16, 2021
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I really liked Dr. Frisella. He did a great job with my ankle. It looked horrible at first but healed up really good. Would recogmend him anytime.
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Dana Darrah – Apr 19, 2021
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Down to earth and so knowledgeable. Dr Frisella makes his information very easy to understand. He is a skilled surgeon. I would trust him with my children. I have referred many people to him and his NP, Jennifer. She is absolutely fantastic as well. Great office, great staff, all around 5 stars.
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
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Heather – Mar 17, 2021
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Dr. Frisella was an amazing doctor to work with throughout the entire process. He listened to my concerns and always made himself available for follow-ups and questions. He did a phenomenal job fixing my shoulder and getting me back to work. Although I hope I never have to have surgery again, I will not go to anyone else after allowing Dr. Frisella to repair my shoulder. I would HIGHLY recommend you allow him to fix and heal your injury.
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Mar 13, 2021
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I would give this physician a zero if at all possible. He is a rude, arrogant and uncaring physician. I suppose I could have caught him on a bad day but there’s still no excuse for what I experienced. I really think things through before ever leaving a negative review but the more I’ve thought, the easier it is to do so in this case. If you have complex issues, I’d steer clear of this physician.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 26, 2021
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Very thorough and knowledgable explaining shoulder replacement surgery.
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
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Albert Morton – Jan 08, 2021
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Very professional and pleasant to talk to.
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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Nov 03, 2020
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Friendly, attentive, knowledgeable
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
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DH – Oct 12, 2020
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I appreciated Dr. Frisells’s honesty and care for me as a patient. The office and all those in it were caring and polite.
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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Oct 08, 2020
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Was recommended by a family member for a second opinion. I had a serious shoulder and arm injury and was blessed to find Dr. Frisella, who specializes in shoulders. He was confident and caring and my surgery went well.
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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Oct 08, 2020
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Excellent surgeon! Highly recommend him for any elbow or shoulder issue.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lisa Tobben – Oct 04, 2020
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Follow up on MRI Doctor was clear on path to recovery??
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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Tim – May 12, 2020
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Dr. Frisella is an excellent surgeon, awfully nice and caring person. He operated on my elbow and taking a good care of me. Before surgery, he explained everything and made me comfortable to go through the surgery. I felt I am in very good hands.
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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Ratna – Feb 08, 2020
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Dr Frisella provided excellent surgical repair of my completely torn rotator cuff. He has excellent “bed side manner”, explains medical conditions in laymen’s language, and puts you completely at ease. I had questions about my MRI and he took the time to show me the images and explain what we were seeing. Thanks Dr. Frisella for giving me my arm back so I can play golf again!
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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Andy in O’Fallon, MO – Sep 28, 2019
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Dr. Frisella is an excellent surgeon and nice person. He operated on my shoulder and did rotator cuff surgery. I’m pain free. Dr. Frisella gave me my life back.
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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Janet Noah – Sep 25, 2019
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Very kind and explained things so well. I had surgery on my shoulder and it turned out great! I can now hold my grandchildren with no pain. I would have Dr. Frisella do surgery for me again if I ever had the need. He is a very good Dr. and person.
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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Jul 23, 2019
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I'm 64 years older and my muscles in my arm were destroyed. He repaired my entire arm and now I'm back to working out and feeling better than ever. He made me feel comfortable and took great care of me during and after surgery. I'd recommend him to anyone and everyone.
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Mar 21, 2019
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From the moment I met Dr. Frisella, I knew I would be in good hands with my shoulder injury. He has a very gentle, pleasant manner and puts you at ease immediately. He explains the issues very thoroughly, does not jump to surgery but offers other options, if possible, and he is very thorough. I ended up needing shoulder surgery and again, he made the experience as comfortable as possible. Dr. Frisella is a master at his craft and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing surgery.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Peggy Elder in St. Peters, MO – Feb 12, 2019
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I Shredded my rotator cuff rock climbing in mid December 2018. Within a few days I had an MRI and then a diagnoses from Dr. Frisella. With surgery being the only option for a complete recovery he answered every question and concern I had, assuring me I would be back to where I was before the surgery. It’s now a month after the procedure and the progress of my shoulder is a testament to his skills. I have 90% range of motion on both the physical therapist test. Thank you Dr Frisella.
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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Ryan Giancola – Feb 11, 2019
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Unfortunately I was in an auto accident that, amoung the life threatening issues, broke my right arm/elbow. After two surgeries from the ER doc I found that the elbow had froze and I was unable to use the arm. My wife researched and we ended up meeting with Dr. Frisella which redirected where my life was heading. After several surges to correct the arm in stages, I now have full normal use of the arm and I couldn't be happier. He took the time to make it RIGHT. Thank you sir!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Marc Burton in Wentzville, MO – Jan 31, 2019
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Dr. Frisella's conditions and procedures:

  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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About Me

Care Philosophy

My approach is to treat patients as I would my own family. This philosophy allows me to provide cutting-edge surgical treatment but also to approach problems...Read more

Biography

Dr. W. Anthony Frisella  is a shoulder and upper extremity surgeon who is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  His...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Beth Israel
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Injuries of the Proximal Humerus, 2010
  • Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair, 2009
  • Orthopaedic surgeon inducted into academy, 2/22/2011
  • Basics of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, 2007
  • Periprosthetic Humeral Fractures: A Meta-Analysis, 2008
  • Early Failure of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, 2008
  • Factors Influencing the Outcome of Shoulder Arthroplasty, 2007

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What are Dr. William Frisella, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Frisella frequently treats Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Replacement, and Musculoskeletal Function Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Frisella treats.

Where is Dr. William Frisella, MD's office located?

Dr. Frisella's office is located at 112 Piper Hill Dr Ste 9, Saint Peters, MO 63376. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. William Frisella, MD speak?

Dr. Frisella speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Frisella is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital

Saint Peters, MO

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Progress West Hospital

O Fallon, MO

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average