Dr. William Frisella Jr, MD

Dr. William Frisella Jr, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. William Frisella Jr, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Saint Peters, MO and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

112 Piper Hill Dr Ste 9

Saint Peters, MO 63376

Contact Information

(636) 441-3444

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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
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more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Frisella Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Frisella Jr "Dr. W. Anthony Frisella is a fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon and is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has been a partner at Advanced Bone and Joint since 2007. Dr. Frisella is an expert in problems of the shoulder, especially rotator cuff tears, arthritis, and sports injuries. He also treats problems of the elbow, wrist, and hand. His guiding principle is to treat patients as he would his own family. Dr. Frisella grew up in St. Peters, Missouri. He graduated with high honors from Harvard University in 1995 and attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis where he received multiple awards, including the Robert Carter Medical School Award. After his residency training at the University of Iowa, he completed an additional year of specialized fellowship training in shoulder surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in in New York City in 2007. Dr. Frisella is the only fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon practicing in St. Charles County. His specialized training and expertise allow him to deliver modern, high quality care to his patients. Dr. Frisella is active in shoulder teaching and research. He continues to publish and give talks about the shoulder, and often serves as an instructor, teaching other surgeons new techniques in shoulder surgery. He has spoken both at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the Arthroscopy Association of North America on cutting edge shoulder procedures and instructed other surgeons in new arthroscopic techniques. He has published papers, book chapters, and given national talks on rotator cuff repair and published research improving the outcomes of shoulder replacement. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Frisella Jr "My approach is simple: treat patients as I would want my own family treated. This philosophy allows me to provide cutting-edge treatment options for the best results, but also to approach problems cautiously and to avoid surgery when possible."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
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37  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Beth Israel
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Dr. Frisella Jr's Reviews

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82 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (82)

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Dr. Frisella Jr's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Office environment

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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

Dr Frisella did rotator cuff surgery on my left shoulder over 6 yrs ago and it went great, I am 62yrs old and that shoulder has never felt better , zero discomfort,, so i had to get same thing on right shoulder 6 mos ago and i asked for Dr Frisella again and again i am bragging on how awesome a job...more
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Dr. Frisella is way too short, Looks way too young, and (according to my wife), is way too good looking to be as good a surgeon as he is. His manner is very upbeat and confident. He explains very clearly what he can and cannot do. I appreciate that kind of approach from a doctor. From the first...more
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Dr. Frisella is AWESOME. He is so understanding, explained every thing he did in detailed. Explained to me and my wife on the MRI, what was what. After my surgery he called to see how I was doing. I would HIGHLY recommend him.
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Had to have surgery for my shoulder. I had great success with the surgery! Appointments are easy to get and you are not sitting in the waiting room for more than 5 min (including time to register). HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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What a kind and caring doctor! Answered all of the questions I had and made me feel at ease from start of treatment thru surgery and follow up. Hopefully I don't see him again but if I needed to I would!
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