Carlos Higuera Rueda, MD

Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Locations

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Revision
  • Joint Preserving Hip Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Revision
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Patello-femoral Knee Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Joint Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Revision Knee Arthroplasty
  • Revision Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Joint Disorders
View all 4 Specialties +
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Biography

About Carlos Higuera Rueda, MD

Dr. Higuera is currently a staff surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic Adult Reconstruction Center, where he divides his time between research and patient care. He is also the Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety at the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute. He completed residency at the Cleveland Clinic and a clinical fellowship at the Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He also completed a postdoc fellowship in Biomechanics at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Higuera specializes in hip and knee arthroplasty surgery. He is interested in complex revision procedures including infections. His research interest is mainly in periprosthetic joint infections, patient optimization and overall outcomes after arthroplasty. He is certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has been in the list of America’s Top Orthopaedists since 2015.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2012

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics
Philadelphia, PA USA
2012

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2011

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2005

Medical School - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Biomechanics
Baltimore, MD USA
2004

Medical School - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine
MD
Bogota, Colombia
1999

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Hip and knee replacement, including primary and revision hip and knee surgery; hip muscle sparing techniques; knee patellofemoral arthroplasty; clinical outcomes research; predictive modeling

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/13/2016, Dr. Higuera Rueda has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

142 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2017

Everything went very well and we were pleased with our first visit.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2016

Overall, my experience was thoroughly and effective handled. Quite pleased with the service and attention received.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2016

good

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2016

No bad experience.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2016

Felt very comfortable.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2016

I will be recommending Dr Higera and his staff to everyone. they were all very good

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2016

very good

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2016

Good

Reviewed on May 19, 2016

everyone treated me with the upmost respect. dr. Carlos president me with a number of options dealing with the pain that I'm having in my right hip. he's an outstanding dr. and I am thankful that he's associated with Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on May 11, 2016

Good.

Reviewed on May 5, 2016

He took his time answering our questions and explaining the situation

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2016

I could not be more pleased with all the staff at the CC.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2016

GREAT EXPERIENCE!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2016

I appreciated the amount of time the nurse & physician took to explain my options. They were respectful, considerate and extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2016

No bad experience.

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