Carlos Higuera Rueda, MD
Treatment & Services
- Arthritic Knee Conditions
- Arthritis Surgery
- Electrical Stimulation
- Hip & Knee Surgery
- Hip Replacement
- Hip Revision
- Hyaluronic acid injections
- Joint Injections
- Joint Preservation Center
- Joint Preserving Hip Surgery
- Joint Reconstruction
- Joint Replacement
- Joint Replacement Of The Knee
- Knee Arthroplasty
- Knee Revision
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- 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
- Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
- Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
- Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Arthritis Of The Hip
- Arthritis Of The Knee
- Hip Pain
- Hip Replacement
- Knee Injuries
- Knee Joint Disorders
- Muscle Aches/Pain
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics
Philadelphia, PA USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
Medical Education - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine
- Orthopaedic Surgery
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
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As of 5/21/2018, Dr. Higuera Rueda has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Higuera Rueda receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Zimmer, Inc.
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144 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.4|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019
the best experience. I can walk again thanks Dr higuera rueda and his team . Top notch people. highly recomend to anybody who needs help like I did.
Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019
Excellent Service, Knowledge, courteous, etc, he is the best doctor I and my husband see in a long time.
Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019
Wonderful experience the Dr is a professional, explained everything in a manner I could understand. respectful and knew his job well. The staff was outstanding well mannered and very efficient
Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Higuera-Rueda was the most patient physician, answering all questions.
Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018
I went to dr Higuera seeking for a second opinion. I have decided to keep him as my surgeon for my upcoming hip replacement
Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018
Really liked this Dr. his ability to want to help and fix the problem was great!
Reviewed on Sep 1, 2018
I was extremely pleased with my physician.
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018
Overall this was a very good experience. The Doctor was knowledgeable and gracious and answered every question. I am presently scheduled for surgery and think that I will have an excellent result.
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018
doctor was very thorough and explained everything in a manner I understood and made recommendations
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018
I was extremely impressed with your entire facility! Dr. Higuera Rueda met my upmost expectations. He is surrounded by a great team of Mary Fran & Alex whom are outstanding. To CC keep on track of exactly what you are doing, just hurry up & finish the construction! It reminded me of the MIA airport! I hope to take this survey after my surgery. Thank you for asking ....
Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018
Overall care from doctor & all personnel was excellent.
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