In Propria Persona
Dr. Douglas Abeles, MD, is an internationally-renowned orthopedic surgery specialist. He is the founder of Abeles MD and Associates in Castro Valley, California. Dr. Abeles and his clinical practice provides patients with a full range of specialized services, including both surgical and non-invasive treatment protocols for bone fractures, spinal disorders and joint injuries. He also practices sports medicine, and his clinic in California has helped thousands of patients regain lost mobility. Dr. Doug is certified by several professional organizations, including the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Douglas Abeles received his medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He interned at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City before entering his residency at the Catholic Medical Center, now known as the New York Medical College Brooklyn-Queens. He completed his residency in 1993.
Dr. Doug has also completed several fellowships, including a sports medicine fellowship at a joint program run by Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and the Virginia Sports Medicine Institute, one of the finest such institutes on the Eastern Seaboard. He also completed a fellowship at the University of Southern California (USC) Rancho Los Amigos Spinal Surgery Center. To further boost his training, he completed medical rotations in spinal surgery and pediatric services at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, a facility operated by the New York University School of Medicine/ Langone Medical Center.
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Dr. Abeles specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures, especially of the spine, knee, ankle, hand, and shoulder. His expertise in highly technical surgeries for athletes has made him one of the leading providers of sports medicine surgical services. His innovative techniques and years of experience have improved patient outcomes, resulting in faster healing and a quick return to activity. In his practice, he has completed over 4000 surgeries with high recovery rates. Some of the common cases he sees include tears in the anterior cruciate ligament, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tears, herniated discs, and meniscal tears. These conditions are frequently suffered by those who engage in athletic pursuits and can cause a loss of mobility. Dr. Doug’s expert treatment restores that lost mobility, returning his patients to full function as fast as possible.
In addition to his expertise in the orthopedic surgery field, Dr. Doug also treats his patients with non-invasive and non-operative care plans. He carefully assesses the underlying condition and provides the best care available to alleviate pain, restore movement, and return proper function.
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Dr. Abeles, MD, has lectured across the country. His expertise in the fields of sports medicine and orthopedic surgery have made him a popular presenter at medical conferences and training seminars throughout the United States and abroad. He speaks both English and Spanish, making him a popular choice for international medical seminars. His Spanish-speaking patients also feel comfortable at his practice in Castro Valley.
Dr. Douglas Abeles holds several professional medical board certifications, including:
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- American Medical Association
- The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
He and his practice are affiliated with the Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, California. The facility has won several awards for its excellent patient care, and Dr. Abeles is an integral part of that care. He retains surgical privileges with the Redwood Surgery Center and the San Leandro Surgery Center, both in Northern California. Medical affiliations of Dr. Abeles and his clinic include Brown & Toland Physicians, the Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation Network, and the Sutter Medical Network.
As the principal physician at Abeles MD and Associates, Dr. Douglas J. Abeles continues to seek cutting-edge treatment methods for his many patients. He engages in training seminars and specialized programs to learn the latest care plans in both sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.
Because of his skill and experience in the challenging field of orthopedic medicine, Dr. Doug has also served as an expert witness in cases across the United States. He has over 20 years of litigation experience, and in that time has testified in over 100 cases. His legal and medical opinions have been used for both defendant and plaintiff purposes. He has testified in many aspects of the medical practice, including reasonable care and treatment, medical costs, damages and impairment, medical negligence, and injury causation.
Dr. Abeles encourages his entire team at his medical practice to give back to the communities in which they serve. Under his leadership, the medical and professional team at Abeles MD and Associates has supported the work of the Alameda County Food Bank and Brighter Beginnings, a family-oriented organizations that sponsors Adopt-A-Family programs. Dr. Abeles and his team have contributed time and financial support since the clinic first opened its doors in 1996.
Dr. Doug Abeles is an active user of several social media platforms. On his Twitter feed, he shares information about the charitable works he and his staff have undertaken in Northern California. His feed is a treasure trove of medical tips and news as well.
On Facebook, Dr. Abeles maintains a page for his clinical practice. Patients from communities in and around Castro Valley rate him highly as he shares information about his practice and his wide range of patient-oriented services.
Dr. Abeles is highly rated by patients on several prominent physician ratings websites. Patients who have rated him on Healthgrades have very favorable things to say about him, his staff, and his expert treatment services. His Yelp business rating is similarly excellent. On Vitals, Dr. Abeles’ patients have shared information about the treatment they received at his Castro Valley clinical practice.