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It is extremely rewarding to help someone get back to doing the things they want to do with their life.
– Michael P. Bolognesi, MD

Michael P. Bolognesi, MD

Joint Replacement Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Board Certified
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - General
Where I See Patients
Duke Orthopaedics at Page Road - Durham, NC
Duke Raleigh Hospital - Raleigh, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute - Durham, NC
It is extremely rewarding to help someone get back to doing the things they want to do with their life.
– Michael P. Bolognesi, MD
My Locations
Duke Orthopaedics at Page Road
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC 27703
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Duke Raleigh Hospital
3400 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I grew up in Durham and I am extremely proud to work here at Duke. All of my family members still call the Bull City home. Most of my education was completed in Durham, except for four years I spent down the road in Chapel Hill. I played football there and developed an interest in orthopaedic surgery that led me home. I specialize in hip and knee replacement and am very fortunate to do so. We have the ability to help so many people with these operations. It is extremely rewarding to help someone get back to doing the things they want to do with their life. Duke is the kind of place where you are challenged by the most difficult cases weekly and I appreciate that fact. We have great doctors in every field and we work as a team on every aspect of a patient's care once they enter the hospital.

Languages I Speak
English
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Procedures
Procedures I Perform the Most
Joint Replacement Team

The joint replacement team that offers the full spectrum of total and partial joint replacement and revision surgeries, including elbow replacementshoulder replacementknee replacementhip replacement, and ankle replacement. Please note that not every provider on the team offers all of the procedures listed. For more information on scheduling appointments for specific procedures please call 855-855-6484.

Surgeries Performed by the Joint Replacement Team
22,511

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2018 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Provider Rating
4.91 out of 5
402 ratings, 61 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - General
Fellowship
Adult Reconstructive Surgery, University of Utah Medical Center, 2003-2004
Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1998-2003
Education
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1998
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

I do a lot of research focusing on how patients do after hip and knee replacement procedures. We are very lucky to be able to perform these operations that are usually so successful. Despite this high likelihood of success, we know there are ways to do these operations, and care for patients, even better. That is why our research focuses on so many different aspects of the care we deliver. We look at implant design, new surgical approaches, new implant and instrument technology, rapid patient recovery and accelerated discharge, different pain management techniques, and even cost effectiveness. The research we do allows to us be on the cutting edge of hip and knee replacement, but it also allows us to evaluate the care we deliver as we strive for even better results for patients. We also remain dedicated to the central mission of Duke Orthopaedics, which is to eventually find the cure for arthritis. There will be a day where the treatment we deliver will be a biological one and not reliant on metal, ceramic, and plastic.

Clinical Trials
Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
  • Ambetter
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

  • CIGNA
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Industry Relationships
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Amedica Corporation
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • DePuy (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Exactech
  • North American Specialty Hospital
  • Total Joint Orthopedics
  • Zimmer Biomet Orthopedics