Michael P. Bolognesi, MD Michael P. Bolognesi, MD

Michael P. Bolognesi, MD

Joint Replacement Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon

4.9 out of 5  (494 ratings, 68 reviews)
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919-668-4732 Office number
919-660-5145
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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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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Experience
Joint replacement team

I am a member of a 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

My surgical specialties
  • Knee replacement
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  • Hip replacement and other major hip surgery
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  • Major hip surgery
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Surgeries Performed by the Joint Replacement Team
15,840
Surgeries Performed by the Joint Replacement Team
15,840
My surgical specialties
  • Knee replacement
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  • Hip replacement and other major hip surgery
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  • Major hip surgery
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Training
EDUCATION
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1998
RESIDENCY
Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1998-2003
FELLOWSHIP
Adult Reconstructive Surgery, University of Utah Medical Center, 2003-2004
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - General
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.

PUBLICATIONS
View Michael Bolognesi's publications on PubMed
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
4.9 out of 5 (494 ratings, 68 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
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