David E. Attarian, MD, FACS David E. Attarian, MD, FACS

David E. Attarian, MD, FACS

Joint Replacement Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon

4.8 out of 5  (231 ratings, 36 reviews)
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919-660-2217 Office number
919-660-2260
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

My practice focus is adult reconstruction – performing hip and knee replacements, including management of revisions, infections, and fractures. This sub-specialty allows me to help people with severe hip and knee pain, often with difficulty walking, to ultimately return to a more active, pain-free, and independent lifestyle. I also make every effort to treat my patients conservatively whenever possible to delay or avoid surgery. Orthopaedics has provided me the privilege of making a real difference for my patients by improving the quality of their lives.

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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  • Arthroscopic knee 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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  • Arthroscopic knee 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, 1980
BA, Biochemistry, Princeton University, 1976
RESIDENCY
Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1980-1986
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests include: hip/knee replacement outcome studies; medical-legal issues; novel hip/knee surgical techniques; care redesign/bundle payment initiatives to improve the quality and efficiency of care while reducing costs; health care market trends, and co-management/alignment models for physicians and health systems.

PUBLICATIONS
View David Attarian's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (231 ratings, 36 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.