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Dr. Melissa Yadao, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Melissa Yadao is a caring and patient orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist serving her patients in Woodbridge, Lorton, and Alexandria, VA. Dr. Yadao is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Medical Society of Virginia, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Virginia Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Yadao is currently a part of MedStar Orthopaedic Institute. Her practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries but also includes general orthopedics. Her surgical expertise is reconstructive and arthroscopic (minimally-invasive) procedures of the shoulder, knee, elbow and hip. Dr. Yadao welcomes patients to her practice who are experiencing herniated disks, ligament sprains, and arthritis, among others. Dr. Yadao earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. She then completed her residency at the same university. Later, she completed her fellowship in sports medicine at the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. Dr. Yadao has participated in a variety of research and publication opportunities, including Osteochondritis Dessicans of the Elbow and “Normal Clinical Parameters in Successful ACL Reconstruction,” among others. In her spare time, Dr. Yadao enjoys traveling, playing tennis and gold, art, and cooking.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
  • Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Virginia Commonwealth University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Internship in General Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Team physician for West Potomac H.S.
  • Team physician for TC Williams H.S.
  • Team physician for Hayfield H.S.
  • Consultant for Edison H.S.
  • Team physician for the Potomac Nationals baseball team

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1336191725

Office locations

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute

Medstar Orthopaedic Institute

6355 Walker Lane, Suite 501

Alexandria, VA 22310

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute

9455 Lorton Market Street, Suite 200

Lorton, VA 22079

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute

12825 Minnieville Road

Woodbridge, VA 22192

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Great - to the point, gave options, discussed choices and potential follow-up consequences
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very professional and was great at explaining everything.
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Dr. Yadao was very easy to talk through and took the time to explain how my hand injury was progressing. I will be back if I need another Orthopaedic doctor in the future.
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Very nice
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Dr. Yadao is very good and is caring. She makes sure you understand what is going on. The office staff is very friendly and professional.
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Dr. Yadao listened to me carefully and gave me instructions on how to treat my leg pain. She referred me to physical therapy and also changed my medication (my personal doctor prescribed me the wrong one). She's no nonsense but very thorough and cares about her patients.
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I really like Dr Yadao. She answered all my questions and was able to recommend non-surgical solutions for my knee issues. Looking forward to getting back to full function.
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Dr. Yadao really listened to me and took my concerns seriously. She was realistic and honest about my condition, but comforting and understanding. She was professional and explained what she was doing as she checked for various things. Shewas helpful as she explained what the next steps would be. I felt comfortable and well cared for.
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If you have to have fluid drained and a steroid injection, this is the doc to see. She numb the sight followed by lidocaine before draining the fluid and administering the steroid. Mild pressure/pain. Expected worse, so woohoo!
Less than 1 year ago
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Very professional and extremely knowledgeable. Really great visit.
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Was immediately seen by the staff. Had to go to a different part of the hospital for x-rays, and they ensured (and helped) me to get to the x-ray room and back. Dr. Yadao was GREAT! She showed me what waswrong (through examination of my x-rays), and offered common sense treatments of what I should do as a follow up. She also gave me handouts of exercises I should do to get my knee back in shape. Great visit, great doctor ... I will go there again!
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Dr. Yadao is awesome. I would trust her with any diagnosis and/or treatment.
Less than 1 year ago
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She is professional and very knowledgeable
Less than 1 year ago
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She’s awesome!
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She is a dream. Bedside manner you wish all doctors had, all around a pleasant person and experience. I have sent quite a few people to her and they just love her. Keep doing what you're doing.
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Fantastic visit. Dr. Yadao was personable, knowledgeable, and had an excellent bedside manner.
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Dr yadao was very understanding to my needs. She able to tell what was going on with my knee
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Excellent
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I am very pleased with my treatment and with the explanation of problems and options.
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Very friendly and helpful!
Less than 1 year ago
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I rely on her guidance to help me navigate the complex world of sports injuries.
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Dr. Yadao was a true professional. I had a shoulder problem and she was efficient, kind and professional. I completely recommend her. You won’t be disappointed.
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Attentive and helpful manner
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Discussion with Dr. Yadao is always good. She is open to concerns, questions, planning, and options. She shares her concerns, assessment and progress implications.
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As usual Dr. Yadao provided explanations and options for my concerns. Her manner is comfortable. The X-ray tech also had a nice manner and was efficient. The assistants at the front desk were welcoming and pleasant.
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Very thorough in her explanation.
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Dr. Yadao was very professional. Took time to explain what was causing my ailment and explored several options to address it. I opted for a quick in office procedure and she completed it that day.
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It was one of the best doctor visit I have had in YEARS! Everyone in the office took great care of me and explained what was going on every step of the way. The wait was about 15 minutes butthe survey did not have that as an option. I feel better already. The office is about 45 minutes from my house but I will be going back there no matter what !
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Doc Yadao is a great orthopedist and I like her bug personality as well!!
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Friendly attentive received what I needed
More than 1 year ago
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The office staff and nurses are very friendly and professional. Dr. Yadao is friendly,professional,shows she cares, always make sure I understand her diagnosis.
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I love that Dr. Yadao takes the time to listen to your issues as well as quickly offer sound medical solutions and alternatives. It is always a pleasure to meet with her about any of my sports medicine needs. I hadn'tseen her in a few years and yet she remembered me and remembered a bit of my past injury history.
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As a new patient I appreciated check in and payment done on I pad. Quick, efficient. Dr.s assistant was prompt and i didn't have to wait long.
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The staff was friendly and helpful. Dr. Yadao introduced herself with a smile. She made sure I understood her diagnosis. Very professional.
More than 1 year ago
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Awesome doctor, awesome staff!
More than 1 year ago
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She was very informative with my diagnosis
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Yadao was great. Very thorough, took her tome and really listened to what i was saying. Highly recommend!
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Wonderful experience! Dr Yadao is very knowledgeable and was thorough in helping me find an answer to my problem. I certainly wasn't expecting to get results so quickly with my first appointment.
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Dr. Yadao was great, as always. I've been treated by her for 4 different issues. The only unpleasant part of my visit was the wait time to see her which she did at least give an explanation for. The front deskstaff was polite, but could use some additional training. The waiting is an inconvenience, but I the care I receive from Dr. Yadao is usually worth the wait.
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Very efficient. Performed a procedure and covered all the information I needed with professionalism and good humor.
More than 1 year ago
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excellent visit
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It was great. No wait. Very thorough examination. Considered all possible forms of treatment before making a recommendation.
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I chose this doctor from the internet and and made a very wise choice. Dr. Yadao is knowledgeable and thorough and has a wonderful efficient staff. I will recommend her and see her again.
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Dr. Yadao is very professional and knowledgeable.
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Her bedside manner was absolutely deplorable. She was condescending, apathetic, and confrontational. Het commitment to upholding a rather arrogant demeanor propelled the perception that she was somehow masking some level of incompetence.I'm not accustomed to this type of service from INOVA. Clearly this is not a career she enjoys.
More than 1 year ago
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She was focused on what I was saying like a laser! She didn't try to push me toward more expensive remedies, she gave me advice on how to solve the issue at home. Great visit!
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Pleasant
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She was excellent. Fully explained everything. Was patient with my questions and listened
More than 1 year ago
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I have used Dr. Yadao now for over 3 years. She performed surgery on my shoulder and it has felt awesome every since. I trust her with my care and she is very personable and reviews all the options.
More than 1 year ago
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I absolutely loved the nurse, Tula. She was a true medical professional; knowledgeable, caring and compassionate. The physician, however, was okay. Not trying to be stereotypical, but she reminded me, a little, of the Asian priest who conductedmy beloved sister's funeral; void of emotion, short and abrupt. It was an injustice to a grieving family, but we honored our mother's wish for a Catholic funeral. I did not feel nor detect the compassion that should characterize someone in the medical field; too stoic!
More than 1 year ago
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