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Dr. Paul Meli, medical director of the Meli Orthopedics and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital, is one of South Florida’s most respected orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Meli established his practice in Fort Lauderdale in 1990, and since that time, he has become nationally known for orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients come from down the street and around the world. They include bank presidents, yacht captains, professional and Olympic athletes, physicians, attorneys and South Florida's “weekend athletes.”

Although his practice includes all areas of orthopedic medicine, Dr. Meli specializes in the treatment and surgery of shoulders and knees. He performs minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures of the hip, knee and shoulder. Dr. Meli specializes in the treatment of impingement syndrome, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair and labral repair. Dr. Meli is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (FAAOS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery (FACS).

A native of Long Island, New York, Paul Meli moved to Fort Lauderdale with his family at the age of 17. He graduated from Florida State University, received a graduate degree from the University of Florida and received his M. D. degree from the University of Miami in 1984. Dr. Meli interned at New York University’s Cabrini/St. Vincent Hospital and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Catholic Medical Center in Queens, New York and Northwest Metropolitan Detroit Hospitals.

In addition to serving as Chief of Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital, where he has been affiliated since 1990, Dr. Meli is also affiliated with North Ridge Medical Center.

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Very experienced professional that takes the time to answer all of the questions that you have. And before scheduling rotator cuff surgery, I had A LOT.

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He is conservative in his approach. Love that!

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Great MD...

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Dr Melissa is awesome. Did a complete evaluation, treated my wife's symptoms until the MRI. Very professional and detailed didn't feel rushed.

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I really appreciated the professionalism of the office and up tempo. However, I am still waiting for a phone call with regards to where to get my MRI, I called and left a message after I found out there is no pre approval required for the MRI because I have a PPO. As long as it is Doctor prescribed then no further approval required.

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Wait time was explained by the office having new computer software so that's understandable. My wait time was actually a bit more than an hour.

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Thorough and asked a lot of questions. Left no doubt in my mind as to treatment and what to expect.

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Very professional. good bedside manner.

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Loved Dr.Meli- straight and to the point...conservative but decisive. It was always an easy in and out of his office and post-op follow up was great. My should IS back to 100%!

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My visit was very good and gave me a good advice for my problem.

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Dr. Meli is GREAT! I've used him for quite a while now and will continue to do so. He's the best in my opinion.

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very efficient organized office.

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Dr. Sarah Gibson MD. Was great took her time with me and went over all the pain I was having with my left knee Dr Gibson was excellent Any body with pain in there knees I would highly recommend them to see Dr Sarah Gibson MD.

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I felt like he cared and knew exactly what my problem was. His level of knowledge was highly commendable.

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He was MOST personal. Thoroughly asked questions regarding situation, did not give prediagnosis, but facts! Did not recommend surgery right off the bat, but took x-rays and recommended other alternatives before suggestion of surgery. GREAT DOCTOR and HIGHLY recommended.

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The office was very clean. I was taken into a room very quickly but had a long wait because he was the only Dr. there. The office staff was nice enough EXCEPT for the nurse Nora who was very OFF putting.The Dr was very nice and interested in my pain and comfort. Will definetly be seeing him away even though the office is an hour away from my home.

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