Afamefuna Maxwell Nduaguba, MD| Hip And Knee Orthopedic Surgery | MedStar Health
Afamefuna Maxwell Nduaguba

Afamefuna Maxwell Nduaguba, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.6 out of 5 (670 reviews)

Specialties: Hip And Knee Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English

About me

Dr. Nduaguba is a fellowship-trained, board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in total hip and total and partial knee replacement. His areas of special interest and expertise include:

  • Complex hip and knee replacement revisions
  • Hip and knee trauma
  • Complex hip dysplasia
  • Post-trauma osteoarthritis
  • Congenital hip deformities
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Developmental hip dysplasia
  • Orthopaedic infection control

Dr. Nduaguba has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of AAOS Global, Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine, and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and has written a number of book chapters. He has also presented his research at conferences.
 
Dr. Nduaguba works to build a trust-based partnership with each patient and focuses on providing care for the whole person. He helps his patients understand all treatment options and educates them about how choosing joint replacement before pain and disability have a significant impact on the patient can improve quality of life. 
 
When he’s not working, Dr. Nduaguba enjoys spending time with family, cooking, music, and playing tennis and soccer.
 
Credentials

  • Fellowship: New York University Langone Orthopedic Hospital/Insall Scott Kelly Institute, Adult Reconstructive Fellow, 2021
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Health System, New Haven, CT, 2020
  • Medical degree: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MD, 2015

Clinical areas of focus

  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Knee
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Loosening Of A Total Hip Replacement
  • Loosening Of A Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Posterior Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Hip Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Hip Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Knee Revision
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Arthrofibrosis Of The Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Knee
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Knee
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Over Age 60
  • Instability After A Total Knee Replacement
  • Knee Clunk Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged 60 And Older
  • Loosening Of A Total Hip Replacement
  • Loosening Of A Total Knee Replacement
  • Osteolysis
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Knee
  • Pain After A Total Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis
  • Periprosthetic Femur Fracture
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Hip
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Knee
  • Recurrent Dislocation Of A Total Hip Replacement
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Stiffness After A Total Knee Replacement
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Procedures I perform

  • 2 Stage Revision Of Hip Replacement
  • 2 Stage Revision Of Knee Replacement
  • Arthrodesis Of The Knee
  • Computer Assisted Hip Surgery
  • Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Hip Joint Debridement
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Fusion
  • Knee Injection
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Partial Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patient Specific Instrumentation
  • Posterior Hip Replacement
  • Reconstruction Of Hip
  • Reconstructive Knee Surgery
  • Removal Of Hip Prosthesis
  • Removal Of Knee Prosthesis
  • Retrograde Drilling Avascular Necrosis
  • Surgery For Arthritis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Hip Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Hip Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Knee Revision
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Practice locations

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12158 Central Avenue
Mitchellville, MD, 20721

301-430-2700

Fax 202-877-6602

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Fax 202-877-6602

106 Irving Street Northwest
POB Ste 5000
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-6000

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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • D-SNP)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Cigna EPO
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Anthem (POS & Open Access POS) BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • I-SNP
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • Kaiser Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • United Golden Rule
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Anthem HMO - BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Virginia Premier
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HMO
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Tricare East Select
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • United Navigate
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: New York University Langone Medical Center (2021)

Residency Program: Yale New Haven Hospital (2020)

Medical School: Harvard Medical School (2015)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.6
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.6
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.5
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.6
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.6
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.5
  • Apr 29, 2024

    Had to reschedule appointment

  • Apr 25, 2024

    He was very knowledgeable about my concerns.

  • Apr 15, 2024

    He's good