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

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

4.6 out of 5 (574 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
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CIGNA EPO
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Open HMO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Network OA
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

Education

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

    4.5
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.6
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.5
  • Dec 12, 2023

    I liked the doctor.

  • Dec 12, 2023

    Brought up issues I was unaware of that gave me reason for concern and the doctor explained how to avoid having problems with that issue should something arise in that regard.

  • Dec 4, 2023

    Good.