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Brad Carofino, MD

Shoulder and Hand Surgeon located in Virginia Beach, VA & Chesapeake, VA

Brad Carofino, MD is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Shoulder and upper extremity surgery.  Dr. Carofino is among a small number of orthopaedic surgeons in the country with dual fellowship training in both Shoulder Surgery and Hand Surgery, which allows him to care for the entire spectrum of upper extremity injuries. He is also the only surgeon in the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, Virginia areas who has completed a Shoulder surgery fellowship.

A regional leader in shoulder surgery, Dr. Carofino currently performs over 125 shoulder replacements per year. This is the highest volume of any surgeon in the Hampton Road’s area and among the top 5% nationally. Dr. Carofino is also highly skilled in minimally invasive shoulder surgeries such as rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs and superior capsular reconstruction. His surgical practice attracts patients from throughout the state of Virginia as well as out of state.

Dr. Carofino is a team physician for the Norfolk Tides and serves as a consultant to Norfolk State University athletic department. He frequently treats shoulder and upper extremity injuries in high-level athletes in baseball, volleyball, football and tennis. In addition to his surgical treatments, he offers professionally guided accelerated rehabilitation programs.

Clinical research is a passion of Dr. Carofino’s and he is committed to developing better techniques to treat shoulder and upper extremity injuries. He has presented his research at national and international meetings and is involved in educational programs to teach advanced shoulder surgery techniques to other physicians. Dr. Carofino has also served as a reviewer for The Bone & Joint Journal and Clinical Orthopaedics and Realted Research.

When not working with his patients, Dr. Carofino enjoys spending time with his family, surfing and working on his terrible golf game.

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Dr. Carofino is one of 23 physicians and surgeons at Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists, the largest private Orthopaedic practice in Southeastern Virginia!  AOS has been delivering leading Orthopaedic care for over 90 years to the citizens of Hampton Roads, Virginia.

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Ream and Run Shoulder Replacement Success...x2!

I enjoy sharing this story because it is a testament to patient's who are seeking a solution to shoulder arthritis who want to remain highly active. I am grateful for patients like Fred who give me the opportunity to improve their overall quality of life!


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    "Dr. Carofino is a wonderful, caring physician and incredible surgeon. His confidence and knowledge as a surgeon is reassuring and his bedside manner is great."

    Daniel S.
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    "Thank You Dr. Carofino for the professional staff you have and how at ease I was to get this procedure done. It sounded scary but you made it go very smoothly."

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    "Dr. Carofino is always easily accessible and completely involved in each individuals care. He's consistently improving his processes, which is difficult to find."

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    "I was so happy with Carofino that I referred my brother in law and a close family friend as well. Their surgeries also went great!"

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    "His knowledge and confidence immediately put us at ease! He's very personable, even called at 7:00 on in a Saturday evening to see how Frank was doing!"

    Marie T.
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    "This fine surgeon performed four procedures in a single operation on my shoulder and bicep. He has outstanding credentials to go with a friendly but professional manner"

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    "Listens to what you have to say and then explains it in terms that you can understand. All I can say is I'm glad I was referred to him. Thank you for a job well done."

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