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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (12)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Melissa Yadao is Good. Dr. Yadao has been reviewed by 30 patients who have provided 12 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.3
Promptness 4.1
Courteous Staff 4.5
Accurate Diagnosis 4.1
Bedside Manner 4.2
Spends Time with Me 4.1
Follows Up After Visit 4.1

Specialties & Research

Dr. Melissa Yadao, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • She has special expertise in 9 areas:
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Biofeedback
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Neurology
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Primary Headache Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sports Medicine

Education & Awards

Dr. Yadao graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. She has 3 awards.

Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2013)


Dr. Yadao has 3 hospital affiliations:

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital 
  • Inova Mt Vernon Hospital 
  • Southern Maryland Hosp 


  • Spanish
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Melissa Yadao MD is a female Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 15 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Melissa Yadao practice?
Dr. Melissa Yadao has 2 office locations.
Dr. Melissa Yadao practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Alexandria, VA.
Additional practice locations include: Clinton, MD.
See Alexandria Orthopedic Surgeons.