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Marcel, John Joseph, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.67 out of 5 | 509 reviews
Orthopedic Surgery | Orthopedic Ankle Foot
Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Cotswold
(704) 365-6730
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Patient Comments 90 reviews
April 17, 2022
Dr Marcel and I had a bit of a rocky start, but that was 2+ years ago. That has all changed and I think he is wonderful. He's an excellent surgeon and has become a good communicator. I recommend the practice to anyone with orthopaedic needs and Dr. Marcel for any ankle needs. I'm thankful for him.
-Patient in DAVIDSON, North Carolina

April 16, 2022
The staff were super friendly and professional.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

April 15, 2022
Was very impressed with the care I got. Loved dr marcel he really cared about my situation. Would recommend him to my friends. I’m felling so much better but I know it will take a few days . Very conservative which I like.
-Patient in MIDLAND, North Carolina

April 15, 2022
No information provided regarding my surgeon's absence. Also, I sent email inquiring about obtaining a wheelchair. I have not received a response.
-Patient in MINT HILL, North Carolina

April 08, 2022
Love you guys! Novant helped my dad pass on from cancer and has always done well around here. Dr. Marcel was awesome. He listened while there was need for listenting and spoke when i needed information. He is fantastic!
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina


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Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Cotswold
(704) 365-6730

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Medical School:
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Georgetown University Hospital 2017
Georgetown University Hospital 2016

Union Memorial Hospital 2018

Board Certifications:
Orthopaedic Surgery

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My subspecialty is foot and ankle reconstruction. I use both open and minimally invasive surgical techniques such as arthroscopy to help athletes and other active people recover from orthopedic injuries and conditions. These conditions include bunions, hammertoes, arthritis of the foot and ankle, ankle sprains, Achilles tendinitis and ruptures, ankle replacement, and the correction of complex lower extremity deformity, among others.

I was drawn to medicine at age 18, when I became an emergency medical technician. I chose a career in orthopedic surgery after my rotation as a third-year medical student at Georgetown University. I realized at that point how enjoyable it is to work with motivated and active patients of all ages who have a goal of returning to or maintaining an active lifestyle.

I take a patient-centered and goal-oriented approach to treating orthopedic conditions. The process begins with a thorough assessment of not only the medical problem, but also the individual's goals and ambitions. Factoring these elements into patient care allows me to develop an individualized approach that helps to relieve pain and let patients pursue their specific athletic goals and hobbies.

Since residency, this approach has also guided my research, which has examined a range of topics, including the safe return to driving after lower extremity orthopedic surgery and minimally invasive surgery of the foot and ankle, among other topics.

I live in Charlotte with my wife and two young daughters. As a family, we enjoy spending time in the outdoors, golfing, grilling and exercising.

Gender: Male
Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish