Dr. Robert E. Coles

Dr. Robert E. Coles


Areas of Care:

  • Orthopedics
  • Arthritis

Dr. Coles is a graduate of Harvard College and of Duke University Medical School. He received his Orthopedic Surgery Training at Duke University Medical Center where he was chief resident and assistant team physician for both Duke and NCCU. Following his residency, he was a Sports Medicine fellow at the Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Salt Lake City where he worked with the US Ski Team. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

Dr. Coles is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North Carolina Orthopedic Association, the Southern Orthopedic Association, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Piedmont Orthopedic Society.

Dr. Coles has a broad range of knowledge in all types of orthopedic problems with a particular interest in Sports Medicine, Complex Knee Surgery, Ligament Reconstruction, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Hand Surgery and Joint Replacement. His expertise includes arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery. He has spoken at international conferences on robotic hip replacement. Dr. Coles believes in a team approach between the patient and doctor with physical therapists, occupational therapists and athletic trainers, and recommends nonsurgical treatment when possible.

Dr. Coles practices at Carolinas Center for Surgery and operates at The Surgical Center of Morehead City and at Carteret General Hospital. He is the team physician for several local high schools.

Practice Website: http://www.cc4surgery.com

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