Dr. Robert Ference

This surgeon was submitted to G.O.S. by Alicia Walker. Alicia commented in her entry:

Dr Ference is so knowledgeable and you can ask any questions, he doesn’t think there are dumb. He explained the problem with my knee, the solutions, temporary and permanent and explained the procedure you pick. He also did my mom and my grandma when she was in her 80’s and she was very happy and hated she waited.

Alicia Walker


Robert Ference, MD

Dr. Robert Ference, M.D. is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery who practices in SouthEast Michigan.

Dr. Ference performs approximately 1,000 minimally invasive knee replacement surgeries every year.

He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine, and specializes in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine with the DMC Medical Group. He performs surgery at Huron Valley Hospital, St. Mary’s in Livonia, Michigan and at Sinai-Grace Hospital.

Dr. Ference, whose expertise is known nationally, was trained by Dr. Peter Bonutti, the physician who developed the minimally invasive surgical procedure in 1991. Dr. Ference was one of the first in this area to perform this technically challenging surgery and now trains other physicians in this procedure. Dr. Ference’s patients have come from across the country to have this procedure performed.

Website: Dr. Robert Ference


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7 thoughts on “Dr. Robert Ference”

  1. This comment from Sherry Afis. Sherry and her husband both had Dr. Ference as their surgeon:

    “There is no doctor who is more caring than Dr. Robert Ference. He did both of my husband’s knees and his hip and both of my knees. He is second to none. If you want a skilled surgeon, he is who you should see.”

  2. Dr. Ference is an outstanding surgeon! Highly skilled, experienced, compassionate, thoughtful, kind, personable, and professional. He does not ever rush you and takes the time to explain everything you need to know and answers all your questions. I felt very safe and confident going into surgery! His follow up care is just as compassionate. I had knee revision surgery and I am so glad he was recommended to me! I will be having him do my next knee replacement!

  3. Dr. Ference is a great doctor. He’s very caring, friendly and really put me at ease. He does not rush you and takes the time to explain everything you need to know and answers all your questions. He’s done both of my knee. I would highly recommend.

  4. I have complete faith in Dr Ference. He did my first surgery years ago up north. Great dr, great hospital, no more pain. I have followed Dr Bob to his new locations and happy to say he has done my second surgery and have never had any problems. I like to go see him often to make sure all is well. He never rushes you thru, always answers any and all questions. Super doctor and I have told many about what a great Dr he is, best in his field. A thankful patient FR all his help

  5. I have had numerous previous knee operations. Some that were basically botched, leaving me full of scars and in great pain. Dr. Ference knew what to do in order to fix it at my first visit. He listened to my concerns and made sure I was comfortable from then on. He performed a revision on my knee. He couldn’t fix one part of the knee due to the botched work of previous surgeons, but he did fix the other problem. He left my knee strong and stable. I know that I have a long way to go yet, but I’m very glad to have Dr. Ference on my side. He is truly a compassionate, caring and understanding person. I’m glad I found him!!

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