Adelbert J. Mencias, M.D.Adelbert Mencias, orthopedic surgeon, indiana, south bend

Dr. Mencias Practices at:

South Bend Office: 53880 Carmichael Drive
Mishawaka Office: 60160 Bodnar Boulevard (Off Elm Road)

Participating Hospitals and Surgery Centers

Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Mishawaka Campus
Allied Physicians Surgery Center, South Bend


University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN


4.7 Star Rating: Recommended

4.5 out of 5
339 Patient Ratings
63 Patient Comments
Updated 6/17


Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN


Upper Extremity Surgery and Microsurgery, The Indiana Hand Center

Board Certification

Diplomate of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH)

Medical Society Memberships

Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Indiana State Medical Association
Indiana Orthopaedic Society
Indianapolis Hand Society
Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

Consulting Physician

University of Notre Dame

I am a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in elbow, forearm, wrist and hand surgery. I chose to practice at South Bend Orthopaedic in 2003 due to the reputation and extensive training of its surgeons. I’m a long-time Notre Dame fan and love the Michiana area. I enjoy being close to Chicago and Lake Michigan. In my spare time, I enjoy golfing, live music, travel and especially spending time with my kids.


Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Satisfaction Survey. Patients are not identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

SBO Patient 5/17

I would definitely recommend this place!


SBO Patient 5/17

I felt a little rushed but was well taken care of.


SBO Patient 4/17

Great place to be.


SBO Patient 3/17

Dr. Mencias and his staff were great, spent enough time discussing my progress and options with me.


SBO Patient 3/17

Dr. Mencias is very professional. He served me 10 years ago, and his professionalism has not changed!


SBO Patient 1/17

He is the very best. I refer my friends and family to Dr. Mencias for all of their hand/wrist/elbow needs.


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SBO Patient 9/16

From start to finish he spent about 5 minutes. But he did cover everything and I am doing much better!

SBO Patient 7/16

LOVE my Dr. He treats me like a friend who is very concerned.

SBO Patient 7/16


SBO Patient 2/16

My husband and I love the doctors here that's why we return.


SBO Patient 1/16

Bit of a mix up in the beginning with paperwork, but that got straightened out quickly, everything after that flowed like clockwork.


SBO Patient 1/16

Seemed to be in a huge hurry and short on time.


SBO Patient 1/16

Thank you Dr. Mencias and Joanna and to all of Dr. Mencias staffing. I appreciate all of you who took care of me.


SBO Patient 1/16

The doctor was generous with his time.


SBO Patient 12/15

Dr. Mencias has been wonderful for the past 7 months that I've seen him. He has referred me for appropriate testing and physician consults. He continues to work with me and I feel that he will continue to do everything he can for me.


SBO Patient 12/15

Dr. Mencias and his staff are the best. I'm so glad I made the appointment.


SBO Patient 12/15

I am very confident in and pleased with Dr. Mencias.  In fact, that's why when my husband was told that he needed to see a hand doctor, he made an appointment with Dr. Mencias.

SBO Patient 10/15
Everyone was courteous.

SBO Patient 8/15
I appreciate the fact that I trust Dr. Mencias, his treatment, his plan of care. This injury has been hard on me and I feel that I've received a lot of support from Dr. Mencias. He takes the time to answer my questions and I don't feel rushed.

SBO Patient 7/15
I was glade that I was able to get to see Doctor Mencias. He took good care of me before.

SBO Patient 5/15

They were so kind, smart, beyond intelligent on fixing me. I never thought my pain would ever be taken away and Dr, Mencias took it away. He is so gifted and was my angel. His nurse practitioner is so sweet and knows about what he does in such detail that I felt so comfortable leaving her with the answers and treatment I received.

SBO Patient 5/15

Dr. Mencias has taken his time with me on each of my visits. He explains things in simple terms including his projections for the future.

SBO Patient 3/15

Dr. Mencias has taken care of my wrist and elbow now.  Excellent care and always solves the issue.  I recommended him to my husband.

SBO Patient 3/15

I trust no others like I do here.  3 perfect surgeries say it all.

SBO Patient 3/15

I never felt rush and staff and Dr. Mencias gave me a lot of time and information on what would be best for me and my condition.

SBO Patient 2/15

Doctor is a very busy person and it seems like he is rushed but not in a bad way. He has no problem answering any questions you have and is right to the point. As a guy, to me that is no problem at all.

SBO Patient 2/15

I did my research and the SBO hand doctors are the best trained around the South Bend Area.  I was not disappointed one bit with my experience with Dr. Mencias.  He took time to explain my injury and today I feel like a million dollars.

SBO Patient 1/15

Loved them all....

SBO Patient 11/14

Doctor was highly recommended to me by friends.  He made a great first impression on me and my husband.

SBO Patient 10/14

I'm very pleased with Dr. Mencias.  I have seen him before a couple of times and have been very pleased with all that he has done.  In fact, I went to another doctor (not at your clinic) and was very disappointed and asked around and found Dr. Mencias, with whom I am very pleased.

SBO Patient 10/14

it's all been great.

SBO Patient 9/14
Dr. A.J. is very professional.

SBO Patient 8/14
Treatment is not complete as of yet thus making it difficult to rate confidence and/or likelihood of recommendation.

SBO Patient 8/14
I want to be released to go back to work. My job is far less physical than the so called light duty work. My arm didn't heal right and actually it is not the surgeons fault. I got called back to work within 2 weeks of surgery and never had a chance to let it heal. I’m not sure if it re-ruptured or not. The surgeon thinks it is ok but I’m concerned with the pain in the elbow and muscle fatigue and the tingling. I can live with it but disappointed that it didn’t turn out as an improvement.

SBO Patient 7/14
He's very knowledgeable, and explained things well...however...he does have an accent, but does not seem to mind repeating things you don't quite get the first time. Delightful person.

SBO Patient 6/14
Already have recommended Drs. Balint and Mencias to friends.

SBO Patient 6/14
Dr. Mencias has treated me before and has been very thorough and personable. He explains everything carefully. I have recommended him to my friends.

SBO Patient 6/14
I would recommend Dr. Mencias to everyone.

SBO Patient 6/14
I can't say enough good things about this doctor. I had just met him. He explained my condition, what he could do for me and what I should expect. I recovered 100%. He was also a compassionate and his confidence brought immediate reassurance to me. After suffering with my condition for over a year, I will remember this for a lifetime.

SBO Patient 5/14
Dr. Mencias is very trusting. He has performed multiple procedures on me. Very satisfied!

SBO Patient 5/14

SBO Patient 5/14
Dr Mencias is the BEST!!!!!!! I have recommended him many times over!

SBO Patient 4/14
Very good communication from Dr. Mencias.

SBO Patient 3/14
Dr. Mencias is a good doctor. I have seen him before and both times have been very pleased with the service he provided. Thank you.

SBO Patient 2/14
I love how my doctor has an NP with him, taking notes at the time of the visit, so he can move RIGHT into the next room... instead of like other doctor's offices where the doctor goes out to their desk and makes notes, taking their time to get into the next room. SUPER CLEVER!

SBO Patient 2/14
Dr. Mencias was quite fantastic! He kept me on time which validated the value of my time as well as his own.

SBO Patient 2/14
A written follow-up plan would have been helpful.

SBO Patient 1/14
I have had 3 surgeries with Dr. Mencias. I have complete confidence in him and I do recommend him all the time. I think he is a master at what he does. Wonderful surgeon and person.

SBO Patient 12/13

SBO Patient 12/13
I felt the care that was provided was the best to my knowledge. They were concerned and answered my questions to my understanding. I had confidence and was comfortable with my procedure.

SBO Patient 9/13
I was very impressed with Dr. Mencias. He was friendly, funny and took the time to explain everything to me. I asked many questions and was provided with good answers. I appreciated him giving me exercises for my elbow, showing me how to do them and explaining what the injury was and how I could improve it with exercises and ice.

SBO Patient 8/13
Dr. Mencias is the best! I wouldn't go to anyone else.

SBO Patient 8/13
Very impressed with knowledge and bedside manner.

SBO Patient 8/13
Dr Mencias - excellent.

SBO Patient 7/13
Dr. Mencias and staff are incredible.

SBO Patient 6/13
Dr. Mencias is very nice and knowledgeable. We were in and out very quickly. I don't think we saw him for even 10 minutes.

SBO Patient 5/13
My Dr. is very friendly, looks you in the eyes when talking to you, which makes me feel very important.

SBO Patient 5/13
Dr. Mencias is great! He's so personable.

SBO Patient 4/13
The doctor shows real concern.

SBO Patient 3/13
I have recommended Dr. Mencias to a friend already.

SBO Patient 1/13
I had a few questions I would like to have talked about.