Orthopedic Conditions Can be Painful and Debilitating: Finding The Right Doctor is Critical

Christopher Dillingham, M.D., Charles Stewart, M.D., Philip Meinhart, M.D., Chrstopher Sforzo, M.D.
Christopher Dillingham, M.D., Charles Stewart, M.D., Philip Meinhart, M.D., Chrstopher Sforzo, M.D.

Orthopedic injury and degenerative disorders are common conditions that millions of patients face. For example, the knees are one of the joints that take on extreme pressure in daily functioning, and if an individual is an athlete or exercise enthusiast, the knees are often one of the primary joints that are injured, cause pain and immobility issues. Additionally, osteoarthritis is a progressive disorder that also requires treatment.

Whether your orthopedic condition needs surgery, minimally invasive repair, or regenerative medicine, choosing an orthopedic surgeon should not be something that is taken lightly. Making sure the physician you select has the credentials and experience necessary is essential, and when it comes to healing your body, improving range-of-motion, functionality, and comfort level finding the best orthopedic surgeon is critical.

You have a choice when deciding on an orthopedic surgeon. It’s essential for patients to do their research, look at real reviews and patient testimonials, and most importantly, to go with a physician or group that has the experience level and training necessary to improve their condition, restore their joints, and get them back to living the life they deserve.

Board certification and fellowshipped trained doctors are the elite in the orthopedic industry. Their training, skills, and experience are bar none compared to others; it is an important factor to consider when choosing an orthopedic surgeon.

To alleviate your pain and get you back to doing what you love, Dr. Sforzo, Dr. Christopher Dillingham, Dr. Charles Stewart, and Dr. Philip Meinhardt specialize in both non-surgical and surgical treatment for the shoulders, hand, wrists, elbows, hips, knees, ankles spine and neck. This includes unparalleled expertise in fracture care, sports injuries, tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, joint replacement, rotator cuff repair, carpal tunnel syndrome, reverse shoulder replacement, ACL reconstruction, and knee replacement total hip replacement both traditional and anterior approach.

But you are more than your injury, more than your pain. And so, the true healthcare practiced at Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine offers a much more personal approach.

From the sincerity of their hand-selected staff of Sarasota’s elite medical and service professionals to ample time with and full attention from Drs. Sforzo, Dillingham, Stewart, and Meinhardt provide dedicated care where a doctor, not a policy, determines your best interests.

Today more than ever, Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine’s personalized level of care is more than a goal and certainly more than something of the past—It’s a reality.

Here are what some of their patients have to say:
“After tearing my rotator cuff, not only was I experiencing pain, but my quality of life was diminished. Playing golf and working out were painful rather than enjoyable. Graci and I sought out fellowship-trained Dr. Christopher Sforzo and the team at Sforzo • Dillingham • Stewart Orthopedics. I was treated non-surgically and am now pain-free, mobile and enjoying everything I did before.”—Graci and Dennis

“As soon as the elevator door opened on the third floor, the VIP treatment began. The professionalism and respect, and customer service began. Dr. Sforzo diagnosed my issues and has given me several options. I’ve elected to have surgery and feel I’m in the best hands going forward.”—Warren

“Too bad there is not a sixth star for me to select. I work as a Consultant for a Large Medical Network in Pennsylvania and would hope they could reach the level of this experience in the care that I received on my first visit.

The staff is one of the most professional that I have been privy to, from the receptionists, nurse, radiology tech to the Doctor and billing. The offices are meticulous and immaculate. There is no clutter, furniture needing repair, non-working appliances, or any of the other items that you’d find in other Medical facilities. I was not left unattended from the moment I walked into the facility. It was a wonderful experience!”—Charles

The Physicians at Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart
Orthopedics + Sports Medicine

Christopher R. Sforzo, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained in hand and upper extremity surgery. He provides expert care in the treatment of problems involving the shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand.

Christopher L. Dillingham, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained in hand, shoulder, and arm surgery. He is an expert in the treatment of problems with rotator cuff disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome and nerve injury, joint replacement, arthritis surgery, fracture repair, and tendon repair.

Charles E. Stewart, M.D. is a Johns Hopkins fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult complex reconstruction of the lower extremity. His specialties include lower extremity sports injuries, meniscal injuries, ACL reconstruction, partial knee replacement, total hip and knee arthroplasty (replacement), as well as, the reconstruction of failed hip and knee arthroplasties, and complete fracture care.

Philip A. Meinhardt, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained spine surgeon. He specializes in adult spinal surgeries, including reconstruction of spinal deformities, minimally invasive/microscopic spinal procedures, decompression, spinal instrumentation, fusion procedures, and microscopic cervical disc replacements. Additionally, Dr. Meinhardt offers the latest in stem cell and regenerative treatments helping many patients eliminate the need for surgery.

You Have a Choice
Any physicians you choose to see are always your personal decision. It Should never be mandated by policy or chosen for you without regard to your needs and best interest. When you choose Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine, you can rest assured that you will be treated with respect, given the opportunity to ask questions, your options will be explained in detail, and you will be in the hands of experienced surgeons with the utmost integrity, receiving optimal care.

Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart
Orthopedics + Sports Medicine

Providing elite, advanced meticulous orthopedic care is what Dr. Christopher Sforzo envisioned when he opened the doors to Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine in 2004. And that’s just what you can expect today when you choose the practice for your orthopedic and sports medicine needs.


Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine
5831 Bee Ridge Road, Suite 300, Sarasota, Florida 34233



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