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Dr. Robert J. Zehr

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Dr. Zehr is the most efficient, effective, and personable doctor and surgeon. He replaced my right hip in early July. I have had the most amazing results. I had tremendous back and hip pain prior to surgery. I am pain free as of the day after surgery. I travel extensively and feel so much stronger and energetic than I have in years. His staff is courteous and professional and his office is welcoming and comforting. I highly recommend Dr. Zehr. He is the only choice! Joseph DuMouchelle

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flag | Submitted September 12, 2017

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

Dr. Robert J. Zehr's response
Thank you for your recommendation Joseph! You used those words we love to hear - "pain free!" We wish you many more years of safe, enjoyable and pain-free travel!

Submitted September 13, 2017

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I had a total hip replacement 8 weeks ago. Dr. Zehr's "anterior approach" worked very well for me, resulting in little post-op discomfort and a fast recovery. Also, the well organized management of the recovery process by his team was excellent. Thanks to Dr. Zehr's expertise and his team I now can swim, walk, play golf and hit tennis balls pain-free. It's also important to do your hip exercises every day!

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flag | Submitted September 1, 2017

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

Dr. Robert J. Zehr's response
Thanks for your kind words, and most importantly, for encouraging hip replacement patients to do their exercises every day! So much of a great surgical outcome depends on the effort that patients put forth to get informed, stay positive and work hard on the rehab! Congratulations - we're proud of you!

Submitted September 13, 2017

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Nothing short of genius. Skipp had his 2nd hip replacement with Dr. Zehr & was golfing in 10 days!!! Wow. Both replacement surgeries went so much better than anything we could have expected and our friends and family are so amazed!!

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flag | Submitted July 23, 2017

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

Dr. Robert J. Zehr's response
Hope his golf game is as satisfactory as his surgeries Valerie ;-) Thanks so much for taking the time to share your testimony with us! Skipp is an excellent patient!

Submitted July 25, 2017

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Dr. Robert Zehr is a top-notch Orthopedic Surgeon!!

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flag | Submitted June 12, 2017

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

Dr. Robert J. Zehr's response
Well, thank you! We appreciate your saying so. Enjoy your new joint replacement!

Submitted June 13, 2017

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Dr. Zehr and his staff were meticulous in their care. Couldn't be happier with my full knee replacement by Dr Zehr and his great staff at the beautiful Seaside Surgery Center in Naples, FL

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flag | Submitted June 10, 2017

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

Dr. Robert J. Zehr's response
We're so glad to hear that you are totally satisfied. Enjoy that new knee!

Submitted June 13, 2017

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Highly recommend ! They are very organized and experienced - my hip replacement went very smoothly!

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flag | Submitted May 29, 2017

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Dr. Robert J. Zehr's response
Thanks for your enthusiastic recommendation! Your hip replacement went smoothly because we are organized and experienced ;-)

Submitted June 13, 2017

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I was given a three ring binder at the first visit. I read and followed it. Everything happened as was in the binder. I had a total hip replacement. I cannot believe how such an intricate procedure can go so well. Dr. Zehr preforms the procedure not an associate. I highly recommend him.

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flag | Submitted April 26, 2017

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Thanks so much for your recommendation! You followed directions and applied yourself to the follow-up program, so you were a big part of your successful outcome! Congratulations!

Submitted May 10, 2017

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Excellent all around, doctor, experience, credentials, documentation and explanations, bed side manners, pre and post care, staff, follow through. Even at nearly twice the price for an equivalent private surgery in Canada, it was well worth having my total hip replacement done in Florida. Thank you Doctor Zehr and team! Alain Brosseau

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flag | Submitted April 3, 2017

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

Dr. Robert J. Zehr's response
Dear Alain, Thank you so much for your stellar review. We're pleased that you found it worthwhile to have your hip replacement done in Florida, and especially pleased that you chose us for this procedure! Take care of yourself and stop in to say "Hello" when you visit next.

Submitted April 4, 2017

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I had a hip replacement over 7 years ago and needed to have a second one this year. The difference between my experience the first time and with Dr Zehr doing the surgery was like night and day. The healing process was much faster right from the start. I would highly recommend Dr. Zehr to anyone who needs this surgery.

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flag | Submitted March 24, 2017

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

Dr. Robert J. Zehr's response
Thanks so much for your endorsement of the direct anterior approach to hip replacement and the care you received from the Zehr Center for Orthopaedics!

Submitted March 29, 2017

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Fantastic. Dr Zehr examined my hip and X-rays. His evaluation -- surgery not necessary. He gave me a shot of bursitis and sent me on my way.

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flag | Submitted March 13, 2017

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Dr. Robert J. Zehr's response
Remember that surgery is always a last resort! So glad we could help you on your way to pain-free living with a shot for your bursitis!

Submitted March 29, 2017

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Biography

Robert J. Zehr, MD is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon and the founder of The Zehr Center for Orthopaedics, a private orthopaedic surgery practice located in Naples, FL. Specifically he specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery, complex revision joint surgery, knee arthroscopy and trauma reconstruction. Dr. Zehr has over 25 years of orthopaedic surgical experience in complex joint reconstruction and rehabilitation, having been in both the academic environment of the Cleveland Clinic for 15 years and private practice for the past 10 years. Prior to being sent to Southwest Florida in 1998 to help develop the Cleveland Clinic Naples, Dr. Zehr was the Head of Orthopaedic Oncology for The Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he came on staff after a prestigious fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at the University of Florida and his residency training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Further career success was achieved while an attending physician at the Cleveland Clinic Naples, where Dr. Zehr distinguished himself as its Executive Director, Chief of Staff and Head of Orthopaedic Surgery while maintaining a full and thriving surgical practice. With the abrupt departure of the Cleveland Clinic from the Naples, FL area, but still wanting to practice in the Southwest Florida community where he had practiced since 1998, Dr. Zehr began his new venture into solo orthopaedic practice in late 2007. His highly successful joint replacement practice has positioned him as the highest volume hip replacement surgeon in Collier County and the leader in outpatient joint replacement surgery through his surgery center, Seaside Surgery Center. Although it is extremely important to know where your surgeon trained and his years of experience, it is perhaps more important to know what his peers and patients think of him. By virtue of the many awards and honors of recognition that have been bestowed upon Dr. Zehr consistently through the years, you can be confident that the many patients who have gone before you are extremely satisfied with their care. In addition, most of these accolades are achieved through peer nomination where the many physicians who have selected Dr. Zehr for these awards were asked “to whom would they send their own family?” In the tradition of superior care and innovation, Robert J. Zehr, MD was recognized by one of the most distinguished physician rating services in the country, Best Doctors, Inc to be included once again in the Best Orthopedic Doctors in America database for 2016-2017, an honor he has received every year since 1998. This annual list is compiled from surveys of physicians asking them who they would go to for treatment in their specialty. The result is a proprietary database of more than 53,000 medical experts in over 450 specialties and subspecialties worldwide. An exhaustive peer-review survey by thousands of doctors determines the physicians in this database. Only those who earn the consensus support of their peers are included. Doctors cannot buy listings. For this reason, inclusion in the Best Doctors in America database is a remarkable honor. Castle-Connolly Medical, Ltd – publishers of Americas Top Doctors – has recognized Dr. Zehr as one of the top treating orthopaedic surgeons in SW Florida from 2004-2016. Castle- Connolly considers the following criteria to determine a doctors eligibility for inclusion in America’s Top Doctors; professional qualifications: education, residency, board certification, fellowships; professional reputation, hospital appointment, medical school faculty appointment, experience and disciplinary history. Consumer’s Research Council of America, a Washington, D.C. based research organization which provides consumers’ information guides for professional services throughout America, has rated Dr. Zehr nationally as one of Americas Top Orthopedists for the years 2002-2016. Its purpose is to help educate and assist consumers in obtaining the finest professional services. Every month, more than 200,000 patients across the U.S. provide online feedback about their doctor experiences. They rate the various components of the care they receive, such as bedside manner, doctor-patient time, follow-up care, ease of appointment setting, courtesy of office staff, and they also share their overall opinions. From this data the very top scoring physicians are chosen for the “Patients’ Choice Award.” Over the course of 2015, hundreds of thousands of patient reviews were written and shared. While physicians generally receive positive feedback from their patients, only a select few consistently receive rave reviews. Of those with high praise, only physicians with near-perfect scores receive this honor. In fact of the nations 870,000 active physicians, only 5% were accorded this honor by their patients in 2015; only 1% have achieved five consecutive awards. Dr. Zehr has been chosen by his patients for this award every year since 2009. In addition to the Patients’ Choice Award, Dr. Zehr once again earned accolades in 2015 as one of “America’s Most Compassionate Doctors.” Fewer than 3% of the nation’s 870,000 active physicians were accorded this honor by their patients in 2015. This is truly a people’s choice award. In Southwest Florida, Gulfshore Life Magazine has honored Dr. Zehr as one of a select few best orthopedic surgeons in its annual “Top Doctors” awards for the years 2004-2016. Gulfshore Life Magazine partners with Castle Connolly Medical in New York to develop a list of the top-tier doctors in each specialty that is, those physicians most highly recommended in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties each year. Dr. Zehr consistently earns top ratings and rankings on several online review websites, and is listed as one of the “Top Ten Orthopedic Surgeons in the World” on RateMDs.com. The culmination of these peer and patient generated ratings is Dr. Zehr’s inclusion in the American Registry’s list of “America’s Most Honored Professionals 2016 – Top 1%.” In addition, Dr. Zehr instituted the highly acclaimed Cleveland Clinic Naples “Joint Club” which cohesively coordinated the many individual talents of hospital nursing, physical therapy, case management and surgery with outpatient pre-operative treatment, bringing them into a well orchestrated and seamless educational experience. This team effort let the patient focus exclusively on returning to life’s activities after joint replacement surgery. The Orthopaedic Center of Excellence was a “Premier Site” for this system of patient care and was visited by national and international dignitaries and surgeons desiring to improve their patient care and management. His extensive experience as leader, researcher and surgeon keeps Dr. Zehr in high demand as a speaker locally, nationally and internationally. He has spoken, operated or taught in Germany, Italy, Canada and Great Britain. He has written extensively on skeletal reconstruction, but enjoys educating individual patients on their specific orthopaedic problems. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member in good standing in the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the Florida Orthopaedic Society, the Florida Medical Society and the Collier County Medical Society.


Languages

  • English

Education

  • St. Louis University (Grad. 1985)

Other Specialties


Areas of Expertise

  • Arthroscopy
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee pain

Awards & Recognitions

  • "Best Doctors in America" 2015
  • Consumer's Research Council of America "America's Top Orthopedists" 2002 - 2015
  • GulfShore Life Magazine's "Top Docs" 2004 - 2015

Publications & Research


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