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Ratings for Dr. Robert J. Zehr

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From pre surgery, to post surgery, he is the best. I could not have asked for a faster, more complete healing process. I had anterior approach hip replacement and cannot remember feeling this good.

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flag | Submitted August 22, 2016

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Needed a total knee replacement of my right leg. Felt comfortable 5 minutes after meeting the Dr. Sugery was outpatient and couldn't have gone better. Success. Love this DR!!

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flag | Submitted August 16, 2016

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Dr Zehr and staff fantastic. Anterior hip replacement,back to playing golf in 6 weeks, 81 years old

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flag | Submitted June 23, 2016

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

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Wow!! Good for you! We're so glad to hear that, thank you for sharing.

Submitted July 28, 2016

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Dr Zehr and staff friendly and professional. Very happy with my care post hip replacement.

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flag | Submitted June 19, 2016

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

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When you're happy, we're happy! Thank you for your review.

Submitted July 28, 2016

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Outstanding outcome. Couldn't rate Dr Zehr higher!

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flag | Submitted January 29, 2016

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

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Thank you! We are so pleased to know your outcome was outstanding!

Submitted April 6, 2016

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I came from my home in Panama to be treated by Dr. Zehr and his wonderful staff. He replaced my left hip this time, again with minimal pain and fast recovery. His successful replacement of my right hip 5 years ago proved to me he knew his stuff. I recommend him and his staff with highest praise.

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flag | Submitted November 18, 2015

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

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You enjoyed two of the main benefits of direct anterior approach hip replacement - minimal pain and faster recovery. We're so glad you had a safe journey home!

Submitted November 19, 2015

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I had a total hip replacement. Dr. Zehr's "anterior approach" worked 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 walk and exercise pain-free.

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flag | Submitted November 7, 2015

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

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We're so glad to hear you are "pain-free"! Thank you for extending your kudos to our entire team - because it IS a team effort!

Submitted November 16, 2015

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Excellent care, staff was friendly and very informative and punctual.

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flag | Submitted August 20, 2015

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

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Thank you! We strive to stay on schedule, giving each patient the time and care they deserve.

Submitted September 17, 2015

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I had a Total Hip Replacement performed by Dr. Zehr and his team. I have been lipping around for more than 2 years and Dr. Zehr was able to get me back to a normal life in 6 weeks. My physical therapist says it the back Dr. Zehr Anterior approach and his skill makes their job easier with great success.

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flag | Submitted August 20, 2015

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

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Normal is a wonderful thing! We're very pleased with your recovery and thank you very much for your recommendation.

Submitted August 25, 2015

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Three months ago I had my second anterior hip replacement with Dr. Zehr. It seemed more successful than the first he did two years ago as I only stayed in the hospital overnight, got rid of the cane a day later and the walker was put away within a few more days. His advice (in the well written manual given to all patients their first visit) also works: "walk walk walk, PT and get off the pain medicine as soon a possible": I started walking the first day in the hospital through many corridors and got rid of the meds the following day--had a great therapist (Dr. Micheal Kris). I returned to road biking within a couple weeks but waited to drive the golf ball at least six to seven weeks which probably was not necessary as twisting was not a problem. Thank you, Dr. Zehr: you and your staff are the very best!

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flag | Submitted August 12, 2015

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

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You are quite welcome! And thank you for the kind recommendation. We should note that your successful outcome was also due in large part to the hard work you put in with your PT. But we also want readers to know that this kind of success is enjoyed by most of our patients!

Submitted August 25, 2015

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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


    Insurance accepted by this Doctor

    Other patients have successfully used these insurance providers, please call the Doctor's office to find out if your insurance plan is accepted.
    Aetna
    Amerigroup
    Blue Cross / Blue Shield
    • Bcbs Georgia
    Champ Va
    CIGNA
    Commercial Insurance Company
    Coresource
    Coventry
    • Coventry Health Care
    Emblem Health
    Golden Rule
    Humana
    Medical Mutual Of Ohio
    Medicare
    Medico
    Multiplan
    National Elevator
    Tricare
    United Healthcare


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