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Dr. Robert Klitzman

Sports Medicine
Avon, IN
18 years experience male

Locations

Office

Fishers, IN

Address

13100 E. 136th St., Suite 2000, Fishers, IN
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

Anthem BlueCross BlueShield

Office

Carmel, IN

IU Health Physicians

Indianapolis, IN

IU Health Physicians

Fishers, IN

IU Health Physicians

Carmel, IN

IU Health Physicians

Avon, IN

About

Bio

I am a Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in the treatment of athletes of all ages. I am Board Certified and have achieved the distinction of the certificate of added qualification for Sports Medicine. I specialize in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. I am located in Indiana in Indianapolis, Carmel, Avon, and Fishers.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Klitzman
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Meniscus Surgery: Meniscus surgery is usually done arthroscopically, meaning that small portals are used to enter the knee. The knee is filled with fluid. Small instruments along with a camera are used to get to the meniscus tear. It is then either repaired with stitches or trimmed. Only the diseased meniscus would be trimmed. All of the good meniscus would be left to continue providing cushion for the knee.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Klitzman
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Unstable Shoulder: An unstable shoulder can be treated with surgery or rehabilitation. The first thing to determine is whether or not something is torn in the shoulder causing the instability. If there has been a traumatic dislocation with tearing in the shoulder, surgery is usually needed. If the joint has inherent laxity the treatment is more often through rehabilitation with surgery as a second line treatment.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Klitzman
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Rotator cuff surgery: Rotator cuff surgery can be painful. It can be done in a few different ways. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is usually a bit less painful than an open rotator cuff repair. Doing it arthroscopically uses small incisions versus a large incision. There is usually less scar tissue associated with the procedure. That usually decreases the pain felt after the surgery and through the rehab.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor completely. Excellent clinician and bedside manner. Offers surgery only when it's appropriate and the best option, which is not always the case in his specialty. Excellent ski...Read More
Dec 2, 2012
Rob takes great care of his patients whether they are professional, recreational, or school-age athletes. He is very focused on their rehabilitation and return to activity. He is an excellent arthrosc...Read More
Dr. Robert Meneghini
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Klitzman takes exceptional care of all of his patients. Whether the recreational or professional athlete, his expert care will return them to sport safely and quickly.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oklahoma
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, OK
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals

Awards

The Stephen Eisner Scholarship, The University of Oklahoma School of Medicine
Phi Beta Kappa, The University of Oklahoma
Summa Cum Laude, The University of Oklahoma

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
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