Dr. Christopher Sforzo, MD

Dr. Christopher Sforzo, MD

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45 y/o
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Dr. Sforzo grew up on Long Island, NY. After attending the University of Notre Dame and playing lacrosse as a Pre-Med major in Science, he attended the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago. Due to his exceptional aptitude he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical School Honor Society. He then completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency and Fellowship in Hand and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Florida at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Thereafter he founded his solo practice in Sarasota, Florida, which has now grown to three physicians to include Dr. Christopher Dillingham and Dr. Charles Stewart. Dr. Sforzo met his amazing wife Terri Vitale at the University of Notre Dame, and they married in 1998. They have two beautiful children. Dr. Sforzo is extremely involved in the local Sarasota and Bradenton communities. He currently is the medical consultant for the Out of Door Academy and the special hand physician for the Sarasota Orchestra. In addition he is a founding member of Monsters Lacrosse Academy, a non-profit lacrosse organization whereby he coaches and assists in college placement for aspiring players. The IMG Academy counts on Dr. Sforzo as a special consultant to their athletes, both professional and high school, and has seen countless top pro players, especially top ranked tennis players on the ATP and WTA Tours. Dr. Sforzo is also a teacher - he is an Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery for the Florida State College of Medicine. Students from the University of Notre Dame will also work under Dr. Sforzo over the summer every year as part of a special summer service project through the University. Dr. Sforzo was a board member for the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast in Sarasota for many years, a non-profit organization that amazingly saves land to preserve Florida's natural beauty, landscape, and wildlife for generations to come.

Sforzo | Dillingham Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

5831 Bee Ridge Rd Ste 200

Sarasota, FL 34233
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
  • PHCS

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Care Philosophy

Our sole focus is to provide our patients with superb state of the art orthopedic care in a compassionate and caring environment. Our dedicated team is committed to taking the time to listen to your concerns, discuss your treatment options and help you return to feeling your best.
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Dr. Sforzo's Experience

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Dr. Sforzo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Giant Cell Tumor
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Gouty Arthropathy
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Pain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Swelling
  • Kienbock's Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lump
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Mass
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries

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Procedures

  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Casting
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Release
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteotomy
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Repair
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Splinting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Tricep Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Shands Hospital at the University of Fl
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Shands Hospital at the University of Fl
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Shands Hospital at the University of Fl
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical School Honor Society, May 1998
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

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Dr. Sforzo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sforzo to family and friends
5.0
based on 30 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Sforzo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Sarasota, Florida |
Dr. Sforzo and all his team are amazing! Nicest doctor I've been to in ages! Can't say enough about the time, care and explanations he gives his patients! Rare find! Thank you! Dr.Sforzo and your team!
in Sarasota, FL |
I was referred to Dr Sforzo by my PCP. He is an excellent physician who takes his time with his patients. He knew exactly what was going on with my fingers and although he gave me the cortisone shots I asked for, he suggested surgery with no pressure, instead. Now a year later, I realize I should have listened to his advice and am now having surgeyry, possibly on both my hands. His entire staff are excellent and the office works smoothly, like a well oiled machine. I highly recommend this Dr.
Bradenton, FL |
Absolutely thrilled to have Dr.Sforzo as my orthopedist! Not only is he super nice and personal but he has great skills. 8 years ago I needed a steroid injection for a tennis elbow and but just recently, after all these years of being pain free, It needed his services again. I highly recommend him for your orthopedic needs. His staff is also very nice and accommodating.
Sarasota, FL |
Dr. Sforzo is a caring doctor who is knowledgeable and personable as well. I went to Dr. Sforzo for a shoulder fracture and torn rotator cuff, and his office got me an appointment quickly. His exam, aided by an MRI and X-rays, was thorough but not painful, and he told me I could likely heal without surgery. He gave me a short list of things not to do, and made sure that I had the proper apparatus to protect my shoulder. I highly recommend this doctor.
Sarasota, FL |
Dr Sforzo is one of the best doctors I have ever went to. His bedside manner is superb; extremely caring. Makes you feel that your problem is very important to him. I trust his decisions.
in Bradenton, FL |
Dr Sforzo and his staff are serious when they say the strive for personalized care. I never feel rushed or like a nuisence...and I ask lot of questions. He is a very good listener and truly cares about his patients.
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Dr. Sforzo accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Bronze - Advantage 2500 PD EPO
    Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD Banner Health Network POS
    Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD HMO
    Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD OAMC POS
    Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD POS
    Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD PPO
    Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD Banner Health Network POS
    Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD Health Network Option Plan HMO
    Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD HMO
    Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD OAMC POS
    Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD POS
    Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD PPO
    Bronze - Advantage Plus 5500 PD Banner Health Network POS
    Bronze - AdvantagePlus 3000 PD EPO
    Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD HMO
    Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD OAMC POS
    Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD POS
    Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD PPO
    Catastrophic - Basic PD Banner Health Network POS
    Catastrophic - Basic PD HMO
    Catastrophic - Basic PD OAMC POS
    Catastrophic - Basic PD POS
    Catastrophic -Basic PD PPO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Choice PPO
    Elect Choice
    Elect Choice EPO
    Elect Choice HMO
    Elect Choice PPO
    Gold - Premier 1000 PD EPO
    Gold - Premier 600 PD EPO
    Golden Choice
    Golden Choice HMO
    Golden Choice PPO
    Health Fund
    Health Fund POS
    Health Fund PPO
    Indemnity
    Open Choice
    Open Choice POS
    Open Choice PPO
    Platinum - Pinnacle PD EPO
    Select
    Select Choice HMO
    Silver - Advantage 2000 PD EPO
    Silver - Classic 2000 PD EPO
    Silver - Classic 3500 PD Banner Health Network POS
    Silver - Classic 3500 PD POS
    Silver - Classic 3500 PD PPO
    Silver - Classic 5000 PD Banner Health Network POS
    Silver - Classic 5000 PD HMO
    Silver - Classic 5000 PD OAMC POS
    Silver - Classic 5000 PD POS
    Silver - Classic 5000 PD PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Connection PPO
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Care Network
    Blue Care Network Advantage
    Blue Care Security
    Blue Care Security HMO
    Blue Care Security PPO
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue HMO
    Blue Lincs
    Blue Lincs HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Blue Preferred
    Blue Solutions HMO
    Blue Traditional
    Blue Traditional HMO
    Blue Traditional POS
    Blue Traditional PPO
    Community Blue PPO
    Federal Employee Program
    Health Select
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    Medicare Blue PPO
    Medicare HMO
    Medicare Plus Blue PPO
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    Network C
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    Preferred Care Blue
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
    Preferred Plan PPO
    Preferred Plus
    Preferred Plus (Ford)
    Preferred Plus (GM)
    Prudent Buyer
    Service Benefit Plan Nationwide Basic
    Service Benefit Plan Nationwide Standard
    State Employees Program
    Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
    Blue Select
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna Network
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Commercial EPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Indemnity EPO
    Network Open Access
    Open Access Plus
    Open Access Plus PPO
    Open Access POS
    Select Network HMO
    Select Network POS
    Select Network PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Open Access HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Optima Health
    Commercial PPO
  • PHCS
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Zenith Administrators Inc

Hospitals where Dr. Sforzo has admitting privileges

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
5731 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
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Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34239
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Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
8330 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard
Bradenton, FL 34202
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