Dr. Christopher Sforzo, MD

Dr. Christopher Sforzo, MD

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Dr. Christopher Sforzo, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.Read his story

Sforzo/Dillingham Orthopedics

5831 Bee Ridge Rd Ste 200

Sarasota, FL 34233
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Sforzo performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Sforzo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sforzo "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sforzo "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."

9  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

2  Board Certifications

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

124  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • 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
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • 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
  • 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 Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • 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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89  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 and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • 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 Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Release
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteotomy
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Splinting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Tricep Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
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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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sforzo's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sforzo to family and friends
31 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

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  • 3
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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 (7)

was referred dr. choy. he also gave me dr. hand who doesnt except cash!!! what is the world coming to.. so much for compassionate care,huh? anyway this guy will take cash and i was very comfortable with the entire process. very nice group of people working there
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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!
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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