Dr. Jan-Eric Esway, MD

Dr. Jan-Eric Esway, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Jan-Eric Esway, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fredericksburg, VA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.Read his story

4701 Spotsylvania Pkwy Ste 203

Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Contact Information

(540) 834-5448

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
more than 80% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
more than 79% of peers
Foot Conditions
more than 64% of peers

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Dr. Esway's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Esway "Dr. Jan-Eric Esway is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and a leader in sports medicine and the latest methods of foot and ankle care. Since he began practicing medicine in 2000, he has helped thousands of patients enjoy greater comfort and flexibility. Dr. Esway specializes in an array of minimially-invasive procedures. When compared to traditional surgical procedures, these techniques can produce superior results, including less scarring, reduced swelling, less pain, quicker recoveries and reduced chance of infection. As an undergraduate at Harvard University, Dr. Jan-Eric Esway majored in biology and graduated cum laude. He continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine where he became a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After completing medical school, Dr. Esway completed a 5-year orthopaedic surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh. As a resident, he studied under Dr. Freddie Fu, a world-renowned sports medicine surgeon, researcher and Pitt's head team physician. In addition, Dr. Fu was instrumental in developing the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Sports Performance Complex, which is home to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dr. Jan-Eric Esway has completed extensive training in a comprehensive selection of foot and ankle conditions. Following his residency at UPMC, Dr. Esway pursued a fellowship with Dr. Michael Shereff, who previously served as President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS). During his fellowship, Dr. Esway also collaborated with Dr. Matison Boyer in writing several articles for peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Esway is an active diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Like many orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Jan-Eric Esway was an avid athlete. He was a Junior National Champion swimmer and record-holder, which was recognized by Sports Illustrated. In addition, Dr. Esway was elected captain of Harvard's varsity swim team and received the Harold S. Ulen Award for leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork. Dr. Esway is an ardent sports fan. He is most passionate about the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins and the University of Pittsburgh's Panthers. In his spare time, he also enjoys fly fishing, travelling and spending time with his family."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Esway "Dr. Esway recently formed Ortho1, an Orthopaedic practice "where patients always come first!" Dr. Esway and his team believe that optimal patient care begins and ends with attentive, one-on-one treatment, and he provides each individual with personalized service.

A board-certified fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Jan-Eric Esway is highly experienced in the most advanced sports medicine, foot, and ankle treatments available.  He graduated cum laude from Harvard University and earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society. Dr. Esway then completed a five-year orthopaedic surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by a fellowship under the guidance of the past President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Dr. Michael Shereff. Dr. Esway became a Diplomate for the America Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in July, 2017. "


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9  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

116  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Spur
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tarsal Carpal Coalition Syndrome
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Fracture


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61  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Casting
  • Corrective Foot Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • 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
  • Hardware Removal
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Splinting
  • Sports Medicine Arthoscopy
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Harvard
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Medical University Of South Carolina
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Harvard Ulen Award for Athletic Leadership and Teamwork, 1995
  • Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd", 1995
  • Alpha Omega Alpha for Superior Academic Medical School Achievement, 2000
  • Captain Harvard Swim Team, 1994-1995
  • Junior National Swimming Champion and Record-Holder 200 Individual Medley, 1995
  • Harvard Athletic Award for Character, Leadership and Scholarship, 1995
  • Mercersburg Academy Swim Team Captain and All-American, 1990-1991
  • Harvard College Award for Academic Achievement of High Distinction, 1995
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Esway's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Esway to family and friends
63 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (63)

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Dr. Esway's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

I met Dr. Essay when my son crushed the bones in his foot. He alone saved his foot when infection took over. More recently I went to him for help with my foot. When no one would operate on a very challenging problem, I went to Dr Esway, I trusted him. While he couldn't help me, he put me in touch...more
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Dr. Esway spent quality time with me, listened intently & did not rush into invasive procedures for my foot neuroma. First we tried prescription anti-inflammatories and he told me to come back for a steroid shot if no better in 2 weeks. Since I was not completely better, I went today for the shot....more
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Dr. Esway spent quality time with me to determine the root causes of my running injuries. In less than one hour he determined my back was curved (scoliosis) and that I had a leg length discrepancy which was causing weaknesses on one side of my body. Dr. Esway explained that all of my current and...more
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Dr Esway was the first orthopedist I'd ever seen for a foot issue though I've seen plenty for other issues. Dr Esway is young and has spoken to me about his views on medicine and it was reassuring to hear his optimism. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable yet speaks in terms I can...more
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Over a period of 10 years I'd seen 4 different Drs, each told me I had achilles tendonitis, the pain I was feeling was something I would have to live with and then they would send me to physical therapy. I got to the point I could barely walk. I was referred to Dr. Esway and after looking at my...more
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