Dr. Joel Torretti, MD
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Dr. Joel Torretti, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male


Dr. Joel Torretti, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in State College, PA. He has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Torretti is affiliated with Penn Highlands Elk, Mount Nittany Medical Center and Penn Highlands Dubois.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
in New Enterprise, PA |
When I found Dr. Torretti, I had very no feeling in 1 leg and excruciating pain. My back was too far gone for conventional therapy. Dr. Torretti assured me that they could help me. I had a triple fusion from L3 to S1. I walked out of the hospital 3 days later. In 1 month, I was back on my horse. In 3 months, I was jumping my horse. It's been over 3 years and I'm competing on a top level horse and I'm pain free! It's all in how hard you work at it before and after surgery! I love him!
Johnsonburg, PA |
Verry rude and unprofessional. Went to him for help and he pretty much brushed me off. He didn't give me any direction to go and my pain is worse really don't know where to turn next..
in Kersey, PA |
I too was looking for a 2nd opinion & Dr. Torretti was highly recommended. Waiting for a month, they finally called me back after I had my records sent. I was told that Dr. Torretti would not see me. The rude nurse would not give a reason. And I had good insurance. In my opinion, this doctor and staff have no clue how to treat people other than as numbers and dollars. And my only need was a repair for one herniated disc.
in State College, PA |
Dr.Torretti did surgery on my back the first time and the surgery worked for four years and then When I went to Dr.Torretti the second time he said I needed six more screws on top of the the nine I already for a total of FIFTEEN SCREWS. This was done July of 2015. From July until now I am a complete cripple I can only walk 50 yards with out paid. Since July of 2015 My insurance company has paid out more than ONE MILLION DOLLARS in medical bills. Went to FOUR other doctors all said bad job.END
in Spring Mills, PA |
I had multiple level of neck spinal fusions and both he and his PA Nick were awesome from the first visit through surgery and my overnight stay at Mt Nittany Medical Center and all the subsequent follow up visits, I have no complaints about them...
in Brookville, PA |
Dr torretti is just in it for a payday he does not want to help people that don't have good insurance.i was told by his partner that I needed surgery asap when he read my Mri I was told to come in to the office the next day to get on the schedule for the following week,because my lower back was so bad I lost control of my bladder.i went the next morning to find the dr did not show up, so I rescheled for two weeks later to be told by dr torretti that my back was ok bc my insurance upmc he is a je
in Punxsutawney, PA |
I was looking for a 2nd opinion & Dr. Torretti was highly recommended. When they called to set up an appointment, I was told that my records from my surgeon need to to be sent. A month later someone called me back to say that Dr. Torretti would not see me. When I inquired as to why, the person on the phone said she did not know and that was it. I called back to ask if I could be given a direction: Was he too busy?,Should I seek another type of doctor?, etc. Nothing could be shared.I am at a loss
in Brookville pa |
Dr always in a big rush does not want bothered if you have Medicaid would never recommend anyone bring a dog to him
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


  • Medical School
    Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Ms Hershey Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate