Dr. John Guzzo, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute 12800 Mississippi Pkwy Ste A201 Crown Point, IN 46307 Get Directions
Dr. John Guzzo, MD
I was born and spent the early part of my life in Pittsburgh, PA. Like the Midwest, it is a region characterized by its people – honest, hardworking, kind, reliable. People with integrity. It is my hope that I can be described in the same way, both in my personal life and in the way I practice medicine. I knew from a young age that a career in medicine was what I wanted. I attended a small liberal arts college in Western PA, Washington & Jefferson College, and after graduating, immediately started at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. It was there that I discovered my love of Orthopaedic surgery. While in medical school, I was commissioned as an officer to the US Army and upon completion I began my residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, WA just outside of Seattle. At a military medical center, there is a vast array of patients – from the youngest child of an enlisted soldier, to a retired general and everything in between. The primary population, however, is active duty soldiers. The injuries and issues that go along with the rigors of being a soldier are quite similar to those experienced by athletes. Treating these patients helped me to further my practice and specialize in Sports Medicine. When my residency was complete, I moved to Fort Stewart, GA near Savannah. I was fortunate enough to work alongside Dr. Ryan Plank for the four years that we were both stationed there. During my time there, I was deployed to Afghanistan. That experience taught me a lot about myself as a surgeon and as a person. After my time in the Army, I moved back to practice in the Pittsburgh area. A few years later, an opportunity presented itself for me to once again work with my old Army colleague, and join the well-respected practice -- Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute. These experiences have helped me to develop my philosophy of how I like to practice medicine: I believe in treating the patient as a whole. You can't just treat an X-ray finding or a lab result. You have to listen to the patient, their symptoms, and learn about their situation. This information, along with all of the other pieces of the medical puzzle, leads to the optimal treatment for that patient. Even the same diagnosis may not warrant the same treatment for two different patients. Every person and their condition are unique. The practice of medicine should be personalized for patients to get the best possible care. I am blessed to have four beautiful children and the support of my loving wife.

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I believe in treating the patient as a whole. You can't just treat an X-ray finding or a lab result. You have to listen to the patient, their symptoms, and learn about their situation. This information along with all of the other pieces of the medical puzzle leads to the optimal treatment for that patient. Even the same diagnosis may not warrant the same treatment for two different patients. Every person and their condition are unique. The practice of medicine should be personalized for patients to get the best possible care.

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Dr. Guzzo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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Patient Comments (9)
Hoffman Estates, IL |
He was excellent with my 9 year old daughter. He took the time to make sure she understood what he was doing and what she needed to do to heal. He also took the time to speak to my other children that I had with me in the room. No question, we will come back to him again when the situation presents itself. Also, all the staff were great. We waited less than 10 min in the waiting room and when my daughter had to go back for X-rays, the tech was super nice.
St John, IN |
He is honestly one of the kindest physicians I have ever met. He took the time to explain what was wrong with me and fixed my problem. I wish I would have decided to see him sooner.I would recommend him to anyone and will definitely continue to see him for all my issues in the future.
St John, Indiana |
He actually spent time listening to my issues and gave me one of the most thorough exams I have ever had. Everything about my visit was excellent. Best of all, I'm not in pain anymore. I'm so glad I found Dr Guzzo. He is definitely one of the best doctors I have ever seen.
Valparaiso, IN |
He is the best doctor I have ever had.
Lake Station, IN |
I would not go to this Dr!! After being told & treated (& being charged) for hip bursitis by Dr. Guzzo, he decided that it wasn't bursitis after all because if it was he said it would've been healed. When I asked him if bursitis if treatable then why do they have a surgery to remove the bursa? He refused to answer my question. I then asked for a referral to a pain management which he told me he would give me. Then he decided he would not give me a referral. He was arrogant & condescending.
in Saint John |
Dr. Guzzo is the BEST doctor I have ever come across.
in Valparaiso, IN |
I want to educate his staff. When someone calls for an appointment and tells you they were told to see a doctor in one or two days, GET THEM IN, and if you can't, tell them to seek another doctor. My problem could of been taken care of easily in an office visit, but now I need surgery because you couldn't get me in for 4 days. You didn't seemed worried so I didn't. I didn't understand the extent of my injury, so when I repeated what the hospital said you should of responded differently
in Valparaiso, IN |
From the start, I knew I was in good hands. I found it very easy to trust him and very thankful he was the one that performed my lower leg reconstruction lol he did an amazing job. :)
in Saint John, IN |
I could not have asked for any better care!
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I was born and spent the early part of my life in Pittsburgh, PA.  Like the Midwest, it is a region characterized by its people – honest, hardworking, kind, reliable.  People with integrity.  It is my hope that I can be described in the same way, both in my personal life and in the way I practice medicine.  I knew from a young age that a career in medicine was what I wanted.  I attended a small liberal arts college in Western PA, Washington & Jefferson College, and after graduating, immediately started at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  It was there that I discovered my love of Orthopaedic surgery.   While in medical school, I was commissioned as an officer to the US Army and upon completion I began my residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, WA just outside of Seattle.  At a military medical center, there is a vast array of patients – from the youngest child of an enlisted soldier, to a retired general and everything in between.  The primary population, however, is active duty soldiers.  The injuries and issues that go along with the rigors of being a soldier are quite similar to those experienced by athletes.  Treating these patients helped me to further my practice and specialize in Sports Medicine.  When my residency was complete, I moved to Fort Stewart, GA near Savannah.  I was fortunate enough to work alongside Dr. Ryan Plank for the four years that we were both stationed there.  During my time there, I was deployed to Afghanistan.  That experience taught me a lot about myself as a surgeon and as a person. After my time in the Army, I moved back to practice in the Pittsburgh area.  A few years later, an opportunity presented itself for me to once again work with my old Army colleague, and join the well-respected practice -- Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute.  These experiences have helped me to develop my philosophy of how I like to practice medicine: I believe in treating the patient as a whole. You can't just treat an X-ray finding or a lab result. You have to listen to the patient, their symptoms, and learn about their situation. This information, along with all of the other pieces of the medical puzzle, leads to the optimal treatment for that patient. Even the same diagnosis may not warrant the same treatment for two different patients. Every person and their condition are unique. The practice of medicine should be personalized for patients to get the best possible care. I am blessed to have four beautiful children and the support of my loving wife.   

Dr. Guzzo's Care Philosophy

I believe in treating the patient as a whole. You can't just treat an X-ray finding or a lab result. You have to listen to the patient, their symptoms, and learn about their situation. This information along with all of the other pieces of the medical puzzle leads to the optimal treatment for that patient. Even the same diagnosis may not warrant the same treatment for two different patients. Every person and their condition are unique. The practice of medicine should be personalized for patients to get the best possible care.

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Board Certified in Sports Medicine and General Orthopaedics

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    Madigan Army Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Madigan Army Medical Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Washington and Jefferson College

    Graduated in 1998

  • Other Education
    Board Certified In Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

    Completed in 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement