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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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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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Guzzo to family and friends is 4.7 out of 5