Dr. John Guzzo, MD

Dr. John Guzzo, MD

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Dr. John Guzzo, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Crown Point, IN and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

12800 Mississippi Pkwy Ste A201

Crown Point, IN 46307

Contact Information

(219) 921-1444

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Top Care Areas

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Guzzo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Guzzo "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Guzzo "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."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

123  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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • 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 and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • 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
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90  Procedures

  • 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 Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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 Reconstruction
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • 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 and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Washington and Jefferson College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Board Certified In Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Guzzo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Guzzo's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Guzzo to family and friends
60 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (60)

  • 5
    (55)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Guzzo'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 (10)

Best doctor in his field I have came across. Because of him taking the time to fix my injury after another doctor told me therapy would fix it. I now have use of my arm back and hope it will only improve I highly recommend this doctor especially if you are older he takes the time to explain...more
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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...more
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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.
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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.
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He is the best doctor I have ever had.
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