Dr. John Paul Vidolin, MD

Dr. John Paul Vidolin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Vidolin is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon whose approach to patient care is to treat every patient as if they are a member of his own family. His areas of interest include MAKOplasty partial Knee Resurfacing, Total Knee Replacement, Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement and Reverse total Shoulder Replacement. Dr. Vidolin attended Medical School at New Jersey Medical School and completed a Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Tufts/New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. He then went on to complete a Fellowship in Advanced Knee and Shoulder Surgery at Cincinnati Sports Medicine. Dr. Vidolin has lectured and published a number of articles in the field of Orthopaedics. He is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Florida Orthopaedic Society and American Medical Association.

Venice Orthopedics

836 Sunset Lake Blvd Ste 102

Venice, FL 34292
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna

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Care Philosophy

"My approach to patient care is to treat every patient as if they are a member of my own family."
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Dr. Vidolin's Experience

Dr. Vidolin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • 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, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Rutgers
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • New Jersey Med Sch UMDNJ
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Tufts-Nemc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Tufts/Nemc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Advanced Knee and Shoulder Surgery-Cincinnati Sportsmedicine-1995
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Rutgers Athletic Trainers Association, 1985
  • Full Four Year Acedemic Scholarhip to New Jersey Medical School, 1989
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, 1988
  • Miranti Award for Excellence in Anatomy Alpha Omega Alpha, 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Vidolin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vidolin to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Vidolin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in Englewood, FL |
Dr Vidolin performed TKR for me in 2014 and I have highly recommended him many times. Dr Vidolin's ultra high standards extend to his entire office staff and to his choice of rehabilitation therapists. I couldn't be more pleased with my new knee.
in Venice, FL |
Wonderful doctor. Explains everything, goes over X-rays and willing to answer question with clarity. I highly recommend Dr Vidolin.
in Venice, FL |
I have had numerous surgical procedures by Dr. Vidolin during a period of 15 years. His staff has been extremely professional and very attentive to my needs. He explains in detail the surgical procedure , any test results and future expectations on my part to obtain an excellent outcome.
Nokomis, FL |
Dr. Vidolin has operated on me three times in the past year or so--two hip replacements and one femur repair. I have no pain and and walk with no problems. He is very strict about post-op procedures and requirements; well-worth the time and effort. I would trust him to operate on me any time.
in Venice, FL |
I have had 4 surgeries by Dr. Violin over the past 11 years. He is extremely conservative in everything he does. He explains everything thoroughly and more than once. He gives you a choice in how you would like to proceed with his treatment. He does not jump to conclusions and orders enough tests so that you and he can discuss what needs to be done. He is often behind schedule for appts but that is because he spends enough time with each patient. His staff is always very courteous.
in Englewood, FL |
I have been going to Dr. Vidolin since 2008. Had both knees replaced, rotator cuff repaired & now getting his knowledge on a partial hip replacement I had done after an accident in another town. Will continue to go back as long as needed. Hope not to have anything else done though!
in North Port, FL |
Dr. Vidolin is thorough, takes time to review results of diagnostic tests such as MRIsand makes sure you understand next steps in road to a successful recovery.
Orlando, FL |
Terrible. Not only did the doctor dismiss me and what my previous out of state doctor had to say, ordered unnecessary tests and another MRI 2 weeks after my previous one, but his office staff is completely rude, did not tell me he was not covered on my insurance and then they billed me for procedures I did not have and then they will not return your phone calls to discuss the matter. I have never in my life been treated worse by a doctor or a staff.
in Bradenton, FL |
After having surgery with this doctor I could not even get my questions answered. Not even sure what they did to my knee. They told me not to worry just come in for my 6 weeks appt and keep doing therapy when I was in horrible pain.
in Venice, FL |
Dr. Vidolin is very conservative and works to make sure that the recovery is complete, through and without any difficulties
in Venice, FL |
He's arrogant and botched a hip replacement. He did much harm---and no good
Chevy Chase, MD |
I cannot say enough good things about Dr,Vidolin and his staff. My mother had two very successful rotator cuff surgeries with him in her 80s. I went to him years later when I needed knee replacement surgery. Dr. Vidolin is an outstanding surgeon and a wonderful human being. He really does treat you like family, and his staff is kind and efficient, busy, and 'on top of things. Dr. Vidolin commands respect at the hospital, and his patients get very good care. Highly recommend!
in Port Charlotte, FL |
I had Hip replacement Anterior Approach on March of this year. I was so pleased with Dr. Vidolin. He is a very caring Dr. and did a great Job on my right hip. I would highly recommend him.
in Venice, Florida |
Gail and Jill at the offive are rude and unprofessional. The office is the most unfriendly staff and will never return to this office for that reason.
Nokomis FL |
Awesome staff and care
Venice, FL |
My husband had hand surgery and has been in major pain with hand swelling for 3 weeks - Dr Vidolin answered his concerns by saying he's done hundreds of these surgeries and has never had a problem. Really??????????????
in Venice, FL |
I have had a remarkable recovery after emergency total hip replacement following traumatic fall thanks to Dr. Vidolin.
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Hospitals where Dr. Vidolin has admitting privileges

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
5731 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
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Venice Regional Bayfront Health
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL 34285
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