Dr. Paul Fuchs, DO

Dr. Paul Fuchs, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
(30)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Paul Fuchs, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read his story

2531 Cleveland Ave Ste 1

Fort Myers, FL 33901

Contact Information

(239) 334-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • 16 More

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Fuchs' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fuchs "He and his wife, Irene, are proud parents of two sons. Dr. Fuchs helped originate our Spine Center, and is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive spinal procedures."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fuchs "At Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida, our practice philosophy is to treat early with noninvasive, conservative treatments for degenerative conditions. Our goal is to reduce pain and improve function. We have found that for a majority of patients, conservative treatment can relieve pain and improve function without surgery. However, each patient's care is determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the patient's age, level of activity, general health and the type of injury or problem. Our goal to help our patients regain a pain-free, active lifestyle."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Procedures

  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

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.

Education

  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Medical College Of Georgia Hospital and Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Medical College Of Georgia Health, Inc-Orthopedics
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Marys Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fuchs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fuchs' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fuchs to family and friends
2.9
based on 30 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Fuchs' Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

I jumped through all the hoops. I provided all my records for his review. I didn't really have a chance to say what the problems was. The doctor is insulated by front staff. End result after weeks of wait, "Can't help you." Yeah, no discussion, no questions, no appointment. Just did not want...more
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My experience with Dr Fuchs and his staff has always been superb. Quick turn around on messages left requesting a call back, and wait time in the waiting room has always been less than 15 minutes. He is very thorough and you do not feel rushed during the appointments as he takes the time to...more
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in Fort Myers, FL
Very pleased with overall care. Dr. Fuchs has a conservative approach and didn't make me feel like surgery was my only option. I was able to get in to see the doctor quickly and his treatment plan has really helped me. I feel great and would highly recommend Dr. Fuchs!
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I see a handful of doctors and Dr. Fuchs stands out as an excellent surgeon. He is extremely nice and thoroughly explained my treatment plan and procedures. I feel very comfortable recommending Dr. Fuchs to family and friends!
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in Ft Myers, FL
had tremendous pain from sciatica and herniated disk.Got an appointment almost immediately,explained everything thoroughly and had surgery the next week.still have some pain but its nothing like before.thank you Dr.Fuchs , PA-C Jenn and all your staff
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