Dr. Richard Gittinger, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Gittinger

Northern Ohio Medical Specialists

6115 Powers Blvd Ste 100 Parma, OH 44129

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Dr. Richard Gittinger, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Parma, OH and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gittinger has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Hand/Wrist, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Rainbow Babies And Childrens Hospital and Southwest General Health Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gittinger to book an appointment.


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1 appt with Gittinger 9/2017, seeking surgical hip replacement, very arrogant, rude,his secretary nasty. Gittinger gave false information on hip deterioration, (common in fit/active people of any age), screaming that "no one will operate on you unless you see rheumatologist and take osteo "medications before surgeries". My due diligence & research on lethal "medications" that destroy immune system,cause falls & are unnecessary. Holistic bone supplements excellent results-no dangerous effect
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Chris in Northfield, OH – Jan 30, 2018
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I saw Dr Gittinger MD, for the first time on March 20th and he is just excellent. He is kind, thorough, and explains everything very well. I was very impressed with him, and am glad to have found him. He comes highly recommended, is an excellent doctor, and has a great bed side manner.
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Biography

Dr. Richard Gittinger, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Parma, OH and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gittinger has...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
St Lukes Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
St Lukes Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Richard Gittinger, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gittinger frequently treats Shoulder/Upper Arm, Hand/Wrist, and Knee/Lower Limbs. See all practice areas where Dr. Gittinger specializes.

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Dr. Gittinger's office is located at 6115 Powers Blvd Ste 100, Parma, OH 44129. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gittinger

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gittinger treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gittinger treats other conditions, please contact the office at (440) 842-1570.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Gittinger typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Disorders
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Dr. Gittinger typically treats 75% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Hand Fracture
Hand Conditions
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Gittinger typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee Disorders
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle/Foot specialists.

Dr. Gittinger typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Ankle Fracture
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot Conditions
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Gittinger's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Cigna PPO
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Northern Ohio Medical Specialists

Northern Ohio Medical Specialists6115 Powers Blvd Ste 100 Parma, OH 44129
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