Dr. Robert Zehr, MD

Dr. Robert Zehr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Robert Zehr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Naples, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

2659 Professional Cir Ste 1110

Naples, FL 34119

Contact Information

(239) 596-0100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Internal Derangement of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Zehr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zehr "Robert J. Zehr, MD is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon and the founder of The Zehr Center for Orthopaedics, a private orthopaedic surgery practice located in Naples, FL. Specifically he specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery, complex revision joint surgery, knee arthroscopy and trauma reconstruction. Dr. Zehr has over 30 years of orthopaedic surgical experience in complex joint reconstruction and rehabilitation, having been in both the academic environment of the Cleveland Clinic for 15 years and private practice for the past 10 years. Prior to being sent to Southwest Florida in 1998 to help develop the Cleveland Clinic Naples, Dr. Zehr was the Head of Orthopaedic Oncology for The Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he came on staff after a prestigious fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at the University of Florida and his residency training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Zehr achieved further career success while an attending physician at the Cleveland Clinic Naples, where he distinguished himself as its Executive Director, Chief of Staff and Head of Orthopaedic Surgery while maintaining a full and thriving surgical practice. With the abrupt departure of the Cleveland Clinic from the Naples, Florida area, but still wanting to practice in the Southwest Florida community where he had practiced since 1998, Dr. Zehr began his new venture into solo orthopaedic practice in late 2007. His highly successful joint replacement practice has positioned him as the highest volume hip replacement surgeon in Collier County and the leader in outpatient joint replacement surgery through his surgery center, Seaside Surgery Center. In addition, Dr. Zehr serves as the Chief of Surgery at Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida and as the Medical Director for is Advanced Joint Treatment Institute. He is a consulting surgeon for Arthrex, Inc."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zehr "The hallmark virtues upon which our practice is founded--Wisdom, Integrity, Experience, and Compassion--inspire each member of the patient care team to reach beyond themselves to provide you the highest quality in patient care, prudent counsel, clinical expertise, and most importantly -- true concern for YOU, our patient, for whom we are honored to care."

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

34  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Torn Cartilage
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10  Procedures

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.


  • University Of Missouri-St. Louis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Missouris-St. Louis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Shands Hospital At The University Of Fl
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors in America, 2003-2004
  • Best Doctors in America, 2009-2010
  • Best Doctors in America, 2011-2012
  • Americas Top Surgeons - Consumers Research Council, 2002-2011
  • Cambridge Who's Who of Executives and Professionals, May 2007
  • Best Doctors in America, 1998-2000
  • Top Doctor - Castle-Connolly, 2004-2011
Media & Publications
  • Allograft-Prosthesis Composite vs. Megaprosthesis in Proximal Femoral Reconstruction, 1996
  • Abductor Reattachment with a Custom Proximal Femoral Replacement Prosthesis, 2002
  • Enchondroma Associated with Pagets Disease, 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zehr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zehr to family and friends
171 total reviews (28 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (171)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Zehr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (28)

Two years ago, I was referred to Dr. Zehr for treatment of my arthritic knees, caused by years of playing baseball as a catcher. For two years, Dr. Zehr treated me conservatively. Finally, the time came when conservative care did not eliminate my severe and debilitating pain. Dr. Zehr...more
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Have been a patient for 10 years or more. Dr Zehr, Chris and staff always helpful and personable. They are always thinking first about you as a patient. I like that they are always looking for better ways and the newest technology. They really are the best in every way..
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Thank you for your great review Joseph! We have enjoyed caring for you these past 10 years, looking forward to keeping you moving in the future too!

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One of the most important thing about Dr Zehr is that he involves me in the decision about surgery. He feels that I am aware of the pain and can help him determine when surgery will be required. He takes time to listen to me and give his opinion as needed. His staff is a pleasure to work with ...more
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Thank you, Diana. I also thank you on behalf of the ZCO staff, I am pleased to hear they are meeting your needs with courtesy! Yes, patient input is crucial to successful outcomes, yours has been invaluable.

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Having just completed surgery and PT for total knee replacement I believe there is no better choice than Dr. Zehr. His pre-op and post-op regimen is thorough, scientific and extremely effective in achieving an excellent result and preventing complications.I can think of no way to improve upon what...more
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Thank you for your 5-star rating and kind words! What we do is effective to a point - then you, the patient, take over by applying yourself to the PT program for rehab. Congratulations on a job well done!

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Dr. Zehr is an excellent surgeon! He has done both of my Total Knee Replacements. I am looking forward to once again being able to taking walks with my wife.
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Thank you David! And congratulations on completing the tougher assignment - PT! Enjoy those walks, without pain!

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