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Dr. Scott Zimmer, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Zimmer

Beachwood Medical Center

25501 Chagrin Blvd Ste 200 Beachwood, OH 44122

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Dr. Scott Zimmer, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Beachwood, OH and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.


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I broke my ankle , shattered it 15 years ago, great job walk normal, he has repaired my shattered wrist, three shoulder repairs, Grestest ortho surgeon
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Awesome doctor!!
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Dr. Zimmer removed a ganglion cyst from my right ring finger/palm surface over a year ago. I have had 0 problems and was pleased with all aspects of my care. He fused both my thumbs in 2009 and 2011 (occupational hazard) , and I continue my fairly strenuous use of my hands without issues 8 + years later. Dr. "Z" - u rock!!! Susan
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Dr Zimmer and his staff were wonderful to work with regarding my shoulder surgery. I torn my shoulder and bicep. Dr. Zimmer sewed me back together! I highly recommend him. He also recommended me to Dr Chase majewski and Dr Heidi Thomas of Nova Care in Chardon for recovery. An awesome team. I head back to work on a couple of weeks a little weaker but getting stronger every day! Thank you, Dr Zimmer!
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I recently had a second surgery with Dr Zimmer and could not be happier. 3 years ago I had fractured my radius and he fixed it with a plate and 12 screws. I was back to work less than 2 wks later and have had absolutely no problem with it! In August I had to have rotator cuff and labrum repaired. It ended up being very complicated. He actually diagnosed the rotator cuff upon exam and the MRI had not picked up. He is incredibly thorough and extremely kind. I could not recommend him more highly!
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Dr Zimmer saw me for an elbow fracture; referred by Dr. Gobezie. Diagnosed as a "near-Monteggia" fracture. Surgery to put a plate with several screws was the result. I was in a removable splint within a week. Followed his direction closely and used their occupational therapy service. He was very informative, friendly yet business-like. Recovery period was surprisingly short. Appointments were on time. I have recommended him to others.
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Dr. Zimmer is one of the most caring doctors you will ever meet. Not to mention good looking. I had carpal tunnel surgery 5/18/2018 I seen him today for stitches removal 5/30/2018 everything is looking good, I'm on my way to recovery. Also his team he has are so pleasant.
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I have been dealing with a broken scaphoid for almost 10 weeks now and casted since January. I had gone to Dr. Zimmer today because I had heard he’s an amazing hand surgeon and from what I experienced and today-i agree! Dr. Zimmer within one short but very informative and comfortable appointment had told me what I should have heard from the other docs on day 1-that yes this needs surgery and he won’t make me wait past next Friday and it will be done! He’s awesome! Allie F.
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Dr Zimmer and staff very professional and caring. He and Michelle (Phys. Asst) answered all my questions about the carpal tunnel surgery. I had both hands done at once, and the explanation on how I would feel in the following days was very accurate. I was able to do eat and do many things with my hands by the evening....sore, but taking tylenol/ibuprofen helped..It's been 10 days now since since surgery, and I have 100% usage of my hands...85% useage with minimal but manageable pain.
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I had carpal tunnel release surgery a few weeks ago. From my initial visit with Dr. Zimmer to surgery and finally follow up, I was very satisfied with his knowledge, ease of communication, surgical skills and friendly staff that made it all come together. I actually found his name from these reviews, and his high marks proved to be accurate. Thanks for fixing my hand, Dr. Zimmer!
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I can not say enough nice things about Dr Zimmer. He is by far the kindest doctor I have ever seen. He explained everything in great detail not only the first time i saw him but every single time. I had 100% confidence in Dr Zimmer. My thumb he treated is doing wonderful. I have recommended him to several family members and friends.
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I highly recommend Dr. Zimmer. I have had three procedures done by him. Need I say more?
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Dr Z and his practice are AWESOME!!!!! I had my right shoulder replaced the end of April. I suffered with arthritis for several years and would never have believed that I could feel so good and have such excellent range of motion after only 12 weeks!!!!! I wish I would have done this sooner. I can enjoy riding my bike, walking my dog and horseback riding like I have not been able to do for years! Thank You for helping me get my active lifestyle back!
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I would highly recommend Dr. Zimmer to anyone for surgery. He and his staff are very professional and friendly. I felt very confident under their care. The surgery was quick with very little discomfort and the recovery went very well.
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Dr Zimmer and his staff did an amazing job fixing my tennis elbow. My condition was caused by weightlifting and golf. Due to excessive use I could not golf any longer even after significant rest and no weight lifting. Dr Zimmer did an expert surgery and I am back to 100%.
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The Doctor has repaired both my shoulders a few years apart. One was sever trauma from lifting a heavy object and the other a clean up. In both cases I was like new in no time. Recently I had carpal release and an ulnar transposition and I have my right hand back. Its been 3 weeks and I doing awsome. Dr. Zimmer is always there if you have questions or concerns and I trust him with my health. Three seperate times Ive relied on Dr.Zimmer to get me back to normal, three times Ive benn well served.
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Dr. Zimmer and his staff have been awesome. He repaired my completely torn distal bicep very quickly with 100% professionalism. Dr. Zimmer took the time to listen to my questions and address any concerns I had. My rating for Dr. Zimmer would be an A+ for the care he provides and the quality he offers!
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Dr Zimmer did a wonderful job! My son broke his hand at the beginning of wrestling season his senior year. We went to a Dr. Who told us he would not be able to wrestle the rest of the season, so we got a second opinion. After a couple weeks Dr. Zimmer allowed my son to return to practice and cleared him just a few days before conference.My son managed to make it as an alternate at districts and was able to finish his wrestling season as a senior Thank you so much for giving him this opportunity
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Dr. Zimmer is great he made me feel very comfortable my surgery went very well he did a great job. And believe me it was no easy task 2 very nasty breaks. No complaints here hope I never need more but if I did he would be first on my list. Thank you Dr. Zimmer for fixing me. Marilyn
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My overall experience with Dr. Zimmer and staff was fantastic. I had carpal tunnel procedure done on right hand. Four days later I was back to work. That is after being able to sleep at night and not have the severe pain from my finger tips to my elbow. Thank you Dr. Zimmer and staff!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Provide the latest surgical and non-surgical care to my patients for conditions of the hand, elbow, and shoulder.  This care will be provided with compassion, honesty, in a warm and friendly environment.  

Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Shands Hosp At The University Of Florida
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Mount Carmel Regional Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1998
Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine
Medical School
2003
1998

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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(844) 542-6363

Dr. Zimmer accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Dr. Zimmer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Elbow Injuries
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmer treats Elbow Injuries more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Zimmer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmer treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Zimmer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmer treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Zimmer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Zimmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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