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Dr. Steven Blazar, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Blazar

ORTHOPEDICS RHODE ISLAND

588 Pawtucket Ave Pawtucket, RI 02860

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Dr. Steven Blazar, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pawtucket, RI and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.


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Dr. Blazar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blazar treats Spine Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Blazar treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Thoracic Spine Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blazar treats Thoracic Spine Fracture more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Blazar treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Spondylitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blazar treats Spondylitis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Blazar treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylitis

Dr. Blazar's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • 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)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • 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 and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • 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
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Biography

Dr. Steven Blazar, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pawtucket, RI and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1988
New Eng Bapt Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1987
University Mass Med Center
Residency Hospital
1983
St Elizabeth's Hospital
Internship Hospital
1982
Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1978
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Undergraduate School
1988
1987
1983
1982
1978

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English

Awards

Dr. Blazar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Blazar

2.7

Based on 55 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Blazar completed a disc replacement/fusion for me 12/2018. He is very professional & his light humor helped me to overcome any anxiety I felt going into surgery. He took the time to explain in laymen’s terms so I understood exactly what the process looked like & what to expect in the aftermath. I highly recommend Dr Steven Blazar to anyone in search of a well qualified Orthopedic Surgeon. He is second to none.
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Terrible Dr. thank god another Dr could repair his mistakes
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Had a Very Positive experience. I found Dr Blazar to be outstanding with surgery and spending the time time to carefully diagnosis the problem. Dr Blazar carefully explained all my issues as well as all the options available. Office staff was extremely pleasant and helpful, always returning calls in a timely manner with all the information requested. I found Dr Blazar to be very attentive and helpful with resolving issue. I would definitely recommend Dr Blazar : he is certai
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Unfeeling, arrogant. Doesnt take time to discuss anthing. But his staff was excellent. When i would call his secretary Sue...would call me back right away. She was probably the only one who cared about how much pain i was in. His MA was helpful at all.
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Not only is Dr. Blazar rude but his secretary Sue is even worse. She is not professional, not helpful and over all not compassionate to the patients. I would not recommend this doctor or the office.
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When I needed an urgent appointment I was given one right away.
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This doctor is rude he will operate on anyone even if they dont need it . He has no compassion for people in pain. I had two surgery with him I will not go back i now have pain management doctors and have to see a neurosurgeon to correct the mess he made.
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Dr. Blazer is very rude, inpatient, abrupt ; he does not respect the patients input, he acts as if he is always right and that is all that matters is his opinion. I dreaded every visit, and each one was worse than the last. I had to keep my composure so I didn't look like a crazy lady when I wanted to let him have it, because he comes across as a bully. I am elated that I am done with Dr. Blazar.
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Worst doctor I have ever been to. He gave my condition a wrong diagnosis and I was in pain for months for no reason. He should have his license revoked if possible
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He is not someone I would recommend. While he has all the credentials, he was not there for me when I had questions after my first exam. His medical care did nothing to improve an acute but relatively simple and impeding ortho condition.
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Dr. Blazar may be a good surgeon but the days he worked on me ruined my life for ever. I wish I had more than 500 characters to explain how he disregarded a blood clot I had in my leg, put holes in my spinal fluid sack that I end up transferring to another hospital to repair, damaged the nerve to my left leg and now I don't have any feelings to my left foot and part of my left leg. Because of all of those items I take 13 pills a day for pain management. I would never recommend him to anyone.
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He talked me into the fusion surgery and then hit the S1 nerve in my right leg with one of the screws. I lost use of my right leg for a months and have required multiple surgeries by other doctors to try to alleviate the damage he's done. I have nerve damage in my leg that I'll suffer from for the rest of my life. The worst part is after I got the 2nd (emergency) surgery, he gave me the phone number to an SSDI lawyer. He's smarmy. He's incompetent. He shouldn't be allowed to practice.
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My neck surgery performed by Dr. Blazar was a huge success. Dr. Blazar was a professional throughout my process. One of the things I liked most, was his sense of humor and making sure I was at ease with the procedure. His follow through has been amazing I recommended him to a friend and henhad the same experience. Thanks Dr. Blazar, Mark E. McCallum
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Dr Blazar performed lumbar fusion surgery on me 10 years ago for a herniated disc. I woke up with foot drop and then ended up with surgical infections. I later discovered he made many surgical errors requiring me to have a 10 hour revision surgery in Boston with 2 years of rehabilitation. I'm permanently disabled today and live in chronic pain because of his negligence. The worst part of it was his treatment of me after the surgery. He was disrespectful unprofessional and rude to me.
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All i can say is that Dr.Blazer is a great doctor his staff is awesome if you need a orthopedic doctor give him a call you will not be sorry.
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He performed C4 C5 surgery on me in 11/5/14 Dr. Blazar told me I had pinched nerve of the neck therefore surgery would correct the problem. Prior to the surgery I only had neck pain and some pain on the back of my shoulder blade. I woke up paralyzed of my entire right side. The MRI show postoperative complication a spinal cord injury that was not present prior. He refused to claim any wrong doing today I am totally disabled nothing was fix I need help with all my ADL's I'm living only existing
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my husband calls him the hands of god. he is the best.
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Dr. Blazar uses sarcasm and jokes to ease his patients, which surprisingly helped my mom with her decision to treat her spinal stenosis.
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