Dr. Steven Fitzgerald, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 45

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Steven Fitzgerald, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Cleveland, OH. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Rainbow Babies And Childrens Hospital and UH Richmond Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Steven Fitzgerald, MD

University Hospitals

11100 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44106 ()
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(216) 844-3234

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Affiliated with University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center Beachwood, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Fitzgerald's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgerald treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgerald treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgerald treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Fitzgerald's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • 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 Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

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Dr. Fitzgerald accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Preferred-OH POS
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Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
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The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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Dr. Fitzgerald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fitzgerald

4.8

Based on 118 ratings

5 Stars
93.22033898305085%
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4 Stars
3.389830508474576%
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1 Star
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I was referred to Dr Fitzgerald by Dr Robert Gillespie. I found Dr. Fitzgerald to be technically excellent, but also a good listener. He explained exactly what a total knee replacement comprised of, and answered my questions. He gave me all the time I needed after he explained all my options. I had a total Lt knee replacement done on 4/4/22, my Rt knee replacement is scheduled for 7/6/22. All of his support staff especially Rachel and Allison have been extremely helpful and supportive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara Eaton – May 17, 2022
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Dr. Fitzgerald is absolutely amazing. His staff are kind, professional and nurturing. I was in dire need of a Complete Hip replacement, and Dr Fitzgerald and his staff provided beyond excellent care. I have a wonderful new hip now and the time I spent with Dr. Fitzgerald, Rita and Staff at Cleveland University Hospital was a beautiful life changing event. I was more than just a patient. They made me feel like family. Love you guys!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Vicki Taylor – Apr 27, 2022
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Hip replacement
Dr Fitzgerald is an excellent surgeon with a great team. Two knees and recently my right hip all replaced. I highly recommend him. Thank you Kelly and Rachael!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 19, 2022
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The Best Surgical Doctor
Dr. Fitzgerald lead with his knowledge, experience and an extremely informative process of critical elements and important steps from beginning until completion. Highly recommend his capabilities!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bob – Apr 06, 2022
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Hip replacement surgery
The whole experience was great
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Ron LaRiche – Apr 05, 2022
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Met with Dr Fitzgerald one time. It was enough to explain what I need regarding right hip replacement. He was very calm, reassuring regarding my time line of my recovery. He showed me the X-ray and the area to be replaced. He explained who I was to follow up with to schedule my surgery. He stated I would probably would be first. I was his second surgery that day and I was happy with that. His assistant Allison did a wonderful job in getting back with me to a schedule surgery. That day everyone involved did a great job of making me comfortable and getting me ready for surgery. Dr. Fitzgerald came to me twice and explained what was going to happen and have me sign the necessary papers and sign the correct hip for surgery. Everything went well..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda Gingerich – Jan 18, 2022
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The entire staff is professional and friendly. Everything was explained in terms I could understand. Surgery was very successful. Exceptional follow up to ensure successful recovery. I would highly recommend Dr Fitzgerald, his staff and University Hospital Medical Center, Cleveland. They treated me and my wife like we were the most important patient they had.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David Shacklee – Jan 12, 2022
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Before surgery Dr. Fitzgerald was very nice and explained everything. After surgery and we went home...we received NO phone calls of any kind. We was told home health would come to our house and they never showed and no phone call from them either. But, Bruce is healing wonderful!!! This survey was done by Bruce's daugher-in-law email with Bruce on the phone.
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Dec 18, 2021
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I had a right hip replacement and would recommend Dr. Fitzgerald.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dec 16, 2021
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Total knee replacement ! Went better than I even hoped ! He was very professional and his team (Erika) was excellent and answered all my questions !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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george wishart – Nov 17, 2021
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I had put off a much-needed hip replacement surgery for several years because of my age (59) and fear of a poor outcome. Dr. Fitzgerald was recommended to me by one of his colleagues who was treating me for a different issue. Just six weeks after surgery, I am walking almost normally again. Pain was manageable for the first two weeks with medication and constant ice packs. I had at-home physical therapy and have transitioned to out-patient physical therapy, as well as doing the prescribed exercises. All of my caregivers and family members cannot believe my progress. I cannot be more pleased with the outcome of my complete hip replacement, and I highly recommend Dr. Fitzgerald and his team at UH Ahuja Medical Center.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rose Cermak – Oct 29, 2021
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Dr. Fitzgerald was excellent to work with from my initial appointment to my surgery and follow up exam. Would highly recommend him to anyone seeking hip replacement surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 06, 2021
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Dr. Fitzgerald and staff were very professional. I’ve had both knees replaced this year and have no complaints. Highly recommend UH and Dr. Fitzgerald
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Sep 15, 2021
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Had total hip replacement surgery. Total experience went exceptionally well from initial diagnosis, through the educational and preadmission preparedness programs, the surgery and physical therapy. Dr. Fitzgerald and the entire Ahuja staff made the experience a pleasant one. The surgery itself was less invasive than I imagined and I only had minimal pain. I would recommend Dr. Fitzgerald in a heart beat!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 02, 2021
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Takes the time to listen and answer any questions you have. Excellent surgeon
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 01, 2021
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I had both knees replaced by Dr. Fitzgerald and I am delighted with the results. Great surgeon!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 31, 2021
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So professional! He knows his stuff. I have had other surgeries done by him and so far so good! I would highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 26, 2021
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Dr Fitzgerald is friendly and professional. He explains everything in easy to understand terms and answers all of your questions and concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Walter Hird – Aug 11, 2021
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Incredible experience with Dr. Fitzgerald and the entire team at UH Cleveland. The difference in pain and mobility between before and after surgery is like night and day. I would definitely recommend him and UH Cleveland to anyone facing this procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gary B. – Jul 14, 2021
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Dr. Fitzgerald performed my hip surgery. He is very professional and personable. I am so very happy he was referred to me. I will refer him to anyone who may be seeking medical assistance. Dr. Fitzgerald's staff are very helpful and will assist you with a professional and personable manneralso. If it were up to me I would give Dr. Fitzgerald and his staff 100 stars.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lizann R Hudson – Jun 11, 2021
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Dr. Steven Fitzgerald, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Cleveland, OH. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Rainbow Babies And Childrens...Read more

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr. Fitzgerald frequently treats Joint Pain, Osteoarthritis, and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fitzgerald treats.

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Locations

Practice

University Hospitals11100 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44106
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Univ Hospitals Medina Health Center4001 Carrick Dr Ste 160 Medina, OH 44256
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Ahuja Medical Center Orthopedics1000 Auburn Dr Ste 210 Beachwood, OH 44122
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UH Mayfield Health Center

University Hospitals Department of Orthopedics730 Som Center Rd Ste 130 Cleveland, OH 44143
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Fitzgerald is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Rainbow Babies And Childrens Hospital

Cleveland, OH

UH Richmond Medical Center

Richmond Heights, OH

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center

Beachwood, OH

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital

Cleveland, OH

1 Award Received