Dr. Stuart Patterson, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Stuart Patterson, MD

Dr. Stuart Patterson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Lakeland, FL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Patterson is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center and Bartow Regional Medical Center.

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Central Florida Orthopaedic Surgery Associates, P.L.2000 E Edgewood Dr Ste 112
Lakeland, FL 33803
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Dr. Patterson's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Lake Wales, FL |
Office staff and Dr. Padgett were very helpful and professional.
Riverview, FL |
Love this doctor. Very knowledgeable and cuts to the point.
in Lake Placid, FL |
I'll be back asap.
in Winter Haven, FL |
Having just met Dr Patterson, being new to Florida and assuming I would be facing surgery I was pretty nervous walking in his office. i was pleasantly surprised when Dr Patterson walked in the room and he made me feel like I have known him all my life. i dread the surgery but would not want anyone else handling it.
Largo, FL |
Excellent very caring. Kept appointment times
Thank you for your input.
Winter Haven, FL |
Lacks bedside manner, very rude, disrespectful and condescending. Over the process of 5 months he was never friendly. His ARNP was very nice but he was not. For the amount of money that we shelled out thru appts and surgery I would expect a little different demeanor.
We appreciate the feed back. We will be mindful of our approach with patients. Our goal is to serve our patients in a respectful, courteous, professional and empathetic manner.
in Winter Haven, FL |
Any bone setting or surgery is not cheap but, if you cannot pay your portion of the bill (what insurance won't cover), they will not allow payments, they will not provide you further service or surgery. However, for $183.00 you will wait and then, they will remove whatever bandages and apparatus that you have already paid for in an emergency room or doctor's office before your ill-advised referral to them. Finally, they will leave your injured area completely unprotected and send you packing.
We are sorry to hear of your perceived negative experience. Due to HIPAA we are unable to discuss specific medical treatment. Our office does require payment at time of service. A patients out of pocket is based on their insurance plan selected. We verify insurance benefits and pass through the insurance's contracted rates, to be applied to the deductible / coinsurance. We offer CareCredit as payment plan option. Contact our office at 863-666-3436 and we would be happy to discuss further.
in Winter Haven, FL |
I was nervous going in to see a new surgeon. I previously had a terrible experience with the original surgeon I was referred to for my hand injury. Dr Patterson took time with me to explain what was happening in my hand and treated me respect and discussed the options I had to repair my hand. I was relieved and felt more at ease about my situation upon leaving his office. I am feeling confident that I made the right chose in contacting his office.
Thank you Pamela for the kind words.
in Babson Park Florida |
Easy to talk with. Answered all my questions without feeling rushed. Completed a thorough exam of my hand to verify the need for surgery.
in Florida |
I had confidence in his treatment, his knowledge and friendly presentation. Very impressed with the cleanliness of the office. I would highly recommended Dr. Patterson.
in Lake Wales, Fl |
Dr. Patterson expertly repaired my wrist after a nasty fall. He and his staff are very professional and caring.
in Lakeland, FL |
I have had many prior experiences with orthopedic surgeons and he is by far the best.
in Lake Wales, FL |
I didn't see Dr. Patterson today, I saw Kari Whitman. I'm a past patient of Dr. Patterson's. We saw Kari for discomfort in my left shoulder and follow up my right hand that he operated on. I still have numbness in the fingers. (Dr. Patterson replaced my right shoulder several years ago.)
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Dr. Patterson's Care Philosophy

The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered.

Dr. Patterson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • America's Top Surgeons, 2006-2010
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  • Media & Publications
    • Emergency Departments Must Balance Urgency, Demand, Bed Supply Hospitals feel pressure of crowding crisis.
    • Winter Haven Hospital Seeks Relationships With Other Facilities
    • CEO Named for Bartow Regional Medical Center
    • Distal biceps tendon repair: comparison of surgical techniques. Ron El-Hawary, Joy C Macdermid, ... Graham J W King. J Hand Surg Am 28(3):496-502 (2003) PMID 12772111 The differences between the 2 groups were relatively minor with the Morrey 2-incision technique showing a slightly more rapid recove
    • Ligamentous Stabilizers Against Posterolateral Rotatory Instability of the Elbow
    • Functional outcome of AO type C distal humeral fractures. Wade T Gofton, Joy C Macdermid, ... Graham J W King. J Hand Surg Am 28(2):294-308 (2003) PMID 12671863 Outcomes of AO type C distal humeral fractures were good with dual orthogonal plating, ulnar nerve transposition, and early motion. Additi
    • Outcome after open reduction and internal fixation of capitellar and trochlear fractures. James H Dubberley, Kenneth J Faber, ... Graham J W King. J Bone Joint Surg Am 88(1):46-54 (2006) PMID 16391249 Patients with isolated noncomminuted capitellar and/or trochlear fractures have better results tha
    • Glenoid vault endosteal dimensions: an anthropometric study with special interest in implant design. Ryan T Bicknell, Stuart D Patterson, ... James A Johnson. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 16(3 Suppl):S96-101 (2007) PMID 17097310
    • Quality-of-life outcome following hemiarthroplasty or total shoulder arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis. A prospective, randomized trial. Ian K Y Lo, Robert B Litchfield, ... Alexandra Kirkley. J Bone Joint Surg Am 87(10):2178-85 (2005) PMID 16203880
    • The influence of implant articular thickness and glenohumeral conformity on stability of an all-metal glenoid component. Ryan T Bicknell, Allan S L Liew, Matthew R Danter, Stuart D Patterson, Graham J W King, David G Chess and James A Johnson J Shoulder Elbow Surg 16(5):631-9 (2007) PMID 17507251

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Calcinosis Cutis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Hand Anomaly
  • Contracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Forearm Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Nerve Conduction Disorders
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Skin Lesion
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Infection
  • Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain


  • Medical School
    University Of Cape Town, Faculty Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Natal, Addington Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    McMaster University / Faculty of Health Sciences

    Completed in 1989

    St. Bartholomew's Hospital

    Completed in 1983

    U Natal/Addington Hosp

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    St. Michaels Hospital, University Of Toronto

    Completed in 1990

    University Of South Florida College Of Medicine

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Cape Town

    Graduated in 1981

  • Other Education
    Battle Hospital

    Completed in 1983

    London Clinic

    Completed in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bursa Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Casting
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Finger Amputation
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Finger Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Ligament Repair
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Needle Aponeurotomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Release
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Nonunion Surgery
  • Osteotomy
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pollicization
  • Pyrolytic Carbon Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery for Quadriplegic Persons
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Scaphotrapeziotrapezoid Arthrodesis
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Surgery
  • Small Joint Arthroplasty
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Tricep Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wound Care and Management
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • X-Ray