Dr. Susan Cero, MD

Dr. Susan Cero, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 57
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Susan Cero, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Renton, WA and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read her story

4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 300

Renton, WA 98055

Contact Information

(425) 656-5060

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Cero performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Cero's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cero "Dr. Cero is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who has been performing hip and knee replacements for 25 years. Dr. Cero's vast experience and complex orthopedic knowledge, enables her to treat the complete range of a patient's orthopedic issues. In addition to joint replacement surgery, she has a special interest in ACL and knee surgery, as well as shoulder surgery. She combines her skills and understanding, with the latest orthopedic advances and surgical techniques, to improve patient outcomes. She specializes in helping her patients regain a healthy and active lifestyle, so they can continue to pursue their favorite activities. Dr. Cero's compassion, combined with her expertise, will exceed your expectations in the treatment of your specific hip, knee or shoulder problem. Dr. Cero is the Past-President of Proliance Surgeons (2011-2014), Vice-President of POA Ambulatory Surgery Center, is a member of The Health Care Advisory Committee for The Washington Policy Center, and is on The Board of Trustees for The Washington State Medical Association. She practices at Proliance Orthopedic Associates in Renton and Covington."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University CO
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Wa
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Washington Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cero has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cero's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cero to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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Dr. Cero's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Tacoma, WA
Saw the doctor and it was maybe 5 to 10 minutes each visit. So disappointed in the way the doctor was with me. First of all without patients there is no practice. Definitely need to learn a better bedside manner. I do not recommend Dr Cero.
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in Seattle, WA
Dr. Cero (and the entire staff at the Joint Center at Valley Medical Center) impressed me with caring directness, professionalism, friendliness, helpfulness and organization.
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in Maple Valley, WA
Easy to talk with and understands the long term pain of OA. Dr. Cero was right on the money about my knee and now I am OA pain free.
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in Kent, Wa
She is awesome at what she does.
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