Dr. Susan Cero, MD

Dr. Susan Cero, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Female | 57 years old

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Dr. Cero is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who has been performing hip and knee replacements for 25 years. Dr....Read more

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Patient Reviews (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.
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.
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.
in Kent, Wa |
She is awesome at what she does.
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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.

Dr. Cero'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 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • 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 Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


  • Medical School
    Drexel University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Wa

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Washington Medical Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    University Co

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery