Dr. Walter Furman, MD

Dr. Walter Furman, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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65 y/o
(16)

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Dr. Walter Furman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, and more.

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates

2750 Bahia Vista St Ste 100

Sarasota, FL 34239
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. Furman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Furman "Sarasota Orthopedic Associates provides the highest level of professional orthopedic, physical therapy, and occupational therapy care since 1978 for adults and children. We offer same day appointments when needed in four locations: Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, and Bradenton. SOA physician specialties include sports medicine, foot/ankle, spine, shoulder, knee, hip, hand/wrist/elbow, interventional pain management, and physical medicine/rehabilitation. We offer workers compensation and accept most insurances. Our commitment is to get our patients back on their feet, back to work, back in the game, and back to life."

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

45  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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20  Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Notheastern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Shrines Hospital for Children
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Furman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Furman does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Furman and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Furman is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Furman's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Furman to family and friends
16 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Furman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Furman operated on both of my hips (not simultaneously) and I am a new person as a result of his precise, caring, skilled surgery. He is a kind and ;helpful person, and I would recommend him very highly for consult if you want an honest opinion on anything orthopedic.
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I have seen Dr Furman twice for my right knee due to osteoarthritis. He is an ace at giving cortisone shots! He is very personable & informative. He has same day appointments which was a blessing for me. He will be honest with you that if he recommends a procedure & he is not to perform it, he will...more
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