Dr. Wayne Colizza Sr, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Tri-County Orthopedics 197 Ridgedale Ave Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 Get Directions
Dr. Wayne Colizza Sr, MD
Dr. Colizza completed his fellowship in re constructive joint surgery and sports medicine at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in New York. He has completed a preceptorship in Hip Resurfacing with Mr. Derek McMinn in Birmingham, England and is a recipient of the Zimmer - American Orthopedic Association (AOA) Fellows Award receiving national recognition for his research into the replacement of arthritic knees. Dr. Colizza recently stepped down as Chief of the Sports Medicine Service at Morristown Medical Center and as President of the New Jersey Orthopedic Society. He is now the Chief of the Joint Replacement Service at Morristown Medical Center and serves on the Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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Dr. Colizza Sr's Care Philosophy

Dr. Colizza specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder for sports injuries and ligament reconstruction, minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery and hip resurfacing. As a former competitor in both rugby football and rowing crew at the national level, Dr. Colizza has a keen understanding of the demands and expectations of the high-caliber athlete. Dr. Colizza is a caring and competent physician who holds the well-being of his patients in the highest regard. He strives to remain at the forefront of orthopedic knowledge and he is committed to providing his patients with an expertise that is based upon trust, understanding and competence.

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Tri-County Orthopedics197 Ridgedale Ave
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
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Dr. Colizza Sr's Reviews

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based on 24 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Colizza Sr'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 (7)
in Whippany, NJ |
Dr. Colizza is an amazing surgeon! He has repaired both of my torn rotator cuffs and biceps tears successfully and with minimal pain. Not only is he the best, he is personable, warm and explains every step of the operation. I highly recommend both Dr. Colizza and his assistant, Rich Wong. I have had many surgeons over the years, and Dr. Colizza by far the best!!
Lake Hiawatha, NJ |
I suffered a crushed right hip due to a home accident, and was rushed to Morristown Memorial Hospital in April, 2016. My orthopedic surgeon did not have privileges at Morristown, so Dr. Colizza stepped in and took my case. I have never met a kinder, more reassuring individual--especially during a medical emergency. Dr Colizza replaced my hip and help me find the best in-patient rehab facility available. I have made a full recovery, which I owe to him.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Colizza for six years. He operated on my knee and is currently treating my fractured arm. He is an excellent doctor who always takes the time to explain my condition and what to expect during the healing process. He also always squeezes me into his very busy schedule when I need to see him ASAP (i.e. when broke my knee and then again my arm).
Florida, NY |
Fantastic Dr. He eliminated my chronic pain in my hip rom a shattered femur 12 years ago by replacing my hip. He even made my legs the same length again. Great personality to boot!!!
in Clifton, NJ |
Dr. Colizza and his assistant Brenda were very accommodating to me when I was in pain and in need of immediate hip surgery. I received excellent care and service and will not hesitate to call his office if I am in need of orthopedic services again.
in Rockaway, NJ |
Great doctor. Good listener. Explains things clearly. I had an arthroscopic partial meniscetomy. The procedure went really well. I had very little post op pain.
in Dover, NJ |
Terrible doctor. Spent maybe a minute with me, moved my arms a few directions, shouted angrily there is nothing wrong with me, angrily demanded to know why was I there. I asked for pt for shoulder injury and he was very upset saying he could not do that as he had no diagnosis. Next doc said immediately that I had strain and ordered PT. Head of rehab facility then diagnosed impingement and tendonitis when symptoms increased. AVOID COLIZZA.
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Dr. Colizza completed his fellowship in re constructive joint surgery and sports medicine at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in New York. He has completed a preceptorship in Hip Resurfacing with Mr. Derek McMinn in Birmingham, England and is a recipient of the Zimmer - American Orthopedic Association (AOA) Fellows Award receiving national recognition for his research into the replacement of arthritic knees.

Dr. Colizza recently stepped down as Chief of the Sports Medicine Service at Morristown Medical Center and as President of the New Jersey Orthopedic Society. He is now the Chief of the Joint Replacement Service at Morristown Medical Center and serves on the Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 

Dr. Colizza Sr's Care Philosophy

Dr. Colizza specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder for sports injuries and ligament reconstruction, minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery and hip resurfacing. As a former competitor in both rugby football and rowing crew at the national level, Dr. Colizza has a keen understanding of the demands and expectations of the high-caliber athlete.

Dr. Colizza is a caring and competent physician who holds the well-being of his patients in the highest regard. He strives to remain at the forefront of orthopedic knowledge and he is committed to providing his patients with an expertise that is based upon trust, understanding and competence.

Dr. Colizza Sr says...

Sports injuries of the knee, hip and shoulder including sprains, ligament and meniscal tears of the knee and rotator cuff and labral tears of the shoulder.

Osteoarthritis of the knee and hip.

Dr. Colizza Sr says...

Arthroscopy of the Shoulder and Knee.  Rotator cuff and labral repair and surgery to correct instability of the shoulder.  Biceps tendon surgery.

Arthroscopy of the knee with ACL and Ligament repairs.  Meniscal Surgery.

Minimally-invasive total hip replacement.

Hip Resurfacing.

Minimally-invasive partial and total knee replacement.

Knee visco-supplementation injections.

Dr. Colizza Sr'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, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Physician's Recognition Award, 2005
    • Physician's Recognition Award, 2008
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    McGill University / Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Royal Victoria Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    McGill University Health Centre

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Insall, Scott Kelly Inst Ortho & Sports Med-Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement Fellowship

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    McGill University

    Graduated in 1982

  • Other Education
    Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Preceptorship With Dr Derek McMinn, Birmingham, England

    Completed in 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

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