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Dr. Wayne Colizza Sr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Colizza Sr

Tri-County Orthopedics

197 Ridgedale Ave Ste 300 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

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Dr. Wayne Colizza Sr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from McGill University / Faculty of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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I had 3 procedures with Dr Collizza last one being a tkr and I must admit he is the best surgeon I ever came across highly recommend him and he's also a great guy who cares about his patients
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I love Dr Colizza. He did a great job on my knee replacement and his bed side manner was very reassuring
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Had a labrum repair done in my shoulder by Dr. Colizza. I couldn't be happier as my recovery was very quick and smooth. I was able to get back to working sooner than expected.
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My hip replacement surgery coudnt have gone better. Back on my feet and full speed 2 months later. He and his staff did a great job.
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In February of 2018 at the age of 62 I had my right hip resurfaced by Dr. Colizza. I now no longer take any pain medication after 30 years. My severe limp is gone. I can now walk miles without issue and the range of movement in my hip is almost that of a normal individual of my age and I am still improving weekly. My forever thanks to Dr. Colizza, his assistance Santina, and all the wonderful staff at Tri-County.
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The experience at Tri County Orthopedics DR COLIZZA was amazing. from the ease of scheduling, to his surgical scheduler going over the surgery process.. the comfort of Santina his RN APN all questions were explained step by step. The staff at the Sparta location was wonderful. Dr Colizza is a very kind, caring surgeon, who is highly recognized in the orthopedic field. Great experience!
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Dr. Wayne Colizza Sr. and his associates and staff has been our Orthopedic Doctor and Surgeon for our entire family . Our first experience was with a torn meniscus on our daughter during a soccer game. Dr. Colizza fixed it with microsurgery and had her back in the sport quickly. Our son had a sever ankle sprain and Dr. Colizza fixed that and had him back to the game quickly. He is just fantastic.
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Dr. Colizza has been my orthopedic surgeon for about 25 years. He has performed numerous surgeries on my knees leading up to both knees having been replaced and most recently a hip replacement. The quality of care given by Dr. Colizza and his PA, Rich Wong, have been exceptional over the years. Their compassion and expertise is second to none! Being a self-employed roofing contractor and an avid sports enthusiast, I was able to rely on Dr. Colizza to get me back up and running quickly!
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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!!
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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).
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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!!!
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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.
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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.
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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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About Me

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 rowin...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2008
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Preceptorship with Dr Derek McMinn, Birmingham, England
1993
Insall, Scott Kelly Inst Ortho & Sports Med - Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
1992
McGill University Health Centre
Residency Hospital
1988
Royal Victoria Hospital
Internship Hospital
1987
McGill University / Faculty of Medicine
Medical School
1982
McGill University
Undergraduate School
2008
1993
1992
1988
1987
1982

Languages

  • French
  • Italian
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Physician's Recognition Award, 2005
  • Physician's Recognition Award, 2008

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Dr. Colizza Sr's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colizza Sr treats Osteoarthritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Colizza Sr treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Knee Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colizza Sr treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Colizza Sr treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colizza Sr treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Colizza Sr treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Colizza Sr's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders