Dr. Wolfgang Fitz, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Fitz
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Orthopaedic Center

1153 Centre St Ste 5 Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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(617) 732-5322

Dr. Wolfgang Fitz, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Jamaica Plain, MA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Fitz has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munchen, Fachbereich Medizin,Munchen, Germany medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Brigham And Women's Faulkner Hospital and Brigham And Women's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fitz to book an appointment.


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Dr. Fitz accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Fitz

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Fitz treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Fitz treats other conditions, please contact the office at (617) 732-5322.

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Fitz typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee Disorders
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Knee Surgery
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Fitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger

Dr. Fitz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fitz

4.5

Based on 54 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Bad experience with TKR. Blood clot, constant pain, leg will not bend to 90. Repeated calls to his office and filling out computer reports with no returns from him or staff. It's as if you are on your own after replacement.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Peter W Taylor – Nov 22, 2020
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DR.FITZ,may be may be renown for orthopedic surgery for the knee and below i am here to tell you he has magic in his hands.I had two total hip replacement within three months and with each operation begin to be normal.today i am almost totally pain free . I am now walking with a cane no longer needing to rely on a walker i am looking forward to not needing any assistance in the near future.i can only hope that once doctor fitz is finished creating orthopedic magical moments he will want to teach his techniques to the world and become the professor of orthopedics.
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anthony G henry – Nov 16, 2020
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I'm a 68 year old woman, born with bad knees, chronic problems my whole life, discouraged from surgery by two surgeons near where I live saying I would show no improvement. Dr. Fitz changed my life. He gave me back my life. His gentle reassurance and confidence, not only that he could help but make custom replacements that truly corrected major problem. Both done, one month apart. Exceptional results within a month of each. I would give Dr. Fitz, his staff, Brighams, 100 stars if I could.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Sandra – Nov 09, 2020
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I had my left knee replacement in 2019 and my right knee replacement this July. I highly recommend Dr Fitz. After decades of living with pain, finally my quality of life is so much better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Michael Andreoli – Oct 25, 2020
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I had my total left knee replacement by Dr. Fitz 2 years ago and my right knee was done on 7/20/20. I couldn't have wished for better outcomes. Grateful to have such a highly skilled surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Kathryn Gustafson – Aug 17, 2020
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I cannot begin to describe how professional and thorough Dr. Fitz is, from pre-surgery to post surgery. I am walking normally now, after total replacement on both knees, one 3 months ago, the other, six months ago. It's a life changer, for sure. Can't wait to get on the tennis court.
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Dave Beemon – Jun 10, 2020
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I had my right knee done on 1/06/2020 its now been 3 months Im continuing my PT as instructed through the program - which is very informative and helpful. Im lining myself up to have the left knee done next year the whole staff is phenomenal I would not hesitate to recommend DR.Fitz and the staff
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Keith Barnes – Apr 07, 2020
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I recently had total knee replacement surgery with Dr Fitz. My entire experience with him, his staff and the B&W hospital was 5 star. I felt I was in excellent hands - from pre-tests, to pre-surgery exercises on-line, to the actual surgery and hospital stay, to after-surgery exercises. I plan on having my other knee replacement surgery with Dr. Fitz as well.
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Sandy W – Mar 16, 2020
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I had been a patient of Dr. Fitz for a number years leading up to my left TKR in November, 2019. From the beginning I was grateful to have a surgeon who would not perform surgery until I was ready. Now that the surgery has been done, I can honestly say I have had complete trust in Dr. Fitz and his whole team. They have answered every question and comforted every fear. Dr. Fitz is brilliant surgeon. I feel grateful to have been in his care; so much so, my right TKR is in April, 2020.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Betsy Harris – Feb 28, 2020
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I wish I had Dr. Fitz for my first knee replacement. However, he did a partial and successful revision on it and then later replaced my other knee. Superb surgeon with a great bedside manner, terrific protocols all resulting in a solid recovery for me. I have referred several friends to him.
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Cindy Johnson – Feb 24, 2020
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Dr. Wolfgang Fitz is an outstanding surgeon . He performed a left knee replacement eight years ago and just a month ago replaced my left hip. I am a 70 plus age male. Both operations were outstanding successes. My knee had deteriorated over a decade to a point that I could not walk to my mailbox without significant pain. I had run multiple marathons in years past. I had waited way too long to have it replaced. I conducted detailed research and sought opinions from three very well respected Boston based surgeons. One told my wife and I the knee was catastrophic and walking would require over a year of rehab. Dr Fitz's discussion was clear and detailed. He indicated that I would receive a custom knee, and most recently, a custom hip replacement engineered precisely for me. It was so clear that he was an accomplished surgeon but also had engineering expertise, I believe, a key component to a successful replacement. The results speak for themselves. Rapid recovery, and minimal pain.
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robert Hasselbaum – Dec 02, 2019
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I had a TKR done in August 2019. Dr. Fitz is a very skilled surgeon and I had an uncomplicated recovery. Scheduling with his office was the most frustrating experience I've even had with a medical provider. I first contacted his office to schedule a new patient appointment in November 2018, and made an appointment for March of 2019. A few weeks before that appointment my appointment was rescheduled by his office for May 31. Three days before that appointment it was canceled and I was offered an appointment for July 18th. I was furious and insisted on speaking with a supervisor who was able to give me an appointment for June 7th. I had a similar experience with my 2 month post-op appointment with Dr. Fitz - canceled 2 days before it was to take place. I am grateful Dr. Fitz didn't reschedule my surgery appointment and the staff at the Faulkner Hospital were outstanding. But his scheduling staff were unsympathetic and often unhelpful.
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cheryle – Nov 18, 2019
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Straight forward and honest. I highly recommend Dr. Fitz. Prior to my surgery I ran into others who did have TKR surgery or they knew someone who had TKR and they all talked very highly of Dr. Fitz. I felt very confident in my decision to have Dr. Fitz perform my surgery because of his straight forward and honest assessment of my condition and expectations having the surgery. I followed his post surgery plan pretty much to the letter and feel my personal progress will exceed my own expectations of having surgery. Prior to surgery I struggled to get around, today.......I don't think about it. I'm seven months on my right knee, three months on my left.....life is good! Thank you Dr. Fitz......Thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Peter Malewicz – Nov 03, 2019
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Excellent orthodpedic surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 14, 2019
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Dr. Fitz was great. I had a TKR in October 2017 and could not be more pleased with the results. Initially, I was in more pain than expected so he was seeing me frequently to check on it, then it just mysteriously disappeared! Since then it's been excellent. I do not like to kneel on it, but that is pretty much the rule with TKRs from what I hear. The only time it has any discomfort at all is if I really overdo. He is great with his patients, as is his assistant, Kelly.
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Oct 10, 2019
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Had a TKR. Kept calling the office & also my PT telling them about horrific pain. Totally ignored us. I ended in the ER to find I had a fractured hip., surgery on the hip, rehab, in home pt , out patient pt. Never followed up with me to find out why I did not return, he did major surgery. He has absolutely no bedside manner. His asst. Kelly same thing. If they had only ordered an xray it would have saved me so much pain and suffering. I still have pain in my knee. That surgery set me so behind as I have MS.
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Dr. Know it all – Sep 29, 2019
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It took almost three months to finally meet the good Dr and I am not sorry for the wait. In the interest of expediting my surgery that I knew was eminent before my appt, he suggested I consider one of his colleagues perform the surgery. I trust in his expertise and will wait for his schedule to open .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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NH – Aug 16, 2018
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He replaced my left knee 5 years ago. Excellent results. Now it just feels like a regular old real knee. I wouldn’t know it was plastic and titanium by the way it feels. His post-op instructions about what I shouldn’t do with the new knee were too vague for me, though, because I’m an active person. Overall satisfied, though, and would go back if and when the right knee gives out/up.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tom Green – Jun 26, 2018
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Dr. Fitz gave me my life back. He is a professional and explains everything he will be doing. I walked a few hours after having a total knee replaced. I thank you for all you have done for me. Two new knees in 16 months. I cannot wait to fuller recover to get back to a normal life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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T.Boyd in Taunton Mass – Apr 07, 2018
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I would not recommend. There is a level of gross incompetence with this practice. I had a terrible experience with Dr. Fitz, his office and the hospital that ended up costing me thousands of dollars. All this was because none of the above bothered to submit prior authorization to my insurance company. BEWARE
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David Walczak – Mar 01, 2018
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Wolfgang Fitz, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Jamaica Plain, MA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Fitz has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Bogenhausen City Hospital
Internship Hospital
1998
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Fellow:Orthpaedic Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munchen, Fachbereich Medizin,Munchen, Germany
Medical School
Brigham & Women'S Hosp, Orthopedic Surgery
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • German

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Practice

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Orthopaedic Center1153 Centre St Ste 5 Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough20 Patriot Pl Foxboro, MA 02035
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Brigham & Womens Hospital

Brigham Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center850 Boylston St Ste 130 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Brigham And Women's Faulkner Hospital

Boston, MA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Brigham And Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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