Advanced specialty training: Neck and back surgery
Specialties: Spine surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopy, fracture care
Dr. Berkowitz joined The Center for Orthopedics in 2007. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the spine and was the first surgeon in Lorain County to perform a cervical disc replacement.
He has extensive training in spine surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, fracture care and joint replacement. “It’s one stop shopping when you come to see me,” Dr. Berkowitz explains. “If your problem is coming from your neck, shoulder, elbow, hand, back, hip, knee, ankle or foot, I will be able to expertly treat you.”
He also uses many non-surgical treatment options including physical therapy, injections, referrals to pain management, chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy to help patients heal non-operatively. “The majority of my patients do not have surgery,” he explains. “But when surgery is the best option, I am trained to perform the most advanced surgical techniques.”
You can learn more about Dr. Berkowitz’s various treatment options here: Dr. Robert Berkowitz treatment options.
Dr. Berkowitz was chief of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Podiatry at Andrews Air Force Base’s Malcolm Grow Medical Center. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom in the Middle East, caring for many American soldiers, airmen and seamen.
He was chief resident of his orthopedic surgery residency at the Akron General Medical Center Department of Orthopedics in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Berkowitz received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He also holds a master of science degree in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Berkowitz is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, North American Spine Society, The Ohio State Medical Association and the Lorain County Medical Association.