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Robert M. Zanotti

Dr. Robert M. ZanottiFellowship training: Sports medicine, arthroscopy,reconstructive surgery
Specialties: Sports medicine, arthroscopic shoulder surgery

Dr. Zanotti has been in practice at The Center for Orthopedics since 1997. He specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder surgery. He received his fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the renowned Southern California Orthopedic Institute of Los Angeles, California.

During his fellowship he was trained in advanced techniques to treat shoulder injuries by a preeminent specialist in shoulder arthroscopy and joint reconstruction. He’s been doing minimally invasive rotator cuff repair since 1997 – far longer than most orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Zanotti also performs a state-of-the-art procedure known as a reverse total shoulder, for patients with shoulders that previously might be considered non-reconstructable. He is one of the first surgeons in Ohio to perform this procedure.
In addition to his expertise in all types of shoulder surgery, Dr. Zanotti is one of only two board-certified orthopedic surgeons in the area who has earned subspecialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

“Sports medicine is constantly evolving, ” he says.

“We treat more than just young team athletes. If a 50-year-old man tears a rotator cuff playing basketball on the weekend with his buddies, I consider that sports medicine now. Half of my practice is that kind of community-based sports medicine. It’s weekend warriors of all ages —active, healthy people out doing their thing, who aren’t ready to hang up their cleats yet.”

Dr. Zanotti completed his orthopedic surgery residency as well as his general surgery internship at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, The Ohio State Medical Association, and the Lorain County Medical Society.

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