Craig M. Mintzer, MD, MBA, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute. He specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder and sports medicine.
Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery
Dr. Mintzer understands his patients are eager to return to their daily activities pain free. For some minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery may be the path to health and mobility. During this advanced procedure, Dr. Mintzer inserts tiny surgical instruments through small incisions to repair or remove damaged areas, typically resulting in less pain and faster recovery for the patient.
Patients suffering from sports or accidental injury, severe pain, arthritis, joint deformity or mobility issues may require the expertise of a knee specialist like Dr. Mintzer. After evaluation, he works with patients to determine the best treatment plan, and his experience enables him to provide the latest procedures to help patients achieve their best possible outcome and reclaim their lives.
As a shoulder expert, Dr. Mintzer identifies the best treatments for patients experiencing injuries or painful conditions that impair their range of motion and activity. He offers a variety of corrective options, including non-surgical treatments; arthroscopic and minimally invasive shoulder surgery; and more to return his patients to health. Common, treatable shoulder conditions include bursitis, rotator cuff tears, dislocations, fractures, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Mintzer has additional certification in sports medicine and is highly trained to provide care to amateur and professional athletes throughout Central Florida. Patients typically return to their active lifestyle quickly and safely with the latest treatment and rehabilitation options.
Dr. Mintzer’s Training
Dr. Mintzer earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He received extensive post-graduate education in Boston, including an internship in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; residencies with Harvard’s orthopaedic surgery program; and a fellowship in sport medicine at New England Medical Center/Tufts University. He also has a master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University.
About Dr. Mintzer
Dr. Mintzer shares his medical knowledge and experience with the next generation of orthopedic professionals as a professor at the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine and Florida State University, College of Medicine.
He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has a subspecialty certificate in orthopedic sports medicine. He also is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Arthroscopy Association of North America.