Cape Coral Orthopedic Surgeons

Hip Surgery Information

Our Doctors

Drs. Abbott (Bo) Kagan and Todd Atkinson are fellowship trained orthopedic orthopedic surgeons who practice general orthopedic surgery with a concentration in their area of expertise.

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Knee Surgery Information

Our Specialties

Each of our fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons has special areas of interest

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Arthritic Hand Surgery Information

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4 Questions to Ask Your Potential Cape Coral Orthopedic Surgeons

Whether you need one of Cape Coral's orthopedic surgeons to take care of your son's knee injury or to figure out what's wrong with your ailing shoulder, you need a doctor who really knows his stuff.  Your primary doctor might be able to give you a recommendation, but don't just take his word for it.  Unfortunately, all Cape Coral orthopedics specialists are not created equal, so you'll have to do some homework to figure out which one is best for you.
Before you start working with any of Cape Coral's orthopedics specialists, ask your potential doctor these 4 questions:

  •  What "extras" do you bring to the table?

The best Cape Coral orthopedic surgeons don't just work with patients at the office and call it a day.  Instead, they are involved in all sorts of "extras", like:

  • They will work with the local sports teams - including the professional teams who train here during the offseason, the local high school teams, and other semi-pro teams around the area. 
  • They will be a part of professional organizations that help them stay up to date with the latest orthopedic tools, techniques, and procedures.
  • They will have articles that have been published.
  • They will be so respected in their fields that they will have teaching experience.
  • They will devote part of their time to the latest continuing education, so that their skills are always as sharp as possible.
  • Did you take part in any fellowships?

All of Cape Coral's orthopedic surgeons have gone through a five-year residency program, but few have gone through the optional fellowships afterwards.  Taking part in a fellowship is a big deal; it offers much more specialized training than a residency program. 

  •  How do you explain things to patients?

Lots of Cape Coral orthopedic surgeons are great at what they do, but they have a problem trying to explain everything in "layman's terms" to patients.  The best Cape Coral orthopedics specialists will be able to tell you exactly what's wrong with you and how they're going to fix it in a way that makes perfect sense.
Luckily, you don't even need to schedule an appointment to see if your potential Cape Coral orthopedic surgeon fits the bill.  A good website will have articles and videos that explain various ailments and treatments.  By reading or watching them, you can get a great sense of what your doctor will be like in the exam room.

  •  Do you have a physical therapy facility?

Recovering after surgery, or simply trying to alleviate pain from a chronic injury, requires good physical therapy.  The best Cape Coral orthopedics specialists will have a physical therapy facility right on-site.  That way, you don't have to search all over town for a separate service.  Instead, you'll simply get to continue your work with another member of the team!