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Our 5 Centers of Excellence
The OrthoBethesda team consists of highly trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeons committed to bringing the highest level of orthopedic care to patients here in Bethesda, MD, Arlington, VA, and the surrounding areas. Each of our physicians is fellowship-trained in their specialties and respected in the medical community for their expertise as outstanding providers of specialty care.
By utilizing a conservative approach to treatment as well as cutting-edge technologies, our doctors stand out from other orthopedists in their commitment to finding the right options for individual needs.
OrthoBethesda also offers quality Physical Therapy for any orthopedic injury. Our staff is friendly, courteous and efficient in providing exceptional care during your recovery.Click to Explore Our 5 Centers of Excellence
Meet Our Doctors
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OrthoBethesda has a unique team of highly skilled and specially trained orthopedic surgeons who are totally committed to providing excellent treatment for bone-related conditions — and with a high rate of successful outcomes. Our doctors have many years of experience in their respective areas of specialization. They offer friendly, personalized, and compassionate care to all patients.
OrthoBethesda doctors are the best orthopedic doctors to consult in Bethesda, MD, and Arlington, VA, for all conditions that have to do with the body’s musculoskeletal system comprising the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.
- J. Patrick Caulfield, MD
- Edward J. Bieber, MD
- Ira D. Fisch, MD
- Kurt C. Schluntz, MD
- Andre R. Gazdag, MD
- Christopher J. Cannova, MD
- Mahidhar M. Durbhakula, MD
- Timothy Bhattacharyya, MD
- Robert R. Buber, MD
- Sridhar M. Durbhakula, MD
- Craig A. Miller, MD
- Joseph R. O’Brien, MD
- Eric J. Feuchtbaum, MD
- Lonnie D. Davis, MD
- Raymond Thal, MD
- Suzanne J. Walters, MD
Our Approach to Patient Care Our patient protocol is as follows:
1. Initial Evaluation
When you first come to OrthoBethesda, we'll evaluate your condition and come up with a treatment plan. This visit may entail x-rays to determine if a surgical procedure or other intervention is warranted.
2. Physical Therapy
If surgical intervention is not needed initially, we often prescribe physical therapy in an attempt to provide patients with improved movement, range of motion and strength to the afflicted area.
3. Therapeutic Injection
After physical therapy, if there is little to no improvement after Physical Therapy, we may recommend a therapeutic injection like a cortisone steroid injection into the site. This possibility is true of such conditions as osteoarthritis.
4. Surgical Solution
If your condition has still shown no improvement, the next step is to discuss a surgical solution. We'll fully explain this option ahead of time to ensure we answer all of your questions. Then we'll schedule a time for your surgery.
5. Post-Operative Care
After your surgery, we'll ensure your recovery is progressing as it should & conduct an x-ray during your post-op evaluation. We'll then schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure you're improving as you should. After that, you can expect an annual check-up or visits as needed.
Physical Therapy Services in Bethesda, Maryland
In our effort to provide premier services to patients throughout Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and beyond, OrthoBethesda is proud to offer rehabilitation services as a conservative treatment option for your orthopedic or musculoskeletal issues. Before pursuing any invasive treatment options, we provide conservative treatments first and foremost. If you have an ailment that doesn’t require surgery, we’ll likely prescribe physical therapy with our team of specialists.
When you come to our office, you’ll immediately feel at ease in the personal and comfortable setting of our physical therapy suites, where your orthopedist can drop in and monitor your progress whenever needed.Explore Physical Therapy Services
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY
Read what our patients say about OrthoBethesda.view more testimonials
Thank you. Every time I’ve needed anything from the whole OrthoBethesda group, it has been dealt with prompt and efficient help.
- L.A. 08/16/2018
Just completed a 63 mile bike tour through West Virginia with my new knee. Glad to report that new knee worked better than the old knee, and that I completed the tour in a record time. Hats off to Dr. Schluntz and the rehab unit. Leg is as strong as it has ever been! I have recommended Dr. Schluntz to others and would gladly have him do the other knee if I need it.
- J.C. 09/20/2017
This is probably the best doctor to see in the DC area if you have any joint injury. I am a very critical person relatively speaking, so this review should mean a lot to anyone reading it who knows me.
P.S. I injured my knee during a soccer game. I saw this doctor on April 26, 2019.
Dr. Holmes, I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for the outstanding and compassionate care you afforded me during my recent two hip replacements. Your exceptional talent as a surgeon help me tremendously, and it was a great comfort for me to have the confidence and trust in you to have back to back surgeries. I look forward to recommending your services to anyone who may need to go through such a process. Your standar[...]
- P.L. 09/19/2019
Dr. Holmes, as always, was compassionate, caring and a joy to have as one of my doctors. He replaced a hip for me almost 20 years ago and will be replacing both of my knees in the near future. I would recommend him to anyone and have given his name to many friends and acquaintances in the past and will continue to do so.
Dr. Holmes is new to this group, although he had previously practiced for 15 years at George Washington University Hospital. I was very pleased with my appointment. First, I didn’t have to wait long to be seen – perhaps 5 – 10 minutes. More importantly, he did a thorough examination, carefully considered my medical history, explained what he saw on the X-rays taken, and outlined next steps – including a referral f[...]
- P.S. 03/20/2019
I came to Dr. Buber three months ago with a badly broken arm. The two parts of this long break were pretty widely spaced, and I had been told at the hospital that surgery would definitely be necessary. Dr. Buber did not agree, and took the conservative approach. So so glad that he did. Three months later, my arm is completely healed, well before the time predicted. I can use my arm freely, and live my life as before. I will forever be grateful[...]
Excellent physician. Dr. Buber rapidly fixed my broken femur using a minimally invasive procedure. Beautiful technique, great bedside manner, and gave me all the time and information I asked. Thank you
I had Achilles surgery done by Dr. Gazdag four months ago and I could not be happier. Dr Gazdag explained everything, never rushed me, always answered questions and truly gave me my life back. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Miller is an extremely skillful surgeon. He has operated on my son’s left and right shoulders, one when my son was just 12 years old and the other at 17 years. Both times, he performed a delicate surgery perfectly. In fact, the second time, for convenience to my son’s school schedule, we saw a very highly recommended surgeon who lived closer to us and he said, “I can perform this surgery [on an unusual and severe tear] bu[...]
Dr Miller was very thorough and informative! He also had my best interest at heart. He did not believe I needed to start with surgery, he gave me a cortisone shot and referred me to physical therapy first to see if it would improve and avoid surgery. This was after a recommendation from another surgeon to have surgery and a review of a previous MRI. It would have been easy for him to just go with surgery but he did what was best for me. I high[...]
I’ve had shoulder and elbow problems for years. Dr. Miller is the second ortho doctor I visited. The first doctor told me to be happy with what I am still able to do (I am a 48 year old female and I couldn’t swim or get on an elliptical at the gym without arm and shoulder pain.) Dr. Miller has made it possible for me to go to the gym and use my arm again. I’ve had female friends complain about doctors not taking their health [...]
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