Dr. Jeffrey Silverstein
Dr. Silverstein is a Board Certified and Fellowship Trained orthopedic surgeon who treats both adult and pediatric patients. His expertise covers orthopedic trauma of the upper and lower extremities, hip and knee joint arthritis, and sports medicine injuries.
Originally from West Virginia, Dr. Silverstein received his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University and his Medical Degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine.He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago, followed by additional fellowship training at the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, FL.
Dr. Silverstein is trained in the latest orthopedic care of traumatic fractures. For patients with hip and knee arthritis, he offers both non-surgical and surgical options. Non-surgical options include physical therapy, custom bracing, medication management, cortisone and gel injections, platelet rich plasma (PRP), and stem cell therapies. When his patients require hip and knee replacement surgeries Dr. Silverstein may perform less invasive techniques including muscle sparing incisions, partial knee replacements, custom patient specific implants, and robotic assisted surgeries.
During the course of his medical training, Dr. Silverstein was awarded numerous honors and has been published in medical journals. He is a frequent speaker throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. He has offices in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Venice with hospital privileges at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.
Dr. Silverstein enjoys staying active with cross-training, cycling, tennis, skiing, golf, and international travel. He is an advocate for improving the quality of life for his patients and believes that open communication between physicians and patients is a key to successful outcomes.
My journey with arthritis began in the fall of 2001. We had gone on motorcycle ride to a festival in GA. By the time we got to our destination in GA, my feet felt like I was walking on needles of fire. The next thing I notice is swelling in my finger on the joint. It took me some time to realize that I needed to go to a Doctor to find out what was really going on. But I remember vividly when she took my hands in hers looked up at me and said, “You have arthritis”. I thought she was crazy. I wasn’t old. Arthritis was an old person disease, right?
That day, my journey into knowledge of a disease that affects every age group. Knowledge of a disease that is more than a painful joint. Knowledge that would change my life. With the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, I started researching feverishly to figure out what caused it. Because if I could find out what caused it, I could get rid of it. What I found was there is no cure. I was exposed to the Arthritis Foundation through their magazine, Arthritis Today. I read the tips, the stories and about research. I found there that people can live with the disease and even people who got off their meds and went into remission. There is hope!
After participating in the Walk to Cure Arthritis for several years, I felt I needed to give more, so I served on the walk committee for several years and continue to have the support of my wonderful team “Prancers” out there with me every year. That’s what it’s all about. Find your support system...family, doctors, friends or a magazine. I am honored to serve as this year’s Adult Honoree!