Seaside surgeons named as "Top Doctors"
Drs. Zehr and Goldberg repeat as winners

Two Seaside surgeon partners have been named to Castle Connolly's regional "Top Doctors" list for 2018. Seaside CEO Robert J. Zehr, M.D., was recognized for the 14th consecutive year. Dr. Zehr specializes in hip and knee surgery. Steven S. Goldberg, M.D., has been honored every year since 2011. Dr. Goldberg specializes in shoulder surgery and sports medicine.

Steven S. Goldberg, MD
Robert J. Zehr, MD

Fewer than 35,000 physicians - less than 5% of the nation's licensed physicians - have been selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctors in their regions for their specialties. 

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. identifies top doctors in America and provides consumers with detailed information about their education, training and special expertise in printed guides and online directories. It is important to note that doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly guide or online directory.

The exhaustive  process of naming a Castle Connolly Top Doctor begins with thousands of interviews. Because the Castle Connolly honors are determined by their peers, surveys are sent to physicians and healthcare professionals.  In addition to mail and online surveys, the Castle Connolly physician-led research team makes thousands of phone calls each year, talking with leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and vice presidents of medical affairs, seeking to identify top specialists for most diseases and procedures.

Seaside surgeon first in SWFL to receive ASES honor

Steven S. Goldberg, M.D. (pictured above), a surgeon partner at Seaside Surgery Center, was inducted into the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) as a candidate member during the organization's annual meeting in October. Dr. Goldberg is the first orthopaedic surgeon in Southwest Florida receive this honor. Membership in the ASES is by invitation only. Candidate membership is awarded only after the applicant has completed a fellowship with an ASES member and has been sponsored by two active members.

Although it has "American" in its name, the organization is actually worldwide, with 733 members drawn from 27 countries in addition to the United States. Only 26 members are from the state of Florida. The society's mission is to support quality shoulder and elbow care through the ethical practice of leadership, medical education, research and quality, and patient advocacy. 

Seaside surgeon receives board certification

Christopher J. Calcagni, DPM
Seaside surgeon partner Christopher J. Calcagni, D.P.M., has received board certification in Lower Extremity Medicine and Surgery by the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery (ABLES). ABLES is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary, autonomous certification board that has been recognized for its rigorous performance-based certification processes for more than 30 years.

Specializing in minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Calcagni has been in practice since 2009. He has taken courses from the AO Institute, Wright Medical, and Arthrex. Dr. Calcagni has special interests in wound care and diabetic limb salvage, with advanced training in hyperbaric medicine. 

As a former high school and college athlete, Dr. Calcagni is passionate about sports medicine as it pertains to foot and ankle health. He was a standout football player in Ohio and he went on to play for Oklahoma State University from 1999 to 2002.

After graduating from Oklahoma State, he returned to Ohio and graduated from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in 2006. Dr. Calcagni completed his residency training in 2009 at Western Reserve Care Systems, where he served as chief resident for one of the top three-year foot and ankle residency programs in Ohio. He has since been providing foot and ankle care to athletes of all ages.

Patients appreciate professionalism
"I send my thanks to everyone for taking excellent care of me during my surgical procedure. Your professionalism and kindness was exceptional. Thank you for making the day easier."

-Joe DeAngelo

"We are very glad that Seaside Surgery was the facility that took care of my wife's surgery, twice. Not only the facility is first and excellent quality; but also from the surgeon Jamie Weaver, to all the staff, right from the time you step in, you are welcome, and put at ease. The warm welcome and professionalism
is present all of the time, the special personnel and nurses make you feel at home. The experience could not be any better, Seaside Surgery is an excellent choice, and Naples, Florida should be proud to have a first class surgery facility of this kind."
-Aida and Emilio Guillen

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