Orthopedic Surgery Specialist


Orthopedic Surgeons & Physical Therapy located in Miami, FL

Going through orthopedic surgery is certainly stressful. But when you’re a patient of Cesar E. Ceballos, MD, of OrthoMiami in Miami, you get the care you deserve from beginning to end. Dr. Ceballos and his expert team have extensive training in orthopedic surgery. Even if you’ve been through an unsuccessful surgery in the past, Dr. Ceballos can provide the treatment you need. To have a thorough assessment with a team member from OrthoMiami, call the office or book an appointment online. The team schedules orthopedic surgeries each week.

Orthopedic Surgery Q & A

Which injuries can be repaired with orthopedic surgery?

Dr. Ceballos is a double board-certified orthopedic surgeon. His renowned team treats even the most complex of conditions. Some of the most common types of orthopedic surgeries that Dr. Ceballos and his team perform include:

  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • ACL Reconstruction 
  • Menisectomies
  • Ligament Repair of the Knee
  • Meniscal Repair 
  • Total knee replacement
  •  Shoulder Arthroscopy 
  • Rotator Cuff Repair 
  • Labral and SLAP Repairs
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Tommy John Surgery 
  • Tennis/Golf Elbow Repair
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery 
  • Ankle Ligament Repair Surgery 

How does my diet affect my healing after surgery?

It takes a long time to recover from orthopedic surgery compared to less invasive surgeries. But the foods you eat can affect how quickly you heal. Dr. Ceballos and his team are experts in nutrition counseling for surgical recovery.

They pinpoint nutrients you need to improve healing — like protein, vitamins C and D, zinc, and calcium — while letting you know what to avoid to decrease inflammation. By cutting back and eliminating processed foods, sugary foods and drinks, and fatty foods from your diet, you decrease inflammation in your body, so you can actually heal quicker.

Do I need physical therapy or rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery?

Probably, yes. While orthopedic surgery is essential for repairing bone and soft tissue breaks and tears, it won’t work on its own. You have to rebuild the area with gradual strength training and flexibility exercises.

Before you go in for surgery, Dr. Ceballos lets you know what to expect during recovery. If you do need physical therapy, he usually wants you to get started within a couple days of having orthopedic surgery. Most physical therapy or rehabilitation plans require you to see your therapist several times each week, sometimes for several months.

Will I set off a metal detector after orthopedic surgery?

It’s possible, but ask about your prosthesis. For instance, if you’re having a knee replacement, it’s likely that a big chunk of your new knee is made of metal. When you’re going through a metal detector, this metal can set off sensitive sensors.

Before finding out the hard way — especially at the airport — talk with Dr. Ceballos about your concerns. He’ll let you know how much metal, if any, is in your body and whether you should be concerned about metal detectors.