Dr. Robert Wetzel is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship-training in adult reconstructive surgery. He specializes in total and partial knee replacements, direct anterior hip replacement, and revision of previous hip and knee replacements. Dr. Wetzel follows a rapid recovery approach to joint replacement, with the goal of getting his patients back home and to their normal routine.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, Dr. Wetzel earned his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine graduating top 5 in his class. Following his residency at Mount Carmel Health System, he completed a prestigious fellowship at the
Florida Orthopedic Institute where he underwent extensive training on primary and revision knee replacement as well as robotic and computer navigation techniques.
Dedicated to his community, Dr. Wetzel has volunteered for medical mission trips and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Ohio Orthopedic Society, American Medical Association, and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
In his free time, Dr. Wetzel prioritizes spending time with his wife and two sons. He also enjoys golfing, and Ohio State Football. A native of Cleveland, Dr. Wetzel Is excited to practice in the state he grew up in.
Commonly Treated Conditions
- Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip / Osteoarthritis
- Degenerative Joint Disease of the Knee/ Osteoarthritis
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
Commonly Performed Procedures
Undergraduate:The Ohio State University
Medical School:University of Toledo College of Medicine
Orthopedic Residency:Mount Carmel Health System
Orthopedic Fellowship:Adult Reconstruction and Arthritis Surgery, Florida Orthopedic Institute
Titles, Honors & Awards
Chief ResidentMount Carmel Orthopaedic Residency
- American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
- Ohio Orthopedic Society (OOS)
- American Medical Association (AMA)
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
Research & Teaching
Orthopaedic Resident Representative on the Quality and Safety Council,Mount Carmel Health System