Peter D. Vizzi, MD—Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Specializing in Joint Replacement for Active Individuals in Lafayette, LA & Surrounding Areas
Peter D. Vizzi, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who provides comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine care in Lafayette, Louisiana, specializing in shoulder, knee, and hip joint replacement. He is skilled and experienced in using advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques to address conditions that cause shoulder, knee, or hip pain, such as arthritis and injury.
In general, Dr. Vizzi views surgery as a last resort for treating severe hip, knee, and shoulder injuries. Because he believes that informed patients make the best healthcare decisions, he welcomes questions and encourages his patients to become active participants in their care. His goal is to educate his patients and help them find the most conservative treatment option that is effective.
You can feel confident entrusting your orthopedic care to Dr. Vizzi. He and his staff are friendly and committed to providing personalized orthopedic care in a comfortable setting with minimal wait times.
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist
Helping Athletes Overcome Pain & Achieve Peak Function in Lafayette, LA & Nearby Communities
As an active athlete and skilled surgeon providing treatment through experience, Dr. Vizzi specializes in sports medicine with a focus on arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee, and hip. He also offers innovative nonsurgical treatments—some of which were once exclusively reserved for elite athletes—as alternatives to shoulder, knee, and hip arthroscopy. For instance, in addition to medications and physical therapy, other non-surgical alternatives are now available to virtually anyone who is seeking relief from the painful symptoms of a musculoskeletal condition.
Through his participation in sporting activities—from triathlons and running events to playing several sports—Dr. Vizzi has acquired a thorough understanding of sports-related injuries and their potential impact on an athlete’s life—both on and off the field. He is especially skilled at finding alternative activities for athletes as they recover from injuries.
Orthopedic Surgeon & Leader in His Field
Advancing Orthopedics & Championing the Best Care for His Patients
A highly respected orthopedic surgeon and master of his craft, Dr. Vizzi recognizes that the medical field is constantly evolving. He understands the importance of continually learning, growing his practice, and always looking ahead toward the future. To do so, he regularly participates in educational opportunities so that he can stay abreast of the latest developments in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery. That way, he is able to ensure the best possible care for his patients.
In the practice of orthopedics, it is essential to balance determination with realism. While Dr. Vizzi is open to considering every possible way to treat a patient, he is also realistic—and completely honest—about the likely outcome. The bottom line is that complex surgery is not right for every patient, and a good orthopedic surgeon must always take that into account.
While knowledge, skills, and experience are important to consider when choosing an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Vizzi also understands that patients value medical professionals who are kind and respectful. Patients want—and deserve—to be treated as people, not as numbers or scientific projects. As his patients and peers will attest, Dr. Vizzi has succeeded in striking a delicate balance between professionalism and compassion in his practice
Dr. Vizzi provides comprehensive care for all of his patients—athlete or not—and always considers their well-being to be his top concern. If you’d like to learn more or schedule an appointment with Dr. Vizzi at his office in Lafayette, LA, contact us today.