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Matt Fishman, MD

4.4 out of 5 stars

Accepting New Patients



Clinical Interests:

Shoulder and Knee Minimally Invasive Surgery
Tendon and Ligament Repairs
Rotator Cuff Tears, Labral Tears
Meniscus Tears, ACL Tears
Shoulder Replacement (Total and Reverse)

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Dr. Matt Fishman, MD, FAAOS, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and shoulder surgery.  He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at William Beaumont Hospital (#9 Orthopaedic Hospital by US News) and was then selected to subspecialize in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute (#7 Orthopaedic Hospital by US News).

During fellowship training, Dr. Fishman participated in the care of the L.A. Lakers (NBA), L.A. Kings (NHL), Anaheim Ducks (NHL), L.A. Sparks (WNBA), and the University of Southern California (NCAA) among other junior colleges and high schools in Southern California.  He has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters as well as presented nationally.

Dr. Fishman is an experienced, compassionate, and relatable physician who strives to teach his patients about their problem so they can make the informed decision on which specific treatment plan available they wish to pursue.  He is committed to treat all patients with the best care utilizing up-to-date, evidence-based medicine and techniques.  Ultimately, he achieves maximum success in the least invasive way possible.

Education & Training

Medical School:

MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Orthopaedic Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI


Orthopaedic Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI


Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification(s):

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Patient Reviews

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  • 4.5out of 5 stars

    Quality of Care

  • 4.5out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.4out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.3out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.4out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.5out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.4 out of 5 (302 ratings, 92 comments)

  • Nov 22, 2022

    Other than the initial confusion as to the proper entrance to the hospital, everyone was 5 !star

  • Nov 17, 2022

    Dr. did a fantastic job and not only made me feel less scared of the procedure but he and his staff all did a wonderful job. No more pain!!!

  • Nov 16, 2022

    Everyone I spoke with in both the Estero and Fort Myers offices was very pleasant, patient and professional. I appreciate how Dr. Fishman took the time to explain the MRI results to me. Dr. Fishmans scheduler did vall me the next day to schedule my surgery.

  • Nov 7, 2022

    Dr. Fishman scheduled another MRI so that he could accurately treat my [ ] on [ ] I was able to schedule an office visit with him on [ ], so that he could discuss the MRI results.

  • Nov 3, 2022

    The services are fast, accurate and on time.

  • Nov 1, 2022

    Yes! I would like to recognize the entire team from the time I made the initial phone call, up to the point of completion of my surgery. I felt that everyone was patient, informative, and professional. Upon leaving, I was given my at home instructions and a RE AL LIVE "THINKING OF YOU" CARD that was actually PERSONALLY SIGNED by each of the team that worked with me. Again, I would like to say thanks and KUDOS to all of you!

  • Oct 31, 2022

    Everyone was outstanding and friendly

  • Oct 28, 2022

    Thank you for �finally� stopping the mask mandate and questioning - every time you enter a Lee Health facility.

  • Oct 25, 2022

    Outstanding service by Dr Fishman

  • Oct 23, 2022

    Friendly and professional

  • Oct 22, 2022

    The organization are the caring and the most loving staff. I have never entertain any rudeness or unattendedness. The waiting room is not long. Sometimes it's not even 5 minutes. I love Lee Hospital. Thank you Lee

  • Oct 20, 2022

    I was made very comfortable by DR FISHMAN's manner as he conversed WITH ME, not At Me. I feel very confident in his care.

  • Oct 19, 2022

    Dr. Fish man was very professional was very happy with is help.

  • Oct 18, 2022

    Everything A+

  • Oct 15, 2022

    everyone was very nice

  • Oct 14, 2022

    2nd time I have seen Dr FishmanHave recommended him to friends

  • Sep 27, 2022

    Dr Fishman and his staff all were excellent.

  • Sep 26, 2022

    The assistant was very nice and did a good jobThe doc was greatDidn't push anything on meHe gave me an [ ] which seems to have done the trickI was finally able to walk my dogs without pain

  • Sep 24, 2022

    Everything about the visit felt designed to expedite care. Dr. Fishman is the first surgeon I've met who told me to wait as long as I can and to allow my body to dictate when that big day comes, hopefully a long long time down the line!

  • Sep 21, 2022

    Great surgeon

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