Find an Osteopathic Surgeon


A doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) is a fully trained and licensed physician who prescribes medications, performs surgery, and utilizes all medically accepted scientific methods to maintain and restore your health. Today’s D.O. provides comprehensive medical care, including preventive medicine, diagnosis, appropriate use of drugs, surgery, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), and hospital care.  And that care is provided with an emphasis on the human body as one complete system that performs best when all of the body’s components function together harmoniously.


Problems in one part of your body may cause problems in another area. Although your D.O.  surgeon’s primary emphasis is on surgical care and treatment, he or she has been taught how to consider your injury or illness not by itself, but in relation to its effect on the rest of your body.

Your D.O. surgeon cares for you as a whole person!


Early in training, the D.O. surgeon learns to treat the complete patient. He or she works closely with your primary care physician to consider all your medical needs. This approach to understanding the needs of the patient doesn’t just happen. An osteopathic physician has attended an undergraduate college or university and has successfully completed four years of osteopathic medical education before receiving the Doctor of Osteopathy degree. Colleges of osteopathic medicine are accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), which is recognized for that purpose by the U.S. Department of Education.

But your osteopathic surgeon’s education doesn’t stop there. Following four years of osteopathic medical school, the D.O. physician must complete one year of post-graduate rotations (rotations may include experience in general internal medicine, ICU, emergency medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and elective rotations in surgical sub-specialties, anesthesia and radiology), and then another four to six years of specialized training to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become your surgeon. There are licensed D.O. surgeons trained in all specialties of surgery including general, general vascular, neurological, gynecological, orthopedic, plastic and reconstructive, urological, cardiothoracic, ENT (ear, nose and throat), and ophthalmological. Some D.O. surgeons may pursue even further subspecialty training.

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American College of Osteopathic Surgeons surgeon database search user agreement:

The Find a Surgeon service provides access to a list of practicing osteopathic surgeons who are members of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS). This physician list is compiled and published as a reference source for use by individuals interested in locating an osteopathic surgeon.

Find a Surgeon is not created nor intended for commercial use. Information included on Find a Surgeon is based solely on information reported to the ACOS and may not have come from or been verified with primary sources. The ACOS encourages you to confirm this information including the area of board certification when calling the osteopathic physician's office. Find a Surgeon is not a primary data source for physicians' credentials verification and should not be used for credentials verification purposes.

Users should note that physician data may have changed since the time it was reported to the ACOS and included in the Find a Surgeon physician list. Because of the possibility of reporting errors and delays in processing information, the ACOS cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the physician data. Accordingly, the ACOS disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information contained in this membership list. In no event shall the ACOS be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on the data from Find a Surgeon.

Identifying surgeons in your community is only the first step in the process of selecting a physician. The ACOS encourages you to contact your state medical board or visit its Web site to locate licensing information and any disciplinary actions against a physician. A list of state medical boards is available at the following Web site: All information on the Find a Surgeon physician list is the sole property of the ACOS. The physician list and the data comprising it may not be downloaded, republished, sold or duplicated, in whole or in part, for any purpose including, without limitation, compiling mailing lists or any other lists or databases of osteopathic physicians, without the express prior written consent of the ACOS.

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