Orthopedics & Joint Replacement at Holzer

Orthopedics collageAt Holzer, our highly trained physicians and healthcare providers take care of the entire musculoskeletal system through coordinated treatment of many conditions. Whether a case is routine or complex, Holzer’s Orthopedic team has undergone extensive training to address a full range of disorders and damage that affect bones, joints, cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons. With our evaluation and management of degenerative diseases like arthritis, fracture care and complex surgical cases, the services provided are comprehensive but individualized to meet the unique needs and goals of each patient.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • General Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement, such as shoulder, knee, hip
  • Sports Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Ligament/Tendon Tears

Making an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon doesn’t always mean you will end up in surgery. Orthopedic conditions can result from disease or from injury to bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Conditions range from symptoms of joint pain and sports injury to foot and ankle problems, just to name a few. Depending on your condition, you may require the expertise of an orthopedic specialist to assess and treat your condition and determine if surgery is needed.

Articles by Our Physicians

See articles written by our orthopedic & joint replacement physicians below:

Dr. Charles Bishop: 'Orthopedists Are Doctors of Function'

Dr. Charles Bishop"Holzer Orthopedics is here to help our communities live better. We want to provide each patient with the best mobility available for that individual."

"Most of what I do is non-operative," shared Dr. Bishop. "For today’s patient, there are many options available to treat arthritis, hip/knee pain without scheduling surgery. As an Orthopedic doctor, I want to safely care for my patients and provide them with a treatment they are comfortable with."

Our experienced orthopedic care team and therapy services department are dedicated to restoring your mobility and your strength using the most advanced care available, so that you can return to enjoying the everyday activities you enjoy most safely and at your pace.

For those who need hip replacement, Dr. Bishop offers the anterior hip replacement approach at our Gallipolis location. The Anterior Approach surgery procedure for hip replacement is a technique that minimizes the pain and time from surgery to recovery. The Anterior Approach allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side) or the posterior (back) approach. In this way, the surgeon can simply work through the natural interval between the muscles. The most important muscles for hip function, the gluteal muscles that attach to the pelvis and femur, are left undisturbed and therefore these do not require a healing process.

"Holzer is proud to offer the anterior approach hip replacement for our community members," shared Dr. Bishop. "Patients that should take advantage of the anterior approach hip replacement include individuals who have osteoarthritis, hip fractures, and pain that worsens when walking. The anterior procedure allows us to have fewer complications and a smaller incision, which should promote faster post-operation recovery."

Dr. Charles Bishop is currently accepting patients at Holzer’s Gallipolis location. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio, and completed his residency at Marshall University in Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Bishop resides in Huntington with his wife, Jessica and their two daughters. He enjoys working out, and spending time with family.

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Dr. Jason Cox: 'Orthopedics Is The Perfect Blend of Anatomy And Mechanics'

Dr. Jason Cox"Growing up, I was fascinated by anatomy, but the musculoskeletal system was especially intriguing to me. I enjoy woodworking, home projects, and working on my vehicles. Working with the human body, particularly the musculoskeletal system, was a perfect fit for my career."

"I work a lot with individuals who are managing arthritis," shared Dr. Cox. "With osteoarthritis, it is important to decrease pain while increasing function. This often includes prescriptions, injections, guided home exercises, physical therapy and weight loss. As arthritis progresses, then surgical options become available, such as total joint replacement."

"Patients have access to excellent orthopedic care from Holzer. We’re close to home and a part of your communities," stated Dr. Cox. "Holzer Orthopedic support staff is crucial to the success of our department. Our staff is friendly and always willing to go the extra mile to help patients achieve the best possible outcome."

Dr. Cox resides in Guysville, Ohio and is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his residency and internship at Rowan University in Stratford, New Jersey. His specialization is Joint Replacement and Orthopedics and he currently is accepting patients at our Athens and Jackson locations.

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Dr. Edwin Hissa: 'Life is Motion'

Dr. Edwin Hissa"Life is motion," shared Edwin Hissa, MD, Holzer Orthopedics. “And the best part of what I do is that orthopedics focuses on motion."

"Our main goal is increased life and range of motion at Holzer Orthopedics. We are fortunate that tremendous developments have occurred over the past years that have increased the range of care available to our patients. We are able to provide much more than ever before."

Dr. Hissa is well versed in orthopedics, including joint replacement, arthroscopy, sports medicine and adult reconstruction, and also has trauma experience.

"In this specialty, it’s common to treat a wide range of ages. There are many types of injuries that are associated with orthopedics. We are proud to offer care to everyone in our communities, from children to those who are 80 plus years old."

Dr. Hissa received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, completing his surgical internship and orthopedic residency at The Cleveland Clinic. Before joining Holzer Medical Center – Jackson, he practiced medicine at Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Lake Hospital System in Painesville, Ohio, and also operated a private practice. Dr. Hissa practiced in Cleveland beginning in 1981 and served as an orthopedic surgeon at the Cleveland Orthopedic Center in Cleveland, and as a fellow in orthopedic trauma at the Tampa General Hospital at the University of South Florida. He joined Holzer Medical Center - Jackson in 2008, and returned to the Holzer System in 2012, where he currently provides care at our Gallipolis and Jackson locations.

Dr. Hissa is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, Ohio Medical Association, and the Academy of Medicine in Cleveland.

Dr. Hissa resides in Jackson with his wife, Evelyn. They enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, working their vineyard and orchard, gardening and travelling.

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Dr. Charles Zierenberg: 'I Have Wanted to Be a Physician Since I Was a Young Boy'

Dr. Charles Zierenberg and his father"My father is also an Orthopedic Surgeon in Puerto Rico," he continued. "I watched him work and was inspired by his work ethic. I have always been amazed at his skills, his inventions, his ability to find a solution for the most complicated problems, and his dedication to his patients. I decided early in life that I wanted to follow in his footsteps. I watched my father work late into the night or go back to the hospital in the middle of the night simply because he loved his job and cared about his patients. I asked him one time if he would rather have a different career and his reply was, 'If I could go back in time, I wouldn’t change one thing.' I wanted to feel that way about my career, and I can honestly say that I do."

Dr. Charles Zierenberg"I never look at a patient and see a broken leg that needs to be placed in a cast and follow-up appointment. I see the 12-year-old boy that is going to miss his basketball season due to his bone lesion. I see the mother that cannot take care of or even see her children because she is in the hospital recovering from surgery. I desire to continue providing excellent orthopedic care to patients from different walks of life to help them return to the lifestyle they had prior to injury."

Dr. Zierenberg resides in Gallipolis, Ohio and completed his residency at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. He completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Medicine at University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois. He specializes in Shoulder Joint Replacement, Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine.

"This has become my home," shared Dr. Zierenberg. "I love the small, close-knit community. Holzer has provided me with the tools needed to bring excellent care to our communities I am a dedicated, passionate Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon willing to continue going the extra mile for my patients. My patients always come first."

Dr. Zierenberg is active with our local sports teams, serving as the Team Physician for Gallia Academy High School and the University of Rio Grande. He is accepting patients at our Gallipolis location.

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