Introducing Jeffrey Furmanek, D.O. [Video]
Meet the Expert: Doctor Bio Video Series
Introducing Jeffrey Furmanek, D.O., an orthopedic surgeon at Summit Orthopedics in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. His specialties include general orthopedics, sports medicine, and arthroscopy. He also serves as a team physician for University of Northwestern athletes.
Meet Jeffrey Furmanek, D.O.
Dr. Furmanek’s approach: “My training has taught me to understand that the human body is a complex sum of its parts with an innate ability to heal. My role as an orthopedic surgeon can be an important part of this natural process.”
Dr. Furmanek’s background: After earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Furmanek completed his medical studies at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He then finished his residency at Michigan State University in Pontiac, Michigan, and later completed an Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine fellowship at the Michigan State University East Lansing campus.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise
From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
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Hi. I’m Dr. Jeffrey Furmanek, othopedic surgeon, Summit Orthopedics. I have a subspecialty in arthroscopy and sports medicine. I’m a pretty stable, well-rounded guy. I’m a husband – I have three kids with a fourth on the way. I enjoy the outdoors: water sports, winter sports. I’m a Midwesterner at heart, I grew up in the metro Detroit area. I think my approach is that I consider myself as a teacher or an educator to the patient. I try to help them understand their diagnosis, all their treatment options, and help them to make the most educated decisions they can about their care – and kind of use the approach that I’m here to help them. And we can only do what they’re comfortable with. I think of it as my job to kind of help them get to that decision. And then if there’s a role for me as a surgeon to be part of that, then that’s how we proceed. I mean any kind of patient care is a continuum, so there’s going to be lots of patients that we deal with that you start with nonoperative treatments. And when those fail, then you progress to the more invasive surgical treatments. And I think there’s a role for both. I think it’s nice to have the ability to treat patients with that approach.
Ask the Expert: Arthritis Video Series
Dr. Jeffrey Furmanek explains the roles of the family practice doctor and the sports medicine specialist, with suggestions to help you chose the best care practitioner.
Cartilage is the tissue that coats and cushions our joints. It allows us to move with very little friction, but damaged cartilage does not heal well. Dr. Furmanek explains the surgical procedures used to repair or stimulate the growth of new cartilage.