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Movers and Shakers: Coastal Orthopedics Welcomes Spine Surgeon


BRADENTON – Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine/Pain Management is proud to welcome Mark Blechner, M.D. to its Orthopedics division.

Dr. Blechner is a Fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine including problems related to bone, joint, disc, muscle, tendon or nerve involvement.

He has extensive training and experience in all phases of spine care starting with comprehensive conservative management and progressing to both well-established and newer minimally invasive surgical techniques.

“We are thrilled to have such a highly-trained, experienced orthopedic spine surgeon join our group. Dr. Blechner will be a great addition to our spine care team as well as a great asset to Coastal and the community,” said Coastal Orthopedics President, Dr. Arthur Valadie.

Prior to joining Coastal, Dr. Blechner was a physician with Crossroads Orthopaedic Subspecialists, LLC in Connecticut for nearly 7 years before relocating to sunny Florida. “I am very excited to be a member of the great team here at Coastal Orthopedics. I am looking forward to serving the needs of the community in my specialty field,” he said.

Dr. Blechner attended Yale University and the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine. He completed an orthopedic surgical residency at Emory University School of Medicine as well as a Spine Surgery Fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine.

About Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine | Pain Management

Coastal Orthopedics has been serving the Sarasota-Bradenton area for over thirty years. In addition to three offices and two surgery centers each servicing Florida’s West Coast, Coastal Orthopedics’ staff of 18 board-certified and fellowship trained physicians and surgeons provide patients with the very latest in pain and orthopedic treatment technology.

The company strives to repair and heal injuries relating to the entire musculoskeletal system. With a world-renowned staff of physicians and surgeons ranging in specialty care in sports medicine, joint replacement, pain management and rehabilitation, patients can be treated for athletic injuries as well as restoration of function and activity through non-surgical, physician-guided strengthening, therapy, medications, injections, and stretching. 

For more information visit www.CoastalOrthopedics.com.


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