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Dr. William Rozzi

Dr. William Rozzi

Dr. Rozzi was born and raised in Northern Indiana and was educated at both Purdue and Indiana University.

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Knee

Dr. Rozzi was born and raised in Northern Indiana and was educated at both Purdue and Indiana University. He has been in practice in South Bend since 1990. He trained to provide care for a full spectrum of orthopedic problems including, total joint replacement, arthroscopic and sports medicine, and hand surgery. Dr. Rozzi can see new patients at our main office in South Bend, or at our satellite offices in Plymouth and LaPorte.

Medical Society Memberships

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Indiana Orthopaedic Society
  • Vice Chief of Orthopedic Surgery Department, Memorial Hospital
  • Chief of Orthopedic Surgery Department, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
  • Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

Knee

Hip

Foot & Ankle

Hand & Wrist

Elbow

Shoulder

Board Certification

  • Diplomate of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Honors

  • Bachelor’s Degree “with Distinction”
  • Medical Degree “with Highest Distinction”
  • Elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society as a junior medical student
  • Listed in “Best Doctors in America”

Residency

  • Indiana University School of Medicine - Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Indianapolis, IN

Medical School

  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Undergraduate

  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Practice Locations

  • 53880 Carmichael Drive
    South Bend, IN 46635
  • 60160 Bodnar Blvd
    Mishawaka, IN 46544
  • 2349 Lake Ave Suite 201
    Plymouth, IN 46563
  • 900 I Street
    LaPorte, IN 46350

Hospital & Surgery Center Locations

  • Memorial Hospital of South Bend
  • Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Mishawaka
  • Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Plymouth Campus
  • Allied Physicians Surgery Center, South Bend
  • Unity Medical & Surgical Hospital - Mishawaka
Health Grades
  • A family member saw him at the LaPorte clinic a few years ago. His bedside manner isn't the greatest, but he knows what he is doing. He gave a cortisone shot on 2 seperate occasions in the shoulder and got the right spot. I was looking him up considering him for a different issue. It's a shame he has such poor reviews since he is lacking in personality, but I trust his medical knowledge and skill.
  • Dr. Rozzi has operated on both my hip and shoulder with complete success.
Vitals
  • Self-verified patient of Dr. William B Rozzi - Posted on May 2nd, 2019

    I had a total hip replacement 2 years ago and I can not thank Dr. Rozzi enough. I went from severe pain to no pain in a few short months. My recovery time was much shorter than I was lead to believe and even though I am 72 years old I am the best I have been in 5 years. Then 6 months later I broke my leg and again Dr. Rozzi. The only thing he got wrong is when he told me I would have some problems because of the severity of my surgery and the broken leg. I have not had any discomfort. I'm lucky I had Dr. Rozzi for my doctor.
  • Self-verified patient of Dr. William B Rozzi - Posted on October 25th, 2018

    I like Dr Rozzi, he was clear with explaining my problem.
  • Self-verified patient of Dr. William B Rozzi - Posted on July 8th, 2014

    Words will never be able to describe how thankful I am for Dr. Rozzi. I was in an awful snowboarding accident at age 18 and was rushed to the hospital. My left arm was mangled and I was in excruciating pain. Rozzi rushed to the hospital (a family member of mine had used him before when she shattered her wrist, to which he also fixed FLAWLESSLY) and saw me right away. While I was very in an out of it (because of the pain meds he put me on) he was very straightforward, ordered x rays and prepared for surgery. It was thought that my arm had a large break and was dislocated (surgery time was estimated at 1 hour at most). However, the x-rays did not show just how bad the injury was. When he went in he found that the entire humerus was shattered into little shards and the lower half of my arm broke off entirely below the humerus. That man slaved away for hours on my arm, piecing it together with metal. When I woke up I did not know what to expect. I was shocked to find a large incision on my shoulder but he quickly explained to me just how badly I had broken my arm. Now, from the reviews I have read, he sounds like an "awful person", "rude", "condescending" etc. I feel that these reviews are incredibly false and are written by patients who are used to things being sugarcoated. Dr. Rozzi is straightforward with everything as he SHOULD be. He was never rude with me, he was very explanatory. It is extremely necessary that doctors do not sugarcoat things because in my case, if he hadn't, it is likely I would never use my arm again. He told me that it is highly possible that with the amount of breakage in my arm that the slightest bump or nudge of my arm could shatter it again (due to the tiny shards of bone not being able to support the metal and stay together properly). He told me in exact words, enough to scare me to TAKE CARE OF MYSELF that "if you damage your arm, it will fall off. IT WILL FALL OFF. Your bone could be classified as dust." Now, while many who cannot handle things not sugarcoated, this might seem rude. But, personally, I would much rather a doctor who is real with me and tells me as it is. Otherwise, knowing me, I would've done something stupid and shatter my arm again (in effect, forever trashing what good bone was left and never using my arm again.) So, for those reading this, take the negative reviews with a grain of salt. Rozzi has a dry sense of humor, which many people do not seem to understand either. He is a great man and is a miracle worker. He has been nothing but helpful and real, and he was ALWAYS friendly with my entire family, despite the "real talk". Additionally, a year later, my arm healed nearly completely, even though it was predicted I would never truly have full use (I DO!). All thanks to Rozzi. Though, due to my own stupidity and too much kickboxing, I shifted the metal in my arm. Rozzi performed a second surgery to remove the metal (since it moved and was no longer necessary since by bone meshed together again). The surgery was quick, nearly painless and I recovered VERY quickly. To speak more of his character, I will mention my scar. From every surgery I have seen that he has done, his incisions are flawless, clean and the scars minimal/invisible. However, because my body loves to show my stupidity, I formed keloid tissue on my shoulder (not under Rozzi's control, just my biology.) He was so concerned for me and my dislike of the scar that he even removed the tissue from the first surgery in an attempt to make the scar smaller (but my body doesn't seem to care what he does, if you don't know what keloid tissue is google it, theres no explanation for it). Since then, he has offered to try and minimize the scar in any way. Though, even being a girl the scar has never bugged me because it reminds me of the miracle work he performed with piecing my arm together. So, to conclude, Rozzi is a wonderful doctor and his hands are blessed. His bedside manner is completely appropriate and I will always value the doctors that are real with you. In truth, he is being safer and more responsible this way. I feel disgusted bythe people who say he is rude and mean. No, he is straightforward and unfortunately many people NEED that. Sugarcoating is dangerous, accept it. I hold Dr. Rozzi in the highest regards and would trust him with my life.
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Saint Joseph Health System
  • Beacon Health System
  •  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Board of Medical Specialties
  • American Board of Medical Specialties
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Arthrex
  • Breg
  • Smith+Nephew
  • DePuy Synthes