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Piriformis Syndrome Surgeon Directory

July 28, 2012 9 comments

Finding a surgeon that has knowledge of (let alone treats) Piriformis Syndrome is particularly arduous. I strongly recommend starting with an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in hip arthroscopy. Call his/her office prior to your first visit to ask if the surgeon has proven success with hip arthroscopy with endoscopic sciatic nerve neurolysis and piriformis tendon releaseIf they don’t (which most won’t) please continue on with your search. Furthermore, and I can’t stress this enough as well, if the surgeon does have proven success with these procedures, ask how many total cases they have performed as well.

Eventually I would like to feature a comprehensive list of surgeons that treat Piriformis Syndrome. As of today, I am only listing the surgeon that successfully treated me. I encourage others to recommend a surgeon (using the comments area below) that has successfully treated their case of Piriformis Syndrome.

Lastly, for those people searching for a physician I recommend that you do your homework. I get emails from patients of physicians that have had bad experiences, and are worse off post-surgery. Some people plea with me to warn my readers about the physician that failed them. For fear of being sued I will not approve posts which make negative accusations about physicians, nor will I author posts on anyone’s behalf. I pray for those that have had nerve damage as a result of surgery, and for those who were simply not cured. If you wish to share your bad experiences I recommend starting your own blog or posting your story on a physician rating site. This will hopefully give you some peace of mind.  I also pray that you get help soon; my heart goes out to everyone living with Piriformis Syndrome pain.

I encourage all of my readers to do your own background check of physicians by researching physician rating sites such as:,, and

Dr. John Heinrich, MD

Hip Center of Wisconsin
1218 W. Kilbourn Ave. Suite 301
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: 414-276-HIPS (4477)


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