Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Lorain Orthopaedics
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Fracture Care
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Knee Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Orthopaedic Care of the Elderly
  • Orthopaedic Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 34 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Bones
  • Joint Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
View all 8 Specialties +
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Biography

About Alfred Serna, MD

Alfred Serna, MD, who joined the Staff at Cleveland Clinic in 1999, is a Sports Medicine Physician and Total Joint Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Lorain, and Kolczun and Kolczun Orthopaedics. He has been practicing in the Lorain community since 1996.

Dr. Serna is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a local and national presenter. He provides medical team coverage for many Lorain County High Schools.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1999

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1996

Residency - Johns Hopkins University
Orthopaedic Surgery
Baltimore, MD USA
1995

Residency - Johns Hopkins University
General Surgery
Baltimore, MD USA
1990

Medical Education - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
MD, MD
Baltimore, MD USA
1988

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA
1984

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Acute fracture care, arthritis, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, general orthopaedics and sports medicine, joint problems, total joint replacement, knee surgery, orthopaedic care of the elderly, osteoarthritis care, sports medicine including musculoskeletal treatment for joint pain

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/5/2019, Dr. Serna has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

269 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

I have been seeing Dr. Serna for my shoulder for several years now . My care wth him has always been outstanding, he explains medical issues in terms I can understand and explains treatment options, always leaving the decision up to me. I consider myself very lucky to have found him !

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

I agree with a lot of other people that complain about the ability to contact their PCP. too many other phone calls are needed to get a simple answer from your own doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Serna is kind and caring. He listens to my questions and concerns and responds with professionalism. I appreciate his ability to make me feel comfortable and am extremely satisfied with him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Serna and his staff to several friends.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Serna made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Seemed genuinely concerned about my issue and well being. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Fantastic physician for shoulder and knee surgery. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr Serna injected my shoulder and the treatment was very effective.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

XRay tech very pleasant. Dr. Serna was thorough and explained things clearly.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr Serna ad his PA were very thorough in answering our questions.We feel good about our next rocedure.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr Serna was recommended to us from a friend in Sandusky, OH.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

dr cerna has been very helpful

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

so far dr serna is a nice dr..

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr. Sernas office always runs very efficiently. I visit many doctors each year and this is my favorite

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

DR SERNA IS AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR SERNA & HIS STAFF

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

ALWAYS a great experience with Dr. Serna, Brianna and team

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

MD was wonderful. He listened to my concerns, explained in a very kind manner any needed areas with potential issues in the future. Coul not have had a better experience.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

basically dr Serna didn't know what to do with me. did same old xrays and shrugged shoulders and said not sure why you're having this problem

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Dr.Serna is amazing! I highly recommend him to family and friends if they ever need his services!

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

As always my experiences with Dr. Serna and Briana A., nurse practioner, have always been great. I have the utmost confidence that I am receiving excellent care.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Serna was very understanding and caring. I am very grateful that I have him taking care of me!

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Dr. Serna was forthright and to the point, with my best interests in mind.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Serna and his staff.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

was not very satisfied with Dr. Serna as to any options to treatment or actually treating the problem.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

very happy with CC as a whole but not too impressed with this Dr. I walked out of the hospital with less information and care then I had hoped to receive.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr Serna and Bre are FANTASTIC !

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr Serna is an excellent Doctor ,highly recommend him and Bre

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

my experience with Dr. Serna could not have been better

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr Serna, Bri Armbrecht, and Kristen Bacjik are the reason I have had 3 operations with CC! I have already recommended to friends

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

caring provider

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

He seemed rushed, did not addressed my concerns and I felt like he was belittling me. He told me that my past diagnosis and treatment could not possibly have been correct and although radiology saw something on my x-rays he told me that he didn't believe that there was anything wrong. I will not be returning and I would not recommend this physician to others.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Dr. Serna is always kind and caring. Brianna, his assistant, listens and answers questions before administering my injection. She is very pleasant!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

great doctor. very fortunate to be his patient. complex surgery could not have turned out better

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Serna has been my doctor for a number of years and I have always had good experience with him and staff.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr. Serna and his P/A, who gave me the shots in my shoulder, are wonderful folks who have always treaded me with kindness and respect and know what they are doing for me.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr. Serna is an amazing, compassionate Doctor. highly recommended.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr Serna is awesome! His kindness and compassion is evident with every interaction we've had with him. He treats his patients with respect and provides them excellent care. He's a surgeon who is practicing medicine in all the right ways for all the right reasons.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr Serna is always professional, caring and I trust him to make decisions affecting my health and wellness.

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