Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Beachwood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Beachwood Family Health Center
Primary Location

Beachwood Family Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Hand and Arm Reconstruction
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Revision Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Broken Bones
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Hand Differences
  • DeQuervain's Disease
  • Elbow Problems
  • Fractures
  • Fractures Of The Hand
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Problems
  • Hand Related Sports Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Painful Joints
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
  • Wrist Diseases
View all 23 Specialties +


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About William Seitz, Jr., MD

William Seitz, MD, joined the Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center as a hand and upper extremity surgeon. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Cleveland Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital at Lutheran Hospital and Director of Hand and Upper Extremity.
Dr. Seitz is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a founding member of the International Society for Fracture Repair and a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society. He most recently served as the Chairman for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand’s 3rd Combined Meeting of the Japanese and American Societies for Surgery of the Hand.
He was named to Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Science and Engineering (1997-2000) and in Woodward and White’s The Best Doctors in America, Midwest Region Edition (1996-2000). In 1992-1993 was named the Sterling Bunnell International Traveling Fellow for the ASSH.
Dr. Seitz’s specialty interests include management of problems of the entire upper extremity, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand arising from congenital, arthritic, traumatic, neurologic and acquired conditions. He has been visiting professor and keynote speaker nationally and internationally on his work in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
Hand Surgery
New York, NY USA

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
Orthopaedic Surgery
New York, NY USA

Residency - Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center
General Surgery
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Physical Therapy
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT USA

Professional Highlights

  • Presidential Guest Speaker, Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand 50th Annual Meeting
    Yamagata, Japan
  • Charles L. Hudson, M.D Distinguished Service Award, Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio
  • Visiting Professor, Kyoto University & Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Who's Who in the World, MARQUIS Who's Who, 1996-Present
  • Sterling Bunnel Traveling Fellowship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand

Specialty Interests

Hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder surgery concentrating on joint replacement, trauma reconstruction, congenital hand reconstruction and arthroscopy of the entire upper extremity

Awards & Honors

  •  J Albert Key Distinguished Lecturer, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, Distraction Lengthening in the Hand and Upper Extremity, June 21-22, 2007
  • Presidential Guest Speaker,Evolution of Management of Distal Radius Fractures and Malunions, Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand 50th Annual Meeting, Yamagata, Japan, April, 2007
  • Presidential Guest Speaker, Scaphoid Hemiresection & Recessed Radioscapholunate, International Symposium on Hand Surgery, Yamagata, Japan, April, 2007
  • Charles L. Hudson, MD, Distinguished Service Award, Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio, April, 2007
  • Visiting Professor, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Innovations & Patents

  • Designed implants and external fixation systems and fracture repair systems, Co-holder of Patent, Custom Radial and Ulnar Implants


  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Academic Orthopaedic Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/15/2020, Dr. Seitz, Jr. 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

181 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr Seitz and his team are fantastic.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Dr. Seitz was wonderful and explained everything in detail. He made me feel comfortable and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

the dr. had a emergency and I had to wait much longer to see him than normal. but it was completely understandable. things happen.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Seitz had me contact Emily, his nurse, who very happily and easily arranged this appointment for us.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Seitz is always very willing to answer any of my questions regarding my elbow as well and thoroughly explain any and all options and sensations I may have and feel.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

dr seitz is a great doctor and man he has helped me many times with great results every time

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr. Seitz is the best. I hope I don't live to see the day he retires.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

when I contacted Dr. Slaters office for an appointment the person answering the phone said that there was something wrong with my insurance and she had to transfer me to somebody else. I explained that my insurance had lapsed but I have gone retro back to the day that was supposed to end that I currently have active healthcare insurance. And that it was in my chart. When I spoke to the second person she was able to make my appointment and confirm that my insurance was fine. I just don't understand why the first person could not see that.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr Seitz is the BEST!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Seitz is the best.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Seitz made sure that we had the opportunity to ask all the questions we wanted and was very welcoming and warm. He made the appointment feel very personal and that is hard to come by with doctors nowadays. We appreciate his care and expertise.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

dr. Steitz, his staff and the greeting staff at Lutheran Hospital on West 25th were exceptional, thorough, efficient, very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr.Steitz was very clear about explaining my exrays and prescribing my prescriptions. I completely understand his explanation and directions.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

So glad that Dr. Seitz is my doctor. He's excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Seitz Is What I Consider To Be The Best Doctor That I Have Ever Had. He Is No Nonsense, But Kind And Considerate.Dr. Seitz Is Guaranteed To Do What Is Best For The Patient with No Compromise.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Appreciate Graciella in community outreach helping me with appointment for Dr Switzerland after my accident.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

very satisfied across the board office staff, physician assistant, and Dr Seitz

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

the Doctor is a true professional instilling confidence and explaining things in a down to earth manner

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

the entire experience was wonderful, Dr. Seitz and the staff we dealt with were sweet and pleasant

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

I felt very at ease during my appointment. Dr explained things to me

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

He's a very nice doctor

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

The doctor in training was very knowledgeable and very nice and easy to talk to

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr. Seitz was extremely professional and addressed all concerns in a very easy to understand manner. His care is exemplary!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Doctor and staff were wonderful, did not feel rushed and given plenty of time to ask questions and address concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

It is always a pleasure visiting with Dr. Seitz. He is compassionate and a gentleman. He truly cares about the patient in his care. Thank you!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Seitz is clearly an expert in his field and I am confident in his diagnosis and recommendations. He was also clearly very busy.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

it was a pleasure meeting Dr. Seitz and I look forward to working with him for the rest of my treatments.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

always great withDr seitz and his staff. Timmy is a huge asset to the hospital.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr.Seitz is the most caring physician that I have ever been cared for by. I feel blessed to have been in his care.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

very kind provider with good experience

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

I was very pleased with the caring and professionalism of dr. Seitz and his staff

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr Seitz was great. Worth the wait.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

I love the staff and the doctor a very busy man but very good at what he do please keep him forever

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Sietz had ex-ray of my elbow done, examined it, tested my range of motion and told me that he thought my elbow was functioning well. I was much assured to have that examination.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Excellent experience with Dr Sietz. Not so good experience with finding our way thru one of the oldest and most outdated facilities in the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

The physicians were kind & kept my wife informed DURING the surgery.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

waited three hours but worth the wait! wonderful and caring physician.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr.Seitz was very attentive and listened to all my concerns. Excellent experience !

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Th? Dr Seitz was excellent he put me at ease I feel he will help me I have been suffering for 1 yr

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Seitz and his assistant and the OT were all excellent throughout my surgery and recovery,

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Seitz is a remarkable physician who I trust will give me the best care in my upcoming surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

dr Seitz was AWESOME

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

excellent experience but got in to see Dr Seitz a little past appointment time.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr Seitz is wonderful. He listens very carefully. He has operated on my shoulder years ago and did a wonderful job

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

it's not ok that patients have to wait 90+ minutes because the doctor is so far behind or hasn't arrived yet. both of my appointments have been like this. I will never return to Lutheran hospital. being sent from one end to another to check in on one floor and to the other end on another floor is a ridiculously stupid waste of time.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

we absolutely love Dr. Bill. what he has done for my son is so amazing that these little issues of scheduling, etc. are of no matter. I tell everyone I know here in Chicago that all of our healthcare systems should be modeled after what we experience when visiting. thankyou!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

we cannot say enough about how much we love Dr. Bill. we are so lucky to have him in our lives.everything about our visit was perfect as always.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Doctors Seitz was wonderful at showing you your problem with your X-ray, and then explaining your options. CCF is very lucky to have such a great doctor.

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