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William Petersilge, MD

William Petersilge, MD



299 Ratings 59 Reviews


Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Adult Reconstructive Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Ahuja Medical Center
1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood, OH 44122

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First Available: Thursday, Aug 6


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  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Division Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery, UH Ahuja Medical Center
  • Chair, Department of Surgery and Surgical Specialties, UH Ahuja Medical Center


  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • Adult Reconstruction
  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Total Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstruction

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Office Locations

UH Ahuja Medical Center

1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood OH, 44122

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.8 out of 5

299 Ratings

Patient Comments (59)

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
An excellent experience; BUT because of COVID19, "exam" was over the phone. Dr. Petersilge called me at EXACTLY THE TIME that was scheduled, explained his diagnosis clearly, spent as much time as I needed, answered all my questions, spoke with care and respect. I was connected with his office assistant, ***, to schedule a follow-up appointment and SHE was excellent as well.

Reviewed On 3/27/2020
my third joint replacement with dr.petersilge. he is an excellent doctor. very compassionate, understanding and professional. the complete staff was outstanding. I thank you.

Reviewed On 3/21/2020
it was a great visit

Reviewed On 3/19/2020
Dr. Petersilge is excellent, as is ***. Dr. Petersilge gave me a shot of cortisone on both knees. The only complaint is that it would have been nicer to get an earlier appointment for that purpose. Again, nothing but kudos for Dr. Petersilge and his team!

Reviewed On 3/19/2020
I have had three operations at your hospital complex, and was very happy with all experiences. Ahuja is a wonderful atmosphere, and Dr. Petersilge is a wonderful doctor, whom I have recommended many times to friends who are in need of orthopedic services. I have nothing but good things to say about your facilities and your staff. Thank you.

Reviewed On 3/17/2020
Excellent physician!!! Good listener!!

Reviewed On 3/15/2020
I cannot think of an appointment going any better. The doctor was so kind and helpful.

Reviewed On 3/12/2020
A very good experience

Reviewed On 3/8/2020
Dr. Petersilge has helped me a great deal and I always look forward to speaking with him about the problem with my knee.

Reviewed On 3/2/2020
A good visit all around; attentive, asked pertinent questions, provided recommendations and all in an extremely timely manner without making me feel rushed.

Reviewed On 2/29/2020
The Dr. Petersilge has always been courteous and listens and gives the best possible advise. Very professional and pleasant.

Reviewed On 2/27/2020
this surgeon was a referral from another Dr I see regularly and I am extremely grateful and pleased as I feel I received the best possible care available and I feel I have had an excellent outcome.

Reviewed On 2/25/2020

Reviewed On 2/23/2020
I did feel that the doctor didn't think I would do the needed therapy for my knee. He mad me feel like I was a fat lazy slob.

Reviewed On 2/17/2020
Dr Petersilge is a kind and excellent Doctor very professional I especially appreciated the program Force I received for several months.

Reviewed On 2/16/2020
my appointment with Dr Petersilge was very informative I was completely satisfied with his assessment as well as my treatment options .

Reviewed On 2/11/2020
Excellent, very professional.

Reviewed On 1/28/2020
Dr petersilge is awesome!! no complaints. the girl who checks you in need to have better manners. [...]

Reviewed On 1/27/2020
this Dr replaced BOTH of my hips within 7 mos he AND his nurses are GREAT!

Reviewed On 1/26/2020
Happy w/the care & service for my hip replacement .Glad I had it done!

Reviewed On 1/26/2020
The doctor was great. [...]

Reviewed On 1/26/2020
care was excellent.

Reviewed On 1/20/2020
all good

Reviewed On 1/13/2020
I saw the doctor for 15 minutes [...] he could not help me at all and spent very, very little time with me.

Reviewed On 1/12/2020
very professional in handling my needs leading up to knee replacement surgery!!!

Reviewed On 1/12/2020
excellent care provider

Reviewed On 1/11/2020
awesome experience with Dr. Petersilge. I have already recommended him to people.

Reviewed On 1/6/2020
Excellent doctor

Reviewed On 12/28/2019
Dr Petersilge is always professional, courteous and attentive to my concerns. Feel blessed to be a patient of his.

Reviewed On 12/24/2019
Excellent provider

Reviewed On 12/15/2019
good experience

Reviewed On 12/15/2019
Dr Petetsilge and ALL is staff are just excellent. professional, pleasant. knowledgeable, helpful.

Reviewed On 12/14/2019
He is an excellent surgeon and a very approachable physician. I was extremely pleased with my entire knee replacement experience.

Reviewed On 12/14/2019

Reviewed On 12/3/2019
Excellent Doctor!!

Reviewed On 10/29/2019
Good experience-now have a lot of confidence my medical problem will be taken care of properly.Now feel I have an excellent Dr./staff to take care of me.

Reviewed On 10/21/2019

Reviewed On 10/15/2019
This was the first time I met with Dr. Petersilge. I liked him immediately and arranged for him to do my knee replacement in January. I was impressed with his manner and demeanor and he came to me highly recommended by my primary care physician.

Reviewed On 10/14/2019
Excellent, professional care provider

Reviewed On 10/14/2019
Dr Petersilge performed my left knee replacement surgery 6 years ago and it has served me well. This current visit, he diagnosed the need for my left hip replacement, and as expected, he is always thorough and direct and I appreciate his candor and honesty.

Reviewed On 10/14/2019
I felt the appointment was very brief.

Reviewed On 10/13/2019
[...] I have a lot of faith in Dr. Petersilge.

Reviewed On 10/7/2019
Care was great, however, [...]

Reviewed On 10/5/2019
This was my first visit with Dr. Petersilge. He was very personable and professional. I really felt like he cared about my well being.

Reviewed On 10/1/2019
Dr Petersildge, outstanding in every way. Total hip replacement has been a blessing in my life!

Reviewed On 9/30/2019
Dr. Petersilge was helpful in diagnosing my knee pain. He offered options for pain management early on and seems to follow a conservative path to surgery, which I appreciate. I believe he is a good surgeon and I would come back to him if I needed surgery. Once it was obvious to him that surgery would not help my condition at this time, he offered advice about alternative exercise options, [...]

Reviewed On 9/29/2019
Dr. Petersilge took the time to answer all my questions concerning my recent hip replacement and concerns I had about my lingering knee pain. I left the appointment feeling reassured

Reviewed On 9/19/2019
Dr. Petersilge is courteous and thorough. he listens to all questions and provides answers without seeming rushed.

Reviewed On 9/14/2019

Reviewed On 9/9/2019
Wonderful doctor. I would recommend Dr. Petersilge to anyone with knee or hip problems. Professional ands talks to YOU as a person not a number. He care about getting you up and going.

Reviewed On 9/8/2019
He is one of the best doctors that there is .

Reviewed On 8/29/2019
i liked my dr he did a knee replacement on me he help me keep my knee pain under control when i was going thru p. t. they were all very nice an have me walking almost normal with out them i dont think i would be up an doing so well thank you

Reviewed On 8/25/2019
I had a great experience with Dr. Petersilge and his staff and a great experience at [...]

Reviewed On 8/25/2019
excellent care and instructions

Reviewed On 8/22/2019
excellent doctor and staff. All very good communicators. They speak to you intelligently without speaking over your head. Also, excellent listeners. Collaborators. The perfect combination.I always feel genuinely cared for.

Reviewed On 8/21/2019
I was completely satisfied with my care and have recommended both the doctor and hospital to others.

Reviewed On 8/17/2019
pleasant and knowledgeable

Reviewed On 8/15/2019
great provider

Reviewed On 8/5/2019
Always pleased with appointments. Thank you

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Fellowship | Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics - Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital (1992 - 1993)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1988 - 1992)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1987 - 1988)

Medical Education
The Ohio State University (1987)

Miami University (1983)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, William Petersilge did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.

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