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With OrthoNebraska since 2009, Dr. Buzzell subspecializes in shoulder problems.  He has published research articles and co-authored book chapters on the surgical and non-operative treatment of rotator cuff disorders, shoulder instability, suprascapular neuropathy, and shoulder replacement. Throughout his training and career, he has provided medicine coverage for high school, college, and professional athletes. Currently, he serves as a team orthopedic specialist for Bellevue University, Burke High School and the Justin Boots Sports Medicine team (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association).

Hometown: Austin, TX


Biceps Tear at the Elbow, Biceps Tear at the Shoulder, Broken Collarbone, Frozen Shoulder, Labrum Tears (SLAP), Rotator Cuff Tears, Shoulder Arthritis, Shoulder Impingement, Shoulder Injuries, Shoulder Joint Tear, Separated Shoulder, and less common conditions


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Ages treated: 12-80

Accepts workers comp: Yes

Team Members

Sarah Anderson

Sarah and Dr. Buzzell work alongside each other in clinic and surgery to provide comprehensive shoulder and sports medicine care. Sarah often sees Dr. Buzzell's patients and they collaborate on their progress.


19 Years in Practice
Jonathan Buzzell, MD at Rodeo




  • WB Carrell Memorial Clinic | Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, 2009
  • Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute | Orthopaedic Residency, 2008
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center | General Surgery Internship, 2004
  • Creighton University School of Medicine | MD, 2003
  • Colorado State University | BS, 1998

Memberships & Awards

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor (2021, 2022)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Metro Omaha Medical Society
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Nebraska Medical Association
  • Omaha Mid-West Clinical Society


Patient Reviews

4.8 out of 5 (752 Ratings, 250 Comments)

5 stars
Jun 20, 2024
I scheduled the appointment through the website, which was very convenient. Unfortunately when we arrived, our appointment wasn't found on the schedule. The receptionists were very accommodating and helpful and got us in to be seen within 30 minutes of the appointment I had made online.
5 stars
Jun 18, 2024
We thought everyone was very nice. Dr. Buzzell and his medical staff were great, treated him very well and included me in their conversations. Made us feel most comfortable. Thank you all!
5 stars
Jun 17, 2024
Excellent all areas!!
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