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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, the Omaha Lancers, and the Justin Boots Sports Medicine team (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association).

Hometown: Austin, TX

Dr. Buzzell enjoys relaxing with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys cycling (road and mountain), woodworking, cooking and doing projects around the house.


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: 14+

Accepts workers comp: Yes

16 Years in Practice
Jonathan Buzzell, MD at Rodeo



  • Board Certified in Orthopedics by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


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

Memberships & Awards

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Metro Omaha Medical Society
  • Mid-America Orthopedic Association
  • Nebraska Medical Association
  • Omaha Mid-West Clinical Society

Patient Reviews

4.7 out of 5 (1,867 Ratings, 365 Comments)

1 stars
Sep 13, 2021
Dr Buzzell offered no solutions and his answers were very abrupt. I felt that he was very rude and not wanting to help. When asked what the patient could do to handle pain, his only answer was "I don't know, just don't get hooked on narcotics, that wouldn't be good". For having to make a 600 mile round trip and listening to 5 minutes of no help, we were very disappointed with Mr Buzzell.
5 stars
Sep 9, 2021
This was the 4 th specialist I have seen for my arm, and the first to actually give me an exam that was something besides just X-rays. I got lots of answers that has taken me a year since my injury to get. I was very pleased that I got some answers to the pain and discomfort I have been experiencing.
3 stars
Sep 7, 2021
I feel like the office was only in the benefit of the company and which I was on workman's comp and seen them for the treatment plan. There was many times at the comments were mentioned about money. Saving the company. Money, save your company money, but possibly still needing surgery, and then they would rather get me to work and have surgery in there is possible or, or likely tear my shoulder. I would like to see my room medical records that they have the MRI and the x-rays that we're done. And I'd like to see it seek a second opinion. Now.
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