Stan Zemankiewicz, MD, PhD, an Orthopedic Surgeon with Florida Spine & Injury Institute

Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Stan Zemankiewicz, who serves patients in Lakeland, Florida.

Recognized as a skilled orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Zemankiewicz provides orthopedic treatment for Lakeland patients at Florida Spine & Injury Institute. He works alongside Dr. Mohammad Hamtaee, priding themselves on a high quality patient service oriented approach to care. 

Florida Spine & Injury Institute is a Lakeland chiropractic center & a community and family oriented clinic. The facility provides a wide range of services, including: chiropractic adjustments, electrical muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, intersegmental traction, non-surgical spinal decompression, manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and emergency medical condition. Some of the injuries treated include: chronic lower back pain, chronic upper back pain, disc bulges, disc herniations, as well as injuries sustained as a result of a car accident. 

A native of Czyzki, Poland, Dr. Zemankiewicz served in the Polish Air Force as a master sergeant from 1962 to 1964. He received his education at the Warsaw Medical Academy, earning his medical degree. He then went on to complete his Doctorate degree in orthopedic surgery at the Silesian Medical Academy, Katowice in 1976.

From 1976 until 1981, Dr. Zemankiewicz worked as an adjunct professor at the Silesian Medical Academy. After coming to the United States in 1981, he served as a physician at the Polk General Hospital in Florida and the University of South Florida. Since 1987, he has served as Chairman of the Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Department at Polk General Hospital.

The doctor is board-certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopedic residents and surgeons as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopedic surgeons.

Holding fellowship status, Dr. Zemankiewicz is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Florida Orthopedic Society, and the American Medical Association. He serves as the organizer of the Polish Association in Lakeland, Florida, as well as has earned diplomas from the rescue operation during hurricane Elena in Tampa, Florida, and from the Polk County Board.

Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

An expert in his field, Dr. Zemankiewicz authored Operative Treatment of Hip Dislocation by Proximal Femoral Osteotomy Clasia, as well as numerous articles in professional journals. He was also featured in Who’s Who in Polish America, 1st Edition 1996-1997 from Editor Boleslaw Wierzbianski.

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