Thorsten M. Seyler, MD, PhD Thorsten M. Seyler, MD, PhD

Thorsten M. Seyler, MD, PhD

Joint Replacement Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon

4.90 out of 5  (178 ratings, 31 reviews)
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919-684-5441 Office number
919-660-5022
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I am an adult reconstruction surgeon here at Duke. I completed graduate school and residency training at Wake Forest University, followed by a fellowship in adult reconstruction at Duke. My choice to pursue a career in adult reconstruction was based on my passion for patient outcomes. I was truly inspired by patients’ satisfaction and the drastic improvement on their quality of life after total joint replacement. I enjoy the systematic approach to problem solving and the complexity of cases in adult reconstruction, especially in the setting of revision arthroplasty. My clinical and research interests are centered around periprosthetic joint infections, a disastrous complication which continues to pose a challenge to the orthopaedic community. Despite the progress made, our goal to prevent infection following arthroplasty surgery remains unaccomplished. It is not an exaggeration to claim that fear of infection lives in the heart of every arthroplasty surgeon who steps into the operating room. My mission is to provide a personalized assessment and treat each patient individually, based upon their condition and needs.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, German
Experience
Joint replacement team

I am a member of a joint replacement team that offers the full spectrum of total and partial joint replacement and revision surgeries, including elbow replacementshoulder replacementknee replacementhip replacement, and ankle replacement

My surgical specialties
  • Knee replacement
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  • Hip replacement and other major hip surgery
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  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Surgeries Performed by the Joint Replacement Team
15,840
Surgeries Performed by the Joint Replacement Team
15,840
My surgical specialties
  • Knee replacement
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  • Hip replacement and other major hip surgery
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  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Training
EDUCATION
MD, Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg (Germany), 2005
PhD, Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (North Carolina), 2014
RESIDENCY
Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (North Carolina), 2014
FELLOWSHIP
Adult Reconstruction Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2015
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

Deep infection following total joint arthroplasty is a devastating complication for the patient and a costly one for patients, surgeons, hospitals, and insurance companies. With the increased usage of total joint implant, the number of biofilm-associated infections has emerged as a significant clinical problem because biofilms are often resistant to traditional antimicrobial therapy and difficult to eradicate. My research focuses on novel diagnostic and treatment modalities in biofilm-related periprosthetic joint infections.

PUBLICATIONS
View Thorsten Seyler's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.90 out of 5 (178 ratings, 31 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • KCI advanced medical technologies
  • Smith & Nephew plc
  • Total Joint Orthopedics
  • Zimmer Biomet Orthopedics