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Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Surgery - Orthopedic
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EvergreenHealth Orthopedic & Sports Care
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12039 NE 128th Street, Suite 400
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Clinical Expertise
Shoulder conditions: rotator cuff tears, biceps tendon tears, impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tendonitis, shoulder instability, shoulder fractures, clavicle fractures, shoulder separations, shoulder replacement, shoulder arthritis
Elbow conditions:tennis elbow, biceps tears, elbow arthroscopy
Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Michael Codsi is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow repair. During his orthopedic residency, Dr. Codsi learned how to perform joint replacement and tendon/ligament repairs from the surgeons who invented the procedures. During his fellowship, he spent three years researching the biomechanics of shoulder implants, the biology of tendon healing and the outcomes of complex shoulder reconstructions. That work was eventually was awarded a Cleveland Clinic Innovations award.
Since moving to the Seattle area, Dr. Codsi has continued his research on rotator cuff repairs and he helps educate clinicians, therapists and patients with educational seminars. He recently completed a rotator cuff repair study with 13 other study centers around the country, the results of which were published in two orthopedic surgery journals in 2013. He is also a team doctor for the Everett Aquasox minor league baseball team.
Some conditions have simple, straightforward treatments while other have multiple treatment options that require an understanding of the risks and benefits of each treatment. That's why I work really hard to make sure my patients understand exactly what's wrong with their shoulder and thoroughly understand the treatment plan we discussed.
I make sure my patients understand their options before offering my advice about which option to choose. I like to think patients appreciate my care because I make them feel confident that they are getting the best treatment that will help them get back to their normal activities.
Personal Information
When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two young kids who love to play sports and generally wear me out. They like to tell people that their dad fixes shoulders and their mom fixes everything else!
In the Community
My wife and I enjoy supporting our favorite charity Tree House, which is a non-profit organization that gives foster children in King County a better chance to succeed.
Medical School
University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA
Orthopaedic Surgery, Tufts University | Medford, MA
Cleveland Clinic (shoulder surgery) | Cleveland, OH
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156 patients rated this physician.

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Patient Comments (20 comments)

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Reviewed on June 28, 2019

Not only is Dr. Codsi the best orthopedist for shoulders that I ever had the pleasure of working with (I was a physical therapist for 35 years), he is also a very nice human being. I injured my shoulder 4 weeks ago and immediately knew that if I had the choice, there was only one orthopedist who I was going to trust with my care, and that is Dr. Codsi.
Reviewed on May 21, 2019

The more healed I became from my surgery, the friendlier he was.
Reviewed on April 29, 2019

First class!
Reviewed on April 23, 2019

Dr. Codsi is very good at what he does. My total replacement of my right shoulder has been very very well.
Reviewed on April 16, 2019

Dr. Codsi is exceptional with patient relations and technical competence.