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Trio of Seaside Surgery Center Partners Named as Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Annual Peer-Reviewed Directory Considered Industry’s Best

Dr. Robert J. Zehr

Robert J. Zehr, M.D.

NAPLES, Fla. (December 6, 2022) — Three of Seaside Surgery Center’s physician-partners have been named to the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors list. The annual peer-reviewed directory has long been considered the leading compilation of America’s top physicians. Seaside Co-Founder Robert J. Zehr, M.D., Steven S. Goldberg, M.D., and Carmella Fernandez, M.D., were named as 2022 Top Doctors. Dr. Zehr has been named to the list annually since 2004, earning him a 15-year badge. Dr. Goldberg has appeared on the list every year since 2012, and his listing displays a 10-year badge.

Dr. Zehr is a hip and knee specialist; Dr. Goldberg treats the shoulder, elbow, and knee; and while Dr. Fernandez is Seaside’s only hand surgeon, she also treats conditions of the wrist and elbow.

Steven S. Goldberg, M.D.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. identifies top doctors in America and provides consumers with detailed information about their education, training, and special expertise in printed guides and online directories. It is important to note that doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly guide or online directory.

The exhaustive process of naming a Castle Connolly Top Doctor begins with thousands of interviews. Because the Castle Connolly honors are determined by their peers, surveys are sent to physicians and healthcare professionals. In addition to mail and online surveys, the Castle Connolly physician-led research team makes thousands of phone calls each year, talking with leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and vice presidents of medical affairs, seeking to identify top specialists for most diseases and procedures.

Carmela Fernandez, M.D.

The trio’s inclusion can be viewed on the Castle Connolly website, with links to their profiles.





ABOUT SEASIDE SURGERY CENTER: Seaside Surgery Center is a physician owned multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) and was the first ASC in Southwest Florida to offer same-day outpatient total joint replacement. Conveniently located at 1879 Veterans Park Drive, Suite 1101 in Naples, Florida, Seaside is licensed by the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration and has been approved by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. For more information or to schedule a surgery consultation, please contact Seaside Surgery Center at 239-592-4955. Online at