Anthony C. Levenda, M.D.

Anthony C. Levenda, M.D.

Specialties:

Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Shoulder and Knee Replacement, Shoulder Revision

Fellowship:

Sports Medicine

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Dr. Anthony Levenda is a board-certified, sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and shoulder and knee reconstruction. 

After completing his orthopedic training at The University of Chicago, he spent an additional year completing a fellowship with a primary focus on sports medicine and shoulder and knee reconstruction. He was exposed to a high volume of surgical and nonsurgical athletic injuries. He treated all types of athletes, including professional, collegiate, high school, and weekend warriors. He was also afforded the opportunity to treat complex shoulder problems, including rotator cuff tears, instability, and arthritis. Because of his fellowship, he had the opportunity to care for patients who needed a second opinion and, often times, revision surgeries.

Dr. Levenda is an expert in the field of shoulder reconstruction. This includes a wide variety of shoulder disorders, including labral tears; instability; rotator cuff tears, both standard and massive; and arthritis. He is a skilled arthroscopist who has developed surgical techniques using grafts and other biologics to augment rotator cuff repairs. Many patients come to him for a second opinion because of his experience. He performs a high number of shoulder replacements, including reverse total shoulder and revision surgeries.

As the head team doctor for Valparaiso University and several local high schools, Dr. Levenda works closely with each school’s athletic trainers and physical therapists to provide the safest and best treatment options for every individual athlete. “Getting Back In The Game” is not only a philosophy for the athletes in an organized sport but also a philosophy Dr. Levenda applies to all of his patients. He believes an athlete is not defined by sport or by age but by a state of mind. Whether you get paid to throw a ball for a living or you want to play catch with your grandchild, you are an athlete.

A way to provide the best care for your patients is by staying up to date with the most advanced and research-proven treatments. Dr. Levenda does just that. He is actively involved in research to improve the quality of life of patients. He has developed and published surgical techniques using biologic grafts in massive rotator cuff tears to improve patients' outcomes of pain control and function. He has been an instructor and speaker at orthopedic courses, educating current and future orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Levenda works with the bioengineering department at Valparaiso University studying ways to improve athletic performance and injury prevention. He serves as a Volunteer Associate Professor at Indiana University Northwest Medical School and is a mentor to students interested in the medical field. Medical students and physician assistant students rotate through his practice throughout the year. 

Dr. Levenda is a promoter for the use of biologics to improve the quality of life of patients. In many cases, biologic grafts, stem cells, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be used at the time of surgery to potentially improve the outcome of the surgery and speed up recovery. Stem cells and PRP can also be utilized in the office setting in patients who are suffering from injuries that do not require surgery or wish to avoid surgery. These injuries include sprains, strains, tendonitis, and arthritis. 

Dr. Levenda is a pioneer in the region for performing outpatient total joint replacements. Studies show that the outcomes of joint replacements performed in an outpatient setting are the same, if not better, than those performed in an inpatient setting. He uses a multimodal approach to pain management for joint replacements, which has helped to decrease and nearly eliminate the use of postoperative narcotics.

Dr. Levenda knows patients have a choice in deciding their doctor. He thanks you for choosing him and entrusting him with your care.

Dr. Levenda is available to see patients at our Chesterton and Portage offices. 

Team Affiliations


Valparaiso University

Chesterton High School

Portage High School

Valparaiso High School
Meet the Team:
Natalie R. Fox, P.A.-C.
Kim Britton, R.N.
Jessica Salazar, Scheduler and Secretary
Christina Eriks, M.A.

Direct Phone Line: (219) 395-2109
 
Second Opinions: Whether you are looking for additional treatment options for an injury or continue to have pain after a surgical procedure, Dr. Levenda would be happy to see you. To make the most out of your experience and office visit with Dr. Levenda, it is important to bring all information you may have regarding your injury. This may include previous treatments, office notes, X-rays, MRIs, CTs, surgical notes, and surgical pictures.
 
Shoulder Conditions:
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Labral tears
  • Instability
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Osteoarthritis

Knee Conditions:

  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears
  • PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tears
  • Multi-ligament injuries
  • Meniscal tears
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Osteoarthritis

Hip Conditions:

  • Labral tears
  • Instability

Outpatient Joint Replacements:

  • Shoulder arthroplasty
  • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty
  • Knee arthroplasty
  • Partial knee arthroplasty

In-Office Procedures:

Dr. Levenda's CV

Understanding Orthobiologics (PDF)

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology: Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
  • Doctor of Medicine: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Orthopedic Residency: The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship: Toledo Orthopaedic Surgeons, Inc., Toledo, OH

Certification

  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member
  • Indiana Orthopaedic Society
  • Indiana State Medical Association
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Member
  • Porter County Medical Society
  • Shoreline Surgical Center, Medical Director, Board Member
  • Volunteer Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Indiana University

Head Team Physician

Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Franciscan Health Michigan City
  • Franciscan Health Woodland Surgicenter, Michigan City
  • La Porte Hospital
  • Lakeshore Surgicare
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Porter Regional Hospital
  • Shoreline Surgery Center
  • The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Publications

Shoulder Articles

“Very knowledgeable and explained things to me in a way I could understand.”
– Judith N.
Patient Rating:
5