Clinical Interests:

Hip and Knee replacement

ACL and Knee Surgery

Arthroscopic Surgery

Sports Injuries

Shoulder Surgery

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Hand Surgery for Arthritis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Lower Extremity Injuries

Board Certification:

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1995; Recertified 2005

Subspecialty Certification Orthopedic Sports Medicine, 2012


University of Washington, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1993

Medical School:

Hahnamann University, 1988

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Hospital Affiliation:

Valley Medical Center, Renton


Dr. Cero is board certified and provides a complete range of Orthopedic Care for her patients. In addition to Joint Replacement Surgery, she has a special interest in ACL & Knee Surgery and Shoulder Surgery. She combines experience with the latest technological advances and surgical techniques to improve outcomes. She specializes in helping her patients regain a healthy, active lifestyle. Her compassion combined with expertise will exceed your expectations in the treatment of your bone and joint problems.

Dr. Cero was named Doctor of the Year by Best of Renton in 2015 and as a Top Doctor of Renton by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. She is on the Board of Directors for Proliance Surgeons and POA Ambulatory Surgery Center. She is also a member of the Health Care Advisory Committee for the Washington Policy Center. Dr. Cero practices at Proliance Orthopedic Associates in Renton, WA.

Testimonials for Susan R. Cero, M.D.

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Thanks for your genuine concern, kindness, and professional care of both Shizue and me. Highly appreciated. God bless and keep you and yours.

- Willie and Shrizue

Dr. Cero (and the entire staff) impressed me with caring directness, professionalism, friendliness, helpfulness and organization.

- Melody G.

I had a total left knee replacement in March 2017 by Dr. Cero. It worked out so well, I’m having the right knee replaced in January 2018. Over the previous 5¬†years, my activity level had fallen to practically zero. Because of the...

- Lynn