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Benjamin J. Maxson, D.O.

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My belief in a holistic approach to patient care is driven by the idea that all body systems, especially the musculoskeletal system, are important to my patient’s well-being and quality of life.

Dr. Maxson is fellowship trained and board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He takes a holistic approach to patient care, recognizing that all body systems are interconnected and that the musculoskeletal system is especially important to wellbeing and quality of life. Dr. Maxson is a member of the Florida Orthopaedic Institute Orthopedic Trauma Service. He provides orthopedic trauma coverage at local Level 1 and Level 2 trauma centers, and is active in teaching; assisting with education of orthopedic trauma fellows and orthopedic residents. Dr Maxson also has an elective orthopedic surgery practice, performing hip, knee, and shoulder arthroplasty, including robotic joint replacement, deformity correction and nonunion repair, and knee and shoulder arthroscopy.

Dr. Maxson is an active member of the American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics, lecturing and serving as a committee member. He has also lectured at the Florida Orthopedic Society annual meetings, as well as other educational courses and meetings.

After completing a residency in orthopedic surgery at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Maxson completed a fellowship in orthopedic trauma at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Maxson studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Medicine in Pennsylvania, where he was a distinguished member of Psi Sigma Alpha National Osteopathic Scholastic Honor Society. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana.

In his free time, Dr. Maxson enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.


We first met Dr. Maxson in early summer of 2018 for a schedule appointment for my right knee replacement. My husband and I had many questions for him related to his experience in knee replacements as well as the product he was going to use. He listened and answered all of our questions with as much detail as possible. By the end of our session, we felt confident in his knowledge and genuine regard for his patients. I’ve just had my left knee done with no problems. Surgery lasted about two hours and Dr. Maxson called my husband immediately after surgery to inform him of the outcome. I am home now and doing well. Thank you, Dr. Maxson and staff for a job well done.

Rosa A.

I went here to see Dr. Maxson because of a sore hip. He recommended a hip replacement and my wife and I agreed it was the best option. All my appointments have had little wait time and Dr. Maxson was awesome through this whole procedure. I had never been to a hospital and he set me at ease and everything went perfect. Two months later and I’m playing basketball. We had few issues and my wife called his PA. She helped us usually within a few hours. Everyone we met during this procedure was very friendly and helpful. The physical therapy team was also great. Don was my main therapist, but I saw many others. They all were professional and very helpful getting me back to a regular life. I can walk again without a constant pain and the whole process was perfect for me. They taught me exercises to take home and I am very happy with the results. Being able to walk again is definitely worth the five stars. Thank you, thank you!

Alan C.

Excellent service and Dr. Maxson explained all my options for future consideration. Very satisfied with my experience with Dr. Maxson and his associates.

Walter W.

I went to Dr. Maxson after suffering a fractured arm and wrist. He was kind, professional and took the time to clearly explain my injuries and follow-up. He helped me make the best of a tough situation.


Dr. Maxson is an excellent doctor. he cares about his patients’ well-being and is always there for your questions and more than willing to spend as much time as it takes to answer your questions and to help you understand.


Splendid outcome for emergency femur fracture of a 96 year old patient. Great surgeon, wonderful bedside manner. Outstanding follow-up. Highly recommend him.

RateMDs Review

Excellent treatment and consideration of all questions I ask during my appointment with Dr. Maxson. I would definitely recommend Dr. Maxson to all of my friends who may need orthopedic services.

Walter W.

I have been going to Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Citrus Park for over a year now and I have never waited more than 10 minutes in the waiting room. Dr. Maxson has been a great doctor. He did a double knee replacement on me in the beginning of January. I was back to work in a month feeling great. The therapy really helps!

Gary H.

My mother and I always enjoy seeing Dr. Maxson. He’s so good at what he does, but he also makes it fun to see him. He also takes our pain away.

Healthgrades Review

I had a motorcycle accident and separated my ankle. I had two other doctors tell me I needed surgery to fix it. I went to Dr. Maxson after a coworker recommended him. He said we could fix it without having unnecessary surgery. Four months later, I’m walking as though nothing ever happened. On top of that, even though he has a lot of patients. he cares about you as an individual. Thank you, Dr. Maxson!

Vitals Review

Dr. Maxson provided excellent treatment with compassion.

Kathleen H.

Dr. Maxson did an excellent job throughout the process of diagnosing and treating my knee.

Drew L.

In April of this year, I had a shoulder surgery performed by Dr. Maxson. He exceeded all my expectations. In every visit he took time to explain to me what the next step was and he made sure that I understood. The day of surgery, he spent time with me reassuring me and answering questions. Surgery was successful and after 12 weeks I am doing great. The pain that brought me in is gone! Dr. Maxson was friendly, professional and punctual. I would also like to mention the great work of his assistant Maria Iglesias. She took care of my disability papers efficiently and promptly. I never had to ask twice for anything. I definitely recommend Dr. Maxson. Not only is he professionally and technically outstanding, but he never forgets the human aspect of his practice. Thank you very much!

Alex A.

You have a great training program and each person is courteous, concerned, kind, considerate and compassionate. I pray this is contagious and every medical facility contracts this bug. Thank you!

RateMDs Review

Dr. Maxson is incredible! Excellent staff also!

William B.

Dr. Maxson is a very caring physician. He is very nice, easy to understand and detail oriented.

RateMDs Review

From the start, I had an excellent experience with Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Of course, if I have a need in the future, I will call them and Doctor Maxson.

UCompareHealthcare Review

Dr. Benjamin Maxson is truly the best. He did a tremendous job putting together my left leg after I was severely injured in an automobile accident. Through his outstanding surgical skills, his caring and compassionate follow-up, I feel I will be able to walk again one day soon. Thank you Dr. Maxson! I believe he is the best trauma orthopedic surgeon in the area!

Sharon W.

I went in to Florida Orthopaedic for knee pain. Dr. Maxson quickly determined it was a torn meniscus. A short surgery and a couple of weeks later I am good as new! The surgery was quick and painless. Recovery was a few weeks with very manageable discomfort. Dr. Maxson and the entire team at Florida Orthopaedic are awesome! I can’t thank them enough!

Matt J.

A++ doctor, great bedside manner, and explains everything for you to understand. He did a knee scope and a week later I felt great.  So glad you treated me, thank you! Highly recommended!

Ray M.

In July 2016 I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Westerfield to examine my right knee. After x-rays he indicated that my knee was not the problem; it was my right hip. After vetting surgeons, I made contact with Dr. Benjamin Maxson to discuss hip replacement. He thoroughly explained the process which needed to be followed in order to meet Medicare requirements. Ultimately, surgery was complete on December 14, 2016. Throughout the entire process, I was supported by Dr. Maxson and PT staff. My pain level was minimal. I was able to progress rapidly from a walker to a cane to no assistive devices – five weeks! During my second post-surgery visit with Dr. Maxson on February 2, 2017, he released me to go back to full activities. It took only 50 days to go from severe hip pain to total recovery. I would recommend that anyone in need of hip replacement consider Dr. Maxson and the Florida Orthopaedic Institute! Thanks to Dr. Maxson and all staff. Life is so much better now.

Dr. Gary T.

Dr. Maxson is a wonderful doctor to whom I would like to thank for taking care of my right knee and being an awesome doctor.

Carol P.

Dr. Maxson is very caring. He was very patience explaining options and the process about my shoulder injury. His assistant Marie has great customer service skill. I feel she genuinely cares about the patients. The physical therapists Shannon and Stephen in the Brandon are wonderful. They really want you to get better.


Mrs. K


  • Fellowship, Orthopedic Trauma, Florida Orthopaedic Institute
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Grandview Medical Center
  • Internship, Orthopedic Surgery, Grandview Medical Center
  • Medical Degree, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

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