Daniel S. Lamar, M.D.

Sports Medicine Specialist

    Project Description


    Daniel S. Lamar, M.D.

    Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist


    Orthopedic Surgeon


    Sports Medicine Specialist
    Regenerative Medicine

    Office Locations

    Lakewood Ranch

    Dr. Daniel Lamar is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He also has special interest in total joint replacement, cartilage rejuvenation, and arthroscopy. Dr. Lamar is firmly rooted within both the professional and amateur athletic communities in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. He is the Medical Director for the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. Dr. Lamar serves as the sports medicine physician and orthopedic consultant for the Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, U.S. Soccer, IMG Academy and Premier Sports Campus. He is also an Assistant Medical Professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Lamar was an elite athlete himself, playing football for Davidson College as a receiver, kickoff and punt returner.

    In his free time, Dr. Lamar volunteers his medical expertise as the sideline physician for many Manatee and Sarasota county high schools.. He also enjoys outdoor activities and exercise such as biking, swimming and competitive athletics.




    Doctor of Medicine:
    University of South Florida

    University of Pennsylvania Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at University of Miami

    Board Certification:
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Orthopedic Consultant – Tennessee Titans

    Sports Medicine Physician to the:

    • Pittsburgh Pirates
    • Baltimore Orioles
    • U.S. Soccer
    • IMG Academy
    • Premier Sports Campus

    Vice Chief of Staff – Lakewood Ranch Medical Center’s Medical Staff Leadership Team (2015 – Present)

    Assistant Medical Professor – University of South Florida College of Medicine

    Medical Director – Gatorade Sports Science Institute in Bradenton, Florida

    Clinical Teaching Physician for residency training program – Blake Medical center and Manatee Memorial Hospital

    Sports Medicine Physician – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004 – 2014)

    Collegiate Athlete & Team Captain – Davidson College Football

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    • Hip
    • Knee
    Arthroscopy Knee
    • ACL, PCL, MCL Reconstruction
    • Meniscetomy
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Debridement
    • OAT’s Procedure
    • Pick Chondroplasty
    • Genzyme Harvest & Implant
    Arthroscopy Shoulder
    Arthroscopy Hip
    • Labral Repair
    Fractures – Repair Treatment
    • Clavicle
    • Wrist
    • Ankle
    • Tibial Plateau
    • Patella
    • Hip
    Other Procedures
    • Primary & Revision
    • Manipulation Under Anesthesia

      • Dr. Lamar hired as Tennessee Titans’ lead orthopedic consultant
      • Bubba Love Sponge Talks about His Experiance with Dr. Lamar



    I saw Dr. Lamar after a year of pain and increased difficulty in walking. He replaced my right hip in Nov 2012 then my left in Jan 2014. I have had absolutely no problems since, my walk is back to “normal” after the surgeries and the follow-ups with Dr. Lamar, Jason, and staff made all difference. I would and have recommended them to many people in need! They are “the best!”

    Joan W, Bradenton

    I met Dr.Lamar through a referral from my doctor Dr.Tomlinson
    Being so comfortable with the doctor-patient relationship I had with Dr. Tomlinson in New York I was slightly hesitant to start with a new doctor after meeting Dr.Lamar in Sarasota Florida I soon learned that I can trust him as I did Dr. Tomlinson in New York. Dr. Lamar listen to my concerns about my shoulder issues and work diligently with me about taking care of my shoulders and never once tried to push the issue of surgery on me, his words were “we will treat this as best we can and when you think you are ready then we will talk about the next step”, his care and concerns put me at ease And I was able to trust him completely
    Well surgery was finally the answer so I went in for rotator cuff repair and after the doctor explored the shoulder region of my right shoulder it was found that there was no rotator cuff injury but extensive arthritis so Dr.Lamar went to Plan B and cleaned the entire shoulder area out relieving me of the pain and discomfort. I want to thank Coastal Orthopedics Dr.Lamar Doctor Jason Lee and their medical staff as well as the Coastal Orthopedics surgical center for their care and diligence. I would recommend them highly to anyone who is in need of an orthopedic!

    William T.

    Dr. Daniel Lamar and the physical therapy staff are absolutely terrific! My new knee and I couldn’t be happier with the results! Thank you!

    Elaine P., Facebook.com
    I wish to thank Dr. Lamar and his staff for their work and aftercare for my achilles heel rupture. Dr. Lamar did the surgery two days after I had ruptured (completely separated) my achilles tendon. The healing process went well and between doctor visits, and therapy I was able to put weight on it in eight weeks walking on it in ten weeks. In twelve weeks I was unrestricted in movement and now at twenty weeks I’ve been released. I am walking, biking and working out at the gym after 5 months. Thank you

    Dr. Lamar, Justin and Courtney!

    Robert S.

    Excellent surgeon performed rotator cuff surgery in August and I am 100 % better. Harmony is a great nurse staff assistant to Dr Lamar. She is a always on top of every detail. Great PAs Courtney and Jason. Dr. Lamar provided high level of care before and after surgery. Dr. Lamar is highly skilled and super high integrity and really nice person. Surgery Center staff and facility was very excellent. PT staff rocks…Maria, Joclyn, Faith, Ciara. Love the front desk staff at Coastal Orthopedics – Taylor, Amber, Courtney to name a few.

    Victoria K., Google.com

    Had surgery done by Dr. Lamar twice (not his fault, only mine) on my shoulder & have seen him on & off for 10 years. He’s always honest & always has a conservative approach to surgery that I appreciate that I don’t see in some surgeons. Additionally, Coastal Orthopedics runs the most efficient clinic at LWR. I’m amazed at their timeliness & coordination from intake to check out.

    Mike B., Google.com

    Dr. Daniel Lamar and his Physician’s Assistant, Jason both deserve a raise. I was lucky enough to have Dr. Lamar repair my shoulder after a very serious accident on a Pickle Ball court. I Googled a lot of doctors, and did a lot of research and came up with this Doctor and Jason. Both of these gentlemen took all the time I needed to answer my long list of questions before and after the operation. Although I hope to never see you guys again, if I do, you’re my first choice.

    Sarasota T., Google.com

    Dr.Lamar performed my rotator cuff repair in April 2019. My experience has been nothing but positive. Dr. Lamar and his PA, Jason are kind and listen carefully to my concerns and comments. I am still going to physical therapy which is normal for the size of my tear and the fact that it was a revision. The physical therapy at Coastal is also the best! Highly recommend this team.

    Anonymous, Healthgrades.com

    Did my rotator cuff and labrum repair. He is an amazing doctor!

    Rob P., Google.com

    Staff is friendly and helpful. Just had my 2nd knee replacement with Dr. Lamar. He is confident and considerate, takes time to explain things clearly, has a great sense of humor, helps patients to understand their role in healing as well as his.

    Judith S., Facebook.com

    He did a great job with my hip replacement almost 7 years ago. I volunteer in ortho on 3 main at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and all his patients have nothing but good words for him.


    I recently had a total hip replacement by Dr.Lamar. I had gone to Dr. Lamar earlier in the year with a sore hip. He was attentive, professional, and conscientious throughout the entire process of diagnosis, treatment, and eventually surgery. Coastal Orthopedics also was attentive and available throughout the treatments, through surgery, and afterwards, excellent physical therapy. I highly recommend Dr.Lamar and Coastal Orthopedics.
    Sallie F., Bradenton,FL

    Fantastic surgeon. Caring and takes the time needed to help. His office is efficient. Very little wait time. He works with Dr Ghett a pain management doctor. There is a physical therapy facility on site that works closely with Dr Lamar. Jason is his assistant and works very closely with Dr Lamar. The entire team works to get you back to where you want to be as quickly as possible. I found Lakewood Ranch Hospital to be excellent too. All working together to getting me better and back on my feet.

    Sandra L., Healthgrades.com

    Dr. Lamar and staff are amazing. Just got done with him for my vidit and he couldn’t have been more pleasant. I recommend Coastal to everyone.

    Bobby R., Google.com

    I had a partial knee replacement done in 2014. The skill of this surgeon is second to none, and the staff at Lakewood Ranch Medical were excellent. Couldn’t have asked for more.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

    Dr. Lamar and his Staff are exceptional. Jason is awesome, as well.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

     Dr. Lamar is a personable and skilled surgeon. He takes considerable time on the front end to discuss the situation, present options , and recommends surgery only if conditions warrant. He requires extra attention before surgery to minimize the chance of infection and post operative problems. His follow up process with himself and his excellent PA is excellent.

    Pete B., Healthgrades.com

    Dr. Lamar is Friendly and Down to earth. He is a sports person so he talks to you the right way,like how can we get you back out there in the work out world.I am very,very happy having him on my side.

    Dave S., Healthgrades.com

    Excellent results with knee replacement surgery. Couldn’t ask for better results after 3 months

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

    Staff and Dr. Lamar all extremely friendly, professional. Excellent results with knee replacement surgery.

    Brenda E., Healthgrades.com

    He is not only very good at what he does, but very honest and straight forward.

    Charles C., Healthgrades.com

    Dr Lamar performed total left hip replacement surgery on me 5 years ago and it was a complete success, so much so that I vounteer at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center assisting his knee and hip replacement patients with physical therapy. He is highly recommended.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

    From day one, Dr. Lamar has been very patient and super kind and an excellent listener. He also has a great sense of humor.

    Olga L., Healthgrades.com

    All of my experiences with Coastal Orthopedics have been excellent. There is not one person I have come in contact with who was unpleasant or unprofessional. I highly recommend Dr. Lamar and Coastal Orthopedics.

    Diane B., Bradenton

    After having had 2 recent arthroscopies for torn meniscus and joint injections for severe osteoarthritis, an anesthesiologist friend of mine recommended I be seen by “the best, an expert in the field”. He suggested I see the sports doctors for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I googled it and came across Coastal Orthopedics and Dr. Lamar. I read it and was immediately impressed by his biography and other patients’ comments. I was able to get an appointment right away. After taking an x-ray he explained I needed a total knee replacement. I am a nurse with 30 yrs experience and often have a hard time giving up control of my own health to other health care providers. However, at the first visit, I felt completely confident in his diagnosis and surgical plan. I knew I had made the right decision in choosing him as my doctor. His positive outlook, focusing on what you will be able to achieve after the surgery, as opposed to focusing on limitations, really encourages you to want to recover. His staff, especially Terri, his assistant, and Jason, the physician assistant, are very helpful in addressing all your concerns. I live in the Virgin Islands but it was well worth the travel to have Dr. Lamar do my knee replacement. After 5 weeks post-op, I was able to return to most household chores, including painting! By 6 weeks post-op, I was able to return to work. I am very grateful to have found someone with his level of expertise and will recommend Dr. Lamar to all my patients.


    From the minute I arrived in Dr. Lamar’s office I was treated with kindness, professionalism. I was completely satisfied with Dr. Lamar’s care of me. I had two knee replacements that were done wonderfully. I was back to work with my first knee surgery in 3 weeks and my second knee surgery I was back to work in 2 and a half weeks. I have told all my friends that are thinking about having knee surgery or need to see an Orthopedic to see Dr. Lamar at Coastal Orthopedics. He is the best!

    Noemi, HealthGrades.com

    The Doctor came well recommended. I went for my operation with these following items: A positive attitude, a well-recommended Doctor, an outstanding Physical Therapy department and a Coach (my Wife). The outcome was as expected, out of the hospital in two nights, a graduation from therapy on time and I was way ahead of others that were operated on about the same time. Driving early, biking in less than three weeks and into the pool when authorized. Now scheduled for the left knee!!!!

    Bill, HealthGrades.com

    Dr. Lamar is a good surgeon – Number 1. My experience with him was informative, caring & encouraging when I saw him for the first time to discuss the real possibility of a hip replacement. I was an OR nurse so had some real concerns as I had many times been in the OR, but not as a patient. He was thorough in his explanation of the procedure and comforting to me as I voiced how scared I was to be the patient this time. My recovery was great & I owe a lot of that to the fact that I had a good doctor.

    Mary, HealthGrades.com

    From the initial consult to the post-op (total hip replacement) visit, and every contact with hospital staff at every level in between, I was treated with respect, empathy, and the perfect blend of seriousness and humor. The surgical and healing model developed by Dr. Lamar and his professional staff leads to a quicker and healthier recovery than was expected just a couple years ago. I was doing laps around the ortho floor with a cane the afternoon of my surgery and was discharged the next AM.

    John C., HealthGrades.com

    I found Dr. Lamar, as well as his entire team, to be friendly, professional, and efficient. I highly recommend Dr. Lamar, in fact, I will be seeing him soon to schedule my other knee operation.

    Dennis D., HealthGrades.com

    Dr. Lamar was very approachable, easy to schedule an appointment and easy to talk to. This was also true for everyone I encountered in his office.

    Julie P., HealthGrades.com

    Dr. Lamar helps Lakewood Ranch High School wrestlers get back on the mat. Check it out here: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/east-county/Sports/0219201432349/Raising-the-Intensity

    The Observer

    I was referred to Dr. Lamar after a misdiagnosis by 2 other orthopedists. Dr. Lamar was extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his examination and the treatment I received. He talks to you in a pleasant and polite manner and never condescending. I would recommend Dr. Lamar to anyone looking for a competent, skilled and knowledgeable physician. His staff was also very helpful and polite.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

    Dr. Lamar’s knowledge & expertise is outstanding. He & his staff prepared me & my family prior to my hip replacement surgery with a very knowledgeable joint class. The care I received in the 3 days I stayed at their facility was impeccable. The nurses provided great care & attentiveness. The therapists provided the necessary strength training & exercises for my recovery. I am very grateful to them. I am on the road to living pain-free & to have my active lifestyle back.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

    I would certainly continue to choose Dr. Lamar. He actually listens! He is pleasant, direct, explains his findings, offers options and guides you through surgery and recovery. I had a total knee replacement 6 months ago and it is a great success. Returning to an active lifestyle is wonderful!. I am forever grateful to Dr. Lamar.

    Sandra Fiaschetti, Vitals.com
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