Gary V. Wertman, II, DO
Gary V. Wertman, II, DO

Hand & Upper Extremity

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery

Coastal Region

Jacksonville – Country Club
Morehead City – Guardian Avenue

Board certified in orthopedic surgery with a subspecialty in hand/upper extremity surgery, Dr. Gary Wertman is a graduate of Penn State University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

After completing his orthopedic surgery training in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he practiced for a short time in eastern North Carolina before quickly realizing the community’s need for a fellowship-trained upper extremity surgeon. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship at the OrthoCarolina Hand Center in Charlotte, NC, where he specialized in Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery.

During his fellowship training, Dr. Wertman had the unique opportunity of using sports medicine to treat a variety of upper extremity injuries in professional athletes within the greater Charlotte area.

Dr. Wertman has a broad range of orthopedic knowledge, with a special area of interest in upper extremity conditions involving the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, including carpal tunnel surgery, arthritis, fracture care, sports/work-related injuries, nerve compression syndromes, traumatic reconstructions, and congenital abnormalities.

He is dedicated to the team approach to patient care, involving the orthopedic surgeon, occupational therapists, physicians, and the patient’s family to coordinate a smooth recovery and return to normal activity.

Serving the coastal region, Dr. Wertman welcomes patients in Jacksonville, Morehead City, and Swansboro.

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  • Undergraduate: Penn State University
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Medicine
  • Residency: PinnacleHealth Hospitals- Harrisburg, PA
  • Fellowship: OrthoCarolina Hand Center- Charlotte, NC


  • Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand


  • Carteret Health Care
  • Onslow Memorial Hospital
  • The Surgical Center of Morehead City
EmergeOrtho Coastal Region Adds Eight Experienced Physicians in Carteret and Onslow Counties

EmergeOrtho Coastal Region Adds Eight Experienced Physicians in Carteret and Onslow Counties

Coastal Region

Carteret & Onslow Counties — EmergeOrtho Coastal Region is pleased to announce the addition of these eight experienced orthopedic specialists to its comprehensive network serving eastern North Carolina: Thomas Bates, MD; Garlon Campbell, MD; Robert Coles, MD; Earl Frantz, DO; Ashraf Guirgues, MD; Felix Muniz, MD; Randle (Will) Ramsey, DO; and Gary Wertman, DO. They,...

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A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.