About Ben

Dr Ben Torrez - Orthopedic Surgeon Waterloo IowaDr. Benjamin Torrez is a board certified orthopedic surgeon practicing in the Cedar Valley area. Dr. Torrez joined Cedar Valley Medical Specialists in 2013 and has since extended his orthopedic surgery services to reach the Independence area. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency from Michigan State University’s Pontiac campus, where he received a vast amount of training and education in pediatric orthopedic surgery, hip and knee reconstruction, orthopedic trauma, and sports medicine. While providing expertise in the areas of hip replacement, total knee replacement and shoulder replacement surgery, Dr. Torrez further specializes in procedures meant to correct complications stemming from various trauma. Dr. Torrez is a professional member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO), the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA).

Board Certification

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery – 2019


Michigan State University / McLaren Oakland Hospital (Pontiac, WI) – Orthopedic Surgery; 2013

Medical Education

Kansas City University of Medicine & Bio Sciences (Kansas City, MO) – DO; 2008

Graduate Education

Dr. Ben Torrez - Knee Replacement Surgeon in Waterloo Iowa

University of Iowa College of Public Health (Iowa City, IA) – MPH in Health Systems Management; 2004

While providing world-class orthopedic care that keeps the Cedar Valley up and moving around, Dr. Torrez stays active by spending time with his wife and five children, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and practicing personal fitness & wellness. His primary goal focuses on fulfilling patients’ needs through specified evaluations and treatments that allow them to continue doing the things they love!

Elective Training

Detroit Medical Center (Detroit, MI) – Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Hip & Knee Reconstruction, Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine

UMC of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, NV) – Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

William Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, MI) – Orthopedic Foot & Ankle