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Dr. Gordon H Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Zuerndorfer average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zuerndorfer's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Morris is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Clearwater, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. Dr. Morris honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Morris studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. These areas are among Dr. Whiddon's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Whiddon's medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whiddon honors.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $3,870
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,429
Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite E2
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Hayter graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hayter has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hip resurfacing

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Tendonitis, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Eugene Donnelly, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Donnelly's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Donnelly attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Donnelly include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Donnelly is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip resurfacing

All Interests: Bursitis, Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Piazza is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Piazza include trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and BayCare Health System. Dr. Piazza attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Shoulder Fracture, Artificial Disc Replacement, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Jeremy Cooper, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; #301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Cooper's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Cooper is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Willard Allen Hughes II, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Willard Hughes works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Hughes attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trigger point injections. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hughes accepts. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $10,302
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517
Dr. Thomas O Schwab, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Schwab works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwab include back pain, knee problems, and trigger point injections. Dr. Schwab is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Auto Injuries, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $6,080
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517
Dr. John Nicholas Harker, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 N Hercules Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Harker, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Harker completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and biopsy. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harker accepts. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Harker is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500 - $9,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,239 - $1,494
Dr. Phillip W Christ, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13787 Belcher Road; Suite 330
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Philip Christ is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Largo, FL. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Christ graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Rotator Cuff Tear, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the hip joint that are damaged by disease or injury. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Surgery is used only after other, less invasive treatments have failed to work.

The type of hip replacement you receive is based on your age and the extent of damage to your hip. The hip joint has two parts: the femoral head, or hip ball, and the acetabulum, or hip socket. The hip ball is located on the upper end of the femur (thigh bone), and the hip socket is part of the pelvis. Depending on whether one or both parts require replacement, you may need one of the following procedures:

  • Partial hip replacement, which is generally recommended in the case of hip fractures or other hip injuries. If you are having a partial hip replacement, only the hip ball will be replaced.
  • Total hip replacement, which is often used to treat the hip joint when it has become damaged due to arthritis. Both the hip socket and hip ball are replaced.
  • Hip resurfacing, which is usually performed for younger patients. A hip resurfacing procedure reshapes the hip ball and only replaces its surface. This preserves more bone and makes future surgeries easier. If you are having a partial hip resurfacing, only the hip ball is resurfaced and replaced. If you are having a total hip resurfacing, the hip socket will be replaced as well.

During hip replacement surgery, an incision is made along the side of the hip. The surgeon may access the joint directly through this incision, or by using small tools and a lighted tube called an arthroscope to see and treat the joint. The diseased tissue is removed, and the bones are smoothed out and fitted with metal ends. The metal pieces may be cemented in place, or they may have a porous structure that encourages bone to grow into them and hold them securely. A smooth plastic cushion is placed between the two bones to replace the cartilage and allow the joint to move freely.

Hip replacement surgery takes one to two hours, and afterwards you may stay in the hospital for several days. When you go home, you will have to use a cane, walker, or crutches at first. You will likely have physical therapy to improve your ability to move with your new hip. After the first few weeks, light exercise such as bike riding or swimming will help you heal, but certain actions, such as climbing stairs or bending over at the waist, may be difficult at first. It will take several weeks before you can drive or return to work. Full recovery may take six to 12 months.

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