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

Dr. George Morris is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morris's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Morris is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Zuerndorfer include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Zuerndorfer's residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Piazza works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Piazza is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Piazza honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 Sw 2nd Avenue
Largo, FL
 

Dr. William Near specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Near attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Near completed a residency program at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,153 - $2,803
  • Medicare Cost: $1,192 - $1,517
Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hayter accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip resurfacing

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,512
Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Whiddon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,870
  • Medicare Cost: $1,429
Dr. John Early Kilgore, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Kilgore works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kilgore has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,080
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517
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. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Donnelly trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. He is especially interested in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Dr. Donnelly's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Duane Marc Belongie, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Duane Belongie is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Belongie's clinical interests: knee problems, knee replacement, and shoulder problems. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He 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.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Replacement, Leg ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,247
  • Medicare Cost: $1,258
Dr. Willard Allen Hughes II, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Willard Hughes specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trigger point injections. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hughes graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,302
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517
Dr. Andrew Jeremy Cooper, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; #301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Cooper is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cooper include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Cooper honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Cooper attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 107
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,080
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517
Dr. Thomas Owen Schwab, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Schwab is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Schwab's clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and trigger point injections. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Schwab's medical residency was performed at Mount Carmel Health System. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,080
  • Medicare Cost: $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). These areas are among his clinical interests: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and biopsy. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Harker takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is 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

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500 - $9,600
  • Medicare Cost: $1,239 - $1,494
Dr. Phillip William Christ, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13787 Belcher Road; Suite 330
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Philip Christ sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Christ is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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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.