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Dr. Richard Victor Abdo, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Abdo's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. Dr. Abdo is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Abdo attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Abdo's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abdo has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, .; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY, 1979, 1980.; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY, .. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, ... (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. Dr. Whiddon has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Whiddon attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 85
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,870 - $4,674
  • Medicare Cost: $1,429 - $1,569
Dr. John Early Kilgore, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Kilgore is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Kilgore 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kilgore include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Cigna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 155
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,080 - $7,466
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517 - $1,809
Dr. Willard Allen Hughes II, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Willard Hughes' areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trigger point injections. 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. 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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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,302 - $10,340
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517 - $1,581
Dr. Thomas Owen Schwab, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Schwab is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and trigger point injections. Dr. Schwab attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Carmel Health System for residency. Dr. Schwab is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,080 - $6,996
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517 - $1,682
Dr. William Jennings Near, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 Sw 2nd Avenue
Largo, FL
 

Dr. William Near specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Near completed his residency training at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement, total joint replacement

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Scoliosis, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,153 - $2,803
  • Medicare Cost: $1,192 - $1,517
Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Morris' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Morris average 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Morris's clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Morris attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total hip replacement, total knee replacement

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

Dr. William Charles Cottrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Cottrell's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cottrell 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 Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cottrell completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He is conversant in Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cottrell's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,496
  • Medicare Cost: $1,552
Dr. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer is an orthopedic surgeon in Clearwater, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zuerndorfer's areas of expertise include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. 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. Dr. Zuerndorfer graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total joint 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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Piazza completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 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. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement, total knee replacement

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

Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Clearwater, FL, Tampa, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Hayter is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Hayter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder replacement, hip resurfacing

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500 - $4,505
  • Medicare Cost: $1,512 - $1,525
Dr. Mohit Bansal, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bansal include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Bansal's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Marshall Wisotsky, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Wisotsky is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. His areas of expertise consist of hand problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Wisotsky honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Microsurgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,308
  • Medicare Cost: $1,495
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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Donnelly include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Donnelly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. Dr. Donnelly's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder replacement, 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. He works in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Belongie's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and shoulder problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Belongie is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All 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. Anthony Louis Marcotte, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Marcotte specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Marcotte is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in hand problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , total shoulder replacement

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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What is Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement, sometimes also called arthroplasty, is an option when a joint becomes severely damaged by disease or injury. The damaged cartilage of the joint is surgically removed, the ends of the bones in the joint are resurfaced, and a prosthetic is installed. Most prosthetic joints are made of a metal piece that fits into a plastic sleeve so that they glide smoothly. A joint replacement increases stability in the damaged area and decreases pain. The hip and knee are the two joints most commonly replaced, but joint replacement can also be performed on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and even fingers.

Although joint replacement is one of the safest and most reliable medical procedures available, it is still a major surgical procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks, such as infection or blood clots. For this reason, doctors try to help their patients avoid surgery for as long as they can. Taking arthritis medications, losing weight, avoiding high impact sports such as running, taking supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin, or having joint injections may allow a patient to enjoy life without the need for surgery.

After having joint replacement surgery, expect some pain the first few days as you recover. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery, and it can decrease complications and increase your future mobility. As soon as possible, returning to low impact sports such as swimming, walking or biking can stretch and heal your new joint. A prosthetic joint can last 15 - 20 years and cannot be further damaged by degenerative diseases such as arthritis, so once it is done you should be pain-free for many years.