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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 areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Abdo include trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Abdo at an average of 3.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abdo include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, .; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY, 1979, 1980.; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY, .. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Whiddon graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for his residency. Dr. Whiddon 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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Clearwater, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Kilgore attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Cigna.

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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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among Dr. Hughes's clinical interests: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trigger point injections. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Schwab's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and trigger point injections. 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. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. 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: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,080 - $6,996
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517 - $1,682
Dr. Bansal
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric sports medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Bansal 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. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bansal's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. George Morris is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Morris's areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morris honors.

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

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Zuerndorfer highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Zuerndorfer takes 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 Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

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

Dr. William Cottrell is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Cottrell graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Cottrell speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ronald Hayter is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Hayter attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Patients rated Dr. Hayter highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hayter is an in-network provider 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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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. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Piazza practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Piazza include trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Piazza is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patient reviews placed Dr. Piazza at an average of 3.0 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, total knee 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Largo, FL. Before completing his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Dr. Near attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Near has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,153 - $2,803
  • Medicare Cost: $1,192 - $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 areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Donnelly performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. Dr. Donnelly is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Scott Wisotsky works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wisotsky include hand problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wisotsky takes. Before completing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Wisotsky attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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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. Duane Marc Belongie, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Duane Belongie is an orthopedist in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Belongie include knee problems, knee replacement, and shoulder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic. 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hand problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Marcotte performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Marcotte honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.