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We found 19 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Largo, FL.

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Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Building 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 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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cottrell include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Cottrell attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dr. Cottrell welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Abdo is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Abdo's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Abdo attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The average patient rating for Dr. Abdo 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. He 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, .. 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. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite D
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 knee replacement

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

Dr. Vladimir Allan Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12416 66th Street N.
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Vladimir Alexander, who practices in Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander honors. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Alexander speaks Russian.

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Clinical Interests: Knee Problems, Physical Therapy Treatment, Hip Problems, MRI, Total Joint Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,185
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619
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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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Tendonitis, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,505
  • Medicare Cost: $1,525
Dr. Steven Brian Warren, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
6500 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Steven Warren, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Warren average 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, hip reconstruction, and hip problems. Dr. Warren takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Warren's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Fracture, Knee Problems, Nerve Block, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,132
  • Medicare Cost: $1,680
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: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,674
  • Medicare Cost: $1,569
Dr. David Timothy Braun, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6500 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. David Braun practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Braun attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Braun completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Total Elbow Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (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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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

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

Dr. Willard Allen Hughes II, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Building 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: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,340
  • Medicare Cost: $1,581
Dr. Stephen Ray Wood, DO
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13211 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wood's medical specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wood is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

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

Dr. Dale Gene Bramlet, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Dale Bramlet specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Bramlet attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Bramlet's professional affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Bursitis, Total Hip Replacement, Revision Hip ... (Read more)

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: , knee replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,599
  • Medicare Cost: $1,632
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: $6,996
  • Medicare Cost: $1,682
Dr. John Nicholas Harker, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12955 Seminole Boulevard
Largo, 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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Clinical Interests: Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,266
  • Medicare Cost: $1,595

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What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the knee joint that are damaged. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Knee replacement is used only if other, less invasive treatments have not worked.

A knee replacement may be partial, involving only the damaged areas, or it may include the entire joint. During surgery, the cartilage, a smooth and tough piece of tissue that lines the ends of bones, is removed. The ends of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (lower leg bone), and, sometimes, patella (kneecap) are smoothed out and replaced with metal parts. The cartilage is then replaced with a plastic disc that the metal can glide across when moving. This removes any rough or grinding surfaces within the knee that may have been causing pain.

Surgery can be performed by a large incision along the knee or through tiny incisions with small tools and an arthroscope, a small lighted tube with a camera. The procedure takes one to two hours, and you will stay in the hospital for a few days following surgery as you heal and learn to use your new knee. Physical therapy can help you move correctly and prevent stiffness. Generally, you will be able to return to normal activity within a few weeks, but you may be asked to stop participating in high-impact activities, like football or running, which could injure your new knee.