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

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Dr. William Jennings Near, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
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: , knee replacement

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

Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Building 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: , 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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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'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. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite D
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 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 Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12416 66th Street N.
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Vladimir Alexander is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Alexander performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. On average, patients gave Dr. Alexander a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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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 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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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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Warren's practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, hip reconstruction, and hip problems. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Warren 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 Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.

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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 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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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 Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6500 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. David Braun works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Braun's areas of clinical interest consist of total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Allegheny General Hospital. 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: , total knee replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Total Elbow Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dale Bramlet is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Pinellas Park, FL and Tampa, FL. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bramlet completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bramlet at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bramlet is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His professional affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Bursitis, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Total ... (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

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' 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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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 specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wood graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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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. Michael Judson Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6500 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Michael Smith, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Smith studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,505
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619
Dr. Andrew Jeremy Cooper, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; #301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Cooper is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Cooper takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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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

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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.