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

Dr. Richard Abdo specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdo include trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abdo 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. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Abdo has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, .; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY, 1979, 1980.; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY, .. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abdo's 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 a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Whiddon is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. 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.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 85
  • Charge (avg.): $3,870 - $4,674
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,429 - $1,569
Dr. Willard Allen Hughes II, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Willard Hughes practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine in Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trigger point injections. Dr. Hughes 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. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $10,302 - $10,340
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwab include back pain, knee problems, and trigger point injections. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwab takes. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Schwab trained at Mount Carmel Health System for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $6,080 - $6,996
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517 - $1,682
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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Morris's clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Morris obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Clearwater, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cottrell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cottrell has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $6,496
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,552
Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N.
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Herrick's areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. 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. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zuerndorfer 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.

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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. Robert John Kowalski Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Kowalski is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Dr. Kowalski is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Kowalski attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , artificial disc replacement

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Herniated Disc, Laminectomy, Discectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12416 66th Street N; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pagano graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Pagano is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , artificial disc replacement

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Spinal Procedures, Back ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ronald Hayter works as an orthopedic surgeon. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hayter accepts. Dr. Hayter graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder replacement, hip resurfacing

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

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

Dr. Vladimir Alexander is an orthopedic surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Alexander speaks Russian. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Alexander completed residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 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.

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Relevant Interests: , total joint replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $6,256 - $7,185
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517 - $1,619
Dr. David Timothy Braun, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6500 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. David Braun, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Braun include total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Braun accepts 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 Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Braun attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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

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

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

Dr. Michael Piazza specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Piazza's training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Piazza include trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Piazza 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 is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement, artificial disc replacement, total knee replacement

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

Dr. Robert Eugene Donnelly, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Donnelly is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. Dr. Donnelly is especially interested in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Morton Plant Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Donnelly is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Donnelly 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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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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: hand problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wisotsky attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $6,308
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,495

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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.
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