We found 7 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Palm Harbor, FL.

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 409
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. Dr. Whiddon has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whiddon accepts.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $4,674
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,569
Dr. Sang Hyok Choi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Sang Choi practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Palm Harbor, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Choi average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Choi include hip replacement, knee replacement, and trigger point injections. Dr. Choi's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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. Choi graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Korean.

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

Dr. Mark D Torke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Mark Torke is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Torke's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and trigger point injections. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Torke honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $6,447
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,673
Dr. Matthew Ryan Galloway, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
37026 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Galloway is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Galloway graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. 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. His professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Christopher William Grayson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36413 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Grayson, who practices in Palm Harbor, FL and Temple Terrace, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Grayson include knee problems, knee replacement, and total joint replacement. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Femur Fracture, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Duane Marc Belongie, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Duane Belongie is an orthopedic surgeon in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Belongie's areas of expertise include 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, in addition to 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S Pinellas Avenue; Suite 1
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Kiesel's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Kiesel highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,501
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,501

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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.

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