We found 4 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health Premier near Palm Harbor, FL.

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Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
35111 Us 19 N.
Palm Harbor, 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. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Galloway honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Grayson's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Grayson focuses on knee problems, knee replacement, and total joint replacement. Dr. Grayson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Grayson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total joint replacement

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36413 Us Hway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ioannis Pappou is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pappou's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Dr. Pappou (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Greek.

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  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $2,678
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $247

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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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