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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.

Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
35111 Us 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hayter's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hayter is professionally 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500 - $4,505
  • Medicare Cost: $1,512 - $1,525
Dr. Matthew Ryan Galloway, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
37026 Us Hwy 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Galloway specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Galloway takes. Dr. Galloway studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Galloway is professionally affiliated with 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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, knee replacement, and total joint replacement. Dr. Grayson accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Grayson's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. Ioannis Pappou is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pappou takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pappou (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Greek.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,678
  • Medicare Cost: $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.