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We found 12 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Palm Harbor, FL.

Dr. Sang Hyok Choi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Sang Choi is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Choi an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and trigger point injections. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Choi graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Korean.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,757 - $6,236
  • Medicare Cost: $1,432 - $1,619
Dr. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello is an orthopedist in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richie, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Mirabello's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,214
  • Medicare Cost: $1,537
Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
35111 Us 19 N.
Palm Harbor, 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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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. Mark Daniel Torke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Mark Torke is an orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Torke's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and trigger point injections. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Torke completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,447
  • Medicare Cost: $1,673
Dr. Matthew Ryan Galloway, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
37026 Us Hwy 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Galloway is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Palm Harbor, FL, Tampa, FL, and Oldsmar, FL. Dr. Galloway's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Duane Marc Belongie, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, 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, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,247
  • Medicare Cost: $1,258
Dr. John Hyung Shim, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. John Shim is an orthopedic surgeon in Palm Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Shim include knee problems, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Shim is 4.5 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. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Shim attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Charles Oliver, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3251 Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Brian Oliver specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Oliver graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Atlanta Medical Center. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Oliver is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,855 - $6,105
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517 - $1,619
Dr. Alan Joseph Graves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37026 Us Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Alan Graves is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He is especially interested in auto injuries. Dr. Graves 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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Clinical Interests: Auto Injuries, Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Leg Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,085 - $8,641
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517 - $1,619
Dr. Ronald Brian Williams, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37026 Us Hwy. 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Williams is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Palm Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include auto injuries. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Williams graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Peninsula Hospital Center. Dr. Williams has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist replacement

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow Fracture, Wrist ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,375
  • Medicare Cost: $1,258
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36413 Us Hway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ioannis Pappou specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pappou at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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) is conversant in 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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2024 Jefferson Avenue
Dunedin, FL
 

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $207 - $221

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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.