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Dr. Howard Wayne Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sharf is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sharf is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Kyphoplasty, Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Strains, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $311
  • Medicare Cost: $62
Dr. Jorge Antonio Rodriquez Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Atlanta Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Basal Joint Arthroplasty, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $351
  • Medicare Cost: $63
Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Herrick attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Herrick 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.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $235
  • Medicare Cost: $46
Dr. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Davis is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $353
  • Medicare Cost: $63
Dr. George Hubert Canizares, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Canizares is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Canizares include joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. Dr. Canizares obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Canizares 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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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $363
  • Medicare Cost: $64
Dr. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Mixa's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mixa honors. Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Mixa attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Leg Fracture, Hallux Valgus, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 419
  • Uninsured Cost: $75 - $96
  • Medicare Cost: $43 - $62
Dr. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. His areas of expertise consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Dr. Pagano is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Pagano takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $177 - $219
  • Medicare Cost: $57 - $70
Dr. Matthew Jay Swick, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Swick is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Swick's areas of expertise consist of foot problems, sports health, and ankle problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Swick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 75
  • Uninsured Cost: $265 - $325
  • Medicare Cost: $59 - $66
Dr. Robert Lewis Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Dartmouth Medical School, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Swiggett honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Swiggett is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Leg Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $339
  • Medicare Cost: $63
Dr. Daniel Penello, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2438 Dr Ml King Jr. Street N; Suite A (9th Street North Is Also Mlk Street North)
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Penello sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Clinical interests for Dr. Penello include hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Penello takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon Transfer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $226 - $297
  • Medicare Cost: $60 - $67
Dr. Rafat Saad Nashed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rafat Nashed works as an orthopedist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He has a special interest in total joint replacement. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Nashed 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. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Nashed trained at Maimonides Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Nashed (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical Interests: Leg Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Knee Sprain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 65
  • Uninsured Cost: $188
  • Medicare Cost: $47 - $62
Dr. Fadi Elias Saba, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Saba practices adult hospital medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Saba is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Saba include hospital care. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saba takes. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Saba is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Massage, Physical Therapy Treatment, Chiropractic Therapy, Ultrasound, Hospital Care, Weight ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $101
  • Medicare Cost: $60
Dr. Danya Alida Godoy-Hung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. She obtained her medical school training at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Godoy-Hung include pain management. Dr. Godoy-Hung has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Godoy-Hung is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $133
  • Medicare Cost: $61
Dr. Steven Brian Warren, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
6500 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Steven Warren works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Pinellas Park, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Warren is especially interested in knee problems, hip reconstruction, and hip problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. 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 obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Fracture, Knee Problems, Nerve Block, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 412
  • Uninsured Cost: $378
  • Medicare Cost: $69
Dr. Hemant Ratilal Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7047 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Desai specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Surat, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Desai is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Nino Otto Kurtsikidze, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nino Kurtsikidze sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. She attended Tbilisi State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for residency. In her practice, Dr. Kurtsikidze focuses on hospital care. Dr. Kurtsikidze is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Kurtsikidze is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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What is a Joint Injection/Aspiration?

A joint is any area of the body where two bones connect. Due to injury or disease, the space between the two bones can sometimes become swollen and inflamed, which leads to pain and a loss of mobility. Injection and aspiration are two tools that physicians use to treat joint pain locally without needing to perform surgery.

Both injection and aspiration are techniques that involve inserting a needle connected to a syringe directly into the joint. Aspiration involves the removal of excess fluid, and injection is the placement of medication directly into the joint space via the needle. Both procedures may be performed at the same time. In both cases a local anesthetic may be used, the skin will be cleaned and disinfected, and then the needle will be inserted. In some cases, especially if the injection or aspiration is in a large and deep joint such as the hip or spine, ultrasound may be used to guide the needle to the exact location desired.

In some cases, irritation to the joint can cause fluid to build up so significantly that the joint hurts and can no longer move well. Aspiration removes some of the excess fluid and relieves the pressure. In addition, aspiration can be used to provide a sample of joint fluid if it needs to be examined microscopically for the presence of white blood cells, bacteria, or crystal formations.

Certain injuries and diseases that affect joints are inflammatory in nature, such as rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis or gout. These diseases may be helped by the local injection of anti-inflammatory medications directly into the affected joint. In this case, corticosteroids such as methylprednisone are usually used. Relief from the pain may be felt right away and may last for weeks or even months.

In some cases, such as with osteoarthritis, the cartilage buffer between the two bones wears down and pain comes from bones rubbing against each other. In this case, injection of a lubricating agent such as hyaluronic acid may be beneficial. It provides a slippery cushion between the bones to relieve pain that can last for months.