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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. Dr. Sharf's clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharf accepts. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sharf is 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 areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Atlanta Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davis include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Davis is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis honors.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Canizares include joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. Dr. Canizares 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He speaks Spanish.

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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. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano, who practices in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Pagano attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mixa's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mixa include steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mixa attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Mixa trained 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 speaks 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. Lawrence Michael Gnage, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Gnage is an orthopedic surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, hand problems, and joint injections. Dr. Gnage is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Gnage (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 128
  • Uninsured Cost: $330
  • Medicare Cost: $62
Dr. Danya Alida Godoy-Hung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. She speaks Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Godoy-Hung is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. After completing medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Godoy-Hung is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $133
  • Medicare Cost: $61
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 foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Atlanta Medical Center for residency. Dr. Swick 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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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Herniated Disc, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma, ... (Read more)

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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. 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. Swiggett attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Swiggett is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $339
  • Medicare Cost: $63
Dr. Steven Brian Warren, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
6500 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Steven Warren is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Pinellas Park, FL and Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, hip reconstruction, and hip problems. Dr. Warren accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Warren is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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. Fadi Elias Saba, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Saba practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He has a special interest in hospital care. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. Dr. Saba attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 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.

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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. 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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Penello attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Penello honors. He speaks Italian. Dr. Penello's professional affiliations include 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. Hogan Ggregory Yi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10 Pasadena Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hogan Yi's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Yi's clinical interests: foot problems, hand problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yi has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Yi is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 192
  • Uninsured Cost: $200
  • Medicare Cost: $58
Dr. Rafat Saad Nashed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rafat Nashed, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include total joint replacement. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Nashed attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Nashed (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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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. Kurt Clifford Hirshorn, MPH, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Hirshorn is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Hirshorn is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Atlanta Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $408
  • Medicare Cost: $70

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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.