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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sharf is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sharf speaks Spanish. He 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 is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Patients gave Dr. Davis an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He 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 Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Davis trained at Duke University Medical Center.

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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. Patients rated Dr. Canizares highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Canizares include joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. 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. Dr. Canizares graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is conversant in 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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Pagano attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Matthew Jay Swick, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Swick is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Swick attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Swick focuses on foot problems, sports health, and ankle problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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. Lawrence Michael Gnage, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Gnage is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, hand problems, and joint injections. On average, patients gave Dr. Gnage a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gnage honors. Dr. Gnage is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Gnage (or staff) is conversant in 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. Robert Lewis Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett is an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Swiggett's areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swiggett honors. In addition to English, 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. 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, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nashed (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. In his practice, Dr. Nashed focuses on total joint replacement. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Nashed 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: 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. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Mixa accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mixa attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently 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 for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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. Danya Alida Godoy-Hung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Her areas of expertise include pain management. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Godoy-Hung accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Dr. Godoy-Hung speaks Spanish. She is 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. 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 hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Penello accepts 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Penello attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Penello 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. Steven Brian Warren, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
6500 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Steven Warren, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Warren average 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, hip reconstruction, and hip problems. Dr. Warren takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Warren's professional affiliations include 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. Hogan Ggregory Yi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10 Pasadena Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hogan Yi is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Yi's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foot problems, hand problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Yi trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Korean.

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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. Anthony Stanek Albert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Albert is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Albert studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 95
  • Uninsured Cost: $189 - $191
  • Medicare Cost: $46 - $57
Dr. Fadi Elias Saba, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Saba specializes in adult hospital medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His clinical interests include hospital care. Dr. Saba's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Saba performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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

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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.