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We found 8 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Medicare near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Nofsinger attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nofsinger accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Swedish. Dr. Nofsinger's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,039
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619
Dr. Edwin M Melendez, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2509 W Crest Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edwin Melendez specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Melendez include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Melendez's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Melendez accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Melendez's education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Melendez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Microsurgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,950
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619
Dr. John Chi-Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2727 Dr Martin Luther King Boulevard; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Chan is an orthopedic traumatologist, orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ankle problems. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chan 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Chan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,545
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619
Dr. Patrick James Horan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Horan works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Horan has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,248
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619
Dr. Michael Anthony Miranda, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Suite 4
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Miranda's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Miranda focuses on replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Miranda has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Miranda honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Arthritis Surgery, Replacement ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,626
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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
909 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Steven Lyons works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems and hip problems. Dr. Lyons studied medicine at Rush Medical College. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lyons honors 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: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Pain, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,959
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619
Dr. Michael A Wasylik, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2919 W. Swann Avenue; Suite 201, Office of Michael Wasylik Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Wasylik sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and hand problems. Dr. Wasylik's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wasylik accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wasylik is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,590
Dr. David Timothy Watson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
909 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Watson works as an orthopedic traumatologist and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. 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. Dr. Watson's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,019
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619

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What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the knee joint that are damaged. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Knee replacement is used only if other, less invasive treatments have not worked.

A knee replacement may be partial, involving only the damaged areas, or it may include the entire joint. During surgery, the cartilage, a smooth and tough piece of tissue that lines the ends of bones, is removed. The ends of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (lower leg bone), and, sometimes, patella (kneecap) are smoothed out and replaced with metal parts. The cartilage is then replaced with a plastic disc that the metal can glide across when moving. This removes any rough or grinding surfaces within the knee that may have been causing pain.

Surgery can be performed by a large incision along the knee or through tiny incisions with small tools and an arthroscope, a small lighted tube with a camera. The procedure takes one to two hours, and you will stay in the hospital for a few days following surgery as you heal and learn to use your new knee. Physical therapy can help you move correctly and prevent stiffness. Generally, you will be able to return to normal activity within a few weeks, but you may be asked to stop participating in high-impact activities, like football or running, which could injure your new knee.