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Dr. Gordon H Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer is an orthopedist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zuerndorfer honors. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

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Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Whiddon's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside 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. Dr. Whiddon graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $3,870
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,429
Dr. David T Braun, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Braun's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, total elbow replacement, and pain. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Braun attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Braun honors.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement

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Dr. Robert Eugene Donnelly, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Donnelly practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Donnelly has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, back pain, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for 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 Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of California and residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Dr. Mitchell Ray Herrema, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mitchell Herrema is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: total shoulder replacement, hip pain, and knee arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Herrema 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Herrema attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement

All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Joint Pain, Total Hip Replacement, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Willard Allen Hughes II, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Willard Hughes is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hughes's clinical interests include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trigger point injections. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hughes studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $10,302
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517
Dr. John Nicholas Harker, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 N Hercules Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Harker is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Harker's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, hip replacement, and knee replacement. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Harker is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500 - $9,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,239 - $1,494
Dr. Andrew Jeremy Cooper, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; #301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Cooper is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Cooper attended Yale School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cooper include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement

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

Dr. Thomas O Schwab, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Schwab, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwab include back pain, knee problems, and trigger point injections. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Schwab obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $6,080
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517

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What is Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the hip joint that are damaged by disease or injury. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Surgery is used only after other, less invasive treatments have failed to work.

The type of hip replacement you receive is based on your age and the extent of damage to your hip. The hip joint has two parts: the femoral head, or hip ball, and the acetabulum, or hip socket. The hip ball is located on the upper end of the femur (thigh bone), and the hip socket is part of the pelvis. Depending on whether one or both parts require replacement, you may need one of the following procedures:

  • Partial hip replacement, which is generally recommended in the case of hip fractures or other hip injuries. If you are having a partial hip replacement, only the hip ball will be replaced.
  • Total hip replacement, which is often used to treat the hip joint when it has become damaged due to arthritis. Both the hip socket and hip ball are replaced.
  • Hip resurfacing, which is usually performed for younger patients. A hip resurfacing procedure reshapes the hip ball and only replaces its surface. This preserves more bone and makes future surgeries easier. If you are having a partial hip resurfacing, only the hip ball is resurfaced and replaced. If you are having a total hip resurfacing, the hip socket will be replaced as well.

During hip replacement surgery, an incision is made along the side of the hip. The surgeon may access the joint directly through this incision, or by using small tools and a lighted tube called an arthroscope to see and treat the joint. The diseased tissue is removed, and the bones are smoothed out and fitted with metal ends. The metal pieces may be cemented in place, or they may have a porous structure that encourages bone to grow into them and hold them securely. A smooth plastic cushion is placed between the two bones to replace the cartilage and allow the joint to move freely.

Hip replacement surgery takes one to two hours, and afterwards you may stay in the hospital for several days. When you go home, you will have to use a cane, walker, or crutches at first. You will likely have physical therapy to improve your ability to move with your new hip. After the first few weeks, light exercise such as bike riding or swimming will help you heal, but certain actions, such as climbing stairs or bending over at the waist, may be difficult at first. It will take several weeks before you can drive or return to work. Full recovery may take six to 12 months.

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