We found 5 orthopedic reconstructive surgeons who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Temple Terrace, FL.

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Dr Brian T Palumbo MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Average rating 4.68 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
13020 Telecom Parkway N
Tampa, FL

Dr. Brian Palumbo works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Wesley Chapel, FL, Tampa, FL, and Temple Terrace, FL. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Palumbo's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is open to new patients.

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David T Watson MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Average rating 3.92 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL

Dr. David Watson is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Watson's areas of expertise include knee problems, cancer, and shoulder problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, St. Joseph Children's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Spine P ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL

Dr. Grant Garlick is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He works in Temple Terrace, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Garlick at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He is an in-network provider for 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 the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Garlick attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Garlick is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Sports Injuries, Sprain ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Average rating 4.43 stars out of 5 (29 ratings)
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Tampa, FL

Dr. Thomas Bernasek is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bernasek include knee problems and hip problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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: Knee Problems, Hip Problems

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Average rating 4.36 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL

Dr. Kenneth Gustke's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Gustke studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gustke 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: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

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What is Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery?

Adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery is the medical specialty devoted to the surgical care or replacement of damaged joints in adults. Most commonly, this care focuses on the hip and knee, but it can also be used to treat joints such as the shoulder or ankle. Some adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeons specialize on only one part of the body, such as the hip.

The most common cause of joint damage treated by adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeon is arthritis. Other joint issues often seen involve cartilage and ligament tears, autoimmune disorders, and orthopedic complications due to diabetes or cancer.

Some of the procedures that may be performed by an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeon include:

  • Joint replacement, also known as arthroplasty
  • Meniscal repair, fixing a torn piece of cartilage in the knee
  • Osteotomy, surgery to shorten, lengthen, or straighten a bone
  • Arthroscopy, a kind of minimally invasive joint surgery using a hollow tube called an endoscope
  • Resurfacing bones to improve the function of a joint

Even if a bone or joint is damaged, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeons may have medical treatments available that can help patients avoid or delay surgery. Whether treatment is medical or surgical, their end goal is to help patients move freely and comfortably.

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