Orthopedic surgeons in South Tampa

Damaged bones and joints can cause significant pain and limit your ability to function the way you want. When you choose HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital for your orthopedic care, you gain access to a dedicated healthcare team. These experts have a wealth of knowledge in treating all types of bone, joint, ligament, muscle and tendon injuries.

To learn more about the orthopedic services at our hospital, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (855) 245-8329.

Orthopedic conditions we treat

At HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital, our orthopedic specialists offer a variety of services—from advanced diagnostic imaging technology to innovative surgical procedures and physical therapy. All of our services are performed with the goal of helping you get back to living a pain-free life.

Some of the common orthopedic conditions and injuries we treat include:

  • Cartilage tears
  • Disc ruptures
  • Foot and ankle conditions
  • Fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ligament tears and ruptures
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Tendon tears and ruptures
  • Work-related injuries

Diagnostic imaging capabilities

When it comes to caring for orthopedic injuries, great care starts with an accurate diagnosis. The advanced imaging services we offer are often used in diagnosing orthopedic and spine-related conditions. These services can include:

  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Specialized scoliosis imaging that shows a complete view of the spine
  • X-ray

Total joint care

The orthopedic surgeons on our staff provide a range of services when you are experiencing an injury to a joint or joint discomfort. In addition to the care our orthopedists offer for the ligaments, cartilage and tendons that support the joints in our bodies, they also perform joint replacement surgeries, including:

  • Total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Shoulder replacement, including the reverse shoulder procedure

In addition to our joint replacement services, arthroscopic surgery is often performed to evaluate injuries to the ligaments, cartilage and tendons and make repairs, as needed. An arthroscopy is performed using several small incisions through which a scope, called an arthroscope, is inserted for visualization and treatment.

Preoperative education for total joint replacement

When you undergo a joint replacement surgery, you will receive all the dedicated care you need prior to surgery. Every patient receives pre-admission testing and receives one-on-one support from our team.

You will have ample time to ask questions and become comfortable with your care team. First, the nurse navigator on our orthopedic team will sit down with you and explain the preoperative, surgical and postoperative processes to you. After meeting with the nurse navigator, you will also meet with your anesthesiologist.

Orthopedic surgery

We are proud to offer a wide range of orthopedic surgical options to the South Tampa community. Our dedicated orthopedic surgical services include:

  • Ankle surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Podiatric surgery
  • Spine surgery
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Vertebroplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • Spinal fusion

Robotic joint replacement surgery

Our hospital is proud to provide orthopedic surgery using robot-assisted technology. Specifically, we offer robotic surgery for total hip, partial knee and total knee replacements. This technology not only enhances surgical precision, but also aids in preoperative planning to position the implant.

Robotic spine surgery

The spine provides crucial structure for our bodies. When a problem occurs with the spine, it can cause chronic pain and difficulties in carrying out daily tasks. In certain cases, the best treatment option for a spine condition is surgery. As a hospital that specializes in surgery, spine surgeons are vital to our spine care services. They offer a number of advanced procedures to help ease pain and discomfort associated with spinal disorders.

Additionally, we are equipped with a robot-assisted surgical system used for spine surgery. The system allows your surgeon to take advantage of preoperative planning and increased dexterity, which is crucial when dealing with the spine's complex nature.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Physical therapy is a key component to a full recovery following an orthopedic injury or surgery. A new joint needs to be used and the surrounding soft tissues need to be strengthened to maximize function and range of motion. That is why the physical therapists at our hospital offer inpatient care following an orthopedic surgery. The rehabilitation team will help you begin the road to recovery.