Toward Regaining Movement
Swaying your hips, swimming through the ocean, showing off your golf swing — you want to enjoy your body’s strengths. But if you experience stiff or painful joints, you might find yourself doing fewer and fewer of the things you love. At AdventHealth Tampa, formerly Florida Hospital Tampa, our orthopedic experts and board-certified orthopedic surgeons can help you rediscover your favorite activities with compassionate care and leading orthopedic treatments. As some of the most highly trained specialists in the Hillsborough County area, we perform more than 1,200 joint replacements each year. We’ll provide education, therapies, medication, rehabilitation, minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, home care, and more. Let’s help you embrace life again.
With Personalized Orthopedic Care
- Diagnosing Your Joint Pain
You want to get a full explanation for why you feel the way you do. At AdventHealth Tampa, formerly Florida Hospital Tampa, we’ll explore your health history, then perform one or more tests. Together, we’ll discover what’s causing your joint pain and holding you back from being fluid and flexible. Our diagnostic screenings include:
- Bone Scans and Bone Density Scans
- CT Scans
We'll give you every last detail to help you achieve peace of mind. Whether your pain is the result of a chronic condition like osteoarthritis or a more recent injury, we'll provide a guiding light and a steady hand to lead the way toward rejuvenating joint pain treatment and recovery. To schedule a screening, call 813-615-7795.
- A Range of Orthopedic Treatments to Help You Return to a Pain-Free Lifestyle
Whatever the cause of your body’s restrictions, you’re excited to reduce or eliminate them. We have a plan to get you there. Our orthopedic treatments and specialists can help relieve your joint pain, restore your movement, and rediscover your most powerful life. Sometimes, the treatment for joint pain can medication, physical therapy, or a combination of both. At other times, joint replacement or another orthopedic surgery might be the right answer. If that's the case, our orthopedic specialists are experts in the most minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries available. So you’ll get faster recovery times, less scarring, and a shorter hospital stay — no matter which procedure we decide on together. Our orthopedic treatments and procedures include:
- Arthroscopic Hip, Knee, Elbow, Wrist, and Ankle Surgeries
- Comprehensive Care for Total Joint Replacement Program
- Deformity Correction
- Hand Surgery
- Hip Replacement Surgery
- Joint Revisions
- Knee Ligament Repairs of ACL, PCL, and MPFL
- Knee Replacement Surgery
- Labral Repair
- Limb Salvage Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- PreCare Program
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Simple and Complex Fracture Surgeries
- Shoulder Replacement
- Spine Surgery
- Subacromial Decompression
- Total Knee and Hip Joint Replacement, Including Anterior Approach for Hip
Every day, we push ahead and lead the way toward better procedures and faster results for your total joint care. And we do it for you. Because we're always there to do all we can to restore your whole-person wellness.
- Preparing You for Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery is the last thing on your mind. But if the time comes, we want to help you feel ready. We’ll start by making sure you fully understand your procedure. At AdventHealth Tampa, our innovative PreCare program shines a spotlight on every surgery, explaining the details you’ll need on the road to recovery. Our PreCare and patient education programs include:
- Advanced Pain Management
- Discharge Planning
- Exercise Instruction
- Family Support and Assistance
- Pre-Operative Education
- Total Joint Replacement Booklets
- Transfer Techniques
When you understand what’s ahead, you’re better prepared to move forward with confidence and strength. Before, during, and long after your orthopedic procedure, we’ll be by your side to empower your mind and lift your spirits with every resource available to us. Let’s look ahead together.
- The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program
You need support in getting spring back in your stride. But it won’t help you feel free if it breaks the bank. That’s why AdventHealth Tampa takes part in a special payment program for some orthopedic surgeries. Funded by Medicare and Medicaid, the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program helps finance specific total knee and total hip replacements, the most common, in-patient joint surgeries today. Let us help you find out if you qualify.
Please see our most up-to-date list of Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement collaborators below.
- Gerald T. Alexander, M.D., 38135 Market Square, Zephyrhills, FL 33542
- Brian Domby, M.D., 38135 Market Square, Zephyrhills, FL 33542
- Florida Orthopaedic Institute, 13020 Telecom Parkway North, Temple Terrace, FL 33637
- Richard Gray, M.D., 38135 Market Square, Zephyrhills, FL 33542
- Ira Guttentag, M.D., 38135 Market Square, Zephyrhills, FL 33542
- Meet Your Nurse Navigator
We want to guide you through this journey. Your Nurse Navigator is here to help. Susan Bailie, RN, is a registered nurse specializing in Orthopedic Care for more than 30 years. She works closely with the surgeons at AdventHealth Tampa and fully understands the processes that lead to the best surgical outcomes for you and your loved ones. As your Orthopedic Nurse Navigator, Susan can help you with everything you need during your care, from finding the right orthopedic surgeon to preparing for surgery to providing support throughout recovery.
As part of her commitment to strengthening your mind and making you feel comfortable, she'll educate you on each step through the Joint Pre-Operative Orientation Course. This course is offered before surgery and covers topics such as what to bring to the hospital, medications, possible recovery methods, and rehabilitation. To reach Susan Bailie, call 813-615-7087.
Your Focus: Just Recovery
Now is the time for you to focus on your recovery. Let us handle the rest. Our multidisciplinary care team is here to help you get the physical, emotional, and spiritual care you need throughout your rehab and recovery. From connecting you with local rehabilitation resources and surgical support groups to helping you find a fitness center nearby, we'll take care of the details so you can focus on the bigger picture: reclaiming your mobility and enjoying your life.