About Us

The Florida Knee and Orthopedic Centers, established in 1983, has a national reputation for excellence in orthopedic innovations and state-of-the-art surgery. Our expert team of orthopedic surgeons treat patients at two locations in the Tampa Bay area. The Florida Knee and Orthopedic Centers is a multi-site group orthopedic surgical practice specializing in knee, hip and shoulder problems with an emphasis on joint resurfacing (replacement) and arthroscopy. The orthopedic surgeon group annually performs 26% of joint replacements done in Pinellas County, Florida, a population center of over one million with 100 orthopedic surgeons. This continued market dominance is a result of the centers’ focus on clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, cost-effectiveness, and volume, staffing skill mix and patient education.

Scope of services includes diagnosis and treatment of knee, hip and shoulder problems and encompasses:

Center of Distinctions:

  • One of the largest facilities of its kind in the United States
  • One of the most experienced meniscus cartilage transplant centers
  • First knee arthroscopy in Florida – 1974
  • First FREE health education seminars in Florida – 1977
  • First ligament transplant in Florida – 1985
  • First meniscus cartilage transplant in Florida – 1993

Partial Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Meniscus Transplants, Orthopedic Surgery

Most Major Insurances Accepted

Here is a list of insurances accepted by The Florida Knee and Orthopedic Centers:

Advantra Freedom (Coventry Network)
Aetna Healthcare – PPO & HMO
Aetna Healthcare – Medicare
Beechstreet / Capp Care / Deerbrook (Auto)
Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Cross / Blue Shield (AV65 Select)
Blue Cross / Blue Shield (Network Blue)
Blue Cross / Blue Shield (Health Options)
Care Plus (Medicare Only)
Choice Care PPO
Cigna Healthcare
Cigna Healthcare (CCN Network)
Cigna Care
Citrus Healthcare (No Medicaid)
Corvel Network (Worker’s Comp)
Coventry Network
Evolutions (Pinellas County Employees)
First Health (CCN Network)

Focus Network
Freedom Health Insurance
Galaxy Health Network
Great West (One Health Network)
Humana (Gold Plus / HMO / POS / PPO / EPO)
Humana Gold Choice Plan
Interplan Healthcare / IHG (Accountable)
John Alden Health
Manatee “YourChoice” Health Plan
MD Medicare Choice
MetraComp (PHCS Only)
NPPN Network
Optima (PHCS Only)
Physicians Healthcare Plans

Physicians United Plans
Preferred Care Partners
Preferred Health Network
Prime Health Services
Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
Physicians United Plans (PUP)
Secure Horizons (Medicare Replacement)
Southcare PPO
Three Rivers Provider Network
Tricare (Standard / Prime / For Life)
Today’s Options / Pyramid (Medicare Replacement)
Unicare (Medicare Replacement)
United Healthcare (No Medicaid)
USA Health Network
Vista Health Plan (No HMO)
Vocational Rehabilitation
Wellcare Choice (No Medicaid)
Zenith (Worker’s Comp)

No Insurance? No Problem! FKOC Also Accepts Self Pay Patients

Knee Replacement Surgery Tampa

FKOC patients come from all around the world, but many of our knee, hip and shoulder patients are from right here in the Tampa Bay area! Here’s a list of cities where we have patients that have had total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, knee resurfacing, hip resurfacing, hip replacement, meniscal allograft, shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, knee arthroscopy and other orthopedic procedures:

Apollo Beach, Apopka, Avon Park, Bay Pines, Bayonet Point, Beacon Square, Belleair, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Bloomingdale, Boyette, Bradenton, Brandon, Brooksville, Cheval, Citrus Park, Clearwater, Crystal River, Crystal Springs, Dade City, Dade City North, Dover, Dunedin, East Lake, East Lake-Orient Park, Egypt Lake-Leto, Elfers, Ellenton, Feather Sound, Fish Hawk, Ft. Myers, Gainesville, Gandy, Gibsonton, Greater Carrollwood, Greater Northdale, Greater Sun Center, Gulfport, Haines City, Harbor Bluffs, Holiday, Homosassa, Howey in the Hills, Hudson, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Jasmine Estates, Kathleen, Kenneth City, Keystone, Lacoochee, Lake Magdalene, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Lakewood Ranch, Land O’ Lakes, Largo, Lecanto, Leesburg, Lutz, Madeira Beach, Maitland, Mango, Masaryktown, Mt. Dora, New Port Richey, New Port Richey East, North Redington Beach, Ocala, Odessa, Oldsmar, Orlando, Palm Harbor, Palm River-Clair Mel, Pebble Creek, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Port Richey, Progress Village, Redington Beach, Redington Shores, Ridge Manor, Ridgecrest, Riverview, Ruskin, Safety Harbor, San Antonio, Sarasota, Seffner, Seminole, Shady Hills, South Highpoint, South Pasadena, Spring Hill, St. Leo, St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg, Sun City Center, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Temple Terrace, The Villages, Thonotosassa, Tierra Verde, Town ‘n’ Country, Treasure Island, Trinity, University, Valrico, Venice, Weeki Wachee, Wesley Chapel, Wesley Chapel South, West and East Lealman, Westchase, Wimauma, Winter Park and Zephyrhills.