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By: Ally E.
Jon Dounchis, M.d
Great surgeon, helpful and kept me informed. I would definitely use him again. I had a hip replacement and was walking without a walking stick within three weeks. He uses the latest technology, I truly trust him and feel I was in good hands. I would use him again if I every needed the other hip replacing.
By: Kelli D.
Physicians Regional Collier Boulevard
Incredibly compassionate PA Michael Pisano. I was very concerned about my son and he listened and showed compassion and understanding. I could tell that he was a genuine person who truly cared about my son. I had to write this review. What a great ER experience....
By: Kelly R.
Physicians Regional Collier Boulevard
My experience with this hospital was wonderful. Although I could see how the nurses could be considered unfriendly at times, the doctors that saw my father were excellent and even figured out his problems when the docs up north didn't.
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By: Theresa B.
Physicians Regional Collier Boulevard
Thank you ���� so very much ���� for the professional care and courtesy I received while I was under care in your facility. Damon J.Stamper
Tips & Advices
Scoliosis is a disorder where the spine curves sideways. Most people develop the condition during the growth spurt before puberty. The cause of scoliosis is unknown and most cases are mild, but the rare severe instances can disable a person.
Orthopedic surgeons attend four years of medical school, then four to five years of orthopedic residency in a hospital. They must also be licensed and certified in orthopedic surgery by the state in which they practice.
The terms "orthopedic doctor" and "orthopedic surgeon" refer to the same profession. Related specialties include podiatrist, a doctor who works with the bones, tendons and ligaments in the feet, and a sports medicine physician, a doctor specially trained to treat athletes.
The cost of a visit to an orthopedic surgeon depends on the type of tests ordered and treatment given. For example, an MRI costs $500-$1,300. An initial consultation costs $100- $500, while anesthesia for a procedure generally ranges from $2,000-$4,000. Overall, an orthopedic surgery can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000.
During a consultation or first appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, the practitioner will ask the patient a variety of questions to understand the situation. The surgeon might ask about the patient's pain levels, medical history, and any prior injuries. Then, the surgeon will administer a physical exam and possibly schedule tests to better understand the problem. Possible tests include a stress test, x-ray, or MRI.

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