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Orthopedic Care Center

Did you know Florida Hospital Tampa offers world class, nationally recognized orthopedic services? Whether you have a broken bone, back problems or painful joints, our comprehensive, multi-disciplinary team provides a full spectrum of musculoskeletal care, including prevention, emergency care, diagnostic testing, education, surgery, rehabilitation and home care. We are committed to enhancing your mobility and helping to improve your quality of life.

Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons are experts in complex orthopedic procedures and are dedicated to providing you with the options most appropriate for your condition. They are the highest trained orthopedic surgeons in the area. Whether it's an arthroscopic approach or total joint replacement, a surgical treatment option can allow years of pain-free living that would not have been possible otherwise.

What We Offer

We offer the latest advancements in minimally invasive joint replacement surgeries, in which smaller incisions, compared to traditional methods, are used. This allows us to perform more than 1200 joint replacements each year. In addition, this type of orthopedic surgery means shorter healing times, less scarring and less time spent in the hospital.

Revolutionary Knee Replacement Procedure

Florida Hospital Tampa is the first in the Tampa Bay area to offer the Vanguard XP Preserving Knee replacement surgery.The new surgical implant option can be used in place of a full knee replacement as it preserves healthy ligaments, including the ACL, and improves range of motion while increasing joint stability and natural movement in patients.


Our innovative PreCare program at Florida Hospital Tampa takes the mystery out of surgery and recovery. Unique PreCare and patient education programs include:

  • Total joint replacement videos and booklets
  • Pre-operative education
  • Instruction on exercise, transfer techniques and activities of daily living
  • Discharge planning
  • Family support and assistance
  • Advanced pain management

Dr. Brian Palumbo, a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in revision surgeries for the hip and knee, shares his passion for improving the lives of his patients.

For a referral to an Orthopedic Care Center doctor or for more information, make an appointment today. 

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Program

Florida Hospital Tampa is participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program. The program is a new payment model being tested for episodes of care related to total knee and total hip replacements under Medicare, with the goal of supporting better and more efficient care coordination for patients undergoing the most common inpatient surgeries.

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model continues to pay providers under existing payment systems, but holds hospitals responsible for the quality and costs from the initial procedure through 90 days after the patient is discharged. Through the CJR program, CMS expects improved coordination of care among hospitals, physicians and post-acute care providers – from surgery to recovery –to benefit patients and result in better outcomes and fewer complications.