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Need a Pain Management / Orthopedic Surgeon in Polk county area. Any opinions, good or bad, are helpful!!!!!!

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Dr. Samuel Messieh, at Heart of Florida hospital in Davenport, is one of the best orthopedic surgeons around.  863 -419-9301 for his office across Hwy 27.  2231 North Blvd West, Suite A.  He can come across as a little arrogant.  He is noted for his hip/knee replacements.  He reset my broken arm 16 years ago when he was at Bond Clinic.  I have heard other good things about him since then.  Heart of Florida begged him to come there when they expanded.

My husband has been seeing Alan Honcolada for 15 years. He is an excellent pain management specialist. He is in WH. I don't know about a orthopedic surgeon.

Hi Michele, this is Dr. Ghaly, I am a family physician. It depends on your specific needs (surgery vs injections, and location such as knee or back).  Keep in mind I cannot discuss specifics about a specific case online.

For pain management, there is Dr. Honcolada, Dr. Lipson and Dr. Lubin in Winter Haven - the first two are independent, Dr. Lubin is at Gessler Clinic. There is Dr. Khan in Lakeland. There is Dr. Sidhom in Brandon. Most are anesthesiologists with focus on pain management, none are surgeons.

If you are looking for surgeons, there are actually several good surgeons in Polk County. Dr. Messieh was mentioned - he specializes in knees. I practiced with him at Bond Clinic, I was there for 6 years before going into private practice in South Lakeland. There are others that specialize in shoulders, hands or feet.

Keep in mind most orthopedic surgeons do not deal with back problems, for that you would need to talk to a neurosurgeon. There is Dr. Sachs in Lakeland, Neurology Associates in Winter Haven.

I cannot give specific recommendations without a physician patient relationship - if you would like to consider 863-644-9800. Many insurers require a referral from a primary care doctor. I have been working closely with most of these specialists for over a decade.

Also consider physical therapy/acupuncture, etc. Avoid narcotics, these days there are many other options like prescription NSAIDS, topical anti-inflammatory/idocaine patches, medications for neuropathic pain, etc. Ideally, if a problem is significant but has a repair option (ie torn meniscus), one should consider surgery if their health allows for it.

Hope this was helpful.

http://drkathytei.net/

As Dr. Ghaly mentioned, you could try acupuncture.  I have just begun taking my 21 year old daughter to Dr. Kathy at the above link.  She has been very informative and helpful.

 

I personally like the physicians at Watson Clinic. Depending on what your specific problem is depends on which one I would go to see. However, they all are very skilled.

I second that he is a very good surgeon.



Cheryl Estok said:

Dr. Samuel Messieh, at Heart of Florida hospital in Davenport, is one of the best orthopedic surgeons around.  863 -419-9301 for his office across Hwy 27.  2231 North Blvd West, Suite A.  He can come across as a little arrogant.  He is noted for his hip/knee replacements.  He reset my broken arm 16 years ago when he was at Bond Clinic.  I have heard other good things about him since then.  Heart of Florida begged him to come there when they expanded.

After reading other posts, if you have back pain. I highly recommend that you get a referral for physical therapy. Believe it or not, therapy can get you on the way to recovery and you can continue the exercises on your own after it ends.  If a pain management injection will do the trick fine, but do you want to be on pain medications all the time?

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