Dr. David Cheong, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. David Cheong, MD
Dr. David Cheong, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Clearwater, FL. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Cheong is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Cheong's Care Philosophy

Dr. David Cheong is an orthopaedic oncology surgeon in the Sarcoma Department at Moffitt Cancer Center and director of Moffitt?s Physical Therapy Department. He is an assistant professor in the University of South Florida?s Department of Oncologic Sciences and Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Cheong?s research interests include sarcomas of bone and soft tissue, limb salvage and reconstruction and computer assisted-surgery.

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    in Clearwater, FL |
    Dr. Cheong saw me at my urgent request related to pain I was having in my right shoulder and radiating through my lungs. I've been desperate to find a scientific reason for this pain & many symptoms I've had for several years. Chronic and debilitating fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, tingling on the top of my head. etc. Dr. Cheong mentioned that his sister was a psychiatrist. Cheong's xrays revealed spirochetes in my lungs . He ignored this. I have lyme disease. He took the money and he ran.
    in Clearwater, FL |
    First and foremost the surgery was a success, after a life time of hip pain after the surgery and recovery I have zero pain from the hip. As for Dr. Cheong, his explanation and treatment through out the process has been nothing but excellent. If you are considering any type of orthopedic surgery Dr. Cheong would be my first and only choice.
    in Clearwater, Florida |
    Dr. Cheong helped me when I thought there was no hope. He is very caring and considerate. He did an excellent job with my knee replacement, even after a second replacement was necessary due to a faulty prosthetic.
    in Punta Gorda, FL |
    The most compassionate and sincere doctor I've had the pleasure of being on my side. I couldn't imagine being in the care of anybody besides him, as he was absolutely magnificent in both explaining to me the diagnosis in a manner which I could understand but also being absolutely charismatic and understanding.
    in Tampa, FL |
    Being referred to Dr. Cheong was a blessing. I first met him last fall with a worn-out hip that had been replaced over fifteen years ago. I limped into his office with leg length discrepancy (one leg was longer than the other), had a completely worn out hip, and was in incessant pain. My previous hip revision surgery had not gone as well as my original two hip replacements and thus, I was petrified. He immediately put me at ease. His vast knowledge, gentle bedside manner, and an uncanny ability
    in Clearwater Beach |
    I first met Dr. Cheong February 25 2016. Dr. Cheong diagnosed a Tibial Fracture. No frills or unnecessary xray . I feel he treated me with knowledge and skill. Remarkable is the best way to disscribe this wonderful human being! Thank you for this opportunity to express my gratitude.
    in Largo, Florida |
    He is very caring and listens to you. Best Ortho I have ever met and used for my knee surgery.
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    Dr. Cheong's Care Philosophy

    Dr. David Cheong is an orthopaedic oncology surgeon in the Sarcoma Department at Moffitt Cancer Center and director of Moffitt?s Physical Therapy Department. He is an assistant professor in the University of South Florida?s Department of Oncologic Sciences and Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Cheong?s research interests include sarcomas of bone and soft tissue, limb salvage and reconstruction and computer assisted-surgery.

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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Benign Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Broken Neck
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Pointer Injuries
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lupus
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sarcoma
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Vertebral Column Tumors


    • Medical School
      University Of South Florida College Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1999

    • Residency Hospital
      Orlando Regional Medical Center, Department Of Orthopaedics-Orthopaedic Surgery

      Completed in 2005

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University of Miami, Department of Musculoskeletal Oncology

      Completed in 2006

    • Undergraduate School
      University of Florida

      Graduated in 1995

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arm Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Computer-Assisted Surgery (CAS)
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Excision of Humerus
    • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
    • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
    • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Limb Salvage Surgery
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Trigger Point Injection