Dr. George Canizares, MD

Dr. George Canizares, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 48
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Dr. George Canizares, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University of South Florida in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic sports medicine, and more.

4600 4th St N

Saint Petersburg, FL 33703

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Canizares' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Canizares treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Canizares treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Canizares treats Osteoarthritis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Canizares treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Canizares treats Knee Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Canizares treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Canizares' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

All Florida Orthopaedics is St. Petersburg's most advanced practice specializing in the treatment of muscle and bone pain and injuries. Our physicians make a special effort to explain as much as possible regarding your condition, medications, and treatment options. Conservative treatment approaches are always considered as the primary option.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

South Florida Orthopaedic Institute - Coral Gables
Fellowship Hospital
Wayne State University
Residency Hospital
1996
University of South Florida
Medical School
1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Canizares' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Canizares

4.4

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(2)
1 Star
10%
(3)

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What People Say About Dr. George Canizares, MD
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Did my shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator. As it was a severely torn cuff, he was unable to repair it but cleaned the joint up so well I have full range of motion! He’s a miracle worker!
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George is the go-to Dr. when it comes to orthopedic issues. He is to the point in his explanations and has a way of communicating that you remember everything he tells you. He's helped me with multiple orthopedic issues.
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For over 2 years Dr Canizares helped me put off knee replacement .We did several rounds of shots which reduced the pain substantially. When I could no longer stand the pain we scheduled the surgery He and his team did a great job of getting me ready for surgery .The exercises he recommended really helped my recovery .The day of surgery he made me feel very relaxed and confident .He and his team in the operating room did a great job In 7 weeks walking perfectly NO PAIN BOB D treasure island
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Best mannered Dr. that I have ever used. He is the reason I have full motion . fealing and strength back in both arms. And Dr Pagano gave me almost full motion in my neck after he put in a plate & 6 screws for C-4 C-5. C-6. Won't go anywhere else
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Iwould have to say he is one of the best doctors I am ever gone to We will do whatever it takes to make it were you can walk again Will have to say I had a serious problem I had to have 3 surgeries at the time my primary would not listen to what he said in my legs kept getting infected if it wasn't for doctor Canizares, I probably would not be walking today although I do need to have surgery It scares me to death because of all the problems I've had in leg But I trust him with my life the best.
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The care I received from Dr. Canizares and his staff was outstanding! Very kind and considerate. Shoulder surgery was scary, but they made me comfortable and relatively pain free. They worked around my schedule and needs.
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