Dr. Ioannis Pappou, MD

Dr. Ioannis Pappou, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  

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Dr. Ioannis Pappou, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Palm Harbor, FL and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Technical University of Munchen / Faculty of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

36413 US Highway 19 N

Palm Harbor, FL 34684
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Pappou performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
more than 91% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
more than 86% of peers
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
more than 82% of peers

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Dr. Pappou's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pappou "Born and raised in Rhodes Greece. At age of 18 migrated to Germany to complete MD PhD. Top of class and Magna cum Laude. 2 years of research before residency at HSS New York Orthopaedic Residency in Lexington Kentucky Hand Fellowship at UVA, Charlottesville Shoulder Fellowship at FOI, Tampa"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pappou "My goal with each patient encounter is not just to find what's wrong and fix it, rather to listen to their concerns, educate and engage them in the formulation and execution of the treatment plan. Knowing what's important for them is important for me.

I treat everybody like family, strive to provide best care and have happy patients with or without surgery.  If they do require surgery my specialized training and expertise maximized their outcome."



  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Complex Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Release
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Ludwig Maximilians University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Technical University of Munchen / Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of Kentucky Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Kentucky Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Uva Mc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pappou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pappou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pappou to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (12 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Pappou's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

I appreciate his evaluation of the problem with my hand. He was able to offer a solution for the problem at the appointment time with an injection. The office is a pleasant place to wait but the wait was minimal. I would trust his advice if I need to see him again. Thank you!
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Dr. Pappou removed a mucous cyst from my right ring finger near the nail bed. I had a few stitches. The best part no pain after the surgery. So far my finger is healing great. Thank you for an excellent job!! Keep up the good work!! David Stephenson
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Thank you for the kind review! Dr. Pappou will be pleased to see that you took the time to rate your experience with him. We are happy to hear your recovery is going so well!

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I am reviewing on behalf of my husband David Cook. Dr. Pappou is absolutely amazing at what he does. He took a horrific injury and restored it as God made it. My husband is in the extended recovery period currently. Dr. Pappou has the most incredible way of explaining everything thoroughly,yet in...more
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Thank you Margaret! We are happy to hear that your husbands injury has been restored and Dr. Pappou was thorough in his communication. We will be happy to share this with him.

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On Veterans Day 2017 I suffered a complete distal bicep tear. Apparently, as I came to learn, this sort of injury is fairly rare. After the mandatory ER visit, I searched around for a competent surgeon. I chose Dr. Pappou and Florida Orthopedic Institute due to it's close proximity to my...more
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Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so happy to hear you are almost 100 percentage back to normal, that is excellent!

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Dr. Pappou successfully operated on and resolved the problems with trigger finger on my right ring finger and left thumb. He quickly analyzed the problem. Surgery was conveniently scheduled. I did not require physical therapy during the healing period nor thereafter. His office staff is friendly...more
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Thank you for sharing your experience at Florida Orthopaedic Institute! We are pleased to hear you had a top-notch visit with Dr. Pappou and that he was able to identify your needs right away. Thank you!

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