Dr. John Kilgore, MD
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Dr. John Kilgore, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

Specializing in Minimally Invasive, Computer Navigated Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery, Dr. Kilgore's philosophy is to provide his patients with the best of care, utilizing the most advanced techniques and technologies, and applying the same consideration and compassion that he would to any member of his own family.


Dr. John Kilgore, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Clearwater, FL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Kilgore is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (6)
    Largo, FL |
    Excellent experience with Dr. Kilgore and his team. Had a right hip replaced three weeks ago. It was virtually pain-free after the procedure. Able to transfer from walker to cane on day five. Walked into my two week office visit post surgery with no cane. They said I was doing excellent. I Just have to take it easy for another couple of weeks before get back into my routine. I would highly recommend this orthopedic surgeon and his team.
    in Clearwater, FL |
    Dr. Kilgore was a very nice man and explained everything very clearly. The office staff was very efficient and even though it appeared when I walked into the waiting room that there were alot of people waiting, I was called back right at my scheduled appointment time. Had additional x-rays taken, met with Dr. Kilgore, had cortisone shots in both knees and was on my way an hour later.
    in Inverness, FL |
    Dr. Kilgore did a full right knee replacement many years ago and i have not experienced any problems at all. I was so pleased with the outcome I scheduled an appointment with him to see if he could help me with my back pain. He recommended Dr. PIGEON who did a magnificent operation. This group is a fully functional team and would recommend to anyone.
    in Palm Harbor, FL |
    Dr. Kilgore and staff are fantastic. He did a total knee replacement for me on April 27, 2016. I can walk with a walker very easily and soon will not even need assistance. A different surgeon replaced my left knee 2 years ago and I still have problems. I highly recommend Dr. Kilgore.
    in Clearwater, FL |
    Great experience with Dr Kilgore. I felt comfortable and at ease. He explained to me the cause and treatment for my issue. Also his PA Chris, is the same way. Puts you at ease and is very easy to speak with.
    in Saint Petersburg ,Florida |
    Could not have had a better experience, will highly recomend him and his wonderful staff
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    Dr. Kilgore's Care Philosophy

    Specializing in Minimally Invasive, Computer Navigated Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery, Dr. Kilgore's philosophy is to provide his patients with the best of care, utilizing the most advanced techniques and technologies, and applying the same consideration and compassion that he would to any member of his own family.

    Dr. Kilgore's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  Board actions found

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      Dr. Kilgore has 1 board action

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      • Wrong-site surgery (12/15/2016)
      • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
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      • State: Florida

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arthritis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Neck
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Hand Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Dislocation
    • Hip Disorders
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Pain
    • Limb Pain
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osgood Schlatter Disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Runner's Knee
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Sclerosis


    • Medical School
      University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1989

    • Internship Hospital
      Mayo Graduate School Of Medicine

      Completed in 1990

    • Residency Hospital
      Mayo Graduate School Of Medicine-Minnesota

      Completed in 1994

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
    • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
    • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
    • 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, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Replacement, Cemented
    • Hip Replacement, Cementless
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injection
    • Total Hip Replacement
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Total Knee Replacement Revision
    • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
    • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
    • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate