Dr. Michael Leighton, MD

Dr. Michael Leighton, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
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Dr. Michael Leighton, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Jupiter, FL and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from UMDNJ--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

2055 Military Trl Ste 200

Jupiter, FL 33458

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
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Top Care Areas

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

Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Leighton's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Leighton "Dr. Michael Leighton specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder as well as knee, hip, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Leighton is very sports oriented both in his own life and for his patient's. He enjoys golf, tennis, softball and hiking. His approach to non-operative rehabilitation and therapy after surgery is aimed at getting patients back to the sports that they love; specifically, total knee and hip patients are expected to be hitting golf balls between two and three months."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Damage - Aminosalicylic Acid
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

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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.

Education

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • UMDNJ--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke Medical Center, Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Leighton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Leighton's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Leighton to family and friends
22 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Leighton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

As a retired RN I tend to evaluate my doctors with a more than critical eye. When I was told I needed a Right Total Hip Replacement, I consulted several surgical nurses at a local medical center. They unanimously recommended Dr Leighton as a caring individual and as a very competent surgeon....more
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This was my first visit and it went well. Office was nice and the girls very pleasant. I Thought I found a great doctor that I would be pleased to recommend. I had an MRI. The doctor said he would call me. It's been a week and have not received a call from anyone regarding my results. After...more
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Nice bedside manner,
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Overall, I had a positive experience with Dr. Leighton and the office team. They were very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Dr. Leighton took the time to discuss my issue and provide guidance. He was friendly and thorough and I didn't feel like he was rushing to get to another appointment. My...more
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Came in and scheduled an ACL reconstruction, everything went smoothly and my surgery was scheduled. Then 1 week before it was supposed to happen, I received a call telling me that they had not scheduled the surgery and that now there was no room at the hospital. I was right there when they called...more
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