Dr. Michael Leighton, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 55
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Dr. Michael Leighton, MD
Dr. Michael Leighton, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Jupiter, FL. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Leighton is affiliated with Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Jupiter Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center.

2055 Military Trl Ste 200

Jupiter, FL 33458

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Dr. Michael Leighton, MD

Dr. Michael Leighton, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Prime Health Services
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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Leighton's Experience

Dr. Leighton'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 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

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*

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • 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
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Replacement, Robotic-Assisted
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Macugen® Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee 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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Leighton to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Leighton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Jupiter, FL |
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. Personally, I found both statements to be true. Tomorrow will mark one month since my surgery. The staples are out, my incision is free from infection, and I am able to walk without an assistive device.
Singer Island FL |
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 numerous calls and trying to speak with someone I have given up. My next step and my only option at this point is to go in person and see if I can get any answers. Terrible service I would say!!
Jupiter, FL |
Nice bedside manner,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL |
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 only less than positive experience from scheduling the appointment to checking out was his Nurse Practitioner. She didn't appear to read information I took the time to prepare and appeared rushed.
in Palm Beach Gardens, FL |
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 and scheduled it the first time, either they called back and changed it without notifying me or they were so poorly orginazed that they forgot about my appointment and were trying to blame someone else
Palm Beach Gardens, FL |
After many attempts to reach his office I gave up. The office is poorly run. Wait times exceed the norm and then the call goes to a machine as no one picks up. It has been weeks and still can't reach a live person at the office.
in Palm Beach Gardens, FL |
Over the last three years, Dr Leighton successfully replaced both my hips. He and his staff are excellent and professional in every way. I can go on, but here is the bottom line: I am 73 years old and last week I went skiing in Colorado for a week. My hips worked just fine with no issues. Yes, skiing with bionic hips!!!!!! Richard
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Dr. Leighton accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • CorVel
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Leighton has admitting privileges

Good Samaritan Medical Center
1309 N Flagler Dr
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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Jupiter Medical Center
1210 S Old Dixie Hwy
Jupiter, FL 33458
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Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
3360 Burns Rd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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