Dr. Michael Piazza, MD

Dr. Michael Piazza, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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61 y/o
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Dr. Michael Piazza, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay

1011 Jeffords St Bldg D

Clearwater, FL 33756
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Insurance Accepted

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

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Piazza's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Piazza treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Piazza treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Piazza treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Piazza treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Piazza treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Piazza treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Piazza's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
ACL Surgery
Adhesive Capsulitis
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Aneurysm
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankle Surgery
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arm Surgery
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Disorders
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Arm
Broken Neck
Bursitis
Cancer
Carotid Ultrasound
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Clavicle Fracture
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
De Quervain's Disease
De Quervain's Release
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Replacement
Disc Surgery
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
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 Surgery
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Epilepsy
Excision of Femur or Knee
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Femur Fracture
Foot and Ankle Disorders
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot Conditions
Foot Fracture
Foot Surgery
Fracture
Fracture Care
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Gait Abnormality
Gout
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand Conditions
Hand Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hip Fracture
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 Resurfacing
Hip Sprain
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint Surgery
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 Disorders
Knee Fracture
Knee Injuries
Knee Pain
Knee Replacement
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee Sprain
Knee Surgery
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Kyphosis Surgery
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminectomy
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Disc Replacement
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lupus
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Meningiomas
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Orthopedic Trauma
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
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis
Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
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
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Rotator Cuff Tear
Runner's Knee
Sacrum Disorders
Scapular Fracture
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Instability
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Stabilizations
Shoulder Surgery
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Stroke
Systemic Chondromalacia
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Torticollis
Total Hip Replacement
Total Joint Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Trigger Finger
Trigger Finger Release
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

Contiuned tradition of over thirty years of multi-subspecialty orthopaedic care for North & Central Pinellas County with a focus on treating our patients as we ourselves would want to be treated. Areas of expertise: Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Shoulder conditions, Orthopaedic Trauma.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1989
    Pennsylvania Hospital-Thomas Jefferson
    Fellowship Hospital
    1989
  • 1988
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1988
  • 1984
    Lankenau Hospital (Pennsylvania)
    Internship Hospital
    1984
  • 1983
    Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1983
  • 1979
    University of Scranton
    Undergraduate School
    1979

Awards

Dr. Piazza's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Piazza

4.0

Based on 51 reviews

5 Stars
70.58823529411765%
(36)
4 Stars
1.9607843137254901%
(1)
3 Stars
1.9607843137254901%
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2 Stars
3.9215686274509802%
(2)
1 Star
21.568627450980394%
(11)

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Over a year ago my lower back disc issue flared up. I had been on meds from my PCP for inflammation and spasms for months. I did my research &found Dr. Piazza. I continued with the meds and had the spinal injections & PT. Things seemed to be getting better until my final PT visit where I put my...Read More
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I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you, to Dr. Piazza for using his excellent skills in performing my recent spinal fusion. Thankfully with his expertise and skilled hands I can finally get my life back. I also want to thank Ray and all the wonderful team who made this complex surgery go...Read More
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My husband Larry just had surgery on May 10th for extreme pain in his left shoulder. I want to express our gratitude to Dr. Piazza, Ray and all of his staff. They took such wonderful care of my husband and treated him just as if he was part of their own family. My husband is now pain free and...Read More
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I have been seeing Dr. Piazza for over a year for stenosis of the spine. The pinched nerves in my lower back caused almost constant pain. I had steroid infections twice. The second time they didn't work at all. Surgery seemed to be the only answer. I had surgery two weeks ago and even though I am...Read More
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I HAVE SEEN DR. PIAZZA SEVERAL TIMES FOR EPIDURAL INJECTIONS AND I AM SO HAPPY WITH HOW HE MANAGES TO DO THEM AND THERE IS NO PAIN. I DON'T THINK I WOULD TRUST ANYONE ELSE TO DO IT.
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
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Choice Plus Test POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Morton Plant Hospital

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