Dr. Michael Taunton, MD

Dr. Michael Taunton, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 43

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Dr. Michael Taunton, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mayo Clinic - Rochester and Mayo Clinic - Rochester. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Taunton to book an appointment.

Locations

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

Rochester - Cancer200 1st St Sw Rochester, MN 55905
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at Top Hospital Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Taunton's Reviews

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This surgeon is awesome!! His Skill, his bedside manner are fantastic!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cathy Rigdon – Sep 09, 2020
Perfect surgical procedure and follow up! Excellent staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Wes Bussell in Eyota, MN – Nov 16, 2019
I had a knee replacement and when I woke up from surgery I found out he had fractured my tibia and told me it would heal in 4-6 weeks. It has now been 6 months and has not healed, I have suffered terribly from this surgery and his staff treated me like I was a drug addict. I regret coming to Mayo and having this surgery, as now I still have another 3 -6 months of healing from the fracture in my tibia.
8 people found this helpful
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Jul 26, 2019
Dr Taunton and his staff are the best. They have replaced my left hip joint and both knees. I am 74 and get around like I was 60. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Michael Spicer in Maple Grove MN – Apr 29, 2018
Outstanding - takes the time with patients to fully understand and explain procedure, risks and help the patient make choices. Supported by and outstanding team and PA
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Chicago, IL – Dec 20, 2017
I searched for a Dr to examine a very painful knee replacement that had been done elsewhere. I wanted a Dr. that had completed a residency & fellowship. I found Dr. Taunton and saw his great reviews. During this search, one of my hips deteriorated rapidly. Hip was replaced first with anterior approach. Within a couple months, it felt completely normal. Knee was then revised with MUCH relief. Not only is Dr. Taunton very skilled, he listens, is kind and cares. That's not always easy to find.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Jennifer Quinn in Onalaska, WI – Nov 20, 2017
Dr. Taunton replaced my left hip using the anterior access approach. I had no pain following surgery and no pain throughout therapy. The only slight discomfort was the healing of the access area which was very minor. I strongly recommend Dr. Taunton and his excellent staff to anyone requiring replacement surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Bill Flies in Frontenac, MN – Jul 19, 2016
I received a double hip replacement from Dr Taunton in May of 2015. It is now May of 2016 and I couldn't be happier. Dr. Taunton recommended that I have both hips done at the same time as he said they were both full of arthritis and he said I would be back in 5 months wanting the other hip done if I only did one. My recovery went extremely well with the anterior approach. I could drive a car in 4 weeks and this past winter I went downtown skiing in Tahoe, Nevada!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Linda Korte in Elk River, Mn – May 27, 2016

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Dr. Taunton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hip Replacement
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taunton performs Hip Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Taunton performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revisions
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
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Total Hip Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taunton performs Total Hip Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Taunton performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taunton treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Taunton treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Taunton's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hematologic Problems
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Limb Pain
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lupus
  • Lymphoma
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoma
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Torticollis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Medica
Medicaid
MultiPlan
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National Elevator
Principal Life
Priority Health
Thrivent Financial
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Taunton, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mayo Clinic - Rochester...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2010
Orthocarolina
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2005
Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2000
Drury University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Michael Taunton, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (507) 405-0046.

Does Dr. Michael Taunton, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Taunton has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Michael Taunton, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Michael Taunton, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Taunton's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Michael Taunton, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Michael Taunton, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Taunton frequently treats Hip Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, and Osteoarthritis of Hip. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Taunton treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Taunton, MD's office located?

Dr. Taunton's office is located at 200 1st St Sw, Rochester, MN 55905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Taunton is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Mayo Clinic - Rochester

Rochester, MN

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

Rochester, MN

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

Yankton, SD

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus

Rochester, MN

38 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021)

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

Rochester, MN

89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

41 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021)