Dr. Michael Taunton, MD

Dr. Michael Taunton, MD

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40 y/o
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Dr. Michael Taunton, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • American Enterprise Group
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • National Elevator
  • Principal Life
  • Priority Health
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Dr. Taunton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hip Replacement
very high
very high

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
Hip Replacement Revision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taunton performs Hip Replacement Revision more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Taunton performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Knee Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taunton performs Knee Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Taunton performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement

Dr. Taunton's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach to the Hip
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Perthe's Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Torticollis
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Taunton, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

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
2004
Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
Medical School
2000
Drury University
Undergraduate School
2010
2009
2005
2004
2000

Awards

Dr. Taunton's Reviews

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5.0

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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Humana
Medica
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National Elevator
Principal Life
Priority Health
Thrivent Financial
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Wells Fargo Insurance

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