Dr. Peter Candelora, MD

Dr. Peter Candelora, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMale

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Peter Candelora, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Candelora has extensive experience in Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Florida Trinity Hospital and HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital. His office is not accepting new patients.

Locations

Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Coastal Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine5145 Deer Park Dr New Port Richey, FL 34653
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Candelora is affiliated with HCA Florida Trinity Hospital Trinity, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Candelora's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Candelora

4.4

Based on 119 ratings

5 Stars
77.3109243697479%
(92)
4 Stars
7.563025210084033%
(9)
3 Stars
2.5210084033613445%
(3)
2 Stars
1.680672268907563%
(2)
1 Star
10.92436974789916%
(13)
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Dr. Candelora did my right knee surgery and after a year and physical therapy and exercise my knee still didn't heal he said it was because of my culture I'm African-American never heard of that in my life
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 09, 2021
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Bad experience! Would never recommend to anyone. Find any other orthopedic surgeon. Very condescending and very bad bedside manner. Not worth my time or money.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 05, 2021
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Dr Canelora replaced both my hips in 2020, in August I went to him 7 months after the rt hip was done, with two concerns, one was I was having considerable new pain in the rt hip and he left my really hideously deformed. His response, never had an infection in 30 years, and ladies, he said to me, " Well, it's not like you are going to be wearing a bikini or anything". Well no I am not planning on wearing a bikini, but I do not want to be deformed! On 10/30/20, Dr did an aspiration of both hips, on 11/03/20 he told me I had no infection, on 11/11/20 I was admitted into Trinity Hospital, I could barely walk. On 11/16/20, Dr Sundaresh, ordered another aspiration of my hips, this time not done by Dr Candelora. Turns out Dr C. had not even removed enough fluid to be tested and I had a pseudamonos infectionin the right hip. I was re-admitted into the hospital. When Candelora was notified, he told the hospital that they were treating me unneccesarily, and that he no longer wanted me as his
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Virginia – Apr 24, 2021
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Never! Candelora takes on perfect patients and is solely interested in financial matters. Had my record totally incorrect in what procedures were completed and will check insurance to see if they were billed for services never preformed. Terrible experience and would never recommend.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Yvonne in New Port Richey, FL – Feb 27, 2019
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Easy, no stress. Turned the whole process in to a vacation.
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
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Paul C. – Jan 24, 2019
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very good
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
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Anonymous – Nov 15, 2018
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Dr. Candelora is an expert in the field. This is my second surgery and i feel safe in his care always.
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
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Anonymous – Nov 14, 2018
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I'm impressed. I saw Dr. last week and it took him no more than 20 minutes to assess my situation. This man is highly qualified to interpret what X-rays show him and package that all up in a diagnosis of the problem. He provided a simple explanation of the issues present and gave me a choice of possible procedures required to resolve my shoulder problem. His many years of repairing faulty joints is evident by his knowledge of the bodies anatomy. I highly recommend him. His staff is equally great
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
2 people found this helpful
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Jman in NPR, FL – Nov 05, 2018
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the doctor and girls are all nice and I love to come here. They are all friendly and happy.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 17, 2018
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I have been having terrible pain in my neck and my hand. I had a visit with Dr. Candelora and he explained to me what he felt could be the cause of all this. He went into detail about a treatment plan that worked for both of us. I am very happy with this and will be returning for follow up visits.
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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Jul 17, 2018
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Overall could not be happier with treatment and service received.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 05, 2018
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I have been coming to this office for many years. During that time the Doctor and staff have worked with me to provide improvement to my situation and have allowed me to be apart of my ongoing medical plan. The doctor and his staff are highly professional and they keep their focus on proper medical treatment and positive outcomes.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Jan 05, 2018
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Thank you for making my shoulder as good as new.
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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Dec 13, 2017
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I really felt comfortable with Dr. Candelora and Dr Sanchez. Notice a big improvement in my knee since the 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
3 people found this helpful
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Dec 12, 2017
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the staff is the best. they listen great
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
2 people found this helpful
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Dec 12, 2017
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Dr Candelero did a Total Right Hip Replacement for me on 9/27/2017. I have had very little pain, surgical incision is healing very well, and no complications. Dr Candelero is your Doctor for Orthopedics.....best of the best!!!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Carol Young in Port Richey, FL – Oct 06, 2017
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My visit with Dr. Candalora was truly wonderful. He truly cares... which is a main factor lacking in today's health care. What an amazing office, and an amazing doctor!
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
2 people found this helpful
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Hillary Timmons in New Port Richey, FL – Oct 02, 2017
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great experience, would refer him to all friends , etc.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
2 people found this helpful
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Aug 17, 2017
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I was pleasantly surprised with my experience with this office. From the beginning when I called to schedule my appointment to checking out, the entire office staff and Doctor were great. Dr Candelora was able to help me understand where my pain was coming from and I am already starting to get some relief. I would definitely recommend this Doctor
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
2 people found this helpful
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Jul 26, 2017
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The doctors were very nice as well as the office staff. Everyone here made you feel very comfortable and the process from time in to time out was good.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Jul 26, 2017
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Candelora

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Candelora treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Candelora treats other conditions, please contact the office at (727) 848-1417.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Candelora is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 30 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Candelora
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
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Dr. Candelora's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • 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 Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Candelora founded the orthopaedic practice in 1991. He has developed special interests in total joint arthroplasty including the new minimally invasive...Read more

Biography

Dr. Candelora is originally from the Philadelphia area. He obtained his concurrent Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Biology from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Tulane University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Charity Hospital
Internship Hospital
Bucknell University | Tulane University School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Peter Candelora, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (727) 380-2388.

Does Dr. Peter Candelora, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Does Dr. Peter Candelora, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Peter Candelora, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Candelora frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Candelora specializes.

Where is Dr. Peter Candelora, MD's office located?

Dr. Candelora's office is located at 5145 Deer Park Dr, New Port Richey, FL 34653. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Peter Candelora, MD speak?

Dr. Candelora speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HCA Florida Trinity Hospital

Trinity, FL

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital

Hudson, FL

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital

Hudson, FL

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)