Dr. Richard Abdo, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Abdo
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Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay

1011 Jeffords St Bldg C Clearwater, FL 33756

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Dr. Richard Abdo, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Abdo has more experience with Ankle/Foot, Hip/Pelvic Bones, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baycare Alliant Hospital and Largo Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abdo to book an appointment.


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Dr. Abdo, Matt (P.A.) and staff -- INCREDIBLE!!. I had a very chronic Achilles tendon tear. After meeting with Dr. Abdo & Matt -- Dr. Abdo performed my surgery - I was unable to walk for 2 months - he was very cautious about me walking too soon since it was a complex surgery. After I was able to put pressure on it - I began walking again, then started physical therapy. Excellent surgeon & P.A.; excellent staff - would highly recommend to anyone. My most sincere thanks to them! Kathy
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Kathy O'Hearn in Clearwater, FL – May 24, 2017
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I am writing this review on behalf of my 90 year old mother who broke her hip on February 21st. Dr. Abdo and his entire team were amazing. My mother is already walking without the assistance of a cane or walker and will be flying back to her fulltime home in NH on Tuesday. Their care and concern was above and beyond. Would recommend him to anyone.
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This Physician is absolutely the best Orthopedic Surgeon you could ever find. He has an excellent bedsore manner and is extremely knowledgeable in his craft. He.reconstructed my foot after a serious injury and took care of the surgery and post surgery with compassion and healing instruction that fixed me up. Do not hesitate to use this fine professional. His.affiliation with the best hospital in my region, Mordant.Plant Lease is a number one hospital.Request to see him and I am surely the best.
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James Bege in Clearwater – Mar 02, 2017
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Dr. Abdo has performed two different surgeries for me. Foot surgery for arthritic great toe and a total hip replacement. Both dramatically eliminated my pain and have allowed me to return to complete normalcy of life. Dr. Abdo is all business but in a friendly way. If you are looking for a doctor that will be straightforward, professional and yet caring, he is the one. I owe Dr. Abdo a debt of gratitude for restoring my life and livelihood. Thanks also to his competent staff and his PA Matt
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Charles Wall in Oldsmar, FL – Jan 17, 2017
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My experience with Dr. Abdo overall was very good. He is an excellent surgeon! He does seem to have a tendency to want to move on to other patients rather than spend sufficient time responding to my questions. His assistant Matt, however, is one of the most thorough medical assistants I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with and fortunately knows all of the answers and is very patient with patients, no pun intended!
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Dunedin, FL – Dec 13, 2016
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I couldn't of asked for a better Doctor, PA or staff! This office is so kind and caring! From the time I broke my ankle they took such care for me and my health and well being! The entire off ice is professional along with caring and getting to know you! Thank you Dr Abdo and Matt for taking such good care of me! Shout out to the kind office staff along with the PT's and their office staff!!!
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Julie Peel in Clearwater, FL – Oct 26, 2016
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On November 27, 2015, I had a triple fusion in my right foot and a total ankle implant. Prior to this surgery, I was effectively disabled and suffering from severe chronic pain. Now, ten months later, I can truly say that Dr. Abdo gave me my life back. I am able to enjoy all of my favorite pastimes, such as home improvement, landscaping, gardening, hiking, and hunting. Thank-you, Dr. Abdo!
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Gary L. Stettner in New Port Richey, FL – Oct 08, 2016
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Dr. Abdo is very thorough and caring. When I injured my foot as a teenager, I was scared and in severe pain. I could not have asked for a better provider. Dr. Abdo was patient with me and he performed an in office procedure which gave instant relief. I highly recommend him!
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Jillian in Clearwater, FL – Aug 26, 2016
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Dr. Abdo has treated several members of my family over the years. He truly cares about his patients and has always taken a conservative approach with us. He is very thorough and we have had great results. Thank you Dr. Abdo and team!
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Robin Morrison in Largo, FL – Jul 22, 2016
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After leg surgery failed and my leg was left crooked, he told me I was knock-kneed -- at 60 knock-kneed -- after never having been so my entire life. Unfortunately, I did not have a male advocate (he has a problem with women) to help me resolve my issues with him and I had to resort to starting all over again with another doctor. That is when I found out that he had entered into my file notes that I was walking well during follow-up appointments when I was still in a wheelchair! Loser!
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Nancy A. Love in Saint Petersburg, FL – May 12, 2016
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Dr Abdo treated my issues as though he was treating himself. If anyone is looking for an incredably talented physician than look no further. This man changed my life. I was in pain for years to the point I could not use left leg to walk up stairs now I am back to a point that I cannot even remember being. I am so happy with him I want to post my phone number as an incredably incredably incredably happy patient.
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Joe Winfield in Holiday, Florida – Mar 10, 2016
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About Me

I pride myself in treating patients as I would want myself or my family to be treated. I strive to abide by the 3 "A's" - ability, available, and affable. Areas of expertise: Foot & Ankle Injuries, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Knee, Hip, Shoulder conditions, Fractures.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Boston University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
Brown University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Practice Areas

Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle/Foot specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Achilles Tendinitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo treats Achilles Tendinitis more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Abdo treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Heel Spur
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo treats Heel Spur more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Abdo treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Abdo treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hip Fracture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo treats Hip Fracture more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Abdo treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Abdo treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Abdo treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

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 Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 57% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo treats Knee Disorders more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Abdo treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Abdo treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo treats Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle) more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Abdo treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

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Dr. Abdo's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • 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 Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • 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 Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Locations

Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay

Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay1011 Jeffords St Bldg C Clearwater, FL 33756
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