Dr. Ronald Hayter, MD

Dr. Ronald Hayter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
63 y/o

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Dr. Ronald Hayter, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Clearwater, FL. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

The Florida Knee & Orthopedic Pavilion

1831 N Belcher Rd Ste E2

Clearwater, FL 33765
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hayter "We strive to form a lasting partnership between patient and physician to jointly meet your health needs. Healthcare built on a foundation of trust and understanding.

World class customer service for people with arthritis.

We provider outstanding personalized care and utilize the latest technology to help patients regain their life."



  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Texas-Austin
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University of Texas
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Joint Implant Surgeons-Ohio State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hayter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Hayter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hayter to family and friends
based on 60 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Hayter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in New Port Richey, FL |
Praise God for the people God places in our life. Thank you Suzy Gardner for introducing Dr. Hayter to us. My hubby Tom had his partial knee resurfacing done on August 11th and he was released 17 days later, encouraged to get back to golfing, etc. What an awesome surgeon Dr. Hayter is and his entire staff is spectacular. We are both so thankful for this wonderful experience. Thank you Dr. Hayter & staff. We are blessed.
in The Villages, FL |
I was first recommended to make an appointment with this doctor before undergoing a partial knee replacement. Gathered my x-rays and MRI and went to see him. Since my knee was not bone on bone, he was able to help me using new technologies including Stem Cell Therapy and Subcondroplasty. This procedure was performed 7 weeks ago and I have no knee pain!
in Palm Harbor, FL |
Sept. 2013 I was trying to find the right Doctor. Interviewed with 3, all told me I needed complete replacements as they would not last 20 years. At the time I was 65. I decided to attend a seminar on partial replacement and chose Dr. Hayter. He was the best choice! In 10 months I had both my knees corrected. 3 Mo later I had new hip using medial approach. I'm pain free! . I skiied this year 2017 without issues and can bike comfortably. I'm in Camp Gladiator 3x per week. Best Doc ever!!
in The Villages, FL |
Absolutely the best knowledgeable orthopedic Dr in the Tampa Bay area. I was recommended to Dr Hayter for a hip replacement. He preformed the anterior approach which was very successful. I'm a BIG advocate of Dr Hayter.
in Largo, FL |
I would recommend this office to everyone who needs it, my consult was 6-13-17 has surgery 6-30 and had final appointment, whole experenice was WONDERFUL, surgery was great
in Trinity, FL |
My husband had a total hip resurfacing and I had a partial knee resurfacing done recently. We both have had a very positive and successful outcome in our experience with Dr Hayter and his staff.. We will continue to be huge advocates of Dr Hayter and the technique he used for our surgeries which were less invasive and our recovery time has been faster. In our opinion, anyone contemplating a total knee or hip replacement needs to contact him before undergoing these types of surgeries.
Dr. Hayter has changed my life! Instead of sever spinal surgery and powerful pain pills he explained to me at length that I needed an arthritis regimen. Wow, after so many doctors over 15 years, no one ever addressed osteoarthritis. After starting on a NSAI, I can now walk without intense pain and am taking Pilates lessons. Dr. Hayter is truely a miracle worker. Thank you!
in Clearwater , FL |
Absolutely best doctor/surgeon. His confidence in himself along with his education & experience deserves to be recognized. If your looking for a surgeon, look no more...he is top notch. Office staff is also great. Informative, understanding & always caring. Highly recommended
in Largo Florida |
Parial knee replacement done about four years ago, Very fast recovery, No more pain sence. Thanks!!! Dr,Hatter.
in LARGO, FL |
Dr Hayter did what he called a total knee revision, which was really a total knee replacement. It was done on Jan 11, 2016, and I am still in pain and still cannot bend that knee 90 degrees. He put me through an MUA three months after surgery, and I still am unable to bend my knee. On one of my many follow-up visits, he tried to blame the pain I have in my knee as coming from my back. After having an x-Ray of my back in his office, he "sheepishly" admitted the problem wasn't my back.
in Clearwater, FL |
Dr. Hayter is a very skilled knee surgeon who understands the patients need and strives to meet Them at all levels. He listens carefully and gives concise answers, always striving to be a caring Physician. He performed partial resurfacing on one knee for my husband and on both knees for Me in 2015. I have sent him two patients by referral and will continue to refer him if asked. He has A very good staff who have worked with him for many years at another group practice. His new Location is good
Bristol, VA |
I have had both hips replaced and have the best results and care from Dr . Hayter I come almost 1000 miles for him .Number one Dr in the Country
in Tampa, Fl. |
I found Dr. Ron Hayter thru an exhaustive search for knee surgery for my 80 year old mom. She was told by 2 doctors that she was to old and frail for any knee surgery replacement surgery and they never mentioned partial knee replacement to us. It was only from my friend in the emergency room that told us about Dr. Hayter. My mom went from a wheelchair to walking around, and her outlook on life brightened immediately for over 10 more years. Three more friends lives improved ! Thanks Dr Hayter !
in Pensacola, Florida |
I hyperextended my TKR 16 months after surgery & built up fluid on my knee. He checked to make sure there was no damage to the knee replacement & drained the excess fluid painlessly. The staff is also excellent & helpful for all your concerns.
in Tampa, FL |
Horrible, waited 2 hours past my appointment time. Once the Dr. looked at my x-ray, stated 'you have a healthy knee' told him about my pain and my knee was swollen with water build up. Took the x-ray to Dr. Mixa he looked at them explained what he saw which was a 'torn up knee' and I'm scheduled for a total knee replacement with Dr. Mix.
in Summerfield |
Had two surgeries with him. Great doctor.
in The Villages, Florida |
Dr is patient- answers all questions Surgery went extremely well. Little pain/mostly discomfort. I had a partial knee replacement.
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Dr. Hayter accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
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  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
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Palms of Pasadena Hospital
1501 Pasadena Ave S
South Pasadena, FL 33707
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Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd S
Largo, FL 33774
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