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Dr. Thomas Bernasek, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Bernasek

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

13020 N Telecom Pkwy Temple Terrace, FL 33637

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Dr. Thomas Bernasek, MD is a reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in Temple Terrace, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in reconstructive orthopedic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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(813) 978-9700

Dr. Bernasek accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access
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Dr. Bernasek's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernasek treats Complications of Joint Prosthesis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bernasek treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Hip Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Bernasek 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
Knee Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernasek performs Knee Replacement more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement

Dr. Bernasek's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Subluxation
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Bernasek provides nonsurgical and surgical expert care to ensure each patient receives individualized treatment. He specializes in adult reconstruction and arthritis surgery and injuries or conditions in the hip and knee.

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
Mayo Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
1986
The University of New Mexico
Residency Hospital
1986
The University of New Mexico
Internship Hospital
1981
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1977
University of Wyoming
Undergraduate School
1987
1986
1986
1981
1977

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chief of Staff, Tampa General Hospital, September

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Bernasek's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bernasek

4.3

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
78.04878048780488%
(32)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
4.878048780487805%
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2 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
(1)
1 Star
12.195121951219512%
(5)

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I had bilateral knee replacement 2 years ago. Dr Bernasek and his staff were amazing and very informative. I had an excellent outcome and am so grateful I found this doctor. I live in Punta Gorda but this doctor is worth the drive. The first visit I waited an hour but subsequent visits were less than 15 minutes.
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On Feb 19, 2019 Dr Bernasek performed my right hip replacement surgery. He is a brilliant surgeon, with a charming, caring personality. I followed his post surgery instructions to the letter, and am now completely pain free with total mobility!!!!! I am deeply appreciative of his services and the services of his team. All have been very professional and compassionate. I couldn’t want a better surgical outcome. Treatment at Tampa General was awesome too. I am truly thankful for my surgical and follow up care!!!! I hope I will not need any additional orthopedic surgery, but if I do, I will be scheduling a consultation with Dr Bernasek!! Thank you Dr Bernasek!!!! I am pain free and am enjoying life again!!! Thank you!!!!
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Dr. Thomas Bernasek sees each patient as an individual case. There is no one fits all approach in his practice. He believes in starting at the first level of treatment and then when that does not bring results, he is eager to go further in order to solve the problem. He also is very considerate of a patient's wait time to see him. Dr. Bernasek was very apologetic regarding the delay time of my appointment . He saw my time as valuable as his. He is truly a professional physician. I highly recommend him for his professionalism and his abilities as a doctor.
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founding out why my left hip is still hurting after replacing when I arrived the staff was very kind and caring and very patience when my questions a nurse named pooga was most helpful and was concerned about helping with my issues also a nurse Jessica Ruth was noticing I was having trouble with remembering my apt scheduled which she took time from her busy work and wrote done my tasks that should done first to last. man I was so appreciated by her caringness it was so helpful then Dr Ibrahim was so concern with my issues that in my belief he ask me real world questions and gave me very helpful answers man these employees are a asset to there profession I would recommend hands down to anyone having problems like mine to contact these professionals and schedule a apt ASAP they will not be disappointed again it was a pleasure to have all these skilled medical personal with a caring concern helping me out thank you dr bernasek your staff is second to none
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I can not say enough positive things about Dr Bernasek. He replaced my hip, and everything went great. His bedside manner is just wonderful, his PA’s are great too. It can be hard to get an appointment as he is so well known. If your are lucky enough to get in (like I was), do be prepared for a bit of a wait to see him. It’s the only downside, however he is worth the wait.
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Dr Bernasek is a wonderful surgeon and has a great bedside manner. However, his office is so poorly managed that it is not uncommon to wait 2 to 3 hours after a scheduled appointment time to see him.
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In 1987 I was on a business trip in a Tampa and was hit by a car. I was rushed to Tampa General where Dr Bernasek preformed a complete knee reconstruction and repaired my tibia fracture with external fixation. Thirty years later I am now a resident of Florida and my legs are strong and healthy.. Thank you Dr Bernasek
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It was well worth the wait. Very very nice Doctor. He explains everything to you .
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Thanks to Dr. Bernasek my leg feels better now than it has in years. I was sent to Dr. Bernasek by another orthopedic physician. I was dealing with a 2nd infection after knee replacement surgery. He knew what to do to help me and did just that. He has a wonderful bedside manner and makes sure you understand everything. The only downside is you wait forever to see him. I have waited in his office 2 1/2 hours past my appointment time, but I trust him more than any other ortho doctor.
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Always receive competent and courteous care from Dr. Bernasek, his PA, and his staff.
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Dr Bernasek and his PA Brain Yates are excellent. They explain issues thoroughly and take whatever time the patient needs . I have never felt rushed with either one. They inspire confidence. Unfortunately, you will have to wait 3 months or more to get an appointment and once you get there you are faced with a wait time that exceeds 2 hrs, regularly, UGH!!!! and the administrative assistant (Maria) does not return phone calls, so surgery scheduling can be stressful.
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Dr. Bernasek replaced my knee March 2014. The entire experience was great and pain was kept to a minimum. Infection protocol was beyond compare. I love my new knee and owe it all to Dr. B
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