Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine

Ira Guttentag, MD, FACS

Sports Medicine, Knee & Shoulder Reconstruction

Brandon

North Tampa

Wiregrass

Zephyrhills

  • Accepting new patients
Biography

Dr. Guttentag has extensive surgical experience in the areas of Sports Medicine and Knee and Shoulder Reconstruction. He has been the Medical Director and Head Team Physician for the Tampa Bay Lightning since 2002.

Dr. Guttentag provides care to athletes of all ages and levels. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Florida Medical Clinic. He has a particular interest in knee and ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repairs, meniscus and cartilage repair and regeneration, and total knee replacement.

A leader in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, Dr. Guttentag specializes in minimally invasive total and partial knee replacement, which allows for a quicker, more pain-free recovery. In addition, he is one of the first in Florida to perform the Biomet XP Anterior Cruciate Sparing Total Knee Replacement. A native of New York, Dr. Guttentag moved to Florida in 1993. He is married with three children. A sports enthusiast, Dr. Guttentag enjoys tennis, running and weight lifting.

Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical Education

University of South Florida, College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

Internship/Residency

Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowships

Matthews Orthopaedic Clinic
Orlando, FL
Sports Medicine, Knee and Shoulder Reconstruction

Hospital Memberships

AdventHealth Tampa
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
New Tampa Surgery Center

Special Interests

Sports Medicine
Total Knee Replacement
Arthroscopic Knee and Shoulder Surgery

Brandon 2020 Town Center Blvd Brandon, Florida 33511  Suite D

Brandon

2020 Town Center Blvd
Brandon, Florida 33511

Suite D


Brandon

2020 Town Center Blvd
Brandon, Florida 33511

Suite D

P: 813.979.0440
F: 813.355.5054

North Tampa 14547 Bruce B Downs Blvd Tampa, Florida 33613  Suite C

North Tampa

14547 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33613

Suite C


North Tampa

14547 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33613

Suite C

P: 813.979.0440
F: 813.355.5054

Wiregrass 2352 Bruce B Downs Blvd. Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544  Suite 102

Wiregrass

2352 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544

Suite 102


Wiregrass

2352 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544

Suite 102

P: 813.979.0440
F: 813.355.5054

Zephyrhills 38135 Market Square Zephyrhills, Florida 33542  Suite 38107

Zephyrhills

38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Suite 38107


Zephyrhills

38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Suite 38107

P: 813.979.0440
F: 813.355.5054

Florida Medical Clinic participates with most major carriers. Please consult your insurance carrier prior to your appointment to verify our participation status with your insurance plan. This list is subject to change and is not all-inclusive.

Aetna
  • Aetna Elect Choice HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice PPO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice HMO
Allwell by Sunshine (Medicare)
AvMed
  • AvMed HMO
  • AvMed PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield aka: Florida Blue
  • BC Advantage 65
  • BC Health Options (Blue Care)
  • BC PPC (PPO)
  • BC TRAD. (PPS)
  • BCBS Medicare HMO
  • BCBS Medicare PPO
  • BCBS Network Blue (Blue Options)
  • BCBS Select
Cigna
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Great West HMO
  • Great West PPO
Corvel W/C
Coventry
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry PPO
  • First Health
  • SouthCare
Evolutions
Freedom Health Medicare Advantage
Heritage Summit
Humana
  • Humana HMO Comm
  • Humana HMO M’Care
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana PPO M’Care
Island Group Administration
Markel Insurance Co. (St. Leo students only)
MCM Maxcare
Medicare
Multiplan
  • Beechstreet
  • MultiPlan
  • Private Healthcare System (PHCS)
Optimum Healthcare (Medicare Advantage)
Provider Select Inc.
Railroad Medicare
Tricare
  • Tricare Prime (HMO)
  • Tricare Standard
United Health Care
  • Evercare

Physician Gallery

Dr. Ira Guttentag: A Day in the Life

Take a behind-the-scenes look as Dr. Ira Guttentag treats a wide variety of orthopedic issues for his patients at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine. He offers relief to his elder patients who suffer from osteoarthritis pain and administers treatment to trained athletes with sports-related injuries.

Dr. Ira Guttentag on Studio10

Discusses Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rapid Recovery Knee Replacement.

Dr. Ira Guttentag explains the Oxford Partial Knee.

Dr. Ira Guttentag discusses Vitamin E Polyethylene Knee Replacement.

Dr. Ira Guttentag on Health Matters TV Program

ABC News Patient Story - Signature Knee Replacement

Tampa Bay Lightning Team Physicians

The team at Florida Medical Clinic has been there every step of the way and with expert providers and over 30 specialties Florida Medical Clinic can take care of your team too. Florida Medical Clinic, official team physicians of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Total Knee Replacement

Dr. Ira Guttentag, head team physician of the Tampa Bay Lightning, is the first Bay Area surgeon selected to perform the new innovative total knee replacement that preserves all of your ligaments.

Dr. Guttentag on Health Matters

Revolutionary Knee Replacement Procedure

Signature Technique Animation

Testimonials

"I’ve recommended them to others!"

This is my second knee replacement. I was nervous about having “fast track” same day release. I am feeling great and glad The Dr. scheduled the surgery this way. My first procedure went great and I’m sure this one will be successful. Dr. Guttentag and the entire hospital and rehabilitation staff were quite professional. I’ve Recommended them to others!
Susan C.

"Superior surgeon."

Quick recovery, no visible scar, no pain other than the anesthesia reaction immediately after surgery. Dr. Guttentag was very pleasant to talk with and I had great post operative care from him and the hospital. My husband and I would recommend him to anyone who needed a total knee replacement and other surgeries in his specialty. Superior surgeon.

"I celebrated my ten week follow up with a 100 mile bike ride"

On December 11th, I had a partial knee replacement and everything turned out great. I was off the walker after the second day and haven't looked back since. I was back on my bike by the third week and celebrated my ten week follow up with a hundred mile bike ride. I really can't tell a difference between the implant and my normal knee. I'm still a little numb but it's getting better every day. The fact that I recovered so quickly is a testament to the skill of the surgeon and his team.
Chris A.

"Dr. Guttentag provides the absolute best orthopedic treatment that anyone can receive"

Outstanding care and excellent service by Dr. Guttentag and his entire team. Now I know how it feels to get VIP treatment. Throughout the entire process of getting knee replacement surgery, I felt I was being cared for by an experienced, professional and caring orthopedic medical team. My positive experience extended from my initial visit, pre-op preparation and education and continued throughout the subsequent surgery, hospital stay and recovery. I had a lot of anxiety in the beginning but it quickly went away after receiving high-quality care and compassion in every step of the process. Dr. Guttentag patiently answered every question I had throughout the process and compassionately explained the entire procedure so that I not only understood what was going to happen but felt comfortable and confident that I would have a complete recovery. After having been in healthcare for more than 10 years I can honestly say that Dr. Guttentag provides the absolute best orthopedic treatment that anyone can receive. I highly recommend him and and his entire staff to anyone seeking the best orthopedic care available. Many thanks to you Dr. Guttentag for the VIP treatment I received.... Read More +
Synetta

"A doctor I really admire"

Dr. Ira Guttentag is a doctor I really admire. He is a very skilled and caring surgeon who has operated on my knees twice. Both times have been good experiences. This time I am only four weeks out from surgery and doing well. Yesterday, I went up and down our 17-step staircase three times with only having to touch the handrail. Dr. Guttentag is no nonsense, but if you pay attention to what he says, this is very doable.
Jane T.

"Thank you does not seem enough."

Like many others, I struggled with knee pain for several years and did the gambit of shots. I met with Dr Guttentag and was scheduled for bilateral knee replacements. I had the first one done Dec 2014 and the second one March 2015. The first knee I was in the hospital two nights and the second knee just overnight. I was up walking the next morning and doing physical therapy. Both knees were a success and I walked into the first ten day post op appointments using a cane for balance only. It is now the end of April, I am back to swimming and riding my bicycle with minimal scarring or pain. I really like Dr Guttentag's post op plan of care. He is conservative with compression socks and wraps and makes sure one has adequate pain medicine. I think his belief in using the continuous passive machine (CPM) for exercising the knee the first three weeks is a key element for successful flexion and extension of the knee. I can bend my knee further than I have been able to in several years. I have two hiking trips scheduled for this summer and I look forward to both of them thanks to Dr Guttentag. I also want to give a high five to his clinic staff. From Xray, to technicians, to Dena in scheduling and his Physician Assistant Riordan..... all were so friendly and helpful and went above and beyond. Thank you does not seem enough.... Read More +
Marsha F

"Thank you so much for my new knees"

Dr. Guttentag- Thank you so much for my new knees. I will take care of them and do them proud when I return to my favorite activities. I also want to extend a huge Thank you to your clinic staff... PA Riordan and the young gentleman doing dressings changes and check ins were super and willingly answered my questions. The X-Ray technician, Todd, was so good especially with patient rapport. So friendly and acts like he wants to be there and be happy. Never treated you like another patient. Dena is the best. Again, so friendly and engaging and helpful and supportive. I could go on and on. THANK YOU does not seem enough- but I am so grateful. Also, thank you for letting me go home the next day after surgery. Have a great summer and I will say it- GO LIGHTNING!... Read More +
Marsha

"You're a great surgeon and a great doctor"

Thank you for going above and beyond to make my surgery happen. You're a great surgeon and a great doctor. Thanks to God and you I have my life back. So grateful! God bless you.
Wendy J.

"I highly recommend Dr. Guttentag"

Glad I listened to Dr. Guttentag!! After my primary care physician told me I needed surgery for what he thought was a “bone spur” with built up cartilage in my ankle that wouldn’t allow me to play sports, I thought I might need a second opinion. I was referred to Dr. Guttentag at Florida Medical Clinic from a friend. My initial consultation went well. After the x-ray Dr. Guttentag asked me to walk around the room. He noticed how pronated my walk was and recommended to do physical therapy and get orthotics before thinking of surgery. Glad I listened to him. The “bone spur” turned out to be an inflamed tendon that was swollen from playing sports and being pronated. I trusted Dr. Guttentag from his experience with the Tampa Bay Lighting so I knew he was familiar with sports injuries. I highly recommend Dr. Guttentag and Florida Medical Clinic.... Read More +
Peter J.

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