Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine
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.
University of South Florida, College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Matthews Orthopaedic Clinic
Sports Medicine, Knee and Shoulder Reconstruction
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
New Tampa Surgery Center
Total Knee Replacement
Arthroscopic Knee and Shoulder Surgery
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 HMO
- Aetna Medicare HMO
- Aetna Medicare PPO
- Aetna PPO
- AvMed HMO
- AvMed PPO
- BC Advantage 65
- BC Health Options (Blue Care)
- BCBS HMO
- BCBS Medicare HMO
- BCBS Medicare PPO
- BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
- Cigna HMO
- Cigna PPO
- Great West HMO
- Great West PPO
- Coventry HMO
- Coventry Medicare HMO
- Coventry Medicare PPO
- Coventry PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana Medicare HMO
- Humana Medicare PPO (Includes Choice PPO/PFFS)
- Humana PPO
- Allwell by Sunshine (Medicare HMO)
- Tricare East
- Tricare East HMO (Prime)
- Tricare Standard
- United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete HMO
- United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete PPO
- United Healthcare Dual Complete HMO
- United Healthcare Dual Complete PPO
- United Healthcare HMO
- United Healthcare PPO
- Wellmed- UHC Medicare
- Corvel Work Comp
- Dept of Labor
- Heritage Summit Work Comp
Ira Guttentag, MD, FACS's Resources
- Rapid Recovery
- Biomet Joint Replacement
- Tampa Bay Lightning
- Orthopaedic Research Society
- Orthopedics Today
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- Journals of the AMA
- Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- The American Journal of Sports Medicine
- The National Athletic Trainers’ Association
- The Arthritis Foundation
- Repicci II® Resurfacing Knee System
- Discover Elbow System
- The M2a™-Taper Metal-on-Metal
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.
"I figured, if this Dr. does surgery on elite athletes like the Lightning, then he’s as good as I’ll be able to get."
"I’ve recommended them to others!"
"I celebrated my ten week follow up with a 100 mile bike ride"
"Dr. Guttentag provides the absolute best orthopedic treatment that anyone can receive"
"A doctor I really admire"
"Thank you does not seem enough."
"Thank you so much for my new knees"
"You're a great surgeon and a great doctor"
"I highly recommend Dr. Guttentag"
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