Our team of orthopedic physicians welcome pediatric to elderly patients. If you suffer from growth plate concerns or scoliosis as a youngster, or if you worry about hip or knee replacement as a senior, Askins & Miller Orthopaedics will provide conservative, common-sense care. If you have already received a surgical recommendation and need outpatient options, then our team will happily evaluate your health application for GulfCoast Surgy Center in Sarasota.
During arthoscopy, a pencil-sized arthroscope and other surgical instruments are inserted into a joint through tiny incisions. A video camera attached to the arthroscope enables the surgeon to see within the the joint and repair any damage. Arthroscopy is much less invasive than traditional "open" surgery, reducing scarring, postoperative pain, and recovery time. Most patients are home within a few hours after the procedure.
Askins & Miller also specializes in Joint Replacement Surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder. Although many of these surgeries are performed at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Doctors Hospital, some private insurance, workers' compensation, and cash patients who need knee or hip replacement in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Englewood may medically qualify for our outpatient facility at GulfCoast Surgery Center on our Sarasota campus, where patients are immediately transferred to HealthSouth in Sarasota for recovery and rehabilitation. Even international patients visit Askins & Miller to take advantage of cost savings of knee or hip replacement surgery at GulfCoast Surgery Center in Sarasota. For more information about our advancements in joint replacement surgery, visit "The Cutting Edge".
Our physicians are highly trained sports medicine professionals. In fact, Daryl Miller (offices in Sarasota and Englewood) and Brendon Connolly (offices in Sarasota and Bradenton) hold board certifications in sports medicine. Also, Ryan Pflugner, the newest member of our team, received additional and specialized training in sports medicine in conjunction with orthopedics.
We perform arthroscopic surgery including anterior cuciate ligament reconstruction, arthroscopic cartilage transplantation (OATS procedure), meniscal surgery and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Most athletes can be successfully treated without surgery, so we have established close working relationships with highly trained physical therapists and physiatrists (doctor specializing in physical medicine) in the community.
Back pain is one of the most common reasons to see a physician. With on site digital X-Ray, our physicians are well-equipped to treat your pain. Statistically, 90% of all patients with acute (less than 1 month duration) back pain are cured after our treatments. Our physicians rely on scientific studies to provide proven remedies and help you to avoid other expensive and sometimes unreliable treatments. When patients need them, we can frequently provide trigger point injections and epidural steroid injections to relieve nerve root impingement. These injections are done at our surgery center if insurance permits. If neccessary, we have a board certified network of neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, physiatrists, and pain management specialits who work with us at GulfCoast Surgery Center in Sarasota and will see you expeditiously because of our professional relationship.
Askins & Miller Orthopedic also specialize in work related accidents and injuries. We will work closely with your employer, adjuster, and/or nurse case manager to get you back to work. Many work related injuries are not surgical and can be remedied through physical therapy or other forms of conservative care.
Askins & Miller also perform Independent Medical Exams (IMEs) for workers' compensation cases. The prices can vary depending on size of case file, so contact our Work Comp Coordinator, Chris, by clicking on the "Workers' Compensation" link in the sidebar.
Information on the following topics can be found at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Click on Links & Organizations.