Tampa Bay’s First Dedicated Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgery Center

Superior Patient Care, including the Latest Robotic Technology

March 29, 2021 – Clearwater, FL, and Raleigh, NC – Orthopaedic Associates of West Florida (OAWF), Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay, and Compass partner in the premier joint, spine and orthopaedic center in West Florida. The partnership brings together world-class joint, spine and orthopaedic surgeons at Tampa Bay Joint and Spine Center (TBJS).  

This brand new facility will be conveniently located at 26034 US Highway 19 N and is slated to open late 2021. It will have multiple state-of-the-art operating theaters, an extended surgical stay suite, and a dedicated team of specialists concentrating solely on joint and spine care to musculoskeletal patients in the Tampa Bay area.

Compass CEO DJ Hill said, “Given I grew up in Clearwater, this is an important project for me personally. Local residents, including perhaps my parents, will soon be able to receive superior care without going to the hospital. Patients will walk out of the center just hours after having a joint replaced. That means they’ll return to their active lives sooner.”

TBJS is the first local ASC utilizing Mako, Stryker’s robotic-arm-assisted surgery system for total knee arthroplasty. Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the desired implant size, orientation, and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy.

TBJS will also utilize VELYS™ Hip Navigation (DePuy), which offers a precise analysis of implant selection and positioning through easy-to-use non-invasive navigation, pre-operative digital templating, and case planning.

Dr. Andrew Cooper, a surgeon with OAWF, stated, “This center will offer exceptional clinical care and a phenomenal patient experience. Our group is excited to offer care to patients in this lower-cost, higher-quality environment. And with the practice office next door, surgical patients will have the comfort of familiarity on their surgery day.”

About Orthopaedic Associates of West Florida

With over three decades of established group experience, Orthopaedic Associates of West Florida and their Board-Certified physicians specialize in every area of adolescent and adult Orthopaedic services including Knee and Hip Replacement (Adult Joint Reconstruction), Spine, Neck, Hand, Foot and Ankle, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery and Interventional Pain Management. OAWF merges state-of-the-art technology, unsurpassed physician skills, and a patient-friendly atmosphere to provide a superior experience for all patients.

About Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay

Founded in 1968, Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay offers specialists in Spine, Foot & Ankle, Hand, Sports Medicine and Hip & Knee Reconstruction. All physicians are board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

About Compass Surgical Partners

In partnership with exceptional surgeons, Compass Surgical Partners develops and manages surgery centers, with a specific focus on joint replacement and spine surgery. Compass strives to provide exceptional, high-value surgical services to local communities while also supporting the independent practice of medicine and surgery.

Our mission is to create strong partnerships that improve the lives of patients and providers.

Compass Surgical Partners