The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, a ‘Destination Practice’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.  – Eight years ago, Dr. William A. Leone, head of The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, made a compassionate and well thought-out decision, transforming the business model for his orthopedic practice. Dr. Leone created a destination practice, intentionally reducing the number of cases he would…

Dr. Leone Answers Individual Patient Questions and Concerns Prior to Surgery, Providing Patients with Knowledge and Confidence to Ensure an Optimal Result and Experience

At The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, we value the doctor-patient relationship and consider it to be as important as the surgery itself. We take pride at the Leone Center in having created an environment where patients feel comfortable asking questions and then getting a personal response or help. This begins with the first phone…

Partial vs. Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Some patients in need of a hip replacement will ask me if they are candidates for a partial rather than a total hip replacement because it sounds “less invasive.” Unlike the knee (which has three distinct compartments and when one wears out there’s a good chance that only that compartment needs to be replaced), the…

Clinical Trial at Holy Cross Hospital for Total Knee Replacement Patients Who are Not Happy with their Results: A Technology and Technique that can Potentially Help Them

Principal Investigator: William Leone, MD Total Knee Replacement (TKR) has been a well-established and successful procedure for 50 years and has helped millions of people worldwide. More than 750,000 TKRs are performed each year in the United States and recent studies indicate that number is expected to increase more than 650 percent from 2005 through…

Medicare Patients Q & A

  Q: Does Dr. Leone take care of patients with Medicare insurance? A: Absolutely. Patients with Medicare coverage make up a large portion of Dr. Leone’s practice and are prioritized. They are required to pay a fee for Dr. Leone’s services only. Very importantly all other expenses associated with their care is covered by their…

Hip Replacement Surgery Q & A

As head of the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, I often am asked to discuss my specialty: hip and knee replacement surgery. One reporter recently asked me to comment on his five top questions about hip replacement surgery.  Since these are questions I often hear from patients, I wanted to share this Q & A…