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Paul Spezia

Dr. Spezia is an orthopedic surgeon in the Saint Peters area. He is affiliated with Progress West Hospital and 3 more hospitals.
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Dr. Spezia saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more sprained joint patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more broken bone patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more trigger finger patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more carpal tunnel syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more repetitive stress injury (RSI) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more obesity patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more Dupuytren's contracture patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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Dr. Spezia saw lymphedema patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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Dr. Spezia saw more peripheral neuropathy patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more neuropathy patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more broken hand patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more sprained shoulder patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more sprained hand patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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67 doctors
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Dr. Spezia saw more tendonitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more ganglion cyst patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more sprained wrist patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more fibromyalgia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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Dr. Spezia saw more contracture patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more tennis elbow patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw lipoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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Dr. Spezia saw more sprained leg patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more osteoporosis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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Dr. Spezia saw more rotator cuff sprain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more bunion patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more torn meniscus patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spezia saw more De Quervain's tenosynovitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Spezia’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Spezia’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Spezia’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Spezia’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Spezia’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Spezia’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Spezia sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

St Louis Urological Surgeons
112 Piper Hill Dr
Saint Peters, MO 63376
693 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION
  • University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1986
  • LECOMT/United Memorial Medical Center Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Spezia is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Progress West Hospital
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    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • SSM Health Saint Joseph Hospital-Lake Saint Louis
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    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Barnes-Jewish St Peters Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Progress West Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • HealthPartners
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield