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Dr. Michael Taunton, MD

Orthopedic Surgery*
4.7 (23)
Map Pin Small Rochester, MN
Accepting new patients
20 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Michael Taunton, MD

Dr. Michael Taunton, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon in Rochester, MN. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 20 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. Patients rated Dr. Taunton an average 4.7 star rating.

Dr. Taunton works at Practice in Rochester, MN with other offices in Minneapolis, MN. They frequently treat conditions like Osteoarthritis of Hip along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Taunton's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    200 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55905 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (507) 284-2511
  2. 2
    Office
    600 Hennepin Ave Ste 350, Minneapolis, MN 55403 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (507) 284-2884

Hospital Affiliations
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  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Hip Replacement with Robotic Assist
Hip Replacement
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Knee Replacement
Total Knee Arthroplasty with Robotic Assist
Bursitis of Hip
Difficulty With Walking
Hip Osteophyte
Hip Tendinitis
Joint Pain
Knee Osteophyte
Miner's Knee
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis
Acute Leukemia
Adenocarcinoma
Adhesive Capsulitis Shoulder
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
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Avascular Necrosis
Baker’s Cyst
Bladder Cancer
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain Cancer
Breast Cancer
Cerebral Palsy
Cervical Radiculopathy
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Colorectal Cancer
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Endocrine Cancer
Femoral Neck Fracture
Femur Fracture
Fracture of Hand and Fingers
Ganglion Cyst
Genitourinary Cancers
Hand Fracture
Head and Neck Cancer
Hematologic Problems
Hepatobiliary Cancer
Hip Dysplasia
Hip Fracture
Hip Sprain
Internal Derangement of Knee
Kidney Cancer
Knee Dislocation
Knee Disorders
Knee Fracture
Limb Pain
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lung Cancer
Lupus
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Lymphoma
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Multiple Myeloma
Myeloma
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Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroendocrine Tumor of Pancreas
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteosarcoma
Pancreatic Cancer
Pelvic Fracture
Perthe's Disease
Piriformis Syndrome
Pituitary Gland Cancer
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Post-Traumatic Arthritis
Prostate Cancer
Pyogenic Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hip
Sarcoma
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Sciatica
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Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis
Shoulder Osteophyte
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Thyroid Cancer
Torticollis
Trigger Finger
Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
Arthrocentesis
Excision of Tibia or Fibula
Facet Blocks
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Hip Arthroscopy
Hip Impingement Procedure
Hip Reconstruction Surgery
Hip Replacement Revision
Hip Resurfacing
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee Surgery
Meniscus Surgery
Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach to the Hip
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Partial Hip Replacement
Partial Knee Replacement
Quadriceps Tendon Repair
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Spinal Nerve Block
Steroid Injection
Synovial Biopsy
Total Hip Replacement
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wound Repair
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    4.7
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    About Dr. Michael Taunton, MD

    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 20 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1992784854
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • OrthoCarolina
    Fellowship
    Internship
    • Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • Drury University
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Michael Taunton, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Taunton is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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    Dr. Taunton has seen patients for Osteoarthritis of Hip, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Taunton on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    23 patients have reviewed Dr. Taunton. The overall rating for this provider is 4.7. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Taunton.

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