Thomas L. Bernasek, M.D.

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“Even after many years as a surgeon, I remain fascinated by the scientific, mechanical, and technical aspects of hip and knee joint design, function, and surgery.”

Assisted by 

Mauricio Polanco, PA-C
Brian Yates, PA-C


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Dr. Bernasek is a founding member of Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He received his medical training at the Creighton University College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed his orthopedic residency training at the University of New Mexico. After residency, Dr. Bernasek completed a fellowship in joint replacement and adult reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is known nationally and internationally as an expert in joint replacement with vast experience in total hip and knee replacement. His articles have been published in numerous professional journals, and he has presented research papers and lectured at medical conferences on the national and international level for over a decade. He maintains active involvement in numerous orthopedic research and development projects and has served as an Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.


  • Medical Degree, Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Residency, The University of New Mexico, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Adult Reconstruction

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I had a Hip replacement with Dr Bernasek  last year. My hip is doing very well. He, as always did a great service for me and others. 

Tamara Klein