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About Peter Candelora, MD

About Dr. Peter Candelora

Dr. Peter Candelora serves the New Port Richey, Florida, community as the founder of Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. He specializes in joint arthroplasty including minimally invasive procedures for both hip and knee replacements. He and his staff strive to stay at the forefront of orthopaedic technology to offer their patients the most current surgical innovations.

At Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Dr. Candelora has been practicing orthopaedic surgery in the area since 1989. Prior to opening the practice, he was the Chief of Surgery at both North Bay Hospital and New Port Richey Community Hospital

He started his medical career in his home state of Pennsylvania with concurrent Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biology at Bucknell University. After graduation he was accepted to the prestigious Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana to study medicine.

Once completing medical school, Dr. Candelora remained at Tulane for his residency in orthopaedic surgery. He then moved west for specialty training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) affiliated Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Los Angeles. He then returned to the South for additional education in sports medicine at Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic in Columbus, Georgia.

Dr. Candelora is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a member of the Florida Orthopedic Association, the Florida Medical Society, the Pasco Medical Society, the Hughston Society, and Tulane’s Caldwell Society.

The chief goal of Dr. Candelora and Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is to “remain at the forefront of proven and accepted surgical innovations.”


Words from our patients

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    "Doctor is always understanding, listens to what you are saying and works with you to provide you the best care."

    Chris M.
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    "The staff is very nice and the office is bright, spacious and clean. Highly recommend Dr. Candelora!"

    Brianne P.
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    "I am so happy with the great service I received for my knee. Dr. Candelora will be highly recommended by me."

    Robert V.
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    "Dr. Candelora makes me feel comfortable and he truly cares about my needs. I appreciate that he spends one on one time with me to answer questions and concerns of mine."

    Ryan B.
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    "I only have good things to say about Dr. Candlora. he was very kind to me when no one could tell me what was wrong with my hip."

    Verified Patient
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    "Dr. Candelora took the time to try and help and I believe he found the source. Three weeks later, I was almost pain free!"

    Verified Patient


Coastal Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
5145 Deer Park Dr.
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Phone: 727-314-2832
Fax: 727-847-7526

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