Ignatios Papas, DO
Ignatios Papas, DO, is a non-surgical orthopedic physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Regenexx Tampa Bay – Regenexx Tampa Bay. Dr. Papas is a native Floridian and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbial and Molecular Biology from the University of Central Florida and his Master of Science degree in Neuroscience and Aging from the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, and his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina where he served as Chief resident and founded the program’s Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Curriculum. Dr. Papas has taught courses in musculoskeletal ultrasound to residents across multiple specialties and to medical students. During his academic chief tenure he was voted Medical Educator of the Year at Carolinas Rehabilitation. Dr. Papas is a research collaborator with Columbia University Medical Center/Weill Cornell University on multiple projects. His research specializes in musculoskeletal ultrasound and he speaks at numerous national conferences regarding the advancement of techniques in the field.
Dr. Papas’ clinical practice focuses on Interventional Orthobiologics, offering Regenexx procedures, highly specific, precise image-guided injection procedures that use the healing agents from the patient’s own body to promote the body’s natural healing ability. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Orthopedics, the Spine Intervention Society, The Interventional Orthopedic Foundation, and the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Papas also performs micro-invasive Carpal Tunnel Release under ultrasound guidance, allowing patients to resolve carpal tunnel syndrome and return to normal activity in as little as 3-6 days. This procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia and takes approximately 10-20 minutes.
When he isn’t practicing medicine he enjoys spending time with his wife and new baby, playing soccer, practicing guitar, and listening to historical podcasts.
“I was in a car accident that left me broken in more ways than one. I didn’t understand what to do as far as my post recovery was concerned, so I took the advice of my Attorney, who was just trying to help, and I ended up going through Chiropractic treatments that didn’t help. All of my treatments ended and I was no better than before, so I started doing research about what would help a herniated disc instead of going through surgery to replace the disc. I went to a Doctor I follow named Dr. Axe and he suggested Regenxx was the best option for my injury. After receiving injections in my cervical area and following up with Physical Therapy, I am completely better!! Dr. Papas is amazing and took the time to show he really cares. He went over and beyond. Everyone at Regenxx is kind, caring, and extremely helpful!”
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