About Peter Candelora

Dr. Candelora is originally from the Philadelphia area. He obtained his concurrent Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Biology from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.

Dr. Candelora obtained his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, where he also completed his orthopaedic residency. He received specialty training in rehabilitation and spine surgery in Los Angeles, CA, at the UCLA affiliated Rancho Los Amigos Hospital. His sports medicine training was done at the Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic in Columbus, GA, and his pediatric orthopaedic training was completed at the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Candelora has practiced orthopaedic surgery in this area since 1989. He has served as Chief of Surgery at both North Bay Hospital and New Port Richey Community Hospital (now Medical Center of Trinity). He has also served on several Hospital committees including Credentials, Surgical Quality Review & Bylaws.   He is a diplomat in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the Florida Orthopedic Association, Pasco Medical Society, Hughston Society, Tulane’s Caldwell Society and the Florida Medical Society.

Dr. Candelora founded this orthopaedic practice in 1991. He has developed special interests in total joint arthroplasty including the new minimally invasive total hip and knee replacements, reconstructive surgery, and the treatment of various shoulder and knee disorders. With the ongoing and rapid advancement of orthopaedic technology, our goal is to stay in the forefront of proven and accepted surgical innovations.


Medical School
Tulane University School of Medicine

Charity Hospital of Louisiana

Tulane University School of Medicine

Certifications & Memberships

Board Certified



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

Knee & Shoulder Surgery, Joint Implants, Joint Replacement Surgery, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery, Sports Medicine Surgery, Insurance Physicals, Bone Fractures, Bicep Repairs, Meniscal Allograft Transplant, Total Joint Replacement Revisions, Tendon Repairs, Carpal Bones & Hand Fractures, Joint Reconstruction Surgery, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopy, Wrist, Injection Therapy, Joint Injections, Tendon and Bursa Injections, Arthroscopy, Elbow, Ankle Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ankle Osteoarthritis, Ankle Injuries, Ankle Sprain, Hand and Wrist Problems, Elbow/Shoulder Surgery, Men's Sports Medicine, Bursa Injections, Casting/Splinting, Total shoulder replacement, Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction


Orthopaedic Surgery

Office Locations

Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
5145 Deer Park Dr
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Phone: (727) 848-1417
Fax: (727) 847-7526

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm (Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm)

Accepted Insurance

Most Insurances Acceptes