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We found 4 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Aetna near Auburn, CA.

Dr. Benjamin Alexander Williams II, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11720 Education Street; Suite 224
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Williams practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Williams average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement, radial head replacement, shoulder replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $3,100
  • Medicare Cost: $1,454 - $1,553
Dr. Kevin H Higashigawa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
11795 Education Street; Suite 110
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Higashigawa's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Auburn, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Higashigawa include musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Higashigawa attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Higashigawa's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement, shoulder replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Fractures, Ligament Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raad Andrew A. Al-Shaikh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11720 Education Street; Suite 1
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Raad Al-Shaikh specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Al-Shaikh is 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Al-Shaikh is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $921 - $1,090
  • Medicare Cost: $233 - $248
Dr. Jeffrey M Bergeson, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11795 Education Street; #110
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bergeson is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bergeson's areas of expertise include hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation) and partial knee replacement. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Bergeson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement, partial knee replacement, shoulder replacement

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Partial Knee Replacement, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,615 - $4,745
  • Medicare Cost: $1,286 - $1,311

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What is Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement, sometimes also called arthroplasty, is an option when a joint becomes severely damaged by disease or injury. The damaged cartilage of the joint is surgically removed, the ends of the bones in the joint are resurfaced, and a prosthetic is installed. Most prosthetic joints are made of a metal piece that fits into a plastic sleeve so that they glide smoothly. A joint replacement increases stability in the damaged area and decreases pain. The hip and knee are the two joints most commonly replaced, but joint replacement can also be performed on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and even fingers.

Although joint replacement is one of the safest and most reliable medical procedures available, it is still a major surgical procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks, such as infection or blood clots. For this reason, doctors try to help their patients avoid surgery for as long as they can. Taking arthritis medications, losing weight, avoiding high impact sports such as running, taking supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin, or having joint injections may allow a patient to enjoy life without the need for surgery.

After having joint replacement surgery, expect some pain the first few days as you recover. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery, and it can decrease complications and increase your future mobility. As soon as possible, returning to low impact sports such as swimming, walking or biking can stretch and heal your new joint. A prosthetic joint can last 15 - 20 years and cannot be further damaged by degenerative diseases such as arthritis, so once it is done you should be pain-free for many years.