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We found 5 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Anthem PPO near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. Paul Eliot Hughes, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 S. Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 504
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Paul Hughes is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hughes's clinical interests encompass wrist arthroscopy and elbow replacement. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Hughes honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Hughes attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , elbow replacement

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Wrist Arthroscopy, Elbow Replacement

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Duc Nguyen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nguyen's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with San Mateo Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $676
Bruce Michael Bulkin
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1750 El Camino Real; #106
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Bulkin specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Bulkin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for Hindi-speaking patients. Dr. Bulkin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). His residency was performed at Western Medical Center, Santa Ana. Patient ratings for Dr. Bulkin average 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Shockwave Therapy, Ingrown Nails, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Sermsin Shaun Kunnavatana, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
1501 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Sermsin Kunnavatana's specialty is anesthesiology. He is especially interested in anesthesia. Dr. Kunnavatana is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Kunnavatana is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Ultrasound, Anesthesia, Musculoskeletal Problems, Nerve Problems, Peripheral Nerve Block, Regional ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
1783 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Bainton's specialty is anesthesiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bainton include anesthesia. Dr. Bainton is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bainton accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Ultrasound, Anesthesia, Heart Problems, Nerve Block, Musculoskeletal Problems, Nerve Problems, ... (Read more)

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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.