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' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hughes's areas of clinical interest consist of wrist arthroscopy and elbow replacement. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Hughes is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , elbow replacement

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Wrist Arthroscopy, Elbow Replacement

Bruce Michael Bulkin
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1750 El Camino Real; #106
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Bulkin practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Bulkin's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He trained at Western Medical Center, Santa Ana for residency. Dr. Bulkin (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, he offers interpreting services for Hindi-speaking patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). 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, who practices in Santa Rosa, CA and Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology. Dr. Kunnavatana attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. His areas of expertise include anesthesia. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kunnavatana is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG).

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

Dr. Duc Nguyen works as an orthopedist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen honors. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with San Mateo Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $676
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Specializes in Anesthesiology
1783 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Bainton specializes in anesthesiology and practices in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Bainton is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include anesthesia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG).

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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.