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Dr. Paul Mitsukazu Sasaura, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
150 Glasson Way; #150b
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Paul Sasaura's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sasaura include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sasaura is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Sasaura's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, partial knee replacement

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Pain, Partial Knee Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 76
  • Charge (avg.): $4,169 - $4,459
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,438 - $1,553
Dr. Robert L Cameto, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
150 Glasson Way; #150b
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Cameto is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cameto include orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Cameto graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cameto is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. David Robert Gotham Jr., DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
109 Margaret Lane
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. David Gotham specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gotham include orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Gotham welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College and residency at Grandview Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $5,042
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,553

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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.
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