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We found 11 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept L.A. Care Health Plan near Lakewood, CA.

Dr. Edward Warren Green III, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1040 Elm Avenue; Suite 100
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Edward Green works as an orthopedist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Green include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Green is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Green's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Hamot Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery, Injuries

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,051
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619
Dr. Derek Tan Dee, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 310
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Derek Dee's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Dee's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee injury, and knee surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Dee's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Dee's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramy Nabil Elias, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; #308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Ramy Elias is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Elias (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Dr. Elias's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Elias an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elias takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), MAKOplasty, total knee replacement, shoulder replacement

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Knee Sprain, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,266
  • Medicare Cost: $1,626
Dr. Ezzat Wadih Wassef, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Ezzat Wassef is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Wassef speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wassef include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Wassef average 1.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total knee replacement

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Knee Sprain, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Duke Ahn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 310
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Duke Ahn's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ahn's areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, arthroscopic meniscus repair, and knee ligament injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahn takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement

All Interests: Knee Ligament Injuries, Hip Problems, Joint Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher John Combs, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Combs is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lakewood, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Combs takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Combs speaks Spanish. Dr. Combs is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total knee replacement

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Knee Sprain, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Edward Hill, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1760 Termino Avenue; 208
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Philip Hill is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Hill is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hill honors. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Advanced Orthopaedic Medical Group.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. Andrew Jonathan Wassef, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Wassef is an orthopedic surgeon in Lakewood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee surgery and hip surgery. Dr. Wassef is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wassef is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 112
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,372 - $1,871
  • Medicare Cost: $243 - $373
Dr. Serena Young Young-Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1760 Termino Avenue; 208
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Serena Nguyen's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is especially interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. She is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Advanced Orthopaedic Medical Group. Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Health Net, Molina Healthcare, Health Net HMO, and more.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. Mahmood Jay Jazayeri, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2690 Pacific Avenue; Suite 380
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. M. Jazayeri is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Dr. Jazayeri is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619
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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16660 Paramount Boulevard; #306
Paramount, CA
 

Dr. Feliciano Navalta practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Navalta takes. Dr. Navalta graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,194

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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.