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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 is an orthopedic surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Green focuses on arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. His 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Green is professionally affiliated with 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dee include hip replacement, knee injury, and knee surgery. Dr. Dee accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Dee's training includes a residency program 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. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Duke Ahn practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ahn's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic meniscus repair, and knee ligament injuries. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ahn accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement

All Interests: Knee Ligament Injuries, Hip Problems, Joint Surgery, 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 orthopedist in Lakewood, CA. Dr. Elias attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Elias average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elias takes. In addition to English, Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Elias is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Philip Hill is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Hill is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has a special interest in hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hill is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Ezzat Wadih Wassef, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Ezzat Wassef is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Dr. Wassef is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Wassef an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

Dr. Andrew Wassef, who practices in Lakewood, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee surgery and hip surgery. Dr. Wassef's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Wassef speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Christopher Combs is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Combs include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Combs is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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. Serena Young Young-Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1760 Termino Avenue; 208
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Serena Nguyen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nguyen is rated highly by her patients. She has a special interest in hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. She is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Advanced Orthopaedic Medical Group. Health Net, Molina Healthcare, and Health Net HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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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. Dr. Jazayeri is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Paramount, CA. Dr. Navalta studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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.