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We found 8 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Anthem EPO near Mission Viejo, CA.

Dr. Robert Lance Montgomery, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
24331 El Toro Road; Suite 200
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Robert Montgomery is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Dr. Montgomery's areas of clinical interest consist of hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Montgomery average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Montgomery is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,749
  • Medicare Cost: $1,669
Dr. Larry M Gersten, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
24331 El Toro Road; Suite 200
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Larry Gersten is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Laguna Woods, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Gersten attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gersten include hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gersten honors. Dr. Gersten speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,270 - $4,650
  • Medicare Cost: $1,563 - $1,669
Dr. Michael J. Joseph Fitzpatrick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
26730 Crown Valley Parkway, Second Floor; Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Fitzpatrick graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fitzpatrick include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Fitzpatrick is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Charles McMaster, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
25982 Pala Drive; Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. William McMaster's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. McMaster focuses on sports health and total joint replacement. Dr. McMaster's professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. McMaster is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , total joint replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Total Joint Replacement

Dr. Christopher Louis Sherman, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26730 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Sherman's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sherman graduated from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sherman completed a residency program at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and arthroscopic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Sherman speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Sherman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement, total joint replacement

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,836
  • Medicare Cost: $1,162
Dr. Arash Aminian, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
24331 El Toro Road
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Arash Aminian is a Laguna Woods, CA physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Aminian focuses on ankle replacement. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Aminian performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Aminian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle replacement

All Interests: Ankle Replacement

Dr. Samuel Wan Park, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26730 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Park works as an orthopedic surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Park attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,884
  • Medicare Cost: $1,434
Dr. Ari R Youderian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
24331 El Toro Road; Suite 200
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Ari Youderian's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Youderian graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,280
  • Medicare Cost: $1,573

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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.