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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. R. Montgomery's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Montgomery include hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montgomery takes. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Montgomery performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Laguna Woods, CA. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gersten average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gersten honors. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gersten is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting 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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Fitzpatrick takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fitzpatrick is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McMaster include sports health and total joint replacement. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McMaster completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in San Diego, CA, National City, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. Sherman speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sherman include hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Sherman's education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting 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 medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Aminian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ankle replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Aminian studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aminian's 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. Park takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Park is conversant in Korean. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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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. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Youderian is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He 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.