We found 7 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 physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. These areas are among Dr. Montgomery's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Montgomery average 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montgomery honors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Montgomery is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He 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

Dr. Larry M Gersten, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
24331 El Toro Road; Suite 200
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Larry Gersten specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gersten include hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Gersten's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gersten speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Gersten 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $4,270 - $4,650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Fitzpatrick accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Fitzpatrick attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Fitzpatrick has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. His practice is open to 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Orange, CA, Mission Viejo, CA, and Costa Mesa, CA. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. In his practice, Dr. McMaster focuses on sports health and total joint replacement. Dr. McMaster is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McMaster's hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , total joint replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Total Joint Replacement

Dr. Arash Aminian, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
24331 El Toro Road
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Arash Aminian, who practices in Laguna Woods, CA, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Aminian focuses on ankle replacement. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Aminian attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. His distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Aminian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle replacement

All Interests: Ankle Replacement

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

Dr. Christopher Sherman is an orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and arthroscopic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sherman attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Dr. Sherman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,836
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,162
Dr. Ari R Youderian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
24331 El Toro Road; Suite 200
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Ari Youderian's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Youderian attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $6,280
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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