We found 7 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Anthem EPO near Mission Viejo, CA.

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

Dr. Larry Gersten is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gersten accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Gersten trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Gersten's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. R. Montgomery works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Montgomery is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Montgomery is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Montgomery completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

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

Dr. William McMaster's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McMaster studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McMaster completed residency programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He has an open panel.

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

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

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 in Mission Viejo, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fitzpatrick include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitzpatrick takes. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Fitzpatrick is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He welcomes 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. Christopher Louis Sherman, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26730 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Sherman specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Diego, CA, National City, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. Sherman's areas of expertise consist of joint reconstruction, musculoskeletal problems, and orthopedic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sherman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. His practice 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,836
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,162
Dr. Arash Aminian, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
24331 El Toro Road
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Arash Aminian's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Laguna Woods, CA. His clinical interests encompass ankle replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aminian accepts. Dr. Aminian's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Aminian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle replacement

All Interests: Ankle Replacement

Dr. Ari Robert Youderian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
24331 El Toro Road; Suite 200
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Ari Youderian is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Youderian takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Youderian is accepting 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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