We found 14 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Blue Shield PPO near San Diego, CA.

Dr. Steven N Copp, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Scripps Clinic Mission Valley; 7425 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Steven Copp is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and foot and ankle surgeon in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Copp's areas of expertise include joint reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Copp is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Copp's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ankle Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Reconstruction, Foot Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 101
  • Charge (avg.): $4,001 - $5,694
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,476 - $1,622
Dr. Anna Andranik Kulidjian, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology
200 W Arbor Drive; Department 8894
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Anna Kulidjian's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); she sees patients in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. She studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kulidjian is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kulidjian (or staff) speaks Armenian and Russian. She is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $6,005 - $6,429
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,486 - $1,564
Dr. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia is an orthopedic surgeon in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pallia include joint reconstruction, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Pallia is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pallia is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Pallia is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Bongiovanni, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 630
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bongiovanni works as an orthopedic surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Bongiovanni is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bongiovanni welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bongiovanni trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Bongiovanni (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

Dr. Franz John Kopp, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 700
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Franz Kopp sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in knee problems, foot problems, and orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kopp is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Kopp (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Kopp is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Joseph Girard, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Offices North 200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Paul Girard specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Diego, CA. He is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. Before performing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center and Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Girard attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Girard is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

Dr. Lester Randall Mohler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7485 Mission Valley Road; Suite 104a
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lester Mohler is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Mohler's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Mohler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital, Children's Hospital, and Sharp Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

Dr. Eric C Yu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
850 State Street; #422
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Eric Yu specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Mandarin. His clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. Dr. Yu is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Mercy Hospital. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Yu accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7485 Mission Valley Road; #103
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James McClurg practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, Dr. McClurg speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. McClurg takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Pain, Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Jordan Solomon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
34800 Bob Wilson Drive; Suite 112
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Solomon is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Solomon include sports health, arthritis, and shoulder problems. Dr. Solomon is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Solomon's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Solomon attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Board of Directors; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation (3 Awards); and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement, shoulder replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,199
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,576
Dr. Christopher Todd Behr, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 700
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Behr specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Diego, CA and El Centro, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Behr average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Behr include sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Behr is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Behr's office for an appointment. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Orthopedic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $5,610
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,544
Dr. Jeffrey Eugene Schultz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7485 Mission Valley Road; Suite 104a
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schultz is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Schultz is especially interested in joint reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Schultz attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Reconstruction

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,419
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,553
Dr. Matthew J Meunier, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 W Arbor Drive; Department of Orthopedic Surgery
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Meunier is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Meunier is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $6,257
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,437

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 700
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Peter Wile's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wile accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $5,610
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,553

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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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