We found 20 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Copp include joint reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Copp honors. Dr. Copp obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Copp is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. He welcomes 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 is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and cancer surgeon in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kulidjian takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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. Mark David Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 220
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Mark Jacobson is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacobson include hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Jacobson is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Jacobson has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Jacobson is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Tendon Repair, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Bongiovanni is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Bongiovanni's clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bongiovanni (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Bongiovanni is accepting 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. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pallia include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), partial knee replacement, total joint replacement, MAKOplasty

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Brooke Laura Ballard, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Ballard's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ballard's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ballard attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, Physical Therapy ... (Read more)

Dr. William Stewart Adsit, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7485 Mission Valley Road; Suite 104a
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Adsit is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adsit include sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Adsit's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Adsit is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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. David James Burnikel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. David Burnikel practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Coronado, CA. Dr. Burnikel's areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Burnikel trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burnikel accepts. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon Repair, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Damion Jay Valletta, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 340b
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Damion Valletta specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Valletta obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. His clinical interests include hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Valletta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, Microsurgery, Scoliosis, Growth Problems, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Franz John Kopp, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 700
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Franz Kopp works as an orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kopp include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The average patient rating for Dr. Kopp is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kopp attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kopp welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon Repair, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James McClurg sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. McClurg include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and growth problems. Dr. McClurg honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. McClurg's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Growth Problems, Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Todd Behr, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 700
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Behr is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and El Centro, CA. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Behr completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Behr include sports health and orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Behr takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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. 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 in San Diego, CA and Novato, CA. His areas of expertise include sports health and orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Solomon attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Solomon 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. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement, shoulder replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,199
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,576
Dr. Lester Randall Mohler, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7485 Mission Valley Road; Suite 104a
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lester Mohler is a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohler include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Mohler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Mohler graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Microsurgery, Tendon Repair, Reconstructive Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Bartholomew Wile, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 700
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Peter Wile is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wile's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Wile completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $5,610
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,553
Richard Minh-Long Ton Tu
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Richard Tu is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. He trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tu include warts, nail avulsion procedure (nail removal), and orthotics. Dr. Tu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Tu is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Warts, Nail Avulsion Procedure, Orthotics, Ankle Arthroplasty, Sports Health, Knee Ligament ... (Read more)

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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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