We found 21 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's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Copp is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Copp include joint reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Copp's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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). The average patient rating for Dr. Kulidjian is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kulidjian graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kulidjian (or staff) speaks Armenian and Russian. She is professionally 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, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: joint reconstruction, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pallia's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Pallia speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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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, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark David Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 220
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Mark Jacobson practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Coronado, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jacobson include orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Jacobson is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to 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. Franz John Kopp, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 700
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Franz Kopp is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Kopp a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kopp include knee problems, foot problems, and orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kopp's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Kopp attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Kopp (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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 orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. After attending Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Dr. Bongiovanni completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Bongiovanni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy 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. Brooke Laura Ballard, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Ballard is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Ballard average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ballard's practice 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)

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

Dr. James McClurg specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. McClurg speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. McClurg include sports health and orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. McClurg studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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

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

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 works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mohler attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Children's Hospital, and Sharp Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Microsurgery, Tendon Repair, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Girard is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Girard trained at Maricopa Medical Center and Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Girard is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Damion Valletta's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Valletta's clinical interests encompass sports health. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Valletta studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. 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. David James Burnikel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. David Burnikel's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burnikel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burnikel is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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. Eric C Yu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
325 Robinson; Suite 201
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Eric Yu practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA. He speaks Mandarin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yu include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Yu's professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Mercy Hospital. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu 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)

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

Dr. Peter Wile's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wile is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Wile attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. In addition to English, 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
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. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Behr trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. His clinical interests include sports health and orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Behr at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Behr 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 orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Solomon include sports health, arthritis, and shoulder problems. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. Dr. Solomon is accepting new patients. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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

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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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