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We found 22 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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Copp's areas of expertise include joint reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 101
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,001 - $5,694
  • Medicare Cost: $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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kulidjian graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kulidjian (or staff) is conversant in Armenian and Russian. Dr. Kulidjian is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,005 - $6,429
  • Medicare Cost: $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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jacobson's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Jacobson speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He 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. Michael Scott Bongiovanni, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 630
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bongiovanni is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Bongiovanni attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bongiovanni (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Bongiovanni 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,094
  • Medicare Cost: $1,211
Dr. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pallia's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia is an in-network provider 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. David James Burnikel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. David Burnikel is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Burnikel attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Burnikel welcomes 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. Brooke Laura Ballard, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Ballard is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ballard's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Ballard speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ballard is accepting 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in San Diego, CA. These areas are among Dr. Adsit's clinical interests: sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Adsit speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting 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. Damion Jay Valletta, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 340b
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Damion Valletta is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. Dr. Valletta is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Valletta performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon in San Diego, CA. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kopp include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kopp welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kopp completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks German.

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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)

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

Dr. James McClurg is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and growth problems. Dr. McClurg accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. McClurg welcomes 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. Daniel Jordan Solomon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
34800 Bob Wilson Drive; Suite 112
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Solomon sees patients in San Diego, CA and Novato, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Solomon's areas of clinical interest consist of sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Solomon trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Board of Directors; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation (3 Awards); and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He has an open panel.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,199
  • Medicare Cost: $1,576
Dr. Peter Bartholomew Wile, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 700
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Peter Wile specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wile has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Wile is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Wile attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,610
  • Medicare Cost: $1,553
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 sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Mohler graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Mohler's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His professional affiliations include 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: Sports Health, Microsurgery, Tendon Repair, Reconstructive Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Behr practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA and El Centro, CA. Dr. Behr's areas of expertise consist of sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Behr takes. Dr. Behr graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,610
  • Medicare Cost: $1,544
Dr. Jeffrey Eugene Schultz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7485 Mission Valley Road; Suite 104a
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schultz practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Schultz focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schultz takes. Dr. Schultz is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,419
  • Medicare Cost: $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.