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's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in joint reconstruction. Dr. Copp is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Copp welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Copp trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Copp is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Kulidjian's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kulidjian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Armenian and Russian. She 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. He works in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Coronado, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. Dr. Jacobson is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Jacobson attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Bongiovanni is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bongiovanni has an open panel. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for his residency. Dr. Bongiovanni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pallia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Pallia attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Pallia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. William Adsit specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Adsit's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Adsit focuses on sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally 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 is open to new patients. Dr. Adsit attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Adsit trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Burnikel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Burnikel is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Valletta's areas of expertise include hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Valletta is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Valletta 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, Microsurgery, Scoliosis, Growth Problems, Back Problems, ... (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; she sees patients in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Ballard attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, 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 surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. McClurg's clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and growth problems. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. McClurg studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McClurg honors. He 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kopp include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kopp honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kopp trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kopp speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to 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)

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. In his practice, Dr. Solomon focuses on sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Solomon is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Solomon is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. 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 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Wile attended the University of Michigan Medical School. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Wile speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wile's office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohler accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His professional affiliations include 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: 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Behr completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Behr has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Schultz attended Creighton University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schultz include musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schultz is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes 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.