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We found 5 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Mail Handlers Benefit Plan near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Albert Abraham Reff, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
510 N. Prospect Ave. 105
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Albert Reff's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Reff completed a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and musculoskeletal problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Reff is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Reff speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Replacement ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,146
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619
Dr. Todd A Shrader, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23456 Hawthorne Blvd. 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Todd Shrader sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Shrader attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shrader trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shrader honors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, MAKOplasty, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,420
  • Medicare Cost: $1,589
Dr. James M Loddengaard, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23456 Hawthorne Blvd. 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Loddengaard's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loddengaard include scoliosis, hip replacement, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Loddengaard accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Loddengaard completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Kim Park, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23456 Hawthorne Blvd. 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Park's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Park's areas of expertise include knee replacement, foot surgery, and ankle surgery. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Park's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Knee Replacement

Dr. Shaun E Chandran, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 310
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shaun Chandran's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Chandran completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chandran's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: MAKOplasty, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,609
  • Medicare Cost: $1,046

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What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the knee joint that are damaged. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Knee replacement is used only if other, less invasive treatments have not worked.

A knee replacement may be partial, involving only the damaged areas, or it may include the entire joint. During surgery, the cartilage, a smooth and tough piece of tissue that lines the ends of bones, is removed. The ends of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (lower leg bone), and, sometimes, patella (kneecap) are smoothed out and replaced with metal parts. The cartilage is then replaced with a plastic disc that the metal can glide across when moving. This removes any rough or grinding surfaces within the knee that may have been causing pain.

Surgery can be performed by a large incision along the knee or through tiny incisions with small tools and an arthroscope, a small lighted tube with a camera. The procedure takes one to two hours, and you will stay in the hospital for a few days following surgery as you heal and learn to use your new knee. Physical therapy can help you move correctly and prevent stiffness. Generally, you will be able to return to normal activity within a few weeks, but you may be asked to stop participating in high-impact activities, like football or running, which could injure your new knee.