We found 6 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Walnut Creek, CA.

Dr. Benjamin Thomas Busfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Busfield is a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Brentwood, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Antioch, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Busfield include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Busfield performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Busfield's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, radial head replacement, revision knee arthroplasty, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), partial knee replacement, shoulder replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir A Jamali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Amir Jamali is an orthopedic surgeon in Walnut Creek, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Jamali's areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jamali is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement, shoulder replacement, hip resurfacing

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Bursitis, Partial Knee Replacement, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $7,458
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,467
Dr. Norman B Livermore III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 La Casa Viaduct; #206
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Norman Livermore is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Livermore is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network.

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Relevant Interests: , total joint replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Total Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Santi D Rao, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2291 Pacheco Street
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Santi Rao's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Concord, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao accepts. Dr. Rao's education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune and Armed Forces Medical College and residency at New Britain General Hospital, a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Hindi. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Rao has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , total disc replacement, artificial disc replacement

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Endoscopic Surgery, Total Disc Replacement, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth M Caldwell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
970 Dewing Avenue
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Caldwell is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. Dr. Caldwell is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Caldwell attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Caldwell is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, partial knee replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Tendonitis, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $3,200 - $3,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,571 - $1,677
Mark Edward Wolpa
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 270
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Mark Wolpa is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolpa's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolpa takes. Dr. Wolpa has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Ruptures, Wounds, Overuse Injuries, ... (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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