We found 23 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Great-West Healthcare near New Haven, CT.

Dr. Christopher James Mattern, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Mattern is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mattern is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mattern's office for an appointment. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Mattern (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,471
  • Medicare Cost: $1,699
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Dr. Joseph Michael Bellapianta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bellapianta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bellapianta is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Bellapianta attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Young-Don Don Oh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Young Oh specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Oh's medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. Dr. Oh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Oh has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,694
  • Medicare Cost: $1,816
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Dr. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Wu speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended State University of New York (SUNY) and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,120
  • Medicare Cost: $1,598
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Henry Backe's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Backe is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Backe takes. Dr. Backe's practice is open to new patients. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Backe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rowland Brook Mayor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
60 Temple Street; Suite 3b
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Rowland Mayor's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Mayor attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Mayor is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cohen attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Frank Difazio is an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Difazio takes. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Irene OConnor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Mary O'Connor practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Connor include knee problems, hip replacement, and knee replacement. She is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Connor attended Yale School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. O'Connor's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroplasty, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,804
  • Medicare Cost: $1,540
Dr. John M Aversa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. John Aversa is an orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aversa include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Aversa attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Aversa's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,231
  • Medicare Cost: $797
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Brian Kavanagh's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kavanagh graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Kavanagh trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, ConnectiCare, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Hip Fracture Surgery, Revision Arthroplasty, Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 86
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,096
  • Medicare Cost: $1,591
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Wijesekera is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wijesekera honors. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Bindelglass' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthritis surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Bindelglass is affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Bindelglass's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Revision Surgery, Fractures, Arthritis, Total Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 76
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,119
  • Medicare Cost: $1,799
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Kaplan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Middlebury, CT and New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,545
  • Medicare Cost: $1,675
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Norman Kaplan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kaplan is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kaplan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Knee Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Total Joint Replacement, Sports ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,188
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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Lynch's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lynch is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lynch is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Tendonitis, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,786
  • Medicare Cost: $1,666

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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.