We found 11 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Aventura, FL.

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Dr. Daniel Bayon Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 130
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Chan is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. He works in Hollywood, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include fractures (broken bones) and trauma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Chan's distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, University of Michigan Medical School; Golden Key National Honor Society, Cornell University; and Ho Nun De Kah Honor Society, Cornell University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard E Strain Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite H, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Richard Strain's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Strain is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. Strain attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Strain's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite #330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Sher works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sher attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sophia Esther Deben, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20601 E. Dixie Highway; Orthopaedic Specialists of Miami Beach
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Sophia Deben works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: bunion surgery, foot ulcers, and hammer toe. Dr. Deben's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Before performing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System, a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Deben attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle replacement

All Interests: Ankle Fusion, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Anthony Buttacavoli, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21000 Ne 28th Avenue; Suite 104
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Frank Buttacavoli's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Buttacavoli include hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthritis. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Buttacavoli trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Pain, Fractures, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Gorin, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20295 Ne 29th Place; Suite 300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gorin is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorin accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Gorin attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Gorin speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21000 Ne 28 Avenue; Suite 200, Primary Office
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Thesselon Monderson's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Miami, FL, Aventura, FL, and Miramar, FL. Dr. Monderson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Monderson is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Monderson average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Monderson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad Kenneth Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite 330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Brad Cohen's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Cohen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard; Suite 301
Hallandale, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Appel, who practices in Hallandale, FL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. Appel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Appel attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21000 Ne 28th Avenue; Suite 104
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Koonin is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Koonin's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $16,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,750 - $1,868

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
21000 Ne 28th Avenue; Suite 104
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Michael Dennis practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Aventura, FL. Dr. Dennis attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Dennis average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $16,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,840

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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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