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We found 8 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Aventura, FL.

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

Dr. Brad Cohen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Cohen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he 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. He welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Jerry Sher is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sher is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sher trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sher speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Steven Gorin practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gorin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Gorin's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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)

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

Dr. Andrew Appel works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Hallandale, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Appel attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

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

Dr. Richard Strain specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hollywood, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Strain average 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Strain is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Dr. Strain accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Strain completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University.

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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)

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

Dr. Thesselon Monderson specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Miami, FL, Aventura, FL, and Miramar, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Monderson accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Monderson's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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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)

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

Dr. Michael Koonin works as an orthopedic surgeon. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $16,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,750 - $1,868
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
21000 Ne 28th Avenue; Suite 104
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Michael Dennis is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Aventura, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dennis is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $16,500
  • Medicare Cost: $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.