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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cohen's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sher accepts. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sher completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sher speaks Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Strain is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. Strain attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strain honors.

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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)

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

Dr. Steven Gorin is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Aventura, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gorin include 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. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Gorin studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Appel is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Thesselon Warren Monderson, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21000 Ne 28th Avenue; Suite 200
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Thesselon Monderson works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Miami, FL, Aventura, FL, and Miramar, FL. Dr. Monderson has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Hospital West. 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. Monderson is accepting new patients. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. He trained at Howard University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for 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 the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 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 sees patients in Aventura, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dr. Dennis studied medicine at 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.