We found 5 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Naples, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1250 Pine Ridge Road; Suite 203
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Henry Biggs specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Before performing his residency at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital, Dr. Biggs attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 167
  • Charge (avg.): $3,727 - $4,997
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,344 - $1,674
Dr. Herbert S Gates III, Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
681 Goodlette Road N; Suite 220
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Herbert Gates, who practices in Naples, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gates is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gates trained at Duke University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gates honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6101 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Buechel's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Buechel's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Buechel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $3,571
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,769

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 8th Street N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Parent's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Parent is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $1,647 - $2,677
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,278 - $1,698

Specializes in Surgery
6101 Pine Ridge Road; # Pfs4
Naples, FL
 

Ms. Tansy Walker specializes in surgery and practices in Naples, FL. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Walker honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $236

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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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