We found 4 providers matching hip replacement and who accept Amerigroup near Saint Petersburg, FL.
Dr. Steven Warren is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Warren's clinical interests include knee problems, hip reconstruction, and hip problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 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. Warren takes. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.
Clinical Interests: Hip Procedures, Knee Procedures, Orthopedic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 25
- Uninsured Cost: $8,131
- Medicare Cost: $1,517
Dr. Rafat Nashed's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Nashed's clinical interests include total joint replacement. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nashed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.
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All Interests: Conditions: Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or ... (Read more)
Dr. David Braun specializes in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL, Tampa, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Braun studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Braun completed a residency program at Allegheny General Hospital. His areas of expertise include total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.
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All Interests: Shoulder Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, Rotator Cuff Repair, ACL Reconstruction, Meniscal Repair, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ahmad Nematbakhsh is a physician who specializes in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, scoliosis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Nematbakhsh is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nematbakhsh completed residency programs at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Oakland General Hospital, and Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Nematbakhsh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, hip resurfacing
All Interests: Procedures: ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery Back Surgery Balloon Kyphoplasty Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 14
- Uninsured Cost: $3,324
- Medicare Cost: $1,032
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Hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the hip joint that are damaged by disease or injury. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Surgery is used only after other, less invasive treatments have failed to work.
The type of hip replacement you receive is based on your age and the extent of damage to your hip. The hip joint has two parts: the femoral head, or hip ball, and the acetabulum, or hip socket. The hip ball is located on the upper end of the femur (thigh bone), and the hip socket is part of the pelvis. Depending on whether one or both parts require replacement, you may need one of the following procedures:
- Partial hip replacement, which is generally recommended in the case of hip fractures or other hip injuries. If you are having a partial hip replacement, only the hip ball will be replaced.
- Total hip replacement, which is often used to treat the hip joint when it has become damaged due to arthritis. Both the hip socket and hip ball are replaced.
- Hip resurfacing, which is usually performed for younger patients. A hip resurfacing procedure reshapes the hip ball and only replaces its surface. This preserves more bone and makes future surgeries easier. If you are having a partial hip resurfacing, only the hip ball is resurfaced and replaced. If you are having a total hip resurfacing, the hip socket will be replaced as well.
During hip replacement surgery, an incision is made along the side of the hip. The surgeon may access the joint directly through this incision, or by using small tools and a lighted tube called an arthroscope to see and treat the joint. The diseased tissue is removed, and the bones are smoothed out and fitted with metal ends. The metal pieces may be cemented in place, or they may have a porous structure that encourages bone to grow into them and hold them securely. A smooth plastic cushion is placed between the two bones to replace the cartilage and allow the joint to move freely.
Hip replacement surgery takes one to two hours, and afterwards you may stay in the hospital for several days. When you go home, you will have to use a cane, walker, or crutches at first. You will likely have physical therapy to improve your ability to move with your new hip. After the first few weeks, light exercise such as bike riding or swimming will help you heal, but certain actions, such as climbing stairs or bending over at the waist, may be difficult at first. It will take several weeks before you can drive or return to work. Full recovery may take six to 12 months.