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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Juan Suarez practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Suarez speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Suarez include hip replacement, knee arthroscopy, and knee injury. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Suarez has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total knee replacement

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hip Revision, Bone Problems, Total Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 85
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,223 - $8,491
  • Medicare Cost: $1,627 - $1,807
Dr. Gregory Joseph Gilot, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery Florida; Department Chair, Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Gilot's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gilot include general orthopedics, arthroplasty, and clinical trials. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilot takes. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University Medical Center, Lafayette. Dr. Gilot has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Gilot (or staff) speaks French and Haitian Creole. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Shoulder Revision, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,994
  • Medicare Cost: $1,648
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Brian Leo's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include steroid injections, knee arthroscopy, and hip pain. Dr. Leo is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Leo has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. He has received distinctions including The Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Award and Golden Key National Honor Society Blue Key Leadership Honorary National Dean's List.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Preetesh Patel specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Patel trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee injury, and hip revision. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Bursitis, Hip Revision, Bone Problems, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Revision, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 142
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,904 - $9,144
  • Medicare Cost: $1,574 - $1,975
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
901 45th Street; Kimmel Building
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jason Weisstein is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in West Palm Beach, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Weisstein studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Weisstein is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 198
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,769 - $5,251
  • Medicare Cost: $1,465 - $1,604
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
440 N State Road; 7 Ste 103
Royal Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Harvey Montijo's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Montijo has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,734

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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.