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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Wnc3-121
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Friedman, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include amputation, rhabdomyosarcoma, and sports health. Dr. Friedman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Honorary Police Surgeon, New York City Police Department. In addition to English, Dr. Friedman speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $230
  • Medicare Cost: $49
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Wael Barsoum practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Barsoum at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barsoum include knee ligament injuries, joint aspiration (arthrocentesis), and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Barsoum performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received the following distinctions: Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholar; Reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and Journal of Arthroplasty; and Grant support from Orthopaedic Operating Room of the Future Program (Co-Investigator).

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Knee Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $267
  • Medicare Cost: $50
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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Westerdahl's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in Weston, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Westerdahl include steroid injections, frozen shoulder, and second opinions. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before completing his residency at Florida Hospital, Dr. Westerdahl attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dr. Westerdahl has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Second Opinions, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 261
  • Uninsured Cost: $309
  • Medicare Cost: $70
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Gilot's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Gilot an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 accepts. Dr. Gilot obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Medical Center, Lafayette. He has received the distinction of 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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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Shoulder Revision, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $303
  • Medicare Cost: $70
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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Juan Suarez's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee arthroscopy, and knee injury. Patient reviews placed Dr. Suarez at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Suarez attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Suarez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 117
  • Uninsured Cost: $296
  • Medicare Cost: $68
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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. John Donohue sees patients in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include knee injury, musculoskeletal pain, and joint injections. Dr. Donohue's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Donohue takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Joint Aspiration, Arthritis, Knee Injury, Tendonitis, Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 81
  • Uninsured Cost: $268 - $327
  • Medicare Cost: $51 - $72
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Brian Leo is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Coral Gables, FL, Weston, FL, and West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Leo attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, knee arthroscopy, and hip pain. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include The Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Award and Golden Key National Honor Society Blue Key Leadership Honorary National Dean's List. Dr. Leo is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 120
  • Uninsured Cost: $310
  • Medicare Cost: $71
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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. John O'Connell works as a rehabilitation physician, pain specialist, and sports medicine specialist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. O'Connell attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include leg pain, sports health, and hip pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Connell takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $278
  • Medicare Cost: $67
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Preetesh Patel is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee injury, and hip revision. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $294
  • Medicare Cost: $70
Dr. Fernando Antonio Moya-Huff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Town Center Boulevard; Suite C
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Moya-Huff is an orthopedic surgeon in Pembroke Pines, FL and Weston, FL. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Moya-Huff completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. 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 has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Moya-Huff is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital Pembroke. Dr. Moya-Huff welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $225
  • Medicare Cost: $65
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Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Grobman's areas of specialization are family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Grobman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grobman include headache, electromyography (EMG), and knee pain. Dr. Grobman is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grobman takes. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Sparrow Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $281
  • Medicare Cost: $67
Dr. Alfred Alexander Desimone, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 Town Center Boulevard; Suite C, Primary Office
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Desimone works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems and shoulder problems. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Desimone attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Desimone is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Desimone is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $225
  • Medicare Cost: $64
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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Hossam Elzawawy is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: sciatica, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Elzawawy is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Dr. Elzawawy attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Elzawawy is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Joint Aspiration, Gout, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $285
  • Medicare Cost: $68
Dr. Alexander Javier Bertot, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2101 N. Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Bertot works as an orthopedic surgeon in Plantation, FL, Weston, FL, and Tamarac, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bertot takes. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Bertot is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Broward Health Coral Springs.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $225
  • Medicare Cost: $64
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Specializes in Podiatry
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Scheiber's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scheiber's areas of expertise include plantar warts, bunions, and toenail fungus. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Bursitis, Plantar Warts, Toenail Fungus, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $230
  • Medicare Cost: $51
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Town Center Circle; Suite C
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Shenassa specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shenassa at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He is conversant in Persian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $160
  • Medicare Cost: $50

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What is a Joint Injection/Aspiration?

A joint is any area of the body where two bones connect. Due to injury or disease, the space between the two bones can sometimes become swollen and inflamed, which leads to pain and a loss of mobility. Injection and aspiration are two tools that physicians use to treat joint pain locally without needing to perform surgery.

Both injection and aspiration are techniques that involve inserting a needle connected to a syringe directly into the joint. Aspiration involves the removal of excess fluid, and injection is the placement of medication directly into the joint space via the needle. Both procedures may be performed at the same time. In both cases a local anesthetic may be used, the skin will be cleaned and disinfected, and then the needle will be inserted. In some cases, especially if the injection or aspiration is in a large and deep joint such as the hip or spine, ultrasound may be used to guide the needle to the exact location desired.

In some cases, irritation to the joint can cause fluid to build up so significantly that the joint hurts and can no longer move well. Aspiration removes some of the excess fluid and relieves the pressure. In addition, aspiration can be used to provide a sample of joint fluid if it needs to be examined microscopically for the presence of white blood cells, bacteria, or crystal formations.

Certain injuries and diseases that affect joints are inflammatory in nature, such as rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis or gout. These diseases may be helped by the local injection of anti-inflammatory medications directly into the affected joint. In this case, corticosteroids such as methylprednisone are usually used. Relief from the pain may be felt right away and may last for weeks or even months.

In some cases, such as with osteoarthritis, the cartilage buffer between the two bones wears down and pain comes from bones rubbing against each other. In this case, injection of a lubricating agent such as hyaluronic acid may be beneficial. It provides a slippery cushion between the bones to relieve pain that can last for months.