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We found 5 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Weston, FL.

Dr. Wael Kamal Barsoum, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Wael Barsoum specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Barsoum trained at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include knee ligament injuries, joint aspiration (arthrocentesis), and knee arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barsoum 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Barsoum include: 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). Dr. Barsoum is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement, total knee replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,884
  • Medicare Cost: $1,604
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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Weston Clinic
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Juan Suarez specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Suarez completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee arthroscopy, and knee injury. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Suarez is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,452
  • Medicare Cost: $1,736
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 31/32
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Brian Leo, who practices in Coral Gables, FL, Weston, FL, and West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Leo has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include steroid injections, knee arthroscopy, and hip pain. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Leo 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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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
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 31/32
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Preetesh Patel works as an orthopedist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Patel has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include hip replacement, knee injury, and hip revision. 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. Dr. Patel attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,904
  • Medicare Cost: $1,574
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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Weston Clinic
Weston, FL
 

Mr. Christian Chiarelli specializes in surgery. Mr. Chiarelli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,212
  • Medicare Cost: $314

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What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the knee joint that are damaged. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Knee replacement is used only if other, less invasive treatments have not worked.

A knee replacement may be partial, involving only the damaged areas, or it may include the entire joint. During surgery, the cartilage, a smooth and tough piece of tissue that lines the ends of bones, is removed. The ends of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (lower leg bone), and, sometimes, patella (kneecap) are smoothed out and replaced with metal parts. The cartilage is then replaced with a plastic disc that the metal can glide across when moving. This removes any rough or grinding surfaces within the knee that may have been causing pain.

Surgery can be performed by a large incision along the knee or through tiny incisions with small tools and an arthroscope, a small lighted tube with a camera. The procedure takes one to two hours, and you will stay in the hospital for a few days following surgery as you heal and learn to use your new knee. Physical therapy can help you move correctly and prevent stiffness. Generally, you will be able to return to normal activity within a few weeks, but you may be asked to stop participating in high-impact activities, like football or running, which could injure your new knee.