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We found 5 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept CIGNA PPO near Skokie, IL.

Dr. Richard Lynn Wixson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Richard Wixson's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Wixson's clinical interests: computer assisted surgery (CAS), hip replacement, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Wixson has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement

All Interests: Knee Problems, Computer Assisted Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 108
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,282 - $8,791
  • Medicare Cost: $1,661 - $1,764
Dr. Steven Andreas Kodros, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; #2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kodros is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Kodros has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kodros has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , total ankle replacement

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Armen Siragsn Kelikian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Armen Kelikian, who practices in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelikian attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle replacement, foot joint replacement

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew David Saltzman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Saltzman, who practices in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Saltzman include shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder revision, and elbow arthroscopy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Saltzman attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Saltzman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , reverse total shoulder replacement, shoulder replacement, elbow replacement

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Revision, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,889
  • Medicare Cost: $1,682
Dr. Peter Alexander Snitovsky, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4801 W. Peterson Avenue; Suite 606
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Peter Snitovsky works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Snitovsky is especially interested in hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snitovsky takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Snitovsky attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Snitovsky speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Thorek Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,369
  • Medicare Cost: $1,348

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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.