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We found 6 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Aetna Managed Choice near Leawood, KS.

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Dr. Robert C Gardiner, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Robert Gardiner is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Gardiner obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gardiner is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

All Interests: Total Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,579
  • Medicare Cost: $1,504
Dr. Danny M Gurba, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Dan Gurba works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Gurba is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 101
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,219
  • Medicare Cost: $1,319
Dr. Thomas L Shriwise, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Thomas Shriwise's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shriwise honors. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at Truman Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Shriwise's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement

All Interests: Partial Knee Replacement, Ligament Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Cris David Barnthouse, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard; Suite 100a
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Cris Barnthouse's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnthouse is 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnthouse takes. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Barnthouse attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Barnthouse has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,242
  • Medicare Cost: $1,046
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard; Suite 100a
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Jon Browne sees patients in Leawood, KS. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Browne is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Browne honors. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,730
  • Medicare Cost: $1,482
Dr. Scott Alan Wingerter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Scott Wingerter's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hip arthroscopy and hip resurfacing. Dr. Wingerter is an in-network provider for Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Viant, and more. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Wingerter is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Surgical Procedures, Hip Resurfacing, Minimally Invasive Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,951
  • Medicare Cost: $247

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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.