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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's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Gardiner honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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). He has received the distinction of 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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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). Dr. Gurba has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health.

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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 is an orthopedist. Dr. Shriwise obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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 is an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Barnthouse an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in Leawood, KS. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Browne completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Browne has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center.

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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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Leawood, KS. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hip arthroscopy and hip resurfacing. Dr. Wingerter's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before completing his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Wingerter attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Wingerter takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant.

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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.