We found 5 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Blue Care Network near Brighton, MI.

Dr. William Higginbotham III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. William Higginbotham is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Higginbotham honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Genesys Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Knee Pain, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $3,712
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,701
Dr. Edward Gerard Loniewski, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2305 Genoa Business Park Drive; Suite 170
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Edward Loniewski, who practices in Genoa; Brighton, MI and Brighton, MI, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include revision knee arthroplasty, holistic medicine, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Loniewski graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Botsford Hospital for his residency. Dr. Loniewski has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Loniewski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Advanced Orthopedics (Plano, TX).

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Shoulder Reconstruction, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $5,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,711
Dr. David C Markel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. David Markel's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Markel's areas of expertise include knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markel takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Markel attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Markel speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Jefferey E Michaelson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Jefferey Michaelson's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI. Patient reviews placed Dr. Michaelson at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $3,668
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,711
Dr. James C Bolz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. James Bolz is an orthopedic surgeon in Novi, MI, Southfield, MI, and Brighton, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee replacement, and hip surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bolz accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Dr. Bolz attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Neck Pain, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $3,671
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,711

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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.

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