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Dr. Shelley Banerjee Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. Dr. Bhattacharya's areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Bhattacharya attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhattacharya accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mehrdad Mazlumazdeh III, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2026, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mehrdad Maz is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. Dr. Maz is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Maz's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Clinical Trials, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles E Rhoades, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Charles Rhoades works as an orthopedic surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is especially interested in shoulder surgery. Dr. Rhoades has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhoades accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rhoades include: Kansas City Super Doctors and Kansas City Superdocs Designation 2007-2016. Dr. Rhoades's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 191
  • Uninsured Cost: $149 - $213
  • Medicare Cost: $44 - $64
Dr. Robert C Gardiner, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

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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Clinical Interests: Total Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 300
  • Uninsured Cost: $215
  • Medicare Cost: $51
Dr. Brian James Divelbiss, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Divelbiss' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Divelbiss include hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Divelbiss graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Divelbiss trained at Allegheny General Hospital for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $162 - $213
  • Medicare Cost: $53 - $59
Dr. Stanley Allen Bowling, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley Bowling practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bowling's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Bowling is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $162 - $213
  • Medicare Cost: $53 - $61
Dr. Vincent H Key, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Vincent Key practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Key's training includes residency programs at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Key is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Key is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Pain, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Nerve Pain, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 104
  • Uninsured Cost: $301 - $310
  • Medicare Cost: $51 - $67
Dr. Talal W Khan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1034
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Talal Khan's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Khan's clinical interests: leg pain, headache, and hip pain. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Khan attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Khan has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Disc Problems, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $294
  • Medicare Cost: $44
Dr. Danny M Gurba, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

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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Clinical Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 202
  • Uninsured Cost: $213
  • Medicare Cost: $55
Dr. Lowry (Nmi) Jones Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lowry Jones' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Jones average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include knee problems, foot problems, and elbow problems. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. Before completing his residency at Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Jones attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Jones's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 124
  • Uninsured Cost: $213
  • Medicare Cost: $53
Dr. Eyad M Al-Hihi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Eyad Al-Hihi works as a general internist. Dr. Al-Hihi's clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas L Shriwise, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 149
  • Uninsured Cost: $213
  • Medicare Cost: $54
Dr. John D Martinez, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2026, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Martinez practices pediatric allergy, adult allergy & immunology, and adult rheumatology in Kansas City, KS and Lawrence, KS. 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 Kansas. His clinical interests include drug allergy, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Martinez has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Psoriatic Arthritis, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Atopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2700 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 400
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Michael Raybould sees patients in North Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Raybould is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raybould include preventive care. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Raybould honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Clinical Interests: Preventive Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $115
  • Medicare Cost: $53
Dr. Stephen William Munns, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Stephen Munns is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Munns's clinical interests: bone pain, strains, and leg pain. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Munns takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Pain, Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Hip Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $303
  • Medicare Cost: $52
Dr. Steven T Joyce, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4321 Washington Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Steven Joyce's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Joyce is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Joyce has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Joyce has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Sports Injuries

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 265
  • Uninsured Cost: $213
  • Medicare Cost: $50

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What is a Joint Injection/Aspiration?

A joint is any area of the body where two bones connect. Due to injury or disease, the space between the two bones can sometimes become swollen and inflamed, which leads to pain and a loss of mobility. Injection and aspiration are two tools that physicians use to treat joint pain locally without needing to perform surgery.

Both injection and aspiration are techniques that involve inserting a needle connected to a syringe directly into the joint. Aspiration involves the removal of excess fluid, and injection is the placement of medication directly into the joint space via the needle. Both procedures may be performed at the same time. In both cases a local anesthetic may be used, the skin will be cleaned and disinfected, and then the needle will be inserted. In some cases, especially if the injection or aspiration is in a large and deep joint such as the hip or spine, ultrasound may be used to guide the needle to the exact location desired.

In some cases, irritation to the joint can cause fluid to build up so significantly that the joint hurts and can no longer move well. Aspiration removes some of the excess fluid and relieves the pressure. In addition, aspiration can be used to provide a sample of joint fluid if it needs to be examined microscopically for the presence of white blood cells, bacteria, or crystal formations.

Certain injuries and diseases that affect joints are inflammatory in nature, such as rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis or gout. These diseases may be helped by the local injection of anti-inflammatory medications directly into the affected joint. In this case, corticosteroids such as methylprednisone are usually used. Relief from the pain may be felt right away and may last for weeks or even months.

In some cases, such as with osteoarthritis, the cartilage buffer between the two bones wears down and pain comes from bones rubbing against each other. In this case, injection of a lubricating agent such as hyaluronic acid may be beneficial. It provides a slippery cushion between the bones to relieve pain that can last for months.