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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 is a family practice physician in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. These areas are among Dr. Bhattacharya's clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Bhattacharya attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhattacharya honors.

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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 rheumatologist in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. Dr. Maz graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maz speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rhoades include shoulder surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Rhoades performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rhoades is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Kansas City Super Doctors and Kansas City Superdocs Designation 2007-2016.

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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 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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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' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Divelbiss include hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Divelbiss honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Divelbiss's medical residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bowling's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Bowling studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Bowling speaks Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Key is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Key include bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Key speaks Spanish. He 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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include the following: leg pain, headache, and hip pain. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Khan obtained his medical school training at King Edward Medical University and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 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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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' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Jones is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Jones's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Jones accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 is a general internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He takes United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Al-Hihi is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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'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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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 is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: drug allergy, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Martinez takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raybould has a special interest in preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Raybould accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Munns's areas of expertise include bone pain, strains, and leg pain. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Munns attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Munns takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Joyce's clinical interests encompass knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Joyce is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional 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.