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We found 7 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept HealthLink near Kansas City, MO.

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. Dr. Gardiner attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gardiner 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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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Total Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 155
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,579 - $4,606
  • Medicare Cost: $1,414 - $1,504
Dr. Danny M Gurba, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Dan Gurba is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gurba completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Gurba is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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, total hip replacement

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 157
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,022 - $4,219
  • Medicare Cost: $1,164 - $1,319
Dr. Brian James Divelbiss, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Divelbiss is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise 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. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Divelbiss has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jones at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include knee problems, foot problems, and elbow problems. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Before performing his residency at Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Jones attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Jones has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,400
  • Medicare Cost: $1,442
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. Dr. Shriwise honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement, total joint replacement

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

Dr. Thomas P Phillips, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road, Medical Plaza Building I; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Phillips is an orthopedic surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Phillips honors. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Phillips trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Phillips is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Replacement ... (Read more)

Brady L Johnson
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Mr. Brady Johnson works as an orthopedist in Kansas City, MO and Independence, MO. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Mr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and Carondelet Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 96
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,753 - $9,941
  • Medicare Cost: $200 - $272

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What is Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement, sometimes also called arthroplasty, is an option when a joint becomes severely damaged by disease or injury. The damaged cartilage of the joint is surgically removed, the ends of the bones in the joint are resurfaced, and a prosthetic is installed. Most prosthetic joints are made of a metal piece that fits into a plastic sleeve so that they glide smoothly. A joint replacement increases stability in the damaged area and decreases pain. The hip and knee are the two joints most commonly replaced, but joint replacement can also be performed on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and even fingers.

Although joint replacement is one of the safest and most reliable medical procedures available, it is still a major surgical procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks, such as infection or blood clots. For this reason, doctors try to help their patients avoid surgery for as long as they can. Taking arthritis medications, losing weight, avoiding high impact sports such as running, taking supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin, or having joint injections may allow a patient to enjoy life without the need for surgery.

After having joint replacement surgery, expect some pain the first few days as you recover. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery, and it can decrease complications and increase your future mobility. As soon as possible, returning to low impact sports such as swimming, walking or biking can stretch and heal your new joint. A prosthetic joint can last 15 - 20 years and cannot be further damaged by degenerative diseases such as arthritis, so once it is done you should be pain-free for many years.