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We found 6 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Medicare near Lees Summit, MO.

Dr. Gregory Paul Ballard, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2000 Se Blue Parkway; #230
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Ballard practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Ballard attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

All Interests: ACL Injury, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,666
  • Medicare Cost: $1,559
Dr. Gerald Francis Dugan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Gerald Dugan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Dugan is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and knee arthroscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Dugan is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Dugan attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Dugan is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,709
  • Medicare Cost: $1,539
Dr. Robert Jack Takacs, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Robert Takacs' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee replacement. Dr. Takacs's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Takacs takes.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,693
  • Medicare Cost: $1,561
Dr. Nathan Mitchell Melton, DO
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2000 Se Blue Parkway; Suite 230
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Nathan Melton practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Melton completed his residency training at Grandview Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Melton accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

All Interests: ACL Injury, Tendon Injury, Foot Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Frederick Frevert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Larry Frevert's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Frevert is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frevert include sports health and shoulder problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Frevert is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,693
  • Medicare Cost: $1,539
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7900 Lees Summit Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Thomas McCormack is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McCormack attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He accepts 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,112
  • Medicare Cost: $1,563

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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.