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We found 5 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Medicare near Lees Summit, MO.

Dr. Gerald Francis Dugan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Gerald Dugan's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dugan has a special interest in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and knee arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Dugan a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Patients rated Dr. Ballard highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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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. Robert Jack Takacs, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Robert Takacs' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee replacement. Dr. Takacs is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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

Dr. Larry Frevert is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Lees Summit, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Frevert include sports health and shoulder problems. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. 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. Frevert accepts.

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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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. McCormack attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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.