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We found 6 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Humana near Lees Summit, MO.

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Dr. Gary Auson Go, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Gary Go's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Filipino. His areas of expertise include sports health. Dr. Go is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Dr. Go is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Go completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Go is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gerald Dugan's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Dugan highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and knee arthroscopy. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Dugan attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dugan trained at the University of Missouri Health System and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 91
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,358 - $4,709
  • Medicare Cost: $1,440 - $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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ballard graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement, total knee replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,366 - $4,666
  • Medicare Cost: $1,462 - $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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Takacs an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass knee replacement. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Takacs's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Lees Summit, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health and shoulder problems. Dr. Frevert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Frevert attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Patient reviews placed Dr. Frevert at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,542 - $4,693
  • Medicare Cost: $1,460 - $1,539
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7900 Lees Summit Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Thomas McCormack's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McCormack 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 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.