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Dr. Jeffery T Macmillan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9151 N.e. 81st Terrace; Suite 200
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jeffery Macmillan specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Macmillan takes. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Graduate Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health, and Carondelet Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Pain, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,207
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $803
Dr. Joshua Joe Niemann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2521 Glenn Hendren Drive; Suite 204
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Joshua Niemann practices orthopedic trauma. Dr. Niemann's areas of clinical interest consist of MAKoplasty, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Truman Medical Centers. He honors Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , total joint replacement, minimally invasive hip replacement, MAKOplasty

All Interests: Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, MAKOplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $4,447 - $4,455
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,374 - $1,423
Dr. Leslie D Thomas, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2521 Glenn Hendren Drive; Suite 310
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Leslie Thomas' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Thomas average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Thomas's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 67
  • Charge (avg.): $4,532 - $5,060
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,462 - $1,561
Dr. Ryan R Snyder, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2521 Glenn Hendren Drive; Suite 204
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Ryan Snyder specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Liberty, MO. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Truman Medical Centers and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In his practice, he is particularly interested in MAKoplasty. Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snyder takes. Dr. Snyder's professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Relevant Interests: , MAKOplasty

All Interests: MAKOplasty, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Santosh George, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2521 Glenn Hendren Drive; Suite 204
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Santosh George practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Liberty, MO. His areas of expertise include shoulder surgery, general orthopedics, and total joint replacement. The average patient rating for Dr. George is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, First Health, Humana HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Geisinger Medical Center. He is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Relevant Interests: , total joint replacement, MAKOplasty

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Shoulder Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, MAKOplasty, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 89
  • Charge (avg.): $2,539 - $4,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,213 - $1,548

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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.
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