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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. Jeffrey Macmillan's medical specialty is 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. Dr. Macmillan attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Macmillan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health, and Carondelet Health. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in orthopedic trauma. His areas of expertise include MAKoplasty, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. He honors Coventry, First Health, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Niemann attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Niemann's training includes a residency program at Truman Medical Centers. He is affiliated with Liberty Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center.

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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

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2521 Glenn Hendren Drive; Suite 310
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Leslie Thomas is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. Dr. Thomas honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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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. His areas of expertise include MAKoplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Snyder is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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. Dr. George's areas of expertise include the following: shoulder surgery, general orthopedics, and total joint replacement. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. George's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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