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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
205 May Street; Suite 202
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Joshua Zimmerman is an orthopedist in Edison, NJ and Old Bridge, NJ. Dr. Zimmerman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with JFK Medical Center. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Zimmerman's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey H Charen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
205 May Street; Suite 202
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Charen works as an orthopedic surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems and ankle problems. Dr. Charen is affiliated with JFK Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Charen attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Patient reviews placed Dr. Charen at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lessing, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
205 May Street; Suite 202
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. David Lessing is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lessing's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lessing include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lessing graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Lessing speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

Dr. Gregory Montalbano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
540 Bordentown Avenue
Nj, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Montalbano is an orthopedic trauma and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Nj, NY. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee fracture, elbow fracture, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Montalbano is affiliated with Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Montalbano is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. His residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Senior Resident Clinical Research Award, Hospital for Joint Disease. Dr. Montalbano (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Korean, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Total Hip ... (Read more)

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Dr. Todd C Ryan, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10 Parsonage Road; Fifth Floor, Suite 500
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Todd Ryan is an Edison, NJ physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ryan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ryan accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $24,094
  • Medicare Cost: $1,599
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10 Parsonage Road; Suite 500
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Teresa Vega works as an orthopedist in Edison, NJ. Dr. Vega honors MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vega's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Vega (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Dr. Vega is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,855
  • Medicare Cost: $256

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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.