We found 7 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Edison, NJ.

Dr. Brian Matthew Culp, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
51 French Street; Department of Orthopaedics
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Culp, who practices in Princeton, NJ, Ewing, NJ, and Monroe Township, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is especially interested in total joint replacement. Dr. Culp's professional affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Culp attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , total joint replacement

All Interests: Total Joint Replacement

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

Dr. Joshua Zimmerman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Edison, NJ and Old Bridge, NJ. Dr. Zimmerman obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Zimmerman is affiliated with JFK Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems and ankle problems. Dr. Charen's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Charen accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Edison, NJ, Old Bridge, NJ, and South Plainfield, NJ. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Lessing's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Lessing speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center.

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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 traumatologist and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave Dr. Montalbano an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee fracture, elbow fracture, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Montalbano trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Senior Resident Clinical Research Award, Hospital for Joint Disease. Dr. Montalbano (or staff) speaks 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, who practices in Edison, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ryan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. He is affiliated with JFK Medical Center. Dr. Ryan attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Vega trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for Dr. Vega's residency. Dr. Vega takes MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vega (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Dr. Vega is 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.