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

Dr. Joshua Zimmerman sees patients in Edison, NJ and Old Bridge, NJ. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Zimmerman is affiliated with JFK Medical Center. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Lenox Hill Hospital's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Zimmerman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zimmerman 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Charen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in knee problems and ankle problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Charen honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at Tufts Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Charen is affiliated with JFK Medical Center. His practice is open to 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 sees patients in Edison, NJ, Old Bridge, NJ, and South Plainfield, NJ. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lessing include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Lessing average 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lessing honors. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Lessing completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He 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's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Montalbano's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include knee fracture, elbow fracture, and knee arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Montalbano obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency 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 orthopedist. Dr. Ryan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Ryan is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ryan is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ryan honors 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 in Edison, NJ. Dr. Vega is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center. Dr. Vega is in-network for MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vega's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Vega (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.

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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.