We found 6 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept United Healthcare near Newton, NJ.

Dr. James Leonard Scales Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Newton Sparta Road; Suite 4
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. James Scales specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Scales's areas of expertise include scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He accepts AARP, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Scales attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Scales is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Mario Bazzini, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Newton - Sparta Road
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Bazzini practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Wayne, NJ and Newton, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Bazzini average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bazzini's areas of expertise include cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bazzini welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Bazzini (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Wounds, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Dennis Koss, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
222 High Street; Suite 201
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Koss is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Dr. Koss honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Koss's residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total joint replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,793
  • Medicare Cost: $1,573
Dr. Wayne Anthony Colizza, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
376 Lafayette Road, Suite 103; Route 15 South
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Wayne Colizza, who practices in Morristown, NJ and Sparta, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: total shoulder replacement, hip injury, and minimally invasive knee replacement. Dr. Colizza honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Focus, and more. Dr. Colizza studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency. Dr. Colizza (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center Atlantic Sports Health.

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Relevant Interests: , total shoulder replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total hip replacement, total joint replacement, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, total knee replacement, hip resurfacing

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 65
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,700 - $10,144
  • Medicare Cost: $1,599 - $1,768
Dr. Robert Clair Weinschenk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Newton Sparta Road; Suite 4
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Weinschenk specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Newton, NJ and Montague, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, total shoulder replacement, and general orthopedics. Dr. Weinschenk's professional affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. He honors Anthem, Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Weinschenk studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Weinschenk's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , total shoulder replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total hip replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Newton Sparta Road; Suite 4
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Glen Bradish is an orthopedic surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bradish include general orthopedics and total joint replacement. Dr. Bradish is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Bradish's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , total joint replacement

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Total Joint Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,000 - $9,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,599 - $1,707

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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.