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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, who practices in Newton, NJ and Montague, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Scales is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Scales trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for his residency. He is conversant in 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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Wayne, NJ and Newton, NJ. In addition to English, Dr. Bazzini (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His clinical interests include cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Bazzini is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center. Dr. Bazzini is a graduate of New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bazzini is accepting new patients.

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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' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koss include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koss takes Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
540 Lafayette Avenue; Route 15 South
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Wayne Colizza specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Morristown, NJ and Sparta, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Colizza average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Colizza's clinical interests: total shoulder replacement, hip injury, and minimally invasive knee replacement. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center Atlantic Sports Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Focus, and more. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Colizza completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Colizza (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian.

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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 is an orthopedist in Newton, NJ and Montague, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Weinschenk's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, total shoulder replacement, and general orthopedics. His professional affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Weinschenk completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bradish include general orthopedics and total joint replacement. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Bradish attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His professional affiliations include 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.