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Dr. Donald Richard Polakoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
10 Forrestal Road South; Suite 105
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Polakoff is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Monroe, NJ, Monroe Township, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and Parkland Health & Hospital System. Clinical interests for Dr. Polakoff include knee problems, total hip replacement, and arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Polakoff average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, total hip replacement, hip resurfacing

All Interests: Hip Problems, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Reconstructive Surgery, Total Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $12,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,623
Dr. Harvey E Smires Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Harvey Smires is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Smires's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Smires attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Smires is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, total hip replacement

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $5,581
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,399
Dr. Hari Prasad Bezwada, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
325 Princeton Avenue
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Hari Bezwada's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Dr. Bezwada graduated from Albany Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Bezwada trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Bezwada is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Devon Health Services, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement

All Interests: Hip Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark J Pressman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
325 Princeton Avenue
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Pressman works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Pressman studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at The University Hospital, Newark. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and closed reduction. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pressman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Prime Health Services, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, total hip replacement

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Thomas Gutowski III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
325 Princeton Avenue
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Walter Gutowski's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Gutowski's clinical interests: knee problems, closed reduction, and knee arthroscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Prime Health Services, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutowski graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, total hip replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Closed Reduction, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Revision Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 76
  • Charge (avg.): $1,589
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,573
Dr. Brian Michael Vannozzi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
325 Princeton Avenue
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Vannozzi's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Vannozzi's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and hip fracture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Prime Health Services, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vannozzi takes.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement

All Interests: Hip Fracture, Da Vinci Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Nicole M Bien, MS
Specializes in Surgery
325 Princeton Avenue
Princeton, NJ
 

Ms. Nicole Bien's specialty is surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Prime Health Services, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Bien honors. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $325
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $219

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What is Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the hip joint that are damaged by disease or injury. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Surgery is used only after other, less invasive treatments have failed to work.

The type of hip replacement you receive is based on your age and the extent of damage to your hip. The hip joint has two parts: the femoral head, or hip ball, and the acetabulum, or hip socket. The hip ball is located on the upper end of the femur (thigh bone), and the hip socket is part of the pelvis. Depending on whether one or both parts require replacement, you may need one of the following procedures:

  • Partial hip replacement, which is generally recommended in the case of hip fractures or other hip injuries. If you are having a partial hip replacement, only the hip ball will be replaced.
  • Total hip replacement, which is often used to treat the hip joint when it has become damaged due to arthritis. Both the hip socket and hip ball are replaced.
  • Hip resurfacing, which is usually performed for younger patients. A hip resurfacing procedure reshapes the hip ball and only replaces its surface. This preserves more bone and makes future surgeries easier. If you are having a partial hip resurfacing, only the hip ball is resurfaced and replaced. If you are having a total hip resurfacing, the hip socket will be replaced as well.

During hip replacement surgery, an incision is made along the side of the hip. The surgeon may access the joint directly through this incision, or by using small tools and a lighted tube called an arthroscope to see and treat the joint. The diseased tissue is removed, and the bones are smoothed out and fitted with metal ends. The metal pieces may be cemented in place, or they may have a porous structure that encourages bone to grow into them and hold them securely. A smooth plastic cushion is placed between the two bones to replace the cartilage and allow the joint to move freely.

Hip replacement surgery takes one to two hours, and afterwards you may stay in the hospital for several days. When you go home, you will have to use a cane, walker, or crutches at first. You will likely have physical therapy to improve your ability to move with your new hip. After the first few weeks, light exercise such as bike riding or swimming will help you heal, but certain actions, such as climbing stairs or bending over at the waist, may be difficult at first. It will take several weeks before you can drive or return to work. Full recovery may take six to 12 months.

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