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We found 6 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Aetna Gold near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Albert Brant Lipscomb Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. A. Lipscomb's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in The Woodlands, TX. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipscomb honors. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Lipscomb is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Clint Weston Johnson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Clint Johnson's specialty is orthopedic trauma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Johnson's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin J Coupe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Coupe's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in The Woodlands, TX. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Coupe takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coupe is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Thomas Chimenti, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1441 Woodstead Court; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Brian Chimenti's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Chimenti include sports health. Dr. Chimenti is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chimenti takes. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,415
  • Medicare Cost: $1,453
Dr. Jason William Piefer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1441 Woodstead Court; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jason Piefer sees patients in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Piefer focuses on sports health, shoulder problems, and knee pain. Dr. Piefer honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,415
  • Medicare Cost: $1,470
Dr. James Edward Mathis Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. James Mathis is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Tomball, TX and The Woodlands, TX. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Mathis is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mathis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,804
  • Medicare Cost: $1,519

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What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the knee joint that are damaged. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Knee replacement is used only if other, less invasive treatments have not worked.

A knee replacement may be partial, involving only the damaged areas, or it may include the entire joint. During surgery, the cartilage, a smooth and tough piece of tissue that lines the ends of bones, is removed. The ends of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (lower leg bone), and, sometimes, patella (kneecap) are smoothed out and replaced with metal parts. The cartilage is then replaced with a plastic disc that the metal can glide across when moving. This removes any rough or grinding surfaces within the knee that may have been causing pain.

Surgery can be performed by a large incision along the knee or through tiny incisions with small tools and an arthroscope, a small lighted tube with a camera. The procedure takes one to two hours, and you will stay in the hospital for a few days following surgery as you heal and learn to use your new knee. Physical therapy can help you move correctly and prevent stiffness. Generally, you will be able to return to normal activity within a few weeks, but you may be asked to stop participating in high-impact activities, like football or running, which could injure your new knee.