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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Lipscomb accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He 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, 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 specializes in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Johnson graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Coupe performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Coupe has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in The Woodlands, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass sports health. Dr. Chimenti is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chimenti completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Piefer is especially interested in sports health, shoulder problems, and knee pain. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Tomball, TX and The Woodlands, TX. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mathis graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Mathis's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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.