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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 The Woodlands, TX physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Lipscomb's training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Lipscomb 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson honors. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Coupe attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Coupe has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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, 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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Clinical interests for Dr. Chimenti include sports health. Dr. Chimenti is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Chimenti has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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, who practices in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Piefer attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has a special interest in sports health, shoulder problems, and knee pain. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathis accepts. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Mathis's hospital/clinic 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.