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John Gottfried Mayer MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
105 N Greenleaf Street
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. John Mayer is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He speaks German. Dr. Mayer's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Michael Reese Hospital's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mayer welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Revision, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $8,112
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,617
Thomas Edward Baier MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.06 stars (4 ratings)
105 N Greenleaf
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Baier specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Round Lake, IL. Dr. Baier's clinical interests include hip replacement, meniscus repair, and arthroscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baier honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Tomas Nemickas MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 3.33 stars (3 ratings)
350 S Greenleaf Street; Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Tomas Nemickas specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: computer assisted surgery (CAS), meniscus repair, and ACL reconstruction. Dr. Nemickas is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Nemickas's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Computer Assisted Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $5,631
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,209
Stanford Tack MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.51 stars (31 ratings)
3021 Falling Waters Boulevard; Suite C
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. Stanford Tack works as an orthopedist. Dr. Tack has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include cervical (neck) spine problems, hand surgery procedures, and complex spine surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Tack is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Clinical Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Hip Problems, Complex Spine Surgery, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $6,005
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,283
Bruce Summerville MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.66 stars (3 ratings)
350 S Greenleaf Street; Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Summerville's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Summerville a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus repair, cervical (neck) spine problems, and partial knee replacement. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Summerville takes. He graduated from Rush Medical College. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Summerville's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Summerville has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, hip resurfacing

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Partial Knee Replacement, Cervical Spine Problems, Hip Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $7,141
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,617

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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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