We found 4 providers matching joint reconstruction and who accept United Healthcare Plans near Newton, NJ.
Dr. James Scales' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Scales is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scales include scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Scales studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Scales's professional affiliations include Newton Hospital and Atlantic Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , Replacement Arthroplasty
All Interests: General Orthopedics, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Bone ... (Read more)
Dr. Stephen Koss' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Dr. Koss has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Koss is in-network for Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Newton Hospital. He has an open panel.
Relevant Interests: , Replacement Arthroplasty, Total Joint Replacement
All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Bone Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopi ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Volume: 11
- Charge (avg.): $5,793
- Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,573
Dr. Robert Weinschenk's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Weinschenk's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, total shoulder replacement, and general orthopedics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Newton Hospital and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Weinschenk is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Total Shoulder Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement
All Interests: General Orthopedics, Tendon Problems, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Glen Bradish is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bradish's clinical interests encompass general orthopedics and total joint replacement. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradish obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is professionally affiliated with Newton Hospital and Atlantic Health System.
Relevant Interests: , Total Joint Replacement
All Interests: General Orthopedics, Total Joint Replacement
2013 Procedure Details
- Volume: 30
- Charge (avg.): $8,000 - $9,500
- Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,599 - $1,707
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orthopedic reconstructive surgeons who accept United Healthcare Plans (1)?
Adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery is the medical specialty devoted to the surgical care or replacement of damaged joints in adults. Most commonly, this care focuses on the hip and knee, but it can also be used to treat joints such as the shoulder or ankle. Some adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeons specialize on only one part of the body, such as the hip.
The most common cause of joint damage treated by adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeon is arthritis. Other joint issues often seen involve cartilage and ligament tears, autoimmune disorders, and orthopedic complications due to diabetes or cancer.
Some of the procedures that may be performed by an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeon include:
- Joint replacement, also known as arthroplasty
- Meniscal repair, fixing a torn piece of cartilage in the knee
- Osteotomy, surgery to shorten, lengthen, or straighten a bone
- Arthroscopy, a kind of minimally invasive joint surgery using a hollow tube called an endoscope
- Resurfacing bones to improve the function of a joint
Even if a bone or joint is damaged, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeons may have medical treatments available that can help patients avoid or delay surgery. Whether treatment is medical or surgical, their end goal is to help patients move freely and comfortably.
Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.
Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
- Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
- Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
- Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
- Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
- Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part
Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.