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Dr. Vishal Michael Shah M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Vishal Shah is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and UT Physicians. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patients rated Dr. Shah highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $3,059
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,470
Dr. Thomas B. Rivers M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.87 stars (4 ratings)
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Rivers is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rivers's areas of expertise include sports health and total knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and UT Physicians. He obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rivers accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Total Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,304
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,522
Dr. Michael Dale Kent MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Michael Kent's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kent include sports health and total knee replacement. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and UT Physicians. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Total Knee Replacement

Scott W. Breeze MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.7 stars (5 ratings)
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Scott Breeze practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Breeze include total knee replacement. Dr. Breeze is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and UT Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

All Interests: Total Knee Replacement

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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.

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