We found 4 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Richmond, TX.

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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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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All 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 Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement, sometimes also called arthroplasty, is an option when a joint becomes severely damaged by disease or injury. The damaged cartilage of the joint is surgically removed, the ends of the bones in the joint are resurfaced, and a prosthetic is installed. Most prosthetic joints are made of a metal piece that fits into a plastic sleeve so that they glide smoothly. A joint replacement increases stability in the damaged area and decreases pain. The hip and knee are the two joints most commonly replaced, but joint replacement can also be performed on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and even fingers.

Although joint replacement is one of the safest and most reliable medical procedures available, it is still a major surgical procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks, such as infection or blood clots. For this reason, doctors try to help their patients avoid surgery for as long as they can. Taking arthritis medications, losing weight, avoiding high impact sports such as running, taking supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin, or having joint injections may allow a patient to enjoy life without the need for surgery.

After having joint replacement surgery, expect some pain the first few days as you recover. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery, and it can decrease complications and increase your future mobility. As soon as possible, returning to low impact sports such as swimming, walking or biking can stretch and heal your new joint. A prosthetic joint can last 15 - 20 years and cannot be further damaged by degenerative diseases such as arthritis, so once it is done you should be pain-free for many years.
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