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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19842 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Forster sees patients in Castro Valley, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in joint reconstruction and sports health. Dr. Forster is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Eden Medical Center, and Alameda Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Forster's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Frozen Shoulder, Elbow Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg Thomas Pottorff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19842 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Pottorff's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Castro Valley, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pottorff include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Pottorff is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pottorff accepts. He is open to new patients. Dr. Pottorff graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Tendonitis, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Shangren Wang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 4th Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Wang's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wang has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wang trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang accepts. Dr. Wang is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew J Stein, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other
13690 E 14th Street; Suite #200
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Stein practices hand surgery in San Leandro, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Stein is especially interested in hand surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Stein accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Tumor, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph C Cheng, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15035 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Cheng is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Cheng completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheng accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cheng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,366 - $2,238
  • Medicare Cost: $181 - $1,181
Dr. Hany R El Rashidy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Hany Elrashidy specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Elrashidy completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ashay Ashok Kale, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
27206 Calaroga Avenue; Suite 107
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Ashay Kale is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kale is professionally affiliated with Washington Hospital Healthcare System and St. Rose Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,730
  • Medicare Cost: $182
Dr. Eric Scott Stuffmann, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20990 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Eric Stuffmann's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Stuffmann is especially interested in hand surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Tumor, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20990 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Walter works as an orthopedist. Dr. Walter studied medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,866 - $3,523
  • Medicare Cost: $103 - $1,074
Peter A Ternus
Specializes in Podiatry
13847 East 14th Street; Suite 210
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Peter Ternus' specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Ternus honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ternus's practice is open to new patients. His residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Shockwave Therapy, Ingrown Nails, Ligament ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other
15035 E 14th Street
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. William West studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. West takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $448
  • Medicare Cost: $189
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200 Porter Drive; Suite 215
San Ramon, CA
 

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $347
  • Medicare Cost: $25

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What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery is a kind of minimally invasive joint surgery that can be used to both diagnose and treat problems within a joint. It is most commonly performed by orthopedic surgeons on six main joints: the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, ankle, and wrist. Arthroscopy uses very small incisions, so recovery is generally quicker and the risk of infection is lower than with traditional joint surgery.

Arthroscopic surgery consists of two separate procedures. The first part, where the joint is examined and any problems are diagnosed, is called arthroscopy. If surgery is performed at the same time, it is called arthroscopic surgery. Because the two procedures take place together, sometimes these terms are used interchangeably.

During arthroscopic surgery, a small incision is made and a thin probe the width of a toothpick is inserted directly into the center of the affected joint. This probe contains a camera and fiber optic lights to illuminate the joint space. The surgeon can then look at the joint, make a diagnosis, and decide if the problem can be treated. If it can, two more small incisions will be made, and narrow tubes with tiny instruments at the tip will be inserted into the joint along with the camera. The surgeon uses the camera to guide the operation within the joint. Then all of the instruments and tubes are removed, the incisions are bandaged, and the patient can recover.

Arthroscopic surgery is not appropriate for every joint disorder, but it can be used to treat a number of them, including:
  • Inflammation of the joint, for example, synovitis or arthritis
  • Injuries, such as rotator cuff tears, ACL tears, or a torn meniscus in the knee
  • Bone spurs
  • Infections
  • Scar tissue within the joint

When more conservative treatment methods are not able to control pain in a joint any longer, arthroscopy is often the next step to examine and treat joint problems.