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We found 4 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept United Healthcare near Elk Grove, CA.

Dr. Scott Gerald Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #113
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Scott Smith's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Smith an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Yuhwan Hong, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #113
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Yuhwan Hong's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Hong focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Hong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Hong has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hong attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Garrett P Ryle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #113
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Garrett Ryle works as an orthopedist in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Ryle completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In his practice, Dr. Ryle focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Ryle has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Foot Surgery, Hip Resurfacing, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Knee Replacement, Rotator ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan S Vitali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7551 Timberlake Way; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Vitali practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vitali include dupuytren's contracture, carpal tunnel surgery, and proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vitali accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Vitali is conversant in Medical Spanish. Dr. Vitali's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Patellofemoral Replacement, Ankle Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Revision ... (Read more)

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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.