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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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include musculoskeletal surgery. Patients rated Dr. Smith highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 is accepting 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 is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Dr. Hong is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hong's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hong attended New York Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Garrett Ryle is an orthopedist. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ryle's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Ryle welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Vitali's areas of expertise include the following: dupuytren's contracture, carpal tunnel surgery, and proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Vitali speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Vitali is professionally affiliated with 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.