Finding Providers
loading

We found 14 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Shield HMO near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. John William Miles III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. John Miles works as an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and arthroplasty. Dr. Miles has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Miles's training includes a residency program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Arthroplasty, Upper Extremity Surgery

Dr. John Glenn Finkenberg, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8860 Center Drive; #350
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. John Finkenberg is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Finkenberg accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Finkenberg is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Finkenberg attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Dubois, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3 Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ben Dubois specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include tendon repair, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder replacement. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dubois accepts. Dr. Dubois attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Arthroplasty, Osteoporosis, Tendon Repair, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,150 - $3,632
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $1,090
Dr. Brooke Laura Ballard, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8860 Center Drive; Suite 350
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Ballard is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ballard's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Ballard speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ballard is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, Physical Therapy ... (Read more)

Dr. David James Burnikel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8860 Center Drive; 350
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. David Burnikel is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Burnikel attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Burnikel welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon Repair, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Bagley Hanson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 3-256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Peter Hanson works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Hanson's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Hanson attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Hanson has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hanson's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Partial Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,230
  • Medicare Cost: $522
Dr. Jonathan J Myer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Myer's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Myer's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Myer trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Montefiore Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph Erik Rynning, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8860 Center Drive; Suite 350
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ralph Rynning works as an orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rynning include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Arthritis, Total Joint Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,008 - $3,365
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $1,090
Dr. James Eric Bates, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 104
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Bates sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bates has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include laminectomy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Bates attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He speaks German. Dr. Bates is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael R Lenihan Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4215 Spring Street; Suite 125
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lenihan sees patients in Chula Vista, CA and La Mesa, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Lenihan's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Lenihan graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Lenihan speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,188 - $4,360
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $1,090
Dr. Steven R Allsing, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 1-112
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Steven Allsing specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Allsing include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Allsing takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maricopa Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Allsing is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, MAKOplasty, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8851 Center Drive; #601
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Kimball's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kimball's clinical interests include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kimball accepts. Dr. Kimball welcomes new patients.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $665
  • Medicare Cost: $175
Dr. Louis Joseph Levy Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8881 Fletcher Parkway; Suite 250
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Louis Levy's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Levy's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), arthroscopic surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Levy attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Levy is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,462
  • Medicare Cost: $559
No Photo
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7339 El Cajon Boulevard; Building B
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Roman Cham specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Cham's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.