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Dr. Enass Eskander Rickards, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8851 Center Drive; #601
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Enass Rickards specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in La Jolla, CA, La Mesa, CA, and San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rickards include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Rickards is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rickards is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rickards attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Rickards completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Rickards has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8851 Center Drive; #601
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Kimball's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kimball speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Kimball is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kimball accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $665
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Myer's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Myer's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Myer accepts. He is open to new patients. Dr. Myer attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. Ben 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Dubois a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dubois include orthopedic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Dubois attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Dubois speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Dubois is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Peter Hanson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hanson speaks Spanish. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hanson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. On average, patients gave Dr. Hanson a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7339 El Cajon Boulevard; Building B
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Roman Cham is an orthopedic surgeon in La Mesa, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Cham is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cham is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Other
8881 Fletcher Parkway; Suite 250
La Mesa, CA
 

Patients gave Dr. Louis Levy an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Levy is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $1,462
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $559

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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.
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