We found 15 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Shield HMO near La Mesa, CA.

Showing 1-15 of 15
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Peter B Hanson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Peter Hanson sees patients in La Mesa, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hanson obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Patient ratings for Dr. Hanson average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hanson has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

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 surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finkenberg honors. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Finkenberg completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Finkenberg is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Bursitis, ... (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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lenihan's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lenihan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lenihan is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Miles is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miles attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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 hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Ballard average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ballard's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Jonathan J Myer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Myer, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Myer honors. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Myer is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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 sees patients in La Mesa, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dubois's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dubois is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Enass Rickards' areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rickards include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rickards takes. Dr. Rickards has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

Read more

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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Kimball is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kimball is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is conversant in Spanish.

Read more

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

Dr. David Burnikel's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burnikel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burnikel is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to 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. Ralph Erik Rynning, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8860 Center Drive; Suite 350
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ralph Rynning works as an orthopedist. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rynning attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Steven R Allsing, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 1-112
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Steven Allsing is an orthopedist. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maricopa Medical Center for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Allsing honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. James Eric Bates, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 104
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Bates specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Diego, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bates is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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. Louis Joseph Levy Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8881 Fletcher Parkway; Suite 250
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Louis Levy, who practices in La Mesa, CA and El Cajon, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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

Dr. Roman Cham is an orthopedist in La Mesa, CA. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Cham's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Cham is conversant in 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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.