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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' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and arthroplasty. Dr. Miles is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Miles is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel.

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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 medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Finkenberg takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Finkenberg attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Finkenberg welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Dubois's clinical interests: tendon repair, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder replacement. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Dubois performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Dubois is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Ballard attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Tendon Repair, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Burnikel is an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Burnikel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Burnikel is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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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 is an orthopedist in La Mesa, CA. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Hanson is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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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. 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 in Chula Vista, CA and La Mesa, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Lenihan's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Lenihan's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lenihan has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jonathan Myer is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Myer include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Myer takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Myer's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and arthritis. Dr. Rynning is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University for residency. Dr. Rynning is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Allsing's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Maricopa Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Allsing's clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. The average patient rating for Dr. Allsing is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Allsing accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon in San Diego, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bates include laminectomy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Bates honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), arthroscopic surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Levy's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michael Kimball is an orthopedist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kimball include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended medical school 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kimball takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $665
  • Medicare Cost: $175
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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7339 El Cajon Boulevard; Building B
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Roman Cham practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in La Mesa, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Cham honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at 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, Dr. Cham speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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