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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' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miles's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and arthroplasty. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Miles is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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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 spine surgeon and orthopedist in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Finkenberg takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to 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 an orthopedic surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dubois include tendon repair, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Dubois's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Dubois accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Dubois is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Burnikel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Burnikel is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hanson include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Hanson's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Hanson is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myer include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Myer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Myer obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Montefiore Medical Center.

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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, who practices in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and arthritis. Dr. Rynning is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rynning takes. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. James Bates is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Bates's average rating from his patients 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Bates completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Bates is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Lenihan's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Lenihan completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Lenihan speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes 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. Steven R Allsing, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 1-112
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Steven Allsing practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Allsing studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Maricopa Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allsing include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Allsing is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Allsing is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Michael Kimball, who practices in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Clinical interests for Dr. Kimball include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Kimball's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kimball's office for an appointment.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in La Mesa, CA and El Cajon, CA. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Levy attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), arthroscopic surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave Dr. Levy an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Levy welcomes new patients.

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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
7339 El Cajon Boulevard; Building B
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Roman Cham is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Cham graduated from 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. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is conversant in 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.