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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
3273 Claremont Way; Suite 100
Napa, CA
 

Dr. Cornelis Elmes practices orthopedic trauma. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Elmes completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Daniel Paul Birkbeck, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3273 Claremont Way; Suite 100
Napa, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Birkbeck is a Napa, CA physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Birkbeck has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Nicholas Diana, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
3273 Claremont Way; Suite #100
Napa, CA
 

Dr. John Diana is a specialist in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Saint Helena, CA and Napa, CA. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Diana trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Diana is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,534
  • Medicare Cost: $184
Dr. Stephen John Franzino, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3435 Valle Verde Drive; Suite B
Napa, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Franzino, who practices in Fremont, CA, Napa, CA, and Saint Helena, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Franzino include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franzino honors. Dr. Franzino attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Adventist Health System, and Sutter Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,420 - $5,500
  • Medicare Cost: $184 - $1,168
Dr. Brian David Freeto, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3273 Claremont Way; Suite 100
Napa, CA
 

Dr. Brian Freeto is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Freeto attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Freeto is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,428
  • Medicare Cost: $184

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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.