We found 9 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Aetna Managed Choice near San Carlos, CA.

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Gutow is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Gutow's medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hand surgery procedures, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Gutow highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Colin Eakin is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Eakin is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Eakin's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eakin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, PCL ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 165
  • Charge (avg.): $1,574 - $4,462
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $1,223

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Jaret Butler practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Burlingame, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Mountain View, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Butler is especially interested in hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Butler's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butler accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Warren King's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. King attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. King speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 131
  • Charge (avg.): $1,298 - $4,540
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $184 - $1,163

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Frank Chen is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He speaks Mandarin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Chen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Haskell practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Haskell average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haskell's areas of clinical interest consist of limb preservation, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haskell's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Edward Moon's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Moon attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. His clinical interests encompass hand surgery procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Arthritis, Distal Radius Fracture, Hand Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Garet Comer practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Comer attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Comer's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 S Elswroth; 6th Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Richard Florio's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. In his practice, Dr. Florio focuses on orthopedic surgery. Dr. Florio is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Florio takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, ... (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.
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