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We found 6 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept SCAN Health Plan near San Rafael, CA.

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Dr. John P Belzer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street; Suite 105
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. John Belzer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Belzer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Belzer attended Yale School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Belzer (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Russian.

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Clinical Interests: Meniscus Repair, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,019 - $3,719
  • Medicare Cost: $194 - $1,236
Dr. Christopher V Cox, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street; Suite 105
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Cox is an orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cox include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Cox obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Outpatient Care, Revision Arthroplasty, Partial ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Wei Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street; Suite 105
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Keith Chan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Francisco, CA, San Rafael, CA, and Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Chan speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. James L Chen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
750 Redwood Highway; Suite 1035
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. James Chen's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, shoulder problems, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Chen is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He also offers interpreting services for French and Filipino-speaking patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Chen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert E Mayle Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Robert Mayle is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and spine problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Mayle is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Kyphoplasty, Hip Problems, Stenosis, Ultrasound, Herniated Disc, Complex Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Hillary Green Redlin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
599 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 102
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Hillary Redlin is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Redlin include hand surgery procedures. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She offers language support for Polish and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Redlin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Hand Surgery Procedures, Wrist ... (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.