We found 6 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Santa Cruz, CA.

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Dr. James D Spiegel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. James Spiegel's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Spiegel highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Spiegel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas James Welle, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Welle's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Welle focuses on sports health and orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Dr. Welle performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Welle is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder Dislocation, Women's Sports ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,946 - $2,599
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175 - $509
Dr. Raj S Kullar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Raj Kullar is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Kullar performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Kullar include orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kullar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, PCL Reconstruction, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Elisabeth A Siegler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1505 Soquel Drive; Suite 1
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Elisabeth Siegler specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Santa Cruz, CA, Angels Camp, CA, and Jackson, CA. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Siegler has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Amador Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Fractures, Trauma

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
4140 Jade Street; Suite 100
Capitola, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Abidi is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Abidi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abidi include knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Abidi is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 61
  • Charge (avg.): $1,587 - $1,894
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $327 - $679

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4140 Jade Street; Suite 100
Capitola, CA
 

Dr. Peter Reynolds is a Capitola, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Reynolds average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reynolds takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 91
  • Charge (avg.): $1,652 - $3,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175 - $1,090

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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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