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 area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Spiegel include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Spiegel has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Spiegel speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Welle takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Welle has an open panel.

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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 orthopedist. Dr. Kullar has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kullar obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kullar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Punjabi.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Siegler average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Siegler's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Amador Hospital. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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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 is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Abidi (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Reynolds studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Reynolds average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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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