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We found 5 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Santa Cruz, CA.

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

Dr. Thomas Welle's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Welle include sports health and musculoskeletal 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 Dr. Welle an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,946 - $2,599
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $509
Dr. James D Spiegel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. James Spiegel is an orthopedic surgeon in Santa Cruz, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Spiegel average 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Spiegel focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Spiegel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Spiegel honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is open to new patients. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Ligament ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,599 - $2,635
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $580
Dr. Raj S Kullar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Raj Kullar is an orthopedic surgeon in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Kullar attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Kullar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Punjabi. 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: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Nicholas Abidi is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Abidi's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Abidi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,587 - $1,894
  • Medicare Cost: $327 - $679
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4140 Jade Street; Suite 100
Capitola, CA
 

Dr. Peter Reynolds practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Capitola, CA. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reynolds takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 91
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,652 - $3,050
  • Medicare Cost: $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.