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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Spiegel has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Spiegel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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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. Before performing his residency at Grandview Medical Center, Dr. Welle attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Welle include sports health and orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Welle welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (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 a Santa Cruz, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kullar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kullar 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 attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kullar is accepting new patients.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Siegler include 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 takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Siegler attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She is 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 an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and foot and ankle surgeon in Capitola, CA and Campbell, CA. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is especially interested in knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. Dr. Abidi has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Abidi honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abidi (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is 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

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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Patients gave Dr. Reynolds an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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