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We found 8 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Aetna HealthFund HMO near Santa Rosa, CA.

Dr. Robert Alan Harf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Doyle Park Drive; Suite 106b
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Robert Harf works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Harf is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Harf attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Harf's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Brian Haimson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3883 Airway Drive; #165
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Robert Haimson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Haimson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Haimson accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,676
  • Medicare Cost: $466
Dr. Geoffrey Stuart Tompkins, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
208 Concourse Boulevard; #1
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Tompkins, who practices in Santa Rosa, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tompkins include partial knee replacement. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Tompkins's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). In addition to English, Dr. Tompkins speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Meniscus Repair, Hip Problems, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $609
  • Medicare Cost: $410
Dr. Kevin Karlye Howe, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
208 Concourse Boulevard; Suite #1
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Howe's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Howe is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Howe has an open panel. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Kent Estes Yinger, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
208 Concourse Boulevard; #1
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Kent Yinger is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Rosa, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Yinger is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yinger welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 68
  • Uninsured Cost: $811 - $1,887
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $1,090
Dr. Dominic J Mintalucci, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1405 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Dominic Mintalucci practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Santa Rosa, CA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mintalucci include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Mintalucci is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Mintalucci is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neema Pourtaheri, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1405 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Neema Pourtaheri's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pourtaheri include sports health, shoulder arthroscopy, and elbow arthroscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Pourtaheri is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
525 Doyle Park Drive; Suite 101
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Eric Schmidt is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Schmidt a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Schmidt attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Schmidt is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 202
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,750 - $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $170 - $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.