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We found 7 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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Sonoma, CA, Petaluma, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Harf average 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harf include musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Harf attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Harf speaks Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Haimson attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haimson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He is accepting 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' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include partial knee replacement. Dr. Tompkins is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for his residency. Dr. Tompkins speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Tompkins's practice 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. Kent Estes Yinger, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
208 Concourse Boulevard; #1
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Kent Yinger works as an orthopedist. Dr. Yinger is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yinger accepts. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Yinger completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 68
  • Uninsured Cost: $811 - $1,887
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $1,090
Dr. Kevin Karlye Howe, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
208 Concourse Boulevard; Suite #1
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Howe is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Howe has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. His 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 California, Davis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howe accepts. Dr. Howe has an open panel.

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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. 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. Dr. Mintalucci has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Mintalucci accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Eric Schmidt is an orthopedic surgeon in Santa Rosa, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schmidt at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Schmidt welcomes 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.