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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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Harf is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harf include musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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. He is conversant in 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 is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Haimson is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Haimson welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass partial knee replacement. Dr. Tompkins is in-network 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 North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Tompkins attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tompkins's office for an appointment.

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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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Howe include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Howe honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Santa Rosa, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Yinger accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He 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. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He 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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Mintalucci an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mintalucci is open to new patients. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Monmouth Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Eric Schmidt specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Schmidt is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. 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. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.