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We found 6 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Aetna Affordable Health Choices near Yuba City, CA.

Dr. Robert Earl Burky Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; #201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Burky is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Yuba City, CA. After attending the University of California, the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Burky is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Burky has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher R Damon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; Suite 201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Damon's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Yuba City, CA. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. He has a special interest in hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and wrist problems. Dr. Damon is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Damon honors. Dr. Damon is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Randall Vogel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Vogel's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Vogel attended Emory University School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Vogel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vogel's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard David Tortosa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Richard Tortosa's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Tortosa is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Tortosa attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Hand Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,623
  • Medicare Cost: $175
Dr. Philbert Y Huang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Philbert Huang is an orthopedist in Yuba City, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huang include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Huang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Huang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, Ligament ... (Read more)

Dr. Harinder Singh Dhanota, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; Suite 201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Harinder Dhanota is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Dhanota's clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Garden City Hospital for residency. Dr. Dhanota (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Dhanota is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

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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.