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We found 5 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Aetna Affordable Health Choices near Yuba City, CA.

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

Dr. Robert Burky, who practices in Yuba City, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Burky include musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is open to new patients. Dr. Burky obtained his medical school training at the University of California, the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland.

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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 areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Damon trained at Letterman Army Medical Center for his residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and wrist problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Damon average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Damon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Vogel specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Vogel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Vogel attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine.

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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 areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Tortosa's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tortosa takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Tortosa has an open panel.

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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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Huang include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Huang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, 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: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

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