We found 3 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Gold Compass HSA 1600 near Coral Springs, FL.

Dr. Harris Gellman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3100 Coral Hills Drive; #305
Coral Springs, FL

Dr. Harris Gellman's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Pompano Beach, FL and Coral Springs, FL. Dr. Gellman is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Gellman is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System, the University Hospital, and Broward Health Coral Springs. 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, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8100 Royal Palm Boulevard; Suite 105
Coral Springs, FL

Dr. Mitchell Pollak's areas of specialization are osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Coral Springs, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pollak's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and arthritis. He takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Pollak attended Indiana University School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Pollak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Jeremy Stephen Frank, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
5830 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite #207
Coral Springs, FL

Dr. Jeremy Frank is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Frank completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. Dr. Frank takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received distinctions including Clinical Honors in Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery; Phi Beta Kappa; and Summa Cum Laude equivalent (GPA 4.0/4.0), University of Texas at Austin. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Frank is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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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.