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We found 3 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Gellman speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miami VA Healthcare System, the University Hospital, and Broward Health Coral Springs. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Gellman attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gellman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Coral Springs, FL, is a medical specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Pollak trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pollak include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Pollak average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze. Dr. Pollak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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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 in Hollywood, FL, Coral Springs, FL, and Weston, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Frank takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Frank has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is conversant in Spanish.

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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.