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We found 12 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept BlueCare near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Thomas William Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Wright specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Gainesville, FL and Ocala, FL. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wright attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Dean's List All Quarters of Attendance in College; and Phi Sigma (Biology Honor Society). Dr. Wright is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,569 - $3,702
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $666
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joseph King is a specialist in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. King speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. King is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Keith Chidgey, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Larry Chidgey is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Chidgey honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Nominee for College of Medicine Basic Science and Clinic Science Teacher of the year, ..

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward M Jaffe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Edward Jaffe is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaffe obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Disabilities

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,009 - $4,600
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,119
Dr. James Patrick McFadden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3450 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. James McFadden's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McFadden's areas of clinical interest consist of knee replacement, hip arthroscopy, and hip fracture surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha resident teaching award for excellence in medical student education.. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Fracture Surgery, Hip Arthroscopy, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Replacement

Dr. Kevin William Farmer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Farmer practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farmer obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,997 - $5,934
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rocca practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rocca trained at National Naval Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rocca include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 143
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,009 - $4,600
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,108
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Petty's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Petty takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,164
  • Medicare Cost: $569
Dr. Tristan Andrew Altbuch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Tristan Altbuch is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Florida State University College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $408 - $943
  • Medicare Cost: $29 - $261
Dr. Hernan Md Prieto Saavedra, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3450 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Hernan Prieto works as an orthopedic surgeon. He has a special interest in hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and partial knee replacement. Dr. Prieto is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Graduated first in class. College of Medicine. National University of Colombia. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jason Shinn specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Shinn graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,164
  • Medicare Cost: $569
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Frank Ellis, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ellis is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 270
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,009 - $4,600
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130

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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.