We found 11 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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Gainesville, FL and Ocala, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Wright attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wright accepts. He has received distinctions including 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $2,569 - $3,702
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $666

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joseph King is a hand surgeon, spine surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon in Gainesville, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. King include musculoskeletal problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. King's training includes residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. King is professionally affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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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 hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chidgey attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Kevin William Farmer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Farmer is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Farmer trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farmer is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,997 - $5,934
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130
Dr. James Patrick McFadden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3450 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. James McFadden practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in knee replacement, hip arthroscopy, and hip fracture surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McFadden honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. McFadden attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha resident teaching award for excellence in medical student education..

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Andrew Rocca specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Rocca's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Before performing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Rocca attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 161
  • Charge (avg.): $3,009 - $4,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,108

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

Dr. Mark Petty's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,164
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $569
Dr. Hernan Md Prieto Saavedra, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3450 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Hernan Prieto is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and partial knee replacement. Dr. Prieto honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of Graduated first in class. College of Medicine. National University of Colombia. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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)

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

Dr. Tristan Altbuch's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Florida State University College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altbuch honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $408 - $943
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $29 - $261

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

Dr. Jason Shinn, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Shinn is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $3,164
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $569

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

Dr. Frank Ellis is an orthopedist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Ellis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 292
  • Charge (avg.): $3,009 - $4,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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