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

Dr. Thomas Wright works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Wright's areas of expertise 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 takes. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Wright has received include Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Dean's List All Quarters of Attendance in College; and Phi Sigma (Biology Honor Society). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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's areas of specialization are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Dr. King 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. King include musculoskeletal problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. King speaks Spanish. He is 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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chidgey has received the following distinction: Nominee for College of Medicine Basic Science and Clinic Science Teacher of the year, .. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert Allen Vander Griend, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Robert Vander Griend's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in foot pain and ankle pain. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Vander Griend honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vander Griend studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Surgical *TIPS* Award and Society of Teaching Scholars, University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Pain, Foot ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kevin Farmer's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Farmer is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). 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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Hernan Md Prieto Saavedra, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3450 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Hernan Prieto's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and partial knee replacement. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Prieto has received professional recognition including the following: Graduated first in class. College of Medicine. National University of Colombia. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Prieto 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)

Dr. Andrew F Rocca, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rocca practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Rocca's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at National Naval Medical Center. He honors 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
Dr. James Patrick McFadden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3450 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. James McFadden is an orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. McFadden's clinical interests: knee replacement, hip arthroscopy, and hip fracture surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McFadden honors. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. McFadden 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. Mark Aaron Petty, MD
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. Dr. Petty honors 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, 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

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

Dr. Jason Shinn is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He accepts 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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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. Tristan Altbuch is an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from Florida State University College of Medicine. He honors 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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

Dr. Frank Ellis works as an orthopedist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Ellis attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He honors 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

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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