We found 6 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Kissimmee, FL.

Dr. David Michael Foulk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. David Foulk is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Foulk is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dr. Foulk completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Prosthetics, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Harald J Henningsen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Harald Henningsen works as an orthopedic surgeon in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Henningsen completed his residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Henningsen is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Michael Homan, MD, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2400 N. Orange Blossom Trail; Suite 100
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Brad Homan's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Celebration, FL. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Homan an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $1,137 - $2,981
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $116 - $1,130

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1960 N John Young Parkway
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Reuter practices spine surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Reuter's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Osteoporosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Karr specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Karr include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Karr obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Lamina ... (Read more)

Jonathan A Blum
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Blum's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Plantar Fasciitis, Ankle Fracture, Hammer Toe, Ankle Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Achilles ... (Read more)

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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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