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We found 11 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Largo, FL.

Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N.
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pinellas Park, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Herrick 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. His education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. William Near specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Near attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Near completed a residency program at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,212
  • Medicare Cost: $546
Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hayter accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Tendonitis, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Whiddon accepts 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 the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. David Timothy Braun, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6500 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. David Braun practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. 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. Braun attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Braun completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Total Elbow Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Eugene Donnelly, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Donnelly's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Donnelly trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. He is especially interested in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Dr. Donnelly's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Bursitis, Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohit Bansal, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bansal include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is an in-network provider for 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 St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bansal completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Ray Wood, DO
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13211 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wood's medical specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wood is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Lee Witt, DO
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13211 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Bryan Witt practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital. Dr. Witt is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Fusion, Ankle Fracture, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Orthotics, Plantar ... (Read more)

Dr. John Nicholas Harker, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12955 Seminole Boulevard
Largo, FL
 

Dr. John Harker, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Harker completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). These areas are among his clinical interests: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and biopsy. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Harker takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,715
  • Medicare Cost: $560
Dr. Phillip William Christ, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13787 Belcher Road; Suite 330
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Philip Christ sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Christ is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Rotator Cuff Tear, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, ... (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.