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

Dr. William Jennings Near, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. William Near specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Near completed his residency training at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,212
  • Medicare Cost: $546
Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Herrick include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Herrick attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Clearwater, FL, Tampa, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Hayter is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Hayter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Whiddon has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. 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. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Whiddon attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Mohit Bansal is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bansal include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Bansal's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Braun works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Braun's areas of clinical interest consist of total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Donnelly include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Donnelly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. Dr. Donnelly's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Largo Medical Center.

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

Dr. Stephen Wood's specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Wood graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. He graduated from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital. Dr. Witt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Tampa, FL, Clearwater, FL, and Largo, FL. Dr. Harker is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harker include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and biopsy. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Harker has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harker honors.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Dr. Christ studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Christ 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.