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Dr. Seth Detchon Dodds, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 Nw 17th Street; Suite 10a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Dodds is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Dodds is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Dodds is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mauricio Fernando Herrera, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Mauricio Herrera is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Herrera's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, leg problems, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Herrera honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Herrera trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Herrera speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 71
  • Charge (avg.): $2,835 - $5,260
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $1,272
Dr. Rafael J Fernandez Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2916 S. Douglas Road; Suiite 1
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fernandez is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez honors. Dr. Fernandez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Dr. Alejandro Posada, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2601 South West 37th Avenue; Suite 602
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Posada's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Miami, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Posada's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). 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. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Posada attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Posada speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1190 Nw 95th Street; Suite 305
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Thesselon Monderson is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Monderson accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Monderson attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Monderson is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Dr. David E Font-Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. David Font-Rodriguez's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. Patient reviews placed Dr. Font-Rodriguez at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Font-Rodriguez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $3,220 - $5,260
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $216 - $1,301
Dr. Orestes George Rosabal, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7100 W 20th Avenue; Suite 101
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Orestes Rosabal's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hialeah, FL and Miramar, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosabal include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and arthritis. Dr. Rosabal's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Rosabal completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosabal is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1190 Nw 95th Street; Suite 305
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mark Bridges specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Miami, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Bridges takes 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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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty

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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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