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

Dr. Seth Dodds' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dodds honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Dodds is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Herrera at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Herrera attended medical school at 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. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Herrera's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. David Font-Rodriguez works as an orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Font-Rodriguez's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Font-Rodriguez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $3,220 - $5,260
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $216 - $1,301

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

Dr. Thesselon Monderson's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Monderson is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Monderson trained at Howard University Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Monderson is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Orestes George Rosabal, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7100 W 20th Avenue; Suite 101
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Orestes Rosabal's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Rosabal graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include the following: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and arthritis. Dr. Rosabal's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosabal accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy

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

Dr. Mark Bridges is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bridges include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Bridges takes 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: , 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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