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Dr. George Roberto Companioni, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13707 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; #115
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. George Companioni's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. In Dr. Companioni's practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spine problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Companioni accepts 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems

Dr. Delbert Paul Remaley III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Delbert Remaley's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Remaley's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Remaley's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Pain, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive - Mdc 106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. Dr. Leffers takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Leffers studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Leffers is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc 5th Floor; Mdc 106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. Dr. Nofsinger's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nofsinger accepts. Dr. Nofsinger attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is conversant in Swedish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,496
  • Medicare Cost: $1,130
Dr. Mark Allen Mighell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway N.
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Mighell is an orthopedist in Tampa, FL and Temple Terrace, FL. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Patients gave Dr. Mighell 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Mighell trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for his residency. Dr. Mighell (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Mighell's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,509 - $5,528
  • Medicare Cost: $179 - $1,130
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Hess is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Temple Terrace, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Hess's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. John Chi-Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2727 Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Chan works as an orthopedic trauma specialist, orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Chan's clinical interests include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and hip problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chan is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,250 - $1,310
  • Medicare Cost: $533 - $579
Dr. Francisco Alberto Schwartz Fernandes, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His clinical interests include biceps tendon injury, peripheral nerve surgery, and wrist arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. On average, patients gave Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes a rating of 5.0 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Hand Problems, Injuries, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis Edgardo Kortright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 N Habana; Suite 6
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Luis Kortright's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, scoliosis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Kortright attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Kortright is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
909 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Steven Lyons is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lyons include knee problems and hip problems. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Pain, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
13020 Telecom Parkway N
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Bernasek practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Temple Terrace, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Bernasek is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems and hip problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Gustke is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Gustke include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gustke accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11809 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frederick McClimans specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. McClimans an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McClimans 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,552
  • Medicare Cost: $154
Dr. Christopher Earl Baker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Baker is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Temple Terrace, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Baker attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,051
  • Medicare Cost: $1,130
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Seth Gasser is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gasser include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Gasser's average patient rating is 3.0 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. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Mark Frankle's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Frankle graduated from Rush Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 111
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,249 - $5,617
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130

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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.