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We found 10 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare near Palm Harbor, FL.

Dr. William Jennings Near, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, 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. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2924 Bethany Place
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer is an orthopedic surgeon in Clearwater, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zuerndorfer's areas of expertise include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zuerndorfer graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello is an orthopedist in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richie, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Mirabello's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 267
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,271 - $4,111
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
35111 Us 19 N.
Palm Harbor, 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. Mark Daniel Torke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Mark Torke is an orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Torke's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and trigger point injections. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Torke completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,560 - $5,132
  • Medicare Cost: $539 - $1,130
Dr. Matthew Ryan Galloway, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
37026 Us Hwy 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Galloway is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Palm Harbor, FL, Tampa, FL, and Oldsmar, FL. Dr. Galloway's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Galloway takes.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. John Hyung Shim, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. John Shim is an orthopedic surgeon in Palm Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Shim include knee problems, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Shim is 4.5 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. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Shim attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Spinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37026 Us Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Brian Maiocco's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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. Maiocco attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,341 - $6,632
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
Dr. Brian Charles Oliver, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3251 Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Brian Oliver specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Oliver graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Atlanta Medical Center. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Oliver is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 142
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,833 - $3,198
  • Medicare Cost: $137 - $1,125
Dr. Ronald Brian Williams, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37026 Us Hwy. 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Williams is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Palm Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include auto injuries. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Williams graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Peninsula Hospital Center. Dr. Williams has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors 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: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow Fracture, Wrist ... (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.