We found 7 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare near Palm Harbor, FL.

Dr. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2924 Bethany Place
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zuerndorfer include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Zuerndorfer is 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 orthopedic surgeon in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richie, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mirabello include microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 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. Mirabello takes. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Mirabello is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hayter is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Hayter completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia.

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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 works as an orthopedist in Palm Harbor, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Torke is 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Torke include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and trigger point injections. Dr. Torke 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. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Torke has an open panel.

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

Dr. John Shim sees patients in Palm Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shim include knee problems, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Shim attended State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school. Dr. Shim is rated highly by his patients. 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: , shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Ronald Brian Williams, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37026 Us Hwy. 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Williams is a Palm Harbor, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Williams's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in auto injuries. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center, Dr. Williams attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Maiocco, who practices in Palm Harbor, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Maiocco attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Maiocco an average rating of 4.0 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. Maiocco takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,341 - $6,632
  • 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.