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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10794 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sheikh's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 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. Sheikh accepts. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheikh's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite #330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Sher is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Sher attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. 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. Sher speaks Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Brad Kenneth Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite 330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Brad Cohen is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Cohen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Carl Christopher Eierle, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 101
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Carl Eierle is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Eierle include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip resurfacing. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Eierle honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eierle's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Eierle (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Resurfacing, Arthritis, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Abraham Sheldon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 213
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Sheldon's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Sheldon an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hip arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Sheldon is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Sheldon speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy

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

Dr. Steven Gorin, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 350
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gorin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorin honors. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Gorin attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. David Alan Padden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
601 North Flamingo Road; Suite 316, Primary Office
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. David Padden specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee surgery, hip surgery, and orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Padden average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Padden is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Padden is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3127 W Hallandale Beach Boulevard; Suite 102
Hallandale Beach, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Appel is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Appel honors. He studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Appel's training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Stephen Frank, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 345
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Frank specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Frank include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. Dr. Frank is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Frank completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinctions: Clinical Honors in Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery; Phi Beta Kappa; and Summa Cum Laude equivalent (GPA 4.0/4.0), University of Texas at Austin.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Dr. Marc Zachary Hammerman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4310 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Marc Hammerman, who practices in Hollywood, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hammerman is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hammerman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery

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  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,809
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $402
Dr. Randolph B Cohen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 345
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Randolph Cohen is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Hollywood, FL, Coral Springs, FL, and Weston, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cohen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21000 Ne 28th Avenue; Suite 200
Aventura, 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

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Dr. Avi Chanan Baitner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20295 Ne 29 Place; #300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Avi Baitner works as an orthopedic surgeon in Aventura, FL and Miami, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Baitner is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
21000 Ne 28th Avenue; Suite 104
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Michael Dennis' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Aventura, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Dennis is 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $11,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $545

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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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