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We found 9 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze EPO near Punta Gorda, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
315 E. Olympia Avenue; Suite 211
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Schroering's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. Dr. Schroering is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Schroering is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ronald Meyer Constine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
350 Mary Street
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Constine's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Constine is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder problems. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. 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 graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $520 - $592
  • Medicare Cost: $88 - $592
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
350 Mary Street
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Robert Stchur practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Stchur studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 407
  • Uninsured Cost: $317 - $1,213
  • Medicare Cost: $183 - $1,111
Dr. Mark Joel Davis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
713 E Marion Avenue; Suite 147
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Mark Davis is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Davis takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Davis attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,282
  • Medicare Cost: $569
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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
350 Mary Street
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Jason Reiss is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. Dr. Reiss's clinical interests encompass arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is rated highly by his patients. 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 performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Reiss attended the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Steven Sidney Baker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
315 E. Olympia Avenue; Suite 211
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Steven Baker's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker takes. Dr. Baker graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,119
  • Medicare Cost: $568
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4161 Tamiami Trail; Unit 101
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Kaler's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaler is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,260
  • Medicare Cost: $1,130
Dr. Dale Andrew Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
350 Mary Street
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Dale Greenberg works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Greenberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Greenberg completed a residency program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 78
  • Uninsured Cost: $186 - $1,130
  • Medicare Cost: $88 - $1,130
Dr. Nicholas John Connors, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
350 Mary Street
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Connors is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Connors accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Connors trained at Shands HealthCare and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Connors's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $569 - $592
  • Medicare Cost: $569 - $592

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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.