We found 14 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Jorge Antonio Rodriquez Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. Dr. Rodriguez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Atlanta Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Basal Joint Arthroplasty, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa is an orthopedic surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Mixa's clinical interests: steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Mixa's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Hallux Valgus, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $651 - $2,236
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $192 - $523
Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a Pinellas Park, FL physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herrick honors. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Herrick attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 7590
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warnick include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He 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. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Warnick's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert Lewis Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and BayCare Health System. Dr. Swiggett accepts 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 Dartmouth Medical School. His residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Swiggett is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Penello, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2438 Dr Ml King Jr. Street N; Suite A (9th Street North Is Also Mlk Street North)
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Penello works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Penello is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Penello include hand problems and orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Penello is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon Transfer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Stanek Albert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Albert specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Albert takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafat S Nashed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rafat Nashed's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Nashed focuses on total joint replacement and orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and BayCare Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nashed trained at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Nashed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. David T Braun, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1001 37 Street North; Suite C
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Braun's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Braun include total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Braun 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, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Total Elbow Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Hogan Ggregory Yi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10 Pasadena Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hogan Yi is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Clinical interests for Dr. Yi include foot problems, hand problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yi trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Yi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $1,819 - $1,891
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $387 - $626
Dr. Kurt C Hirshorn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Hirshorn is an orthopedist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Hirshorn's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hirshorn average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ahmad Reza Reza Nematbakhsh, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street N.; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ahmadreza Nematbakhsh's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Nematbakhsh 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 Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Kyphoplasty, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. William Edward Lowry, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. William Lowry works as an orthopedist. His areas of expertise include total joint replacement. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and BayCare Health System. Dr. Lowry honors 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 John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Lowry attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Total Joint Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $4,485
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $592
Dr. Dale G Bramlet, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Dale Bramlet works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Bramlet attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Bramlet has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Bursitis, Total Hip Replacement, Revision Hip ... (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.
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