We found 13 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rodriguez completed a residency program at Atlanta Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pinellas Park, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Herrick include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Herrick is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Herrick completed a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Herrick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Thomas Mixa is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Mixa is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Mixa has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for 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. David Timothy 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; he sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. Dr. Braun honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. Dr. Braun's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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. 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 addition to English, Dr. Swiggett speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Swiggett is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. He accepts 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, 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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. He is conversant in Italian. His areas of expertise consist of hand problems and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Penello is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Patients rated Dr. Penello highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. Penello honors.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Albert takes 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 Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. He is conversant in French. Dr. Albert 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 Saad Nashed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rafat Nashed practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nashed (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He has a special interest in total joint replacement and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nashed is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Kurt Clifford Hirshorn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Hirshorn is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Hirshorn's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women'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. Hogan Ggregory Yi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10 Pasadena Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hogan Yi practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Yi's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, hand problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yi honors. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Yi's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Knee Problems, Carpal ... (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. William Edward Lowry, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. William Lowry specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests include total 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. Lowry accepts. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Lowry completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Lowry is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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 Gene Bramlet, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Dale Bramlet's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Pinellas Park, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Bramlet is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Largo Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bramlet accepts. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Bramlet completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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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)

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 areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Nematbakhsh's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He is an in-network provider for 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 Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nematbakhsh trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland 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)

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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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