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We found 16 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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Atlanta Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General 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. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Herrick's areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Herrick is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Ochsner Medical Center's residency program.

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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. George Hubert Canizares, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Canizares practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Canizares include joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. Dr. Canizares 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He speaks Spanish.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,110
  • Medicare Cost: $186
Dr. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mixa's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mixa include steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mixa attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Mixa 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. Dr. Mixa speaks Spanish.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $651 - $2,236
  • Medicare Cost: $192 - $523
Dr. Lawrence Michael Gnage, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Gnage is an orthopedic surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, hand problems, and joint injections. Dr. Gnage is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Gnage (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,110
  • Medicare Cost: $186
Dr. Robert Lewis Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. 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. Dr. Swiggett attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Swiggett is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Kurt Hirshorn is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Hirshorn is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Atlanta Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Penello attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. He speaks Italian. Dr. Penello's professional affiliations include 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. Hogan Ggregory Yi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10 Pasadena Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hogan Yi's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Yi's clinical interests: foot problems, hand problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yi has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Yi is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,819 - $1,891
  • Medicare Cost: $387 - $626
Dr. Rafat Saad Nashed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rafat Nashed, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include total joint replacement. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Nashed attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Nashed (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Knee Sprain, Shoulder ... (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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Albert 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 Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Dr. Albert is conversant in French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. David Braun's areas of specialization are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. Dr. Braun is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Braun trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. 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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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. Dale Gene Bramlet, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard N.
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Dale Bramlet practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bramlet is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Bursitis, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Total ... (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 orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Lowry include total joint replacement. Dr. Lowry is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. 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 is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Total Joint Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,485
  • Medicare Cost: $592
Dr. Ahmad Reza Reza Nematbakhsh, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street N.; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Nematbakhsh sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, scoliosis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Nematbakhsh is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Oakland General Hospital, and Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Nematbakhsh attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nematbakhsh (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Michael Judson Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6500 66th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Smith sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,110 - $4,349
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $585

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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.