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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among Dr. Rodriguez's clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's 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. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Atlanta Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in 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 N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Herrick's clinical interests: foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. 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. 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. George Hubert Canizares, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Canizares specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include the following: joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. On average, patients gave Dr. Canizares a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Canizares honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. Lawrence Michael Gnage, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Gnage is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Gnage's clinical interests: knee problems, hand problems, and joint injections. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gnage obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and 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. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mixa is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests 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 attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his 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. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mixa accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. 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. He studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Dr. Swiggett's 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Swiggett speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

Dr. Rafat Nashed works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Nashed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. In his practice, he is particularly interested in total joint replacement. He is 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. Dr. Nashed is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. 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 physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Penello include hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. He studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Penello's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is conversant in Italian. His hospital/clinic 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. 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 in Saint Petersburg, FL. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Albert honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. He is conversant in French.

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

Dr. Hogan Yi, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Yi's areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, hand problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yi trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Yi has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Kurt Clifford Hirshorn, MPH, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Hirshorn is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Hirshorn attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hirshorn completed a residency program at Atlanta Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirshorn include hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hirshorn is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Pinellas Park, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. Dr. Braun is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Braun attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency.

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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. 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. He is especially interested in 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 honors. Dr. Lowry's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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 Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street N.; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ahmadreza Nematbakhsh is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nematbakhsh honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Ankle Sprain, Kyphoplasty, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dale Bramlet, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bramlet's hospital/clinic affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Largo Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending 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)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6500 66th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Smith is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Pinellas Park, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. 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.

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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.