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We found 15 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay HMO PD 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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Rodriguez's clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rodriguez trained at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez 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: , 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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Herrick include 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Herrick attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. Dr. Canizares 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Canizares 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 a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gnage is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, hand problems, and joint injections. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. 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. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. 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 Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Mixa is 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed 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. In addition to English, 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. Robert Lewis Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Swiggett speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Swiggett include back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Tufts Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Swiggett 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, 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hirshorn is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hirshorn trained at Atlanta Medical Center. He 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, 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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Penello's clinical interests include 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 accepts. In addition to English, 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. Rafat Saad Nashed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rafat Nashed is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. 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. Nashed takes. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Nashed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He speaks French. Dr. Albert's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Albert attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. 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, ankle arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. William Lowry's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lowry is especially interested in total joint replacement. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside 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 Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street N.; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Nematbakhsh's areas of specialization are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, scoliosis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Nematbakhsh accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nematbakhsh attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Oakland General Hospital, and Henry Ford Hospital for residency. 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. Dale Gene Bramlet, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard N.
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Dale Bramlet is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Pinellas Park, FL and Tampa, FL. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bramlet completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bramlet at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bramlet is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His professional affiliations include 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. Michael Judson Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6500 66th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Smith, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Smith studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,110 - $4,349
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $585
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5880 49th Street N; Suite N-104
St Petersburg, FL
 

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $566
  • Medicare Cost: $74

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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.