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We found 14 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Essential near Temple Terrace, FL.

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Dr. Richard M Gray, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gray, who practices in Tampa, FL and Zephyrhills, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Gray accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gray attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Knee Replacement, Upper Extremity Problems, Hip Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,132 - $1,215
  • Medicare Cost: $548 - $592
Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Nofsinger attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nofsinger accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Swedish. Dr. Nofsinger's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,496
  • Medicare Cost: $1,130
Dr. Mark Allen Mighell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway N.
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Mighell practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Tampa, FL and Temple Terrace, FL. Dr. Mighell (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Mighell attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,509 - $5,528
  • Medicare Cost: $179 - $1,130
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Hess is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Hess's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Dr. Hess has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen John Raterman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raterman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raterman 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 a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Raterman attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,132 - $1,958
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
Dr. Francisco Alberto Schwartz Fernandes, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes include biceps tendon injury, peripheral nerve surgery, and wrist arthroscopy. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes 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 accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Hand Problems, Injuries, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive; Stc 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Leffers a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leffers 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: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
13020 Telecom Parkway N
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Bernasek's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Bernasek has a special interest in knee problems and hip problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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. Dr. Bernasek attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Gustke's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gustke at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (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. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Christopher Earl Baker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Baker is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Baker average 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Baker is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,051
  • Medicare Cost: $1,130
Dr. Ira Jay Guttentag, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B. Downs; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ira Guttentag is an orthopedist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Guttentag is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 98
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,132 - $1,990
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,120
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Seth Gasser's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gasser honors. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Mark Frankle is an orthopedic surgeon in Temple Terrace, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Frankle graduated from Rush Medical College. He is rated 4.0 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. Frankle takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 111
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,249 - $5,617
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Johnston, who practices in Temple Terrace, FL and Kissimmee, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Johnston honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 127
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400 - $3,791
  • Medicare Cost: $121 - $581

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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.