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We found 17 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Temple Terrace, FL.

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

Dr. Richard Gray is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Gray's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. Gray is conversant in Spanish. He is 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. George Roberto Companioni, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13707 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; #115
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. George Companioni is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spine problems. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Companioni 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 completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Companioni attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Companioni speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems

Dr. Delbert Paul Remaley III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Delbert Remaley is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee 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. Dr. Remaley is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Remaley is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Pain, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Leffers, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. Dr. Leffers 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. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Leffers is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Nofsinger a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. 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. Before performing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Nofsinger attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is conversant in Swedish. Dr. Nofsinger is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). His practice is open to 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 works as an orthopedist. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mighell takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Mighell attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Mighell (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Mighell is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Temple Terrace, FL and Tampa, FL. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hess 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. John Chi-Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2727 Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Chan's specialties are orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and hip problems. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,250 - $1,310
  • Medicare Cost: $533 - $579
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. Dr. Raterman attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Raterman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He has indicated that his clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raterman's hospital/clinic 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, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes's clinical interests: biceps tendon injury, peripheral nerve surgery, and wrist arthroscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes is 5.0 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes welcomes 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 Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
13020 Telecom Parkway N
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Bernasek's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems and hip problems. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Bernasek'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.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Gustke attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). The average patient rating for Dr. Gustke is 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: 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Baker's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Guttentag takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from 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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Gasser takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gasser studied medicine 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

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

Dr. Mark Frankle's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Frankle accepts 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 Rush Medical College.

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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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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.