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Dr. Richard M Gray, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gray is a specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Tampa, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Gray a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Gray speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Stephen John Raterman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Raterman has indicated that his clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for his residency. Dr. Raterman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $1,132 - $1,958
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130
Dr. Gerald Edward Alexander Trey III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
38107 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Alexander's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Alexander's areas of expertise include knee arthroscopy and fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Outpatient Care, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian C Domby, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Brian Domby specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Wesley Chapel, FL, Brandon, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and sports health. 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. Domby attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ira Jay Guttentag, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Ira Guttentag practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sports health, total knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Guttentag takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Guttentag is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy

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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.
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