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We found 4 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept United Healthcare near Joliet, IL.

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL

Dr. Craig Finlayson practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is especially interested in ACL reconstruction. Dr. Finlayson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Finlayson's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, ACL injury in the immature ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Collins MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
951 Essington Road
Joliet, IL
(815) 744-4551

Dr. Michael Collins' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, carpal tunnel surgery, and rotator cuff injury. The average patient rating for Dr. Collins is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Collins accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Collins is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

All Interests: Joint replacement: knee, ACL injury, Arthroscopic knee surgery, Arthroscopic shoulder surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,767 - $7,864
  • Medicare Cost: $610 - $634
John Hoon Lee MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15724 Route; 59 #102
Plainfield, IL

Dr. John Lee's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopy: any joint, Bankart Repair, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Carticel, Children (all ages), ... (Read more)

Dr. Leah Renee Urbanosky MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
951 Essington Road
Joliet, IL
(815) 744-4551; (815) 462-3474

Dr. Leah Urbanosky is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Urbanosky include carpal tunnel surgery, upper extremity problems, and finger joint replacement. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Urbanosky honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Arthroscopy, Arthroscopy, elbow, Arthroscopy, shoulder, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Hand Surgery, Joint ... (Read more)


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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.