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Dr. Michael Wade Hartman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
200 W Esplanade Avenue; Suite 500
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. Michael Hartman is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hartman include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Hartman is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hartman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1057 Paul Maillard Road
Luling, LA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sketchler sees patients in Metairie, LA, Luling, LA, and New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Sketchler's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sketchler is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Ochsner. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Dr. Vinod Dasa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 W Esplanade Avenue; Suite 500
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. Vinod Dasa's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dasa is a graduate of Albany Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Dasa speaks Telugu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Dr. Charles G Haddad Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1057 Paul Maillard Road
Luling, LA
 

Dr. Charles Haddad is an orthopedist. These areas are among Dr. Haddad's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Atlanta Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $681 - $4,108
  • Medicare Cost: $173 - $1,058
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
180 W Esplanade Avenue
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. William Johnson's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Johnson attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Johnson average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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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.