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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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. These areas are among Dr. Hartman's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He is affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Sketchler's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Sketchler's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Sketchler has an open panel.

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

Dr. Vinod Dasa specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Telugu. He is affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Dasa attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Charles Haddad's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Haddad is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Haddad trained at Atlanta Medical Center for his residency.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in La Place, LA and Kenner, LA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Johnson's practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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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.