We found 9 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Humana Gold near Shreveport, LA.

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Kings Highway; Po Box 33932
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Steven Hospodar's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hospodar's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Hospodar accepts several insurance carriers, including TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. David D Waddell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Line Avenue; Suite 100
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. David Waddell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Waddell's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty

Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Line Avenue; Suite 100
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Lewis Jones practices osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Shreveport, LA. Dr. Jones's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport's residency program. Dr. Jones has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. John Thomas Mays, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2449 Hospital Drive; Suite 200
Bossier City, LA
 

Dr. John Mays is a Bossier City, LA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mays attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mays takes.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Line Avenue; Suite 100
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. William Overdyke works as an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Overdyke is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
510 E. Stoner Avenue
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. H. Bicknell is a Shreveport, LA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bicknell is affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $1,342 - $1,856
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $165 - $476

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1501 Kings Highway; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 3-325
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Michael Britt is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Britt include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Britt honors. Dr. Britt studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2449 Hospital Drive; Suite 340
Bossier City, LA
 

Dr. Richard Harrell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,856 - $2,431
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $165 - $1,004

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Line Avenue; Suite 100
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. John Googe works as an orthopedist. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. The average patient rating for Dr. Googe is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Googe accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 102
  • Charge (avg.): $2,217 - $3,598
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $158 - $978

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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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