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

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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. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Britt average 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. John Googe specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Googe obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 102
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,217 - $3,598
  • Medicare Cost: $158 - $978
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Kings Highway; Po Box 33932
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Steven Hospodar specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Hospodar performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hospodar include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Hospodar speaks Spanish. He is accepting 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. Richard Madison Harrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2449 Hospital Drive; Suite 340
Bossier City, LA
 

Dr. Richard Harrell is an orthopedic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,856 - $2,431
  • Medicare Cost: $165 - $1,004
Dr. David D Waddell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Line Avenue; Suite 100
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. David Waddell is an orthopedist in Shreveport, LA. 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. Waddell's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Harold Ryan Bicknell Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
510 E. Stoner Avenue
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. H. Bicknell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Shreveport, LA. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Bicknell is professionally affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,508 - $1,856
  • Medicare Cost: $165 - $476
Dr. John Thomas Mays, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2449 Hospital Drive; Suite 200
Bossier City, LA
 

Dr. John Mays is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mays attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. The average patient rating for Dr. Mays is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mays is in-network 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, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,856 - $2,431
  • Medicare Cost: $165 - $1,004
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2005 Landry Drive
Bossier City, LA
 

Dr. Michael Acurio is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Bossier City, LA. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,658
  • Medicare Cost: $542
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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1500 Line Avenue; Suite 100
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Lewis Jones is a Shreveport, LA physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine. He is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Jones obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,783
  • Medicare Cost: $507

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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.