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We found 4 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Coventry near Columbia, MO.

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Dr. David Eugene Hockman, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. David Hockman is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Hockman accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Hockman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Total Joint Replacement, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Alan Adams, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Mark Adams is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Adams's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Patients gave Dr. Adams an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,975
  • Medicare Cost: $513
Dr. Peter K Buchert, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Peter Buchert works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Buchert include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Buchert is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Buchert has an open panel. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Arthritis, Total Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,140
  • Medicare Cost: $534
Dr. Patrick A Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Smith works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,689 - $2,937
  • Medicare Cost: $169 - $1,022

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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.