We found 9 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Independence, MO.

Dr. Vincent H Key, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex; One Arrowhead Drive, Sports Medicine and Performance Center
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Vincent Key's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. Dr. Key accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Key's residency was performed at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Bone Pain, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Nerve Pain, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,727
  • Medicare Cost: $452
Dr. John Wesley Collins Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. John Collins sees patients in Independence, MO. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collins takes. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Collins is affiliated with Carondelet Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Sol H Dubin, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Sol Dubin's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dubin is affiliated with Carondelet Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Dubin attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: ACL Injury, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Herniated Disc, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Paul Ballard, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 230
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Ballard specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: ACL Injury, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $179
Dr. Scott M Mullen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex; One Arrowhead Drive
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Scott Mullen's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mullen include strains, hip injury, and anxiety. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mullen accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, wrist arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron Krempec, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 410
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Krempec's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Krempec is especially interested in sports injuries. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krempec takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Carondelet Health, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Dysplasia, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Frederic Greiner II, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 230
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Robert Greiner is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Greiner is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: ACL Injury, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Total Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 93
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,931 - $3,255
  • Medicare Cost: $174 - $1,090
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 410
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Thompson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with Carondelet Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,768 - $4,748
  • Medicare Cost: $179 - $1,090
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1520 E 23rd Street; Suite D
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Hummel is an orthopedic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hummel studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 117
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,847 - $2,935
  • Medicare Cost: $179 - $1,113

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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.