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Dr. Vincent Howard 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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Key speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Key include bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Key attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Key is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,727
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Collins accepts Coventry, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Krempec's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Carolinas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Krempec's clinical interests encompass sports injuries. Dr. Krempec is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is 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. Gregory Paul Ballard, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 230
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Ballard's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Ballard is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ballard's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and 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)

Dr. Scott Michael Mullen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex; One Arrowhead Drive
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Scott Mullen's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: strains, hip injury, and anxiety. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Mullen is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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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. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dubin's education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Dubin is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health.

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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. 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 works in Independence, MO. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Greiner studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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)

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  • Volume: 104
  • Charge (avg.): $1,544 - $3,255
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $113 - $1,090

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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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