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Dr. Brian James Divelbiss, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Divelbiss specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Divelbiss's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Robert C Gardiner, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robert Gardiner's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Gardiner attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Total Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,140
  • Medicare Cost: $521
Dr. Lowry (Nmi) Jones Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lowry Jones' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jones's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and elbow problems. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Jones completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,266
  • Medicare Cost: $342
Dr. Danny M Gurba, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Dan Gurba's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Gurba studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Gurba's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health.

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Clinical Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,051
  • Medicare Cost: $491
Dr. Steven T Joyce, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4321 Washington Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Steven Joyce practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Joyce is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Joyce has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Sports Injuries

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,995 - $2,837
  • Medicare Cost: $155 - $880

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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.