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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' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Divelbiss include hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Divelbiss honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Divelbiss's medical residency was performed 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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Gardiner obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gardiner is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Jones is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Jones's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Jones accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Gurba is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Joyce's clinical interests encompass knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Joyce is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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.