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Dr. Charles E Rhoades, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Charles Rhoades is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass shoulder surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rhoades is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rhoades attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Kansas City Super Doctors and Kansas City Superdocs Designation 2007-2016. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,140
  • Medicare Cost: $526
Dr. Brian James Divelbiss, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Divelbiss is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise 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. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Divelbiss has received professional recognition including the following: 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 specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Gardiner attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gardiner 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: 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jones at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include knee problems, foot problems, and elbow problems. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Before performing his residency at Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Jones attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Jones 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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gurba completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Gurba is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Joyce is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Joyce include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Joyce's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Joyce accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Truman Medical Centers. He 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.