We found 13 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Aetna near Paramus, NJ.

Dr. Gregory Scott Difelice, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
140 East Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 175 S., Paramus Office
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Difelice specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Difelice (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Clinical interests for Dr. Difelice include meniscus surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and knee arthroplasty. He is affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Difelice's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Difelice honors. His distinctions include: Patient Choice Award - Vitals.com, 2008 & 2009; America's Top Orthopedists - Consumer Research Council of America, 2008 & 2009; and Teacher of the Year Award - Montefiore Orthopaedic Residency Program 2002 & 2005.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ligament Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Calin Stefan Moucha, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Calin Moucha is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Moucha include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Moucha is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Moucha completed his residency training at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Moucha (or staff) speaks Romanian, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Moucha welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Meniscectomy, Revision Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Raphael S.F. Longobardi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
433 Hackensack Avenue; Second Floor
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Raphael Longobardi specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Longobardi include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicare, and Oxford Health Plans. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Longobardi completed residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Longobardi has received the distinction of Bergen County Super Doctors. Dr. Longobardi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Longobardi's professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Christopher Shahnawaz Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20 Grand Avenue; First Floor
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Ahmad's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Ahmad's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Ahmad has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Ahmad is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 105
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400 - $10,900
  • Medicare Cost: $197 - $1,219
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Dr. William Noah Levine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. William Levine works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Levine's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic shoulder debridement, and elbow pain. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Levine's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Present; and To. Dr. Levine is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic shoulder debridement, arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, arthroscopic elbow debridement, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400 - $10,900
  • Medicare Cost: $177 - $1,219
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Dr. Frank Anthony Liporace, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
433 Hackensack Avenue; 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Liporace is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liporace include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. He is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Liporace graduated from New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Liporace completed a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Patient reviews placed Dr. Liporace at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Hip ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery
140 Route 17 North; Suite 323
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Ugras' specialties are hand surgery and general surgery. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at Morristown Memorial Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Ugras's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. Dr. Ugras's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Ugras's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Tendon Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Anil S Ranawat, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
140 East Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 175 S., Paramus Office
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Anil Ranawat specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Ranawat's clinical interests include hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and fracture surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ranawat is in-network for Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His distinctions include: Richard S. LASKIN Young Attending Teaching Award; Maurice Muller European Traveling Hip Fellowship, 2007 - 2008; and AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellowship, 2006 - 2007. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Fracture Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,325
  • Medicare Cost: $646
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Dr. Jeffrey Albert Geller, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Geller works as an orthopedist. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Geller's areas of expertise include the following: meniscus surgery, knee arthroscopy, and hip pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Geller average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Geller (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
433 Hackensack Avenue; 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas's areas of expertise include the following: knee injury, hip arthroscopy, and rotator cuff tear. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
541 Cedar Hill Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ
 

Dr. Srino Bharam's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Bharam include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bharam accepts. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Bharam is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Valley Health System, and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Hip Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Thomas Sean Lynch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Lynch's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lynch include minimally invasive knee surgery, knee pain, and knee injury. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lynch studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Dysplasia, Bursitis, Hip Fracture, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Lauren Redler's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Redler include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and sports health. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Redler graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

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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.