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We found 6 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Sparta, NJ.

Dr. John Vitolo, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
540 Lafayette Road; Suite D
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. John Vitolo practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee injury, and general orthopedics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vitolo accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Vitolo has received the following distinction: NJ Top Doc 2011, 2012, 2013. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center Atlantic Sports Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Leonard Scales Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Newton Sparta Road; Suite 4
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. James Scales, who practices in Newton, NJ and Montague, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Scales is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Scales trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Scales is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,000 - $5,574
  • Medicare Cost: $569 - $632
Dr. Robert Mario Bazzini, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Newton - Sparta Road
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Bazzini works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Wayne, NJ and Newton, NJ. In addition to English, Dr. Bazzini (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His clinical interests include cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Bazzini is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center. Dr. Bazzini is a graduate of New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bazzini is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Wounds, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Dennis Koss, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
380 Lafayette Road, Rt.15; Suite 203/204
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Koss' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koss include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koss takes Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,080 - $2,476
  • Medicare Cost: $92 - $614
Dr. Robert Clair Weinschenk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Newton Sparta Road
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Weinschenk is an orthopedist in Newton, NJ and Montague, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Weinschenk's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, total shoulder replacement, and general orthopedics. His professional affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Weinschenk completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,900 - $5,400
  • Medicare Cost: $92 - $614
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Newton Sparta Road
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Glen Bradish's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bradish include general orthopedics and total joint replacement. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Bradish attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His professional affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System.

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Clinical Interests: General Orthopedics, Total Joint Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,095 - $5,670
  • Medicare Cost: $95 - $653

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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.