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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Vitolo is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee injury, and general orthopedics. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vitolo is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: NJ Top Doc 2011, 2012, 2013. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center Atlantic Sports Health. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. Dr. Scales is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Scales takes AARP, Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Scales attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Scales speaks Spanish.

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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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Bazzini is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bazzini include cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bazzini's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Bazzini (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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 sees patients in Hackettstown, NJ, Sparta, NJ, and Newton, NJ. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koss include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Koss is accepting new patients.

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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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Weinschenk is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, total shoulder replacement, and general orthopedics. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Weinschenk is an in-network provider for Anthem, Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Bradish's clinical interests encompass general orthopedics and total joint replacement. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradish's 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.