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Dr. Armin M Tehrany, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
91 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Armin Tehrany's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tehrany's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and frozen shoulder. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Lenox Hill Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Super Doctors, Super Doctors; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Tehrany (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Tehrany's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital - South, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Struan H. Coleman, MD, PhD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
150 Forest Avenue; Suite 204
New York, NY

Dr. Struan Coleman is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and hand surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Coleman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Coleman include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff problems, and sports health. Dr. Coleman's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hospital for Special Surgery. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Coleman's distinctions include: Overseas Research Grant, 1988, 1989, 1990; Aoa; and Neer Award Nomination. Dr. Coleman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Rotator Cuff ... (Read more)

Dr. Cary B Chapman, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1534 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Cary Chapman is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chapman's 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. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and ankle arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chapman honors. Dr. Chapman has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely. He is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Montalbano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
32 Lamberts Lane
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Gregory Montalbano is an orthopedic trauma and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Montalbano has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee osteoarthritis, knee fracture, and elbow fracture. His professional affiliations include Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and NYU Langone. Dr. Montalbano is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Montalbano attended medical school at Albany Medical College. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Senior Resident Clinical Research Award, Hospital for Joint Disease. Dr. Montalbano (or staff) speaks Arabic, Korean, and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Panagiotis Panagakos
Specializes in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
612 West Fingerboard Road
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Panagiotis Panagakos' specialty is reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. His areas of expertise include warts, hammer toe, and orthotics. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Prime Health Services, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Panagakos honors. Dr. Panagakos's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Sports Health, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Toenails, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
71 Todt Hill Road; Suite 106
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Alexander Gekht practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Staten Island, NY and Hewlett, NY. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Gekht's practice, he is particularly interested in bone grafting, arthroscopic surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Health Net.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Bone Grafting, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, ... (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.
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