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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mc A41
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Joseph Iannotti's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Iannotti's areas of expertise include shoulder arthritis, shoulder revision, and shoulder arthroscopy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Iannotti graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Iannotti completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Cleveland Super Doctors; Graduated c um laude, Fordham University; and Biology Achievement Award, Fordham University. Dr. Iannotti (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Revision, Shoulder Dislocation, Revision Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wael Kamal Barsoum, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Desk A41
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Wael Barsoum specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Barsoum trained at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include knee ligament injuries, joint aspiration (arthrocentesis), and knee arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barsoum is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Barsoum include: Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholar; Reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and Journal of Arthroplasty; and Grant support from Orthopaedic Operating Room of the Future Program (Co-Investigator). Dr. Barsoum is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A41
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Anthony Miniaci is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency. Dr. Miniaci's areas of expertise include the following: knee ligament injuries, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miniaci honors. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors Top Doctors; Ivan Smith Memorial Award; and Eli Lilly Honorarium, Research. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

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

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9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A41
Cleveland, OH

Mr. Michael Dombrowski's areas of expertise include hip replacement, general orthopedics, and knee arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Mr. Dombrowski is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Physician/Physician Assistant Team of the Year for Cleveland Clinic in 2005 with Dr.Wael Barsoum..

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

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Hip Arthroscopy, Partial Knee Replacement, ... (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.