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We found 4 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Bryn Mawr, PA.

Dr. Robert James Diecidue, MBA, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
950 Haverford Road; Suite 307
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Robert Diecidue's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Diecidue's areas of clinical interest consist of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), dental implant surgery, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2013,2010. Dr. Diecidue's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Daniel Ian Taub, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
950 Haverford Road; Suite 307
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Taub's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Taub include cleft lip and palate, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Taub has received include Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Operation Smile Volunteer of the Year. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Marlind Alan Stiles
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
950 Haverford Road; Suite 307
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Marlind Stiles is an oral surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Stiles has indicated that his clinical interests include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), arthroplasty, and trigeminal neuralgia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Allen F Champion
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
950 Haverford Road; Suite 307
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Allen Champion is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. For his residency, Dr. Champion trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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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.