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 is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), dental implant surgery, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Diecidue's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2013,2010. Dr. Diecidue is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Taub include cleft lip and palate, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taub honors. Dr. Taub attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Taub has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Operation Smile Volunteer of the Year. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is especially interested in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), arthroplasty, and trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Stiles is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Champion's areas of clinical interest consist of cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Champion accepts. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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.