We found 4 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 near Butler, PA.

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Dr. Daniel Kelly Agnew, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
142 Clearview Circle
Butler, PA
 

Dr. D. Agnew is an orthopedist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agnew is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Agnew is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip Surgery

Dr. William David Abraham, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
142 Clearview Circle
Butler, PA
 

Dr. William Abraham specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Abraham is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Abraham's medical residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip Surgery

Dr. Thomas Stephen Muzzonigro, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
142 Clearview Circle
Butler, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Muzzonigro's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Muzzonigro accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Muzzonigro attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip Surgery

Dr. Robert Lee Waltrip, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
127 Oneida Valley Road; Suite 302
Butler, PA
 

Dr. Robert Waltrip is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Pittsburgh, PA, Butler, PA, and Mars, PA. In his practice, Dr. Waltrip focuses on knee arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. Dr. Waltrip graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Waltrip completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Waltrip's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waltrip accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy

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  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,220 - $3,808
  • Medicare Cost: $174 - $1,060

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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.