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We found 5 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Hershey, PA.

Dr. April Dawn Armstrong, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
30 Hope Drive Ec089; Box 859
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. April Armstrong is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Armstrong has a special interest in rotator cuff tear, shoulder arthroscopy, and elbow arthroscopy. She is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Armstrong trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Joseph Juliano, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Paul Juliano's specialties are foot & ankle surgery, trauma surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Hershey, PA. Dr. Juliano's clinical interests include foot problems, foot reconstruction, and foot arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Juliano is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , foot arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Problems, Ankle Reconstruction, Ankle Arthroscopy, Foot Arthroscopy, Foot Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aman Dhawan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Aman Dhawan's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dhawan include hip arthroscopy, shoulder arthritis, and rotator cuff tear. Dr. Dhawan is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dhawan accepts. Dr. Dhawan attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for his residency.

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

All Interests: Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Paul Black, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Black works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He has a special interest in ACL reconstruction and knee arthroscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Black studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Black has received the following distinctions: C. McCollister Evarts Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation; Traveling Fellowship Award from the Clinical Orthopaedic Society; and European Traveling Fellowship Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthroscopy, ACL Reconstruction

Dr. Umur Aydogan, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Umur Aydogan's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aydogan include hallux valgus (big toe bunion), foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , foot arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Hallux Valgus, Reconstructive Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Reconstruction, Ankle Arthroscopy, ... (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.