We found 57 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Houston, TX.

Dr. Steven Edward Flores, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Flores sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Flores attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flores accepts. Dr. Flores's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. David William Edelstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2727 West Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Edelstein is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. Dr. Edelstein's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Total Joint Replacement, Trauma

Dr. David Terence Netscher, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Netscher, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, oral reconstruction, and breast augmentation. Dr. Netscher is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Dr. Netscher performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Netscher speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Oral Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Bruce Moseley Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Moseley is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Moseley's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Moseley attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors; Debakey Award for Research Excellence, Baylor College of Medicine; and Alpha Omega Alpha. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Scar Removal, Cyst Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,140 - $5,734
  • Medicare Cost: $176 - $1,084
Dr. James Benjamin Iv Stafford IV, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Stafford is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Stafford include microsurgery, arthritis surgery, and hand problems. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Stafford has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stafford's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Arthritis Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Glen Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1200 Binz; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Lee works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Lee attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for his residency. His clinical interests include knee problems, hip replacement, and knee replacement. Dr. Lee accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Joint Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Aspiration, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. William Christopher McGarvey, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William McGarvey works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. In Dr. McGarvey's practice, he is particularly interested in foot problems and ankle problems. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. McGarvey attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cecil Marvin Christensen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1200 Binz; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cecil Christensen is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Christensen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Memorial Hermann. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Joint Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Eric Koepplinger, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Koepplinger is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Koepplinger takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Wrist Surgery, Tendon Repair, Elbow Surgery, Vertebroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Theodore Benjamin Shybut, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6620 Main Street; Suite 1325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Shybut specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, and elbow arthroscopy. Dr. Shybut's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shybut honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Moon Choo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
6431 Fannin Msb 6.142
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Choo, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Choo completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Bone Spurs, Partial Hip Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Barton Ii Kendrick II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1800 W 26th Street; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Kendrick is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Kendrick is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Jeffrey Rechter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Rechter specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Rechter attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Menopause, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Replacement Arthroplasty, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 68
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,959 - $2,080
  • Medicare Cost: $176 - $682
Dr. Patrick Callahan McCulloch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6445 Main Street, Outpatient Center; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick McCulloch is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Patients rated Dr. McCulloch highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McCulloch include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. McCulloch is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McCulloch's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Marcos Vincent Masson, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Binz Street; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcos Masson specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Masson include microsurgery, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Masson is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Masson has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Masson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Arthritis, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $530 - $3,247
  • Medicare Cost: $176 - $1,084
Dr. Shiraz Ahmad Younas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shiraz Younas is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Younas's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Younas attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Younas's professional affiliations include Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (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.