We found 22 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Galaxy PPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. James B Stafford IV, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Stafford is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Before performing his residency 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 attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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. Taylor Dewitt Brown, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Taylor Brown's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brown's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and upper extremity surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Brown's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Roberet Swanson Neff II, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Neff's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and upper extremity surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Neff completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Neff is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Upper Extremity Surgery, Hip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Netscher is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, oral reconstruction, and breast augmentation. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Netscher honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Netscher has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Todd Elliott Siff, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Siff is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Siff's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siff takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Eugene Varner, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6445 Main Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Varner is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Varner include arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varner is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Varner is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Varner's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hammer Toe, Bunions

Dr. Sherwin Jay Siff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sherwin Siff works as an orthopedist in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Siff is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and adolescent issues. Dr. Siff honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Siff attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Neck Pain, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Robert Labbe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marc Labbe is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Labbe has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Labbe include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Labbe has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $534 - $3,276
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $176 - $1,084
Dr. David M Lintner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6445 Main Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Lintner specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lintner include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and adolescent issues. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Lintner attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Lintner has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan D Collins, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Evan Collins works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. Dr. Collins's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Collins graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Collins's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick C McCulloch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6445 Main Street, Outpatient Center; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick McCulloch specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. McCulloch is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McCulloch trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. McCulloch's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McCulloch's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. David Louis Dice Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Dice practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Patients gave Dr. Dice an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, arthritis surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Dice is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis Surgery, Upper Extremity Surgery, Hand Surgery Procedures, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddie Tatsuo Matsu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eddie Matsu practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Matsu's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal pain, and bursitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Matsu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Matsu has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteotomy, Upper ... (Read more)

Gary Michael Lepow
Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gary Lepow specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Lepow's areas of expertise include the following: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Lepow's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terry A Clyburn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6445 Main Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Clyburn practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clyburn is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. Dr. Clyburn has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Clyburn is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. William J Bryan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6445 Main Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Bryan, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Bryan's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bryan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bryan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis Surgery, Hip ... (Read more)

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  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,046
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $551

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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.
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