We found 9 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Brian Joseph Snow, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8080 State Highway; 121 Suite 320
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Brian Snow works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in McKinney, TX and Frisco, TX. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Snow accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Snow welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Arthroscopy, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8080 State Highway; 121 Suite 320
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Donald Ozumba practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Dallas, TX, Frisco, TX, and McKinney, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Ozumba include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Ozumba is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Ozumba attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Ozumba highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $202 - $337
Dr. Arthur Fitzgerald Chau, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14861 Southwest Freeway; Suite C302
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Chau is an orthopedic surgeon in Houston, TX, Wharton, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chau include total knee replacement. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Clinical Interests: Total Knee Replacement, Knee Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 87
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,357 - $2,431
  • Medicare Cost: $112 - $995
Dr. James Michael Bennett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4690 Sweetwater Boulevard; Suite 240
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. James Bennett's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bennett include total knee replacement. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Bennett honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Total Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,205
  • Medicare Cost: $1,055
Dr. Steven Edgar I Nolan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14861 Southwest Freeway; Suite C302
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Nolan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Wharton, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Nolan is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports health. Dr. Nolan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nolan graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Injury, Shoulder Injury, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 122
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,905 - $2,937
  • Medicare Cost: $99 - $1,027
Dr. Wayne Omar Alani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4690 Sweetwater Boulevard; Suite 240
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wayne Alani specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Alani has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, total knee replacement, and minimally invasive joint replacement. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita, Dr. Alani attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Total Knee Replacement, Total Joint Replacement, Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 124
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,590 - $3,349
  • Medicare Cost: $83 - $581
Dr. Sloan Gordon, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1327 Lake Pointe Pkway; Suite 520
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sloan Gordon, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include osteomyelitis, sports health, and laser treatment. The average patient rating for Dr. Gordon is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Gordon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Marco A Vargas
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
17510 W Grand Parkway South -appointments Only-; Suite 530
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Marco Vargas' specialties are foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. Patients rated Dr. Vargas highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vargas include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. In addition to English, Dr. Vargas speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Osteotomy, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

George Chris Bakatsas
Specializes in Podiatry
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 375
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Bakatsas works as a podiatrist in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bakatsas include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and osteomyelitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bakatsas honors. Dr. Bakatsas trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for his residency. Dr. Bakatsas is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Morton's Neuroma, ... (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.