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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in McKinney, TX and Frisco, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Snow's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Snow's practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ozumba is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Ozumba's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Wharton, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Chau completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His clinical interests encompass total knee replacement. Dr. Chau is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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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. Wayne Omar Alani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4690 Sweetwater Boulevard; Suite 240
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wayne Alani's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alani include sports health, total knee replacement, and minimally invasive joint replacement. Dr. Alani is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Alani performed his residency at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita.

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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. James Michael Bennett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4690 Sweetwater Boulevard; Suite 240
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. James Bennett is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Bennett's practice, he is particularly interested in total knee replacement. 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. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Bennett has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Nolan attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His clinical interests include knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nolan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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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. 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 areas of expertise include the following: osteomyelitis, sports health, and laser treatment. Dr. Gordon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting 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 is a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. Dr. Vargas is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vargas accepts. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vargas is open to new patients.

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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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) in Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Bakatsas include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and osteomyelitis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Bakatsas completed a residency program at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Bakatsas has an open panel.

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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.