We found 8 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Snow include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Snow honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Snow attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Snow's office for an appointment.

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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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ozumba's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Ozumba is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $202 - $337
Dr. Arthur Fitzgerald Chau, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14861 Southwest Freeway; Suite C302
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Chau sees patients in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Wharton, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include total knee replacement. Dr. Chau is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Chau attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 87
  • Charge (avg.): $1,357 - $2,431
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $112 - $995
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 in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Wharton, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nolan include knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports health. Dr. Nolan's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nolan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 122
  • Charge (avg.): $1,905 - $2,937
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $99 - $1,027
Dr. Wayne Omar Alani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4690 Sweetwater Boulevard; Suite 240
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wayne Alani works as an orthopedist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alani include sports health, total knee replacement, and minimally invasive joint replacement. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alani is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alani graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He is professionally 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 124
  • Charge (avg.): $2,590 - $3,349
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 works as a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and orthopedist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: osteomyelitis, sports health, and laser treatment. Dr. Gordon is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. 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)

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

Dr. Marco Vargas specializes in foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Vargas include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vargas has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. George Bakatsas works as a podiatrist in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and osteomyelitis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Bakatsas trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for residency. Dr. Bakatsas is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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.
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