We found 10 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Brian Snow's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Snow speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Snow attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Snow is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting 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. Nikoletta Leontaritis Carayannopoulos, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12976 Sugar Ridge Boulevard
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Carayannopoulos has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Carayannopoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Carayannopoulos welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

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

Dr. Donald Ozumba is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in McKinney, TX, Dallas, TX, and Frisco, TX. Dr. Ozumba's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical Center of McKinney. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Ozumba is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Workers' Compensation, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $202 - $337
Dr. Wayne O Alani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4690 Sweetwater Boulevard; Suite 240
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wayne Alani is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, total knee replacement, and minimally invasive joint replacement. Dr. Alani is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. His professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gordon's areas of expertise include osteomyelitis, sports health, and laser treatment. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Arthur Fitzgerald Chau, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14861 Southwest Freeway; Suite C302
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Chau's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In Dr. Chau's practice, he is particularly interested in total knee replacement. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chau honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Chau attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school.

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

Dr. James Bennett practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bennett include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bennett at an average of 4.5 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Bennett has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Steven Edgar Nolan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14861 Southwest Freeway; Suite C302
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Nolan's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Nolan a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Nolan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 122
  • Charge (avg.): $1,905 - $2,937
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $99 - $1,027

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

Dr. Marco Vargas' areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Vargas's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. His hospital/clinic 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. Dr. Vargas welcomes new patients. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a foot doctor. His clinical interests 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. His training includes a residency program at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bakatsas's 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.
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