We found 9 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Three Rivers near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Carl A Hicks, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Carl Hicks' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Hicks speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hicks attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The average patient rating for Dr. Hicks is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Vincent C Phan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vincent Phan's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Phan's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Phan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency. Dr. Phan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Phan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,371 - $1,449
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $165 - $489
Dr. Mark Anthony Vann II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mark Vann's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, arthritis surgery, and hammer toe. Dr. Vann is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vann has an open panel. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Howard University Hospital for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Dr. Mark William Maffet, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mark Maffet is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Maffet has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maffet honors. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Maffet has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Maffet is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $1,114 - $1,371
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $103 - $519
Dr. Timothy Christian Sitter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Sitter works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sitter include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sitter graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Sitter's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $1,371 - $1,490
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $570
Dr. Ashvin Kumar Dewan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ashvin Dewan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dewan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient ratings for Dr. Dewan average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dewan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dewan attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Dr. Eddie Tatsuo Matsu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, 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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Dr. Donald Dean Dominy III, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. D. Dominy works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Dominy's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, arthritis surgery, and hand surgery procedures. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes 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 Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Dominy is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Christopher K Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Smith's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Smith attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal pain, and upper extremity surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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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