We found 6 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Temple, TX.

Dr. Wendy Lynne Czerwinski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2401 South 31st Street; Division of Plastic Surgery
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Wendy Czerwinski is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Czerwinski accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Czerwinski include: First Annual Jensen Award, Bruner Hand Fellow, Mayo Clinic; Clifford Snyder Award - PSRC, Best resident paper at annual international meeting, McGill University; and Clifford Synder Award - PSRC, Best resident paper at annual international meeting, McGill University. She is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Dupuytren's Contracture, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cosmetic Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott McLeod Munroe, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2401 S 31st Street; Scott & White Department of Orthoped
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Scott Munroe specializes in foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine and practices in Temple, TX. His clinical interests encompass replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Munroe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Munroe include: Alpha Omega Alpha and Orthopaedic Faculty Instructor of the year. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Knee Replacement, Foot Problems, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Edward Reeve, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2401 S 31st Street; 2c - orthopedics
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Robert Reeve's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reeve obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Sports Injuries, ACL Reconstruction, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff ... (Read more)

Dr. William Paul "bill" Hamilton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2401 South 31st; Orthopedic Division
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Bill Hamilton is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hamilton average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamilton is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Hamilton attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hamilton has received include Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Sports Injuries, ACL Reconstruction, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $516 - $3,120
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,027
Dr. Brett Nathan Robin, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Brett Robin's specialty is sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Robin include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Robin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Pain, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Jakob Christopher Thorud, MS, BS
Specializes in Podiatry
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jakob Thorud specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Dr. Thorud's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and foot reconstruction. He is affiliated with Mercy Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. Dr. Thorud's residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Preventive Care, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (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.