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Dr. Peter Andrew Caprise Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2405 Atherholt Road
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Peter Caprise's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Caprise's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Virginia Baptist Hospital and Lynchburg General Hospital. Dr. Caprise is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UNC Hospitals. He has received the distinction of The Reinert Award, Naval Medical Center-Portsmouth.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $276

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Other, Sports Medicine
2405 Atherholt Road
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Gautham Gondi specializes in orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Lynchburg, VA and Forest, VA. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Dr. Gondi performed his residency at Atlanta Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Gondi include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Gondi's distinctions include: Member American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, AOFAS; Board member, Lynchburg Academy of Medicine; and Regional delegate, MSV. His professional affiliations include Virginia Baptist Hospital and Lynchburg General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gondi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Dr. John William Barnard Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2405 Atherholt Road
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. John Barnard specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine and practices in Lynchburg, VA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Barnard include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Barnard's professional affiliations include Virginia Baptist Hospital and Lynchburg General Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Barnard studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2405 Atherholt Road
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Harry Eschenroeder practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Eschenroeder completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1914 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Michael Diminick's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and hand surgery. Dr. Diminick is professionally affiliated with Virginia Baptist Hospital and Lynchburg General Hospital. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Diminick attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Cigna, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
2405 Atherholt Road
Lynchburg, VA
 

Mr. Clay Shorter is a surgeon. Mr. Shorter accepts Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $143

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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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