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Dr. Enass Eskander Rickards, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8851 Center Drive; #601
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Enass Rickards' areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in La Jolla, CA, La Mesa, CA, and San Diego, CA. Dr. Rickards has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Rickards studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Rickards speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8851 Center Drive; #601
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Kimball is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in La Jolla, CA, La Mesa, CA, and San Diego, CA. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Kimball is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Kimball average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kimball takes. He is accepting new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $665
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Myer is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Myer's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ben Dubois, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3 Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ben Dubois specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Dubois focuses on orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Dubois's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dubois is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Peter Hanson is an orthopedic surgeon in La Mesa, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hanson studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hanson has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7339 El Cajon Boulevard; Building B
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Roman Cham works as an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cham include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Cham is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cham is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Specializes in Other
8881 Fletcher Parkway; Suite 250
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Louis Levy has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $1,462
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $559

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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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