We found 7 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept PacifiCare POS near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Todd Christopher Smith, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Todd Smith is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Modesto, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include hand problems, disabilities, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Smith has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. William W Whang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. William Whang is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Whang's areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Whang completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Donn A Fassero, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E. Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Donn Fassero is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Fassero completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). The average patient rating for Dr. Fassero is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenniefer Yumee Kho, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jenniefer Kho practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Modesto, CA. Her clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa, Dr. Kho attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kho accepts. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Finger Joint Replacement, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Jinwhan Han, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Richard Han works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Modesto, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Han include orthopedic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Han attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Han is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Pain, Rotator Cuff Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Wesley E Kinzie, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1401 Spanos Court; Suite 101
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Wesley Kinzie specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Modesto, CA. Dr. Kinzie has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Kinzie include orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Kinzie is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Kinzie attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Knee Problems, Ligament Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,890
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $559

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Oakdale Road; Suite 301
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Cash's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cash attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cash speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $1,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175 - $267

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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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