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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4850 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Miramar, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheikh is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Sheikh trained at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheikh's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. David Harrison Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 N. Dixie Highway; Suite 203
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Gilbert is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gilbert takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Gilbert is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Pain, Replacement ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2830 E Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Schiuma's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Schiuma is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, spine problems, and shoulder problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Schiuma is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems, Hip Problems, Disabilities

Dr. Erol Andrew Yoldas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 S Federal Highway; Suite 106
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Erol Yoldas' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Yoldas is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yoldas honors. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Yoldas has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 165
  • Charge (avg.): $743 - $1,790
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $123 - $737
Dr. Daniel R Kanell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 S Federal Highway; Suite 106
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Kanell's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kanell is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kanell has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 129
  • Charge (avg.): $1,519 - $1,739
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $296 - $737

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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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