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Dr Rafael J Fernandez Jr FACS FAAOS MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1797 Coral Way
Miami, FL

Dr. Rafael Fernandez is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Fernandez attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fernandez include knee problems, leg problems, and foot problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

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

Mauricio Fernando Herrera MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.04 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL

Dr. Mauricio Herrera is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herrera include arthroscopic surgery, leg problems, and wrist problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herrera takes. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Herrera speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital of Miami, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Leg Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 71
  • Charge (avg.): $2,835 - $5,260
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $1,272
Dr David E FontRodriguez MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.42 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL

Dr. David Font-Rodriguez, who practices in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Font-Rodriguez speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Font-Rodriguez completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Font-Rodriguez has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, S ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $3,220 - $5,260
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $216 - $1,301
Alejandro Posada MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
2601 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 602
Miami, FL

Dr. Alejandro Posada practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated Dr. Posada highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Posada accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Posada has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
7100 West 20th Avenue; Suite 101
Hialeah, FL

Dr. Orestes Rosabal's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hialeah, FL and Miramar, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosabal is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosabal's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Rosabal is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1190 Nw 95th Street; Suite 404
Miami, FL

Dr. Mark Bridges is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Bridges graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty

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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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