We found 1 provider matching arthroscopic surgery and who accepts BlueCare Everyday Health 1485 near West Palm Beach, FL.

Dr Gregory J Gilot MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.1 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Orthopaedic Surgery Florida; Cityplace Tower
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Gregory Gilot is an orthopedist in West Palm Beach, FL and Weston, FL. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University Medical Center, Lafayette. Dr. Gilot's areas of expertise include knee arthritis, general orthopedics, and knee ligament injury. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilot (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Haitian Creole. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach County.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Shoulder Revision, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 57
  • Charge (avg.): $3,158 - $5,081
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $176 - $1,212
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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