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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Kings Highway; Po Box 33932
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Steven Hospodar is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Hospodar's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hospodar takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. David D Waddell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Line Avenue; Suite 100
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. David Waddell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Shreveport, LA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Waddell include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Waddell studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Line Avenue; Suite 100
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Lewis Jones works as an orthopedic surgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Jones's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. John Thomas Mays, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2449 Hospital Drive; Suite 200
Bossier City, LA
 

Dr. John Mays practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Bossier City, LA. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Mays performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
510 E. Stoner Avenue
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. H. Bicknell's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bicknell is professionally affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $1,342 - $1,856
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $165 - $476

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Line Avenue; Suite 100
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. William Overdyke is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Overdyke honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1501 Kings Highway; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 3-325
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Michael Britt is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Britt graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Britt include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Line Avenue; Suite 100
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. John Googe is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Googe is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 102
  • Charge (avg.): $2,217 - $3,598
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $158 - $978

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2449 Hospital Drive; Suite 340
Bossier City, LA
 

Dr. Richard Harrell sees patients in Shreveport, LA and Bossier City, LA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,856 - $2,431
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $165 - $1,004

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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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