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Dr. Armin M Tehrany, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
91 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Armin Tehrany is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tehrany's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tehrany include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and frozen shoulder. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Super Doctors, Super Doctors; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Tehrany (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Tehrany welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Cary B Chapman, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1534 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Cary Chapman sees patients in Staten Island, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chapman's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and ankle arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chapman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Montalbano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
82 Lamberts Lane
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Gregory Montalbano's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine; he sees patients in New York, NY and Staten Island, NY. His clinical interests include knee osteoarthritis, knee fracture, and elbow fracture. He is affiliated with NYU Langone. Dr. Montalbano studied medicine at Albany Medical College. His residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Montalbano is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Senior Resident Clinical Research Award, Hospital for Joint Disease.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Panagiotis Panagakos
Specializes in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
612 West Fingerboard Road
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Panagiotis Panagakos works as a reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, hammer toe, and orthotics. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Prime Health Services, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Panagakos honors. For his professional training, Dr. Panagakos completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Sports Health, Hammer Toe, Fungal Infection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
71 Todt Hill Road; Suite 106
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Alexander Gekht is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Gekht is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gekht include bone grafting, arthroscopic surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Bone Grafting, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, ... (Read more)

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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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