We found 9 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Three Rivers near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Carl A Hicks, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Carl Hicks' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hicks is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hicks include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hicks is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Hicks is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent C Phan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vincent Phan practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Phan honors. Dr. Phan attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Phan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,371 - $1,449
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $165 - $489
Dr. Mark Anthony Vann II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mark Vann is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, arthritis surgery, and hammer toe. Dr. Vann's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Vann is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark William Maffet, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mark Maffet practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Maffet performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Maffet an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Maffet welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $1,114 - $1,371
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $103 - $519
Dr. Timothy Christian Sitter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Sitter's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis surgery. Dr. Sitter is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sitter takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sitter is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $1,371 - $1,490
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $570
Dr. Ashvin Kumar Dewan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ashvin Dewan's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dewan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Dewan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Dewan is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Eddie Tatsuo Matsu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eddie Matsu is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal pain, and bursitis. Dr. Matsu is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Matsu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Matsu has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Dr. Donald Dean Dominy III, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. D. Dominy's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Dominy attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, arthritis surgery, and hand surgery procedures. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dominy is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Christopher K Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Smith is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal pain, and upper extremity surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Smith attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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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