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Dr. Dennis Scott Devinney, MD, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Devinney's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include reverse total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Devinney is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 116
  • Charge (avg.): $1,363 - $2,236
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,008
Dr. Joseph Michael Conflitti, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Conflitti is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Conflitti is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by Dr. Conflitti's patients. Dr. Conflitti has indicated that Dr. Conflitti's clinical interests include knee replacement, arthritis, and fracture surgery. Dr. Conflitti takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Conflitti studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Conflitti's medical residency was performed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Conflitti is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Fracture Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Ligament Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Alireza Behboudi, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Alireza Behboudi practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Behboudi's areas of expertise include the following: sports health, arthritis, and knee arthroscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Achilles Tendon Problems, Hammer Toe, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Robert Dewalch
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. David Dewalch's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and diagnostic radiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dewalch include knee replacement, fracture surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Dewalch is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dewalch accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Fracture Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Ligament Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Jason Bradley Johnson
Specializes in Family Medicine
700 Olympic Plaza; Suite 600
Tyler, TX
 

Mr. Jason Johnson is a family medicine practitioner. Mr. Johnson's areas of expertise consist of replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

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  • Volume: 112
  • Charge (avg.): $341 - $560
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $22 - $137

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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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