Arthroscopic Ankle, Wrist & Elbow Surgery Specialist

Elliot Gross, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Elliot Gross, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Culver City, CA

Dr. Gross is a leading provider of arthroscopic surgery for ankle, wrist and elbow problems, helping patients in Culver City, Dr. Gross treats patients in Culver City, Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Malibu and throughout the Greater Los Angeles area experience less pain and faster recovery.

Arthroscopic Ankle, Wrist & Elbow Surgery Q & A

What is arthroscopic joint surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery uses small incisions and a special instrument called an arthroscope to see inside joints in order to assess problems and perform procedures to repair damage that occurs as a result of trauma, disease or other injury.

What conditions in the elbows, ankles and wrists can arthroscopic joint surgery treat?

Arthroscopic joint surgery can repair all sorts of damage, including:

  • ligament and tendon tears and injuries

  • bone spur and cartilage fragment removal

  • cartilage repair

  • treatment for arthritis

  • muscle damage

  • nerve damage

However, while arthroscopic surgery can offer advantages to some patients, not every patient can be treated with an arthroscopic approach. Some conditions require the traditional open technique in order to be properly treated.

What are the benefits of arthroscopic surgery?

The primary benefit of arthroscopic surgery is that it eliminates the need for large incisions as well as the need for general anesthesia, both of which carry significant risks, including infection, increased pain and tissue damage, and prolonged healing time. Patients who are able to be treated arthroscopically find they can return to normal routines more quickly and have fewer symptoms than those who undergo open procedures.

What is an arthroscopic joint procedure like?

Before the procedure begins, the joint will be injected with a sterile solution to help remove debris and gently spread the joint components apart so the arthroscope's tiny camera can see inside the joint. The images from the camera are transmitted to a computer monitor so Dr. Gross can assess damage and perform repairs or other procedures using special instruments designed to be used with small incisions. Once the surgical procedure is complete, the incision is closed with sutures or special surgical tape, and you'll be allowed to go home soon after.

Insurance Plans & Payment Options

We accept assignment from Medicare, Worker's Compensation, and most PPO's. Here is a short list of just some of the plans we accept.  Unfortunately, we do not accept HMO or Medi-Cal.

We accept cash, checks and most credit cards for your convenience. We will bill your insurance company; however, payment is the patient's responsibility. We will help in every way we can to assist in handling claims. Insurance co-payments are due at the time of service.

For billing or insurance questions, please contact our office.

American Republic Insurance
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
CBA Blue
Coventry Health Care
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net