Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Specialist

Elliot Gross, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Elliot Gross, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Culver City, CA

Dr. Gross is experienced in all types of minimally-invasive joint surgeries, including arthroscopic knee surgery, so patients in and around Dr. Gross treats patients in Culver City, Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Malibu and throughout the Greater Los Angeles area can get the treatment they need with less pain and faster recovery.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Q & A

What is arthroscopic knee surgery?

Arthroscopy is a special surgical technique that uses small incisions and a camera to look inside joints. Images from the camera are viewable on a computer monitor. Arthroscopy can be used to diagnose and evaluate problems with a joint and to perform procedures to repair or replace a joint.

Why is knee arthroscopy performed?

Arthroscopic knee surgery can be used for lots of conditions, but some of the most common include:

  • repair or removal of damaged cartilage

  • repair or a torn ligament

  • removal of bone or cartilage fragments

  • removal of inflamed tissue

  • knee replacement surgery

How is arthroscopic knee surgery performed?

The specific steps depend on the type of procedure you're having performed, but generally speaking, arthroscopic knee surgery begins with a few small incisions around your knee joint to enable the arthroscope and specially-designed surgical instruments to access the knee. A sterile solution will be injected into the joint to remove debris and help gently expand the area for better viewing by the camera. Dr. Gross will be able to diagnose and assess your joint and perform necessary repairs through the small incisions. The length of time it takes to complete a procedure varies, but many procedures can be performed in about an hour to 90 minutes. In most cases, you'll be able to return home the same day.

How can I tell if I need knee surgery?

Arthroscopic knee surgery is usually performed when noninvasive approaches like use of oral pain medications, joint injections, physical therapy and losing weight don't provide relief from symptoms, and when symptoms interfere with activities of everyday living. The arthroscopic approach isn't for everyone; some conditions are better treated with traditional open techniques. Dr. Gross can determine if arthroscopic knee surgery would be right for you.

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.

AARP
Aetna
AIG
American Republic Insurance
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CalPERS
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
CBA Blue
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Guardian
Health Net