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Can my doctor do the knee arthroscopy in his clinic?
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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Knee arthroscopy can be done at an ambulatory surgery center. Several physicians have asc located on the same campus as their office.
Knee arthroscopy however is not a office based procedure.

In brief: No
Knee arthroscopy can be done at an ambulatory surgery center. Several physicians have asc located on the same campus as their office.
Knee arthroscopy however is not a office based procedure.
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Dr. G Jason Hunt
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Dr. J.Milo Sewards
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
If his clinic has a surgicenter associated with it, then yes he can.
Also, there is a type of knee arthroscopy that can be done in the office only as a diagnostic arthroscopy using a particular type of equipment. No intervention can be done with that type of arthroscopy, however.

In brief: It depends
If his clinic has a surgicenter associated with it, then yes he can.
Also, there is a type of knee arthroscopy that can be done in the office only as a diagnostic arthroscopy using a particular type of equipment. No intervention can be done with that type of arthroscopy, however.
Dr. J.Milo Sewards
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not likely
Unless the md has a surgical center in his office.
Scopes require general anesthesia and pristine sterilization. The equipment for the case is quite elaborate and expensive, so most often it is owned by a hospital.

In brief: Not likely
Unless the md has a surgical center in his office.
Scopes require general anesthesia and pristine sterilization. The equipment for the case is quite elaborate and expensive, so most often it is owned by a hospital.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Stuart Springer
Some arthroscopy can be done with localmor regional anesthesia but it does require a surgicenter that has the proper equipment and an anesthesiologist.
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