Patients in Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, & Estero, FL

Elbow arthroscopy is a surgical approach used in traditional elbow surgeries. As opposed to a traditional surgery, arthroscopy is less invasive and complex. Arthroscopy can also be used to diagnose elbow injuries.

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Arthroscopy uses small incisions. During a typical procedure, a camera, or fiber optic device is inserted into the arm; the injury is viewable on a screen. Small tools are then inserted into incisions to examine the area around the elbow. With small movements, surgeons can correct the injury without damaging surrounding tissue.

In addition to being used to treat conditions, elbow arthroscopy can be used to diagnose symptoms. The camera, inserted into a patient’s arm, can help identify problems not visible at the arm’s surface. Then, if the injury is easily corrected, Dr. Goldberg can perform your diagnosis and your correction during one appointment.

Treatable Injuries

Elbow arthroscopy can correct a variety of injuries. Arthroscopy can be used for the following conditions:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Cartilage removal
  • Arthritis in the arm
  • Bone fracture removal
  • Joint replacement

If you suffer from any of these conditions, be sure to ask Dr. Goldberg about an arthroscopic procedure. He can determine if your condition could benefit from this less invasive approach.


Because it uses smaller incisions and is less invasive, arthroscopy lessons surgical recovery time. For certain conditions, arthroscopy allows diagnosis and treatment in the same appointment and can limit recovery time even more. Arthroscopic patients can experience the same results as an open surgery without the associated risks. Patients near  the Naples, Bonita, and Estero area can choose Dr. Goldberg for there arthroscopic procedure.

  • You have successfully completed two shoulder replacement surgeries on one patient who is forever grateful for the relief of pain as well as for the additional ease of movement in both arms. It is to your credit that I am now able to sleep nights without the constant discomfort that I previously experienced. You went beyond the call of duty in every area and took time to explain the procedures. You have a great future ahead of you. My wife and I can not thank you enough for giving us a new lease on an active retirement. -W.F.
  • Thank you for taking such fine care of my husband. We truly appreciate your kindness, precision and you made the ordeal seem much calmer than it really was. Today, reality set in when the x-rays showing how he is healing revealed the depth! Thanks so much! -M.M.
  • Thank you so much for the successful repair of my rotator cuff and the follow-up care by you and Donna, my therapist. I appreciate the professionalism I was shown by you and all who were involved in my surgery and recovery. I will continue my therapy at home, as you recommended, and look forward to seeing you when I return next season. -R.M.
  • Back in January of this year (2013), I fractured my shoulder in a boating accident. I was so impressed with the professionalism of you and your entire staff. After several month of physical therapy, I have recovered much of my mobility and have gotten back to playing racquetball. Thank you for turning a not so good situation into one with positive results. -D.M.

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