We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept CIGNA Indemnity near Santa Cruz, CA.

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Dr. James D Spiegel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. James Spiegel's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Spiegel is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Spiegel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas James Welle, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Welle works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Welle average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Welle is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Welle is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, he performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Karl J Christoffersen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Karl Christoffersen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. Dr. Christoffersen takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Christoffersen is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Rotator Cuff ... (Read more)

Dr. Raj S Kullar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Raj Kullar sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kullar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Kullar include orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kullar welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, PCL Reconstruction, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher D Summa, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Summa is a spine surgeon, neurosurgeon, and orthopedist in Soquel, CA, Capitola, CA, and Santa Cruz, CA. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Summa completed a residency program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Summa include neurosurgery. Dr. Summa's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Spinal Instrumentation, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Trauma, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard S Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Howard Schwartz's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Schwartz is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:

  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.

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