We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Aurora, CO.

Dr. Franklyn Scott, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, General Dentistry
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Frank Scott's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and general dentistry. These areas are among his clinical interests: strains, hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. Dr. Scott's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Queen's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Wounds, Fractures, Strains, Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, Cerebral ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Kushal Patel is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include meniscus repair, total shoulder replacement, and knee arthritis. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Meniscus Surgery, Knee Arthritis, Frozen Shoulder, Pain, Ankle Sprain, Tibia ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Woodley Desir's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital and Kings County Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Desir include hip replacement, meniscus surgery, and sports injuries. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Haitian Creole. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), CU Medicine, and Banner Health Clinic. Dr. Desir's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hip ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Kevin Caperton is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Caperton graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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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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