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We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicaid near Denver, CO.

Dr. Robert Shay Bess MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
Denver, CO
(303) 301-9006

Dr. Robert Bess' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bess include back injuries, spinal fusion, and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Bess accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Bess's professional affiliations include Littleton Adventist Hospital, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: spine surgery, spinal deformity, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, cervical spinal stenosis, ... (Read more)

Hal Steven Crane MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4700 E Hale Parkway; #550
Denver, CO
(303) 321-6600

Dr. Hal Crane is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center and Rose Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Crane trained at the University Health System for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Crane accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
Denver, CO
(303) 724-6031; (303) 772-1600

Dr. George Chaus is an orthopedic trauma specialist. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chaus include fractures (broken bones) and trauma. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Chaus has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Trauma/Fractures

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2045 Franklin Street
Denver, CO
(303) 338-4545

Dr. Tyler Skaife is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Skaife graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Skaife trained at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Skaife (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Bosnian. He is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Skaife is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Trauma
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO
(303) 399-8020

Dr. Lorenzo Silvestri sees patients in Denver, CO. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. Dr. Silvestri studied medicine at the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Silvestri include: Magna Cum Laude, Medical School Graduation, .; The 2005 Pfizer Scholars in Pain Management; and Award, .. He is affiliated with VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.