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We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Newark, DE.

Dr. Elliott H Leitman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE

Dr. Elliott Leitman's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Leitman is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leitman honors. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Leitman attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Gordon Smucker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5936 Limestone Road; Suite 202
Hockessin, DE

Dr. Craig Smucker's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Smucker is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Dr. Mihir M Thacker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology
4701 Ogletown - Stanton Road; S-1200
Newark, DE

Dr. Mihir Thacker is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and orthopedic oncologist in Wilmington, DE and Newark, DE. For Dr. Thacker's residency, Dr. Thacker trained at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital. Dr. Thacker accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA.

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Dr. Brian Charles De Muth, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
111 W High Street; Suite 209
Elkton, MD

Dr. Brian De Muth works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. De Muth attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. De Muth's professional affiliations include Harford Memorial Hospital and Union Hospital Health System.

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Dr. James Zaslavsky, MBA, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE

Dr. James Zaslavsky practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zaslavsky is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1941 Limestone Road; Suite 101
Wilmington, DE

Dr. Seth Mahan's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA.

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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.