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We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Newark, DE.

Elliott H Leitman MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE
(302) 731-2888; (302) 478-5500

Dr. Elliott Leitman is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Leitman's areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Leitman attended Boston University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Gordon Smucker MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
5936 Limestone Road; Suite 202
Hockessin, DE
(302) 731-2888

Dr. Craig Smucker is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Smucker is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency.

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Dr. Brian Charles De Muth MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
111 W High Street; Suite 209
Elkton, MD
(410) 620-6300; (410) 939-3400

Dr. Brian De Muth is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. De Muth's training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is affiliated with Harford Memorial Hospital and Union Hospital Health System.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE
(302) 731-2888

Dr. James Zaslavsky practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1941 Limestone Road; Suite 101
Wilmington, DE
(302) 442-6365

Dr. Seth Mahan is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Wilmington, DE. He accepts 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.