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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leitman include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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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 specializes in orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Smucker graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and orthopedic oncology. Dr. Thacker is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Thacker's medical residency was performed at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital.

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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 is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Havre De Grace, MD and Elkton, MD. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. Dr. De Muth accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harford Memorial Hospital and Union Hospital Health System. Dr. De Muth has an open panel.

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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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Neark, DE, Wilmington, DE, and Dover, DE. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zaslavsky takes.

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

Dr. Seth Mahan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Wilmington, DE. He is in-network for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more.

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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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