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

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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's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. Dr. De Muth takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. De Muth trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. De Muth is affiliated with Harford Memorial Hospital and Union Hospital Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Elliott Leitman is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Newark, DE. The average patient rating for Dr. Leitman is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leitman's areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leitman graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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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 accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE

Dr. James Zaslavsky, who practices in Newark, DE, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider 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 works as an orthopedist. Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahan honors.

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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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