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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Leitman is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program.

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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 specialties are orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Smucker honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 orthopedist and orthopedic oncologist. Dr. Thacker accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thacker trained at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital 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

Dr. Brian De Muth specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. De Muth graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. De Muth trained at Montefiore Medical Center. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His 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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Seth Mahan is a medical specialist in 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.