We found 9 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Newark, DE.

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

Dr. Elliott Leitman's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leitman's areas of expertise include 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 takes. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Leitman attended Boston University School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Newark, DE and Hockessin, DE. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pushkarewicz is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pushkarewicz trained at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1096 Old Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Douglas Palma's specialties are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Palma is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program.

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

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Eric Johnson's specialty is orthopedic trauma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson accepts. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5936 Limestone Road; Suite 202
Hockessin, DE
 

Dr. Craig Smucker is an orthopedic trauma specialist and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Smucker attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for his residency.

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

Dr. Matthew Handling is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Newark, DE. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
111 W High Street; Suite 209
Elkton, MD
 

Dr. Brian De Muth's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His professional affiliations include Harford Memorial Hospital and Union Hospital Health System. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. De Muth attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. De Muth takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4102 Ogletown - Stanton Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Bruce Katz's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Katz honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Leonidas Raisis' medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Raisis honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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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