We found 5 trauma surgeons who accept United Healthcare Gold near Melbourne, FL.

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Dr. Lee G Theophelis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1350 S. Hickory Street; Suite 102
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Lee Theophelis is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and trauma surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Theophelis attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Trauma Surgery
1350 S Hickory Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Pellegrino is a trauma surgeon in Melbourne, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery
1350 S Hickory Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Peter Pappas is a specialist in trauma surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pappas accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Trauma Surgery
1350 Hickory Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Ashlee Moore is a critical care specialist and trauma surgeon in Melbourne, FL. Dr. Moore is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery
1350 Hickory Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Meredith Tinti is a specialist in trauma surgery. She works in Melbourne, FL. Dr. Tinti is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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What is Trauma Surgery?

Accidents and injuries are the leading cause of death in the United States for patients under 40. When injuries are severe enough to require emergency surgery, patients may be treated by a trauma surgeon, a doctor who specializes in providing surgical help to save critically injured patients.

Due to the nature of their work, trauma surgeons are most often located in emergency departments of hospitals. The specialty is closely related to emergency medicine and acute care surgery, but trauma surgery specifically focuses on surgical care needed to repair sudden and unexpected physical injuries.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and procedures that a trauma surgeon might see include:
  • Blunt trauma, such as a car accident or fall
  • Penetrating trauma, such as a gunshot, stab wound, or deep cut
  • Crushing trauma, such as some work or machinery accidents
  • Severe burns
  • Tracheostomy, an emergency surgery to open a blocked airway

Trauma surgeons work with patients of all ages, from babies to senior citizens, that arrive in the emergency room. They do the critical work of resuscitating and stabilizing patients who may be near death. They are able to make quick decisions about what care is needed and the best way to provide it. By providing urgent expertise and surgery in an emergency, they save lives.
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