We found 10 orthopedic surgeons near The Villages, FL.
Dr. David Ethier's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ethier is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ethier's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ethier completed a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Ethier's practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint ... (Read more)
Dr. Peter Mulhern's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mulhern at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mulhern has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Joint ... (Read more)
Dr. Gloria Chin practices plastic surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Lady Lake, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery & Computer Imaging, Endoscopic Technique, Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin, ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Sullivan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in The Villages, FL. He 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. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Dr. Cynthia Harding, who practices in The Villages, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Harding studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, Dr. Harding speaks Spanish.
Dr. Deenesh Sahajpal practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kingston General Hospital for residency. Dr. Sahajpal is conversant in French.
Dr. Michael Messieh, who practices in Clermont, FL, Lady Lake, FL, and Davenport, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Messieh's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Robert Kelly's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital.
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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.