We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Aetna Bronze near Venice, FL.
Dr. James Shortt practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shortt attended Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Shortt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Italian.
Dr. Joseph Noah's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Venice, FL, Englewood, FL, and North Port, FL. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Noah performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
Dr. Edmund Witkowski's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Witkowski studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. His training includes a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Witkowski accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Derek Cuff is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Cuff attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
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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.