We found 3 orthopedic surgeons who accept Aetna Bronze near Venice, FL.

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Dr. Derek Jason Cuff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite. A205
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Derek Cuff sees patients in Venice, FL and North Port, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Cuff 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 a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program.

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Dr. Edmund G Witkowski, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite. A205
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Edmund Witkowski's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Witkowski attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Joseph Noah, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite. A205
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Noah works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Venice, FL and North Port, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Noah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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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