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We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Aetna Bronze near Venice, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
842 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 303
Venice, FL
 

Dr. James Shortt's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Shortt (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Noah is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Venice, FL, Englewood, FL, and North Port, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Noah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Edmund Witkowski is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Witkowski is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Witkowski trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for his residency.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Derek Cuff is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cuff graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for his residency. 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.