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

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

Dr. James Shortt is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Shortt (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian. After attending Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He accepts 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Noah is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Noah is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. 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. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Witkowski's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors 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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Derek Cuff's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Cuff performed his residency at the University of Maryland 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.