We found 30 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Des Moines, IA.
Dr. Cassim Igram practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Iowa City, IA. Dr. Igram graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is especially interested in spinal trauma, spine tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Igram is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Igram's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital and the University of Iowa (UI) Hospitals & Clinics. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Herniated Disc, Spinal Trauma, Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Infections, Minimally ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael Belanger works as an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Belanger's clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports injuries, and trauma. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Prudential (PruCare), and Cigna. He has received distinctions including New England Hospital Engineers Soc Award; Brown Univ. Haffenreffer Ortho Research; and Award. In addition to English, Dr. Belanger speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma
Dr. Thomas Ambrose is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.
Clinical interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)
Dr. Steven Aviles is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Des Moines, IA. He accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Aviles (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese.
Dr. Michael Gainer is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors Medicare insurance. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Kyle Galles is an orthopedist in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Galles is rated highly by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.
Dr. Scott Meyer is an orthopedic surgeon in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Meyer's residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He honors Medicare insurance.
Dr. Mark Matthes works as an orthopedic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Matthes is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita.
Dr. Chinedu Nwosa practices orthopedic trauma. Dr. Nwosa is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Nwosa attended New York Medical College for medical school.
Dr. Joseph Galles' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Galles is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.
Dr. Timothy Kenney's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Kenney's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.
Dr. Craig Mahoney's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mahoney accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.
Dr. Joshua Kimelman is an orthopedist. Dr. Kimelman is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Timothy Vinyard sees patients in Des Moines, IA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.
Dr. Stephen Ash specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ash's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.
Dr. Todd Harbach practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Harbach a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.
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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.