We found 32 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Des Moines, IA.

Dr. Cassim Mohamed Igram, MD, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Cassim Igram works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Igram attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Igram is especially interested in spinal trauma, spine tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Igram is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital and the University of Iowa (UI) Hospitals & Clinics. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Herniated Disc, Spinal Trauma, Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Infections, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Belanger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Michael Belanger works as an orthopedic trauma specialist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Belanger has a special interest in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports injuries, and trauma. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He trained at Rhode Island Hospital for his residency. Dr. Belanger has received professional recognition including the following: New England Hospital Engineers Soc Award; Brown Univ. Haffenreffer Ortho Research; and Award. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Laurel Street; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Thomas Ambrose is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ambrose is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 Laurel Street; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Steven Aviles' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Aviles takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for his residency. Dr. Aviles (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese.

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Dr. Joseph Ferdinand Galles Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Laurel Street; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Joseph Galles sees patients in Des Moines, IA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Galles attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
411 Laurel Street; Suite 3300
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Scott Meyer works as an orthopedic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Meyer's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Laurel Street; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Michael Gainer's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Laurel; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Mark Matthes' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Laurel Street; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Kyle Galles specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Des Moines, IA. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Galles attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 Penn Avenue; Suite 213
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. John Gaffey is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Gaffey takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Laurel Street; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Timothy Kenney's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kenney average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Kenney studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
450 Laurel Street; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Chinedu Nwosa's specialty is orthopedic trauma. Dr. Nwosa honors Medicare insurance. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
411 Laurel Street; Suite 3300
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Craig Mahoney's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Mahoney is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Laurel; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Joshua Kimelman, who practices in Des Moines, IA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kimelman at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 Laurel Street; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Timothy Vinyard is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Des Moines, IA. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Vinyard studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Laurel Street; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Stephen Ash's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ash at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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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