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. Dr. Igram is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Igram include spinal trauma, spine tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital and the University of Iowa (UI) Hospitals & Clinics. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Igram's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Igram speaks Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He works in Johnston, RI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Belanger include sports injuries. Dr. Belanger is in-network for AARP, Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Belanger's distinctions include: Brown Univ. Haffenreffer Ortho Research Award; Univ. Oklahoma Ortho Basic Science Research Award; and New England Hospital Engineers Soc Award. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Sports Injuries

Dr. Steven Anthony Aviles, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 Laurel Street; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Steven Aviles works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Des Moines, IA. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Aviles is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Aviles (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Cantonese.

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

Dr. Thomas Ambrose sees patients in Des Moines, IA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Dr. Scott Alan Meyer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
411 Laurel Street; Suite 3300
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Scott Meyer is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Meyer attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Meyer accepts Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Mark Richard Matthes, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Laurel; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Mark Matthes is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Matthes attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita.

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

Dr. Kyle Galles practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. 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.

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Dr. Chinedu Chuka Nwosa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
450 Laurel Street; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Chinedu Nwosa is an orthopedic trauma specialist. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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

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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 honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Craig Robert Mahoney, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
411 Laurel Street; Suite 3300
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Craig Mahoney sees patients in Des Moines, IA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mahoney studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Joshua David Kimelman, DO
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. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kimelman honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. John Gaffey, who practices in Des Moines, IA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Stephen Alan Ash, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Laurel Street; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Stephen Ash is an orthopedic surgeon in Des Moines, IA. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ash takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Dr. Timothy George Kenney, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Laurel Street; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Timothy Kenney is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Kenney attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Lynn Nelson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in West Des Moines, IA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nelson accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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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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