We found 30 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Des Moines, IA.

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

Dr. Cassim Igram's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Igram is especially interested in spinal trauma, spine tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Igram graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital, the University of Iowa (UI) Hospitals & Clinics, and Mercy Miami Hospital. 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's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Belanger is especially interested in sports injuries. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Belanger trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency. AARP, Prudential (PruCare), and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belanger accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Belanger has received include Brown Univ. Haffenreffer Ortho Research Award; Univ. Oklahoma Ortho Basic Science Research Award; and New England Hospital Engineers Soc Award. 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Aviles (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Cantonese. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Aviles is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Meyer is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Matthes's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon in Des Moines, IA. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Galles attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Galles an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Mahoney's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Wesley Smidt is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Smidt attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center for residency. 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ash average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ash is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Dr. Benjamin Robert Beecher, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
450 Laurel Street; Suite A
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Benjamin Beecher's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Beecher include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Beecher is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Replacement Arthroplasty

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

Dr. Joseph Galles is an orthopedist in Des Moines, IA. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Galles is a graduate of 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. Kamaldeen Aderibigbe's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. Dr. Aderibigbe is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Aderibigbe attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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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 works as an orthopedist. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kenney is in-network for 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kimelman is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 a specialist in orthopedic trauma. He works in Des Moines, IA. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Nwosa takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Michael Gainer specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Des Moines, IA. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Gainer studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School 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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