We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Cigna near Buffalo Grove, IL.
Dr. Mark Nolden is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nolden's areas of expertise include back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Nolden performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)
Dr. Rebecca Carl is a pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. In her practice, Dr. Carl focuses on sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Carl's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)
Dr. Peter Hoepfner is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Grayslake, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: wrist surgery, hand surgery procedures, and trauma. Dr. Hoepfner's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Hoepfner completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Wrist Surgery, Occupational Health Issues, Elbow Surgery, Upper Extremity Surgery, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)
Dr. Jason Rotstein, who practices in Schaumburg, IL, Buffalo Grove, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rotstein has a special interest in sports health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rotstein is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).
Clinical interests: Sports Health
Dr. Peter Thadani is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thadani include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). Dr. Thadani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Thadani performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. James Hill, who practices in Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in shoulder problems and elbow problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hill at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Hill attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Hill is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).
Clinical interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems
Dr. John Stamelos is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Stamelos include spinal trauma, spinal pain, and neck pain. Dr. Stamelos is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Stamelos is open to new patients. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency.
Clinical interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Occupational Health Issues, Spinal Pain, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)
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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.