We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Choice near Evergreen Park, IL.
Dr. Khalid Yousuf's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Yousuf (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Yousuf honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Joint Replacement, Joint Replacement, Hip Replacement (Anterior Approach), Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)
Dr. Sanjay Patari is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Patari include heel surgery, finger joint replacement, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Patari performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Patari (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).
Clinical interests: Ankle / Heel Surgery, Arthroplasty, ACL INJURY, Ankle Arthroscopy, Ankle Replacement, Ankle ... (Read more)
Dr. Prasad Gourineni is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spine problems and hip problems. Dr. Gourineni's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Andhra Medical College.
Clinical interests: Hip, Spine
Dr. Sujal Desai is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Desai graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include carpal tunnel syndrome. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Desai is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Carpal Tunnel
Dr. Junaid Makda, who practices in Oak Lawn, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Makda include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Makda attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Makda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Makda's office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: ACL injury, Anterior hip replacement, Arthritis treament (non-surgical), Arthritis treatment ... (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.