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We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Thibodaux, LA.

Dr. Neil James Maki, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
525 Saint Mary Street
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Neil Maki practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Thibodaux, LA and Mary Thibodaux, LA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Maki include arthroscopic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Maki average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Maki is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Jason Albert Higgins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
604 N. Acadia Road; Suite 508
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Jason Higgins is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Thibodaux, LA. Dr. Higgins is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. John Christian Hildenbrand IV, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
604 N Acadia Road; Suite 508
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. John Hildenbrand, who practices in Thibodaux, LA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Hildenbrand is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Richard A Morvant Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
806 Bayou Lane
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Richard Morvant, who practices in Thibodaux, LA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Morvant is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. David Wadie Elias, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
604 N Acadia Road; Suite 508
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. David Elias is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Elias graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Patrick Roan Ellender, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Po Box 28
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Patrick Ellender's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ellender attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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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.