We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Sylva, NC.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Healthcare Drive; Suite 203
Sylva, NC
 

Dr. Ryan Slechta's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Slechta completed a residency program at UNC Hospitals. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Healthcare Drive; Suite 203
Sylva, NC
 

Dr. Martin Senicki is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sylva, NC and Wilson, NC. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Healthcare Drive; Suite 203
Sylva, NC
 

Dr. Lawrence Supik, who practices in Sylva, NC, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, Dr. Supik completed his residency training at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Healthcare Drive; Suite 203
Sylva, NC
 

Dr. Douglas Gates is a Sylva, NC physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gates takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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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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