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We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Batavia, NY.

Dr. Franco Edward Vigna, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7 Evans Street
Batavia, NY
 

Dr. Franco Vigna is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Niagara Falls, NY, Buffalo, NY, and Kenmore, NY. Dr. Vigna studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Vigna trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Vigna average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vigna takes Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kaleida Health, Sisters of Charity Hospital - St Joseph Campus, and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
33 Chandler Avenue
Batavia, NY
 

Dr. Matthew Landfried is an orthopedist. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Landfried is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
33 Chandler Avenue
Batavia, NY
 

Dr. Richard Hoy specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Batavia, NY and Perry, NY. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Hoy has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
33 Chandler Avenue
Batavia, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Otten's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Otten is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
30 Bank Street
Batavia, NY
 

Dr. Walter Hoffman is an orthopedic surgeon. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Hoffman's professional affiliations include Sisters of Charity Hospital and Sisters of Charity Hospital - St Joseph Campus.

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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.