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We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Cigna near Carmel, NY.

Dr. Alan Jay Schefer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
185 New York 312; Southeast Executive Park
Brewster, NY
 

Dr. Alan Schefer is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG) and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). Dr. Schefer graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schefer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare. His distinctions include: New York Magazine; Top Doctor Award; and Westchester Magazine.

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Dr. Marshal David Peris, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
185 New York 312; Southeast Executive Park
Brewster, NY
 

Dr. Marshal Peris, who practices in Mount Kisco, NY and Brewster, NY, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Peris a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes MagnaCare, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Peris attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG) and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH).

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Dr. Stuart Jay Elkowitz, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
664 Stoneleigh Avenue; Suite 300
Carmel, NY
 

Dr. Stuart Elkowitz practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Elkowitz accepts Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Elkowitz speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Phelps Memorial Hospital Association, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
664 Stoneleigh Avenue; Suite 300
Carmel, NY
 

Dr. Michael Bernstein is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Carmel, NY. He is professionally affiliated with Putnam Hospital Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bernstein graduated from New York Medical College. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
664 Stoneleigh Avenue; Suite 300
Carmel, NY
 

Dr. Scott Levin is an orthopedic surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Levin speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Putnam Hospital Center. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Levin has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for MVP Health Care, MagnaCare, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
888 Route 6
Mahopac, NY
 

Dr. Swaminathan Rajan's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rajan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Herbert Bessen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
The Barnes Office Center; Stoneleigh Ave 112 F
Carmel, NY
 

Dr. Herbert Bessen is an orthopedist in Carmel, NY. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, and Cigna. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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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.