We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Cigna near Carmel, NY.
Dr. Alan Schefer sees patients in Mount Kisco, NY and Brewster, NY. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schefer is professionally affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG) and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Schefer attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schefer accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schefer include: New York Magazine; Top Doctor Award; and Westchester Magazine.
Dr. Marshal Peris' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG) and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). Dr. Peris attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. MagnaCare, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peris takes.
Dr. Stuart Elkowitz is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Harrison, NY, Carmel, NY, and Newburgh, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Phelps Memorial Hospital Association, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Elkowitz is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Elkowitz performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.
Dr. Michael Bernstein specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bernstein graduated from New York Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Putnam Hospital Center.
Dr. Scott Levin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levin honors MVP Health Care, MagnaCare, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Putnam Hospital Center.
Dr. Swaminathan Rajan is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Bronx, NY, Wappingers Falls, NY, and Mahopac, NY. Dr. Rajan has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and Aetna. He graduated from Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College.
Dr. Herbert Bessen is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Bessen accepts Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, Cigna, and more. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.
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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.