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 hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Mount Kisco, NY and Brewster, NY. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Schefer's medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schefer is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Magazine; Castle Connolly Top Doctor; and Top Doctor Award. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG) and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH).

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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' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG) and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). Dr. Peris is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Cigna, and Aetna.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Elkowitz studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: dupuytren's contracture, hand arthritis, and wrist surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Elkowitz is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Elkowitz accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Phelps Memorial Hospital Association, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Bernstein's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Bernstein speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Putnam Hospital Center.

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

Dr. Swaminathan Rajan is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Rajan average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Scott Levin is an orthopedist. Dr. Levin is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. MVP Health Care, MagnaCare, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levin honors. Dr. Levin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Putnam Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
The Barnes Office Center; Stoneleigh Ave 112 F
Carmel, NY
 

Dr. Herbert Bessen, who practices in Carmel, NY, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bessen takes.

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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.