We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Cigna near Carmel, NY.
Dr. Alan Schefer is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Patients gave Dr. Schefer an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Schefer trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schefer include: New York Magazine; Top Doctor Award; and Westchester Magazine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG) and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH).
Dr. Marshal Peris specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peris's professional affiliations include Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG) and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). He takes MagnaCare, Cigna, Aetna, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Peris trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. Stuart Elkowitz's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Harrison, NY, Carmel, NY, and Newburgh, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Elkowitz average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Elkowitz is professionally affiliated with Phelps Memorial Hospital Center and Phelps Memorial Hospital Association. He accepts Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Elkowitz attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. Michael Bernstein is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Bernstein accepts Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bernstein is professionally affiliated with Putnam Hospital Center.
Dr. Scott Levin sees patients in Carmel, NY. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levin takes several insurance carriers, including MVP Health Care, MagnaCare, and Cigna. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Putnam Hospital Center.
Dr. Swaminathan Rajan is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajan graduated from Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College.
Dr. Herbert Bessen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He honors Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers.
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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.