We found 7 orthopedic surgeons near Hamilton, NY.
Dr. Rudolph Buckley, who practices in Hamilton, NY, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Buckley attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Division and St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
Dr. Michael Zahn is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He accepts Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Family Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Raymond Meeks specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Meeks is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Blake Marson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Marson accepts several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Marson attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Ivan Gowan is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Gowan is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Oneida Healthcare Center.
Dr. Calvin Hu specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hu honors. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.
Dr. Russell Lafrance is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lafrance is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lafrance accepts.
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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.