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We found 7 orthopedic surgeons near Hamilton, NY.

Dr. Rudolph Alexander Buckley, MBA, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
85 College Street
Hamilton, NY
 

Dr. Rudolph Buckley is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Buckley is affiliated with St. Luke's Division and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. The average patient rating for Dr. Buckley is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Buckley honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
85 College Street
Hamilton, NY
 

Dr. Michael Zahn specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zahn takes Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Family Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Ivan Darius Gowan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
85 College Street
Hamilton, NY
 

Dr. Ivan Gowan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Hamilton, NY. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gowan takes. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Oneida Healthcare Center.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
85 College Street
Hamilton, NY
 

Dr. Raymond Meeks' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meeks has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
85 College Street
Hamilton, NY
 

Dr. Blake Marson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes residency programs at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Marson accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
85 College Street
Hamilton, NY
 

Dr. Russell Lafrance specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Calvin Hu practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Chico, CA. He takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hu attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School 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.