We found 71 orthopedic surgeons who accept Aetna near Richmond Hill, NY.

Answorth A. Allen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
176-60 Union Turnpike
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Answorth Allen's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Allen's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

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Geoffrey H. Westrich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
176-60 Union Turnpike
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Geoffrey Westrich's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, revision surgery, and arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Westrich takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. Dr. Westrich has received the following distinctions: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and The Nicolas Andry Award. Dr. Westrich (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Revision Surgery, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Louis William Iii Catalano III, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
485 Madison Avenue (52nd Street)
New York, NY
 

Dr. Louis Catalano sees patients in New York, NY, Bronxville, NY, and Scarsdale, NY. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Catalano a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Catalano include forearm fracture, carpal tunnel surgery, and shoulder arthritis. He honors Healthfirst, CHAMPVA, WellCare, and more. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Catalano trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Catalano has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Catalano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Forearm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist ... (Read more)

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Dr. Kenneth Andrew Egol, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
Roy I Davidovitch Md; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Egol's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery; he sees patients in New York, NY, Richmond Hill, NY, and Queens, NY. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Egol performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. Egol include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and bone reconstruction. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Egol is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

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Emily R. Dodwell, MD, MPH, FRCSC
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
163-03 Horace Harding Expressway; 4th Floor
Fresh Meadows, NY
 

Dr. Emily Dodwell practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dodwell include clubfoot, tendon transfer, and limb lengthening. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Dodwell studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dodwell accepts. Dr. Dodwell has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America St Giles Young Investigator Award; and AO North America Kathryn Cramer Career Development Grant.

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Clinical interests: Knee Ligament Injuries, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cerebral Palsy, Limb Lengthening, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Themistocles Stavros Protopsaltis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Nyu Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Protopsaltis include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Protopsaltis is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joseph Anthony Bosco III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Other, Sports Medicine
89-06 135th Street; Suite 7c
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Bosco's specialties are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He practices in New York, NY, Queens, NY, and Jamaica, NY. These areas are among Dr. Bosco's clinical interests: sports health, knee arthroscopy, and ankle surgery. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bosco accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His residency was performed at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Bosco has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bosco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Bosco is professionally affiliated with Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Walter A Besser Sr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3071 29th Street
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Walter Besser specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Astoria, NY. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. Dr. Besser's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Besser (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and French. Dr. Besser's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and St. Francis Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Eli Bryk, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
585 Schenectady Avenue; Dmri Building, Room 107
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Eli Bryk works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bryk average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Elderplan. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Bryk (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. Dr. Bryk is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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Osric S. King, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17660 Union Turnpike; Suite #190
Fresh Meadows, NY
 

Dr. Osric King specializes in general practice, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine and practices in New York, NY, Queens, NY, and Fresh Meadows, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. King average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. King trained at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. King has received professional recognition including the following: Pediatric Research Fellowship Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Non-Surgical Orthopedics, Concussion, Stress Fractures

Dr. Nader Paksima, MPH, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Other
Nyu Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Nader Paksima is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and hand surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Paksima include wrist surgery, injuries, and hand surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Paksima takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Paksima (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Edward Charles Yang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
70-10 Austin Street; Suite 103
Forrest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Edward Yang is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Forest Hills, NY, Elmhurst, NY, and Long Island City, NY. Dr. Yang's clinical interests include frozen shoulder, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He honors Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Yang is open to new patients. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. In addition to English, Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Frozen Shoulder, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist ... (Read more)

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Dr. John Mauldin Thomas Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
30-16 30th Drive; 3rd Floor
Long Island City, NY
 

Dr. John Thomas is a specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Thomas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. He speaks Greek. Dr. Thomas has an open panel.

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Dr. Yong H Kim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Yong Kim specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in New York, NY and Queens, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include scoliosis, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kim is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Compression Fractures, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andrew Angelo Merola, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2318 31st Street
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Merola is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Astoria, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Merola (or staff) speaks Spanish, Cantonese, and Polish. Dr. Merola's areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis, disc surgery, and herniated disc. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Merola attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Merola is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Back Problems, Disc Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Maxim Tyorkin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
116-15 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Maxim Tyorkin's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in New York, NY, Elmhurst, NY, and Forest Hills, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Tyorkin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Tyorkin studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Tyorkin has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Tyorkin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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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.

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