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We found 66 orthopedic surgeons who accept Aetna near Richmond Hill, NY.

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 practices orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. Dr. Egol has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and bone reconstruction. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Egol is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Egol's professional affiliations include Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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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 is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Protopsaltis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Protopsaltis include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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

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Dr. Geoffrey Howard Westrich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
176-60 Union Turnpike; Suite 190
Fresh Meadows, NE
 

Dr. Geoffrey Westrich's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Westrich is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Westrich include revision surgery, arthritis, and total joint replacement. He honors Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His distinctions include: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and The Nicolas Andry Award. In addition to English, Dr. Westrich (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Dr. Westrich is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Revision Surgery, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Fractures, Surgical ... (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 is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UNC Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bosco include knee injury, hip reconstruction, and sports health. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bosco has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bosco (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He 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, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in Astoria, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Besser (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and French. Dr. Besser's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and St. Francis Hospital. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Besser completed residency programs at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Besser 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's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Bryk completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Bryk include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bryk accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Elderplan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bryk (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. Dr. Bryk has an open panel.

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

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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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Kim honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Italian.

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

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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 specialist in orthopedic trauma and hand surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include wrist surgery, injuries, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Paksima is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Paksima (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Fracture, Wrist Surgery, Fractures, Ganglion Cysts, Nerve Surgery, Injuries, Hand Surgery ... (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 medical specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Thomas speaks Greek. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Forest Hills, NY, Elmhurst, NY, and Long Island City, NY. These areas are among Dr. Yang's clinical interests: adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hip Fracture, ... (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, who practices in New York, NY, Elmhurst, NY, and Forest Hills, NY, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Tyorkin's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Tyorkin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Tyorkin is open to new patients.

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Dr. Edmond Cleeman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Request An Appointment; 27-31 Crescent Street
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Edmond Cleeman, who practices in New York, NY and Astoria, NY, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cleeman attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and shoulder dislocation. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cleeman has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Cleeman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Emily Dodwell specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Queen's University School of Medicine, Dr. Dodwell completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dodwell include clubfoot, tendon transfer, and limb lengthening. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dodwell include: New York Rising Stars; Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America St Giles Young Investigator Award; and AO North America Kathryn Cramer Career Development Grant. Her professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. David Pereira is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Pereira is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee injury, achilles tendonitis, and rotator cuff tear. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pereira accepts. Dr. Pereira graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Pereira (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Pereira is affiliated with NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics.

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Clinical interests: ACL Injury, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Merola's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Astoria, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, disc surgery, and herniated disc. Dr. Merola's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Merola (or staff) speaks Spanish, Cantonese, and Polish. Dr. Merola's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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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. Claudette Malvina Lajam, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Claudette Lajam specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Rego Park, NY, New York, NY, and Queens, NY. Her clinical interests include knee arthroscopy, knee injury, and revision knee arthroplasty. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lajam is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Mayo Clinic. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Total Hip Replacement, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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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.