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

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 spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Protopsaltis's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Protopsaltis trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 works as an orthopedic trauma specialist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Bosco is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bosco trained at UNC Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Bosco include knee injury, hip reconstruction, and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Bosco has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bosco (or staff) speaks 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. Kenneth Andrew Egol, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
Roy I Davidovitch Md; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Egol sees patients in New York, NY, Richmond Hill, NY, and Queens, NY. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Egol include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and bone reconstruction. Dr. Egol is affiliated with Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Egol's residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Egol has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Westrich's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Westrich attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Westrich include revision surgery, arthritis, and total joint replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Westrich average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and The Nicolas Andry Award. Dr. Westrich (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He 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. Walter A Besser Sr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3071 29th Street
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Walter Besser's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Besser performed his residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Besser has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Besser (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Besser welcomes new patients.

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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 an orthopedic traumatologist and hand surgeon in New York, NY and Queens, NY. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Paksima's areas of expertise include wrist surgery, injuries, and hand surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Paksima (or staff) speaks 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 sees patients in Long Island City, NY, Astoria, NY, and New York, NY. His medical specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Thomas's education and training includes 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 and residency at Albany Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. He 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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in New York, NY and Queens, NY. His clinical interests include scoliosis, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kim graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and Italian. He is 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. Edward Charles Yang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
70-10 Austin Street; Suite 103
Forrest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Edward Yang's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yang include frozen shoulder, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang accepts. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Yang trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for his residency. Dr. Yang (or staff) is conversant in 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. Eli Bryk, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
585 Schenectady Avenue; Dmri Building, Room 107
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Eli Bryk practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among Dr. Bryk's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Elderplan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Bryk (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. He 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. Andrew Angelo Merola, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2318 31st Street
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Merola, who practices in Astoria, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Merola (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Cantonese, and Polish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, disc surgery, and herniated disc. Dr. Merola's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Merola attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merola takes.

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

Dr. Emily Dodwell is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dodwell's areas of expertise include clubfoot, tendon transfer, and limb lengthening. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Hospital for Special Surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and more. She graduated from Queen's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Dodwell's distinctions 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.

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

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

Dr. Maxim Tyorkin's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in New York, NY, Elmhurst, NY, and Forest Hills, NY. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Tyorkin's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Tyorkin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Tyorkin's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Lenox Hill Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. David Pereira, who practices in New York, NY, Queens, NY, and Flushing, NY, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Pereira trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Pereira include knee injury, achilles tendonitis, and rotator cuff tear. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pereira accepts. Dr. Pereira (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Italian. He is professionally 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. Claudette Malvina Lajam, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Claudette Lajam is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Her clinical interests include knee arthroscopy, knee injury, and revision knee arthroplasty. Dr. Lajam is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lajam completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks 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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Dr. Edmond Cleeman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
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Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Edmond Cleeman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cleeman graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cleeman include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and shoulder dislocation. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cleeman honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Cleeman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Cleeman is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder 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.