We found 70 orthopedic surgeons who accept Aetna near Richmond Hill, NY.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Westrich is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Westrich include knee problems, revision surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Westrich accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Westrich has received include Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and The Nicolas Andry Award. Dr. Westrich (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Westrich is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Answorth Allen is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Allen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Hospital for Special Surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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

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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: clubfoot, tendon transfer, and limb lengthening. Dr. Dodwell's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Hospital for Special Surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. After completing medical school at Queen's University School of Medicine, Dr. Dodwell performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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 Injury, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cerebral Palsy, Limb Lengthening, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Louis Catalano works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in New York, NY, Bronxville, NY, and Scarsdale, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Catalano's areas of expertise include forearm fracture, carpal tunnel surgery, and shoulder arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Healthfirst, CHAMPVA, and WellCare. Dr. Catalano's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Catalano (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Catalano welcomes new patients.

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

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 is an orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery specialist in New York, NY, Richmond Hill, NY, and Queens, NY. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and bone reconstruction. Dr. Egol takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Egol speaks Spanish. Dr. Egol's professional affiliations include Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He 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)

David A Essig, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
30-16 30th Drive
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. David Essig practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Astoria, NY, Great Neck, NY, and New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Essig (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Plainview Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Essig average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Essig honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Essig welcomes new patients.

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Jay Simoncic, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
833 Northern Boulevard; Suite 220
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Jay Simoncic is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. Dr. Simoncic honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Simoncic trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Walter Besser is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, St. Francis Hospital, and Sinai Health System. Dr. Besser is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Besser welcomes new patients. His 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 distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Besser (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and French.

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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' medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks 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)

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 medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. His clinical interests include sports health, knee arthroscopy, and ankle surgery. Dr. Bosco is professionally affiliated with Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UNC Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bosco (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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

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

Dr. Edward Yang is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yang include frozen shoulder, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang honors. Before performing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Yang attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Evan G. Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
95-25 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. Evan Schwartz practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Schwartz (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwartz accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jeffrey Edward Rosen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
163-03 Horace Harding Expressway; New York Queens Medicine & Surgery, Pc, 2nd Floor
Fresh Meadows, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rosen is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. On average, patients gave Dr. Rosen a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Rosen attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Rosen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Rosen is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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 sees patients in New York, NY, Queens, NY, and Fresh Meadows, NY. His medical specialties are general practice, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. King is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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. 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. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Merola is especially interested in scoliosis, disc surgery, and herniated disc. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Merola accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Merola (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Cantonese, and Polish. His professional 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)

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's specialties are orthopedic trauma and hand surgery. He practices in New York, NY and Queens, NY. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include wrist surgery, hand surgery procedures, and wrist fracture. Patients gave Dr. Paksima an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paksima has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Paksima (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Paksima is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, 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.

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