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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept CIGNA Plans near Staten Island, NY.

Dr. Gregory Montalbano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
32 Lamberts Lane
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Montalbano's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Montalbano's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include knee fracture, elbow fracture, and knee arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Montalbano obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Senior Resident Clinical Research Award, Hospital for Joint Disease. Dr. Montalbano (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Korean, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, achilles tendon problems, osteoarthritis, ligament problems, shoulder fracture, knee fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Total Hip ... (Read more)

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Dr. George Philip Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
405 Arden Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. George Smith is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Nirmal Chandu Tejwani, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
240 E. Street
Ny, NY
 

Dr. Nirmal Tejwani, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tejwani include shoulder injury, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Dr. Tejwani's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school, Dr. Tejwani completed his residency training at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Tejwani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Jersey City Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, shoulder fracture, pelvic fracture, knee fracture, hip fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture, tendon injury

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Cary B Chapman, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1534 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Cary Chapman is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Staten Island, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Chapman attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Chapman include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and foot surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Chapman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chapman include: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely. Dr. Chapman is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, arthritis, achilles tendonitis, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
400 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Rajendra Bhayani is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhayani include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Bhayani a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bhayani (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Bhayani is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ear ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.