We found 7 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 is an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Montalbano attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Montalbano include knee fracture, elbow fracture, and knee arthroscopy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Montalbano's distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Senior Resident Clinical Research Award, Hospital for Joint Disease. Dr. Montalbano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Montalbano is professionally affiliated with Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, shoulder fracture, knee fracture, elbow fracture, ACL injury, shoulder dislocation, stress fractures, osteoarthritis, arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Armin M Tehrany, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
91 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Armin Tehrany's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tehrany include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder dislocation. The average patient rating for Dr. Tehrany is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Super Doctors, Super Doctors; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Tehrany (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South, Sinai Health System, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Problems, Meniscectomy, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Smith's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Smith is affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Smith has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Mukund R Patel, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 3rd Street
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Mukund Patel is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Brooklyn, NY and Staten Island, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, Cancer, Hand Problems, Pain, ... (Read more)

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. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include shoulder injury, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tejwani accepts. Dr. Tejwani's education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and residency 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 Health Care 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)

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. Dr. Chapman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and achilles tendonitis. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chapman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chapman include: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, Achilles tendon rupture, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rajendra Bhayani specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhayani include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhayani honors. After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Bhayani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Sinai Health System, and Staten Island University Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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.
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