We found 6 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 a specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Montalbano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Montalbano include knee fracture, elbow fracture, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Montalbano completed a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. The average patient rating for Dr. Montalbano is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Montalbano has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Senior Resident Clinical Research Award, Hospital for Joint Disease.

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

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

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

Dr. Armin Tehrany is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and frozen shoulder. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tehrany at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Tehrany performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Super Doctors, Super Doctors; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Tehrany (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , frozen shoulder

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Problems, Meniscectomy, ... (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 practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Smith's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. Dr. Smith welcomes 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. Cary B Chapman, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1534 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Cary Chapman is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chapman include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and foot surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chapman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chapman attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (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 is a specialist in trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in New York, NY. Dr. Tejwani's areas of expertise include the following: shoulder injury, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tejwani takes. Dr. Tejwani is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. He trained at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Tejwani (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
400 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Rajendra Bhayani is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhayani takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Bhayani trained 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. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. He welcomes 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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