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's specialties are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: knee fracture, elbow fracture, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Montalbano is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. Dr. Montalbano has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Senior Resident Clinical Research Award, Hospital for Joint Disease. Dr. Montalbano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Montalbano is affiliated with Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Armin Tehrany specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tehrany graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tehrany completed a residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and frozen shoulder. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tehrany include: New York Super Doctors; Super Doctors, Super Doctors; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Tehrany (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is 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 is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Smith takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. He 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 specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Staten Island, NY and New York, NY. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and foot surgery. Patients rated Dr. Chapman highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. His distinctions 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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Dr. Nirmal Chandu Tejwani, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
240 E. Street
Ny, NY
 

Dr. Nirmal Tejwani works as a trauma surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include shoulder injury, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Dr. Tejwani's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Dr. Tejwani attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Tejwani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic 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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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). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bhayani's areas of expertise include the following: 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. He obtained his medical school training at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency 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 foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He 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.