We found 6 pediatric orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Gold near Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. William Timothy Howard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Other
1 Childrens Hospital Drive; 4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. W. Ward specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Monroeville, PA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ward's professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Presbyterian, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Neck Surgery

Dr. Jan Stanislaw Grudziak, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Other, Sports Medicine
3705 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Jan Grudziak specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Grudziak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Polish. His areas of clinical interest consist of shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He obtained his medical school training at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients rated Dr. Grudziak highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Lower Extremity Problems, Upper Extremity Problems

Dr. Patrick Peter Bosch, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Bosch is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include lower extremity problems. Patients gave Dr. Bosch an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Bosch performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Lower Extremity Problems

Dr. Ozgur Dede, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4401 Penn Avenue; Faculty Pavilion 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ozgur Dede is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dede honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Hacettepe University. Dr. Dede speaks Turkish. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Neck Surgery

Dr. Stephen A Mendelson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other
3705 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Mendelson is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Mendelson studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mendelson completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mendelson honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1307 Federal Street; 2nd Fl Allegheny Orthopaedic Assocs
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Schneck-Jacob is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and foot & ankle surgery. Patients gave Dr. Schneck-Jacob an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneck-Jacob takes.

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What is Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery?

Pediatric orthopedic surgery is the surgical specialty that focuses on muscle, joint, and bone issues in children, from infants to teenagers. Because patients this age are still growing, bone and joint problems can be much more significant than they would be in an adult. Growing children also change quickly, and a pediatric orthopedic surgeon is able to tell the difference between a symptom that a child will grow out of, and something serious that should be corrected.

Some of the issues that a pediatric orthopedic surgeon might treat include:
  • Serious fractures
  • Limb and spine disorders, such as clubfoot or scoliosis
  • Uneven leg lengths
  • Infections and cancers of the bones or joints
  • Certain conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system in children, such as cerebral palsy

Besides a physical examination, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon often looks at X-rays and sometimes CT scans to determine a patient’s problem. Blood tests may also be ordered to check for any metabolic or nutritional deficiencies. Treatment depends on the disorder, but it may include surgery, manipulation, bracing, casting, or physical therapy.

When illness, injury, or disorders threaten children’s mobility, pediatric orthopedic surgeons work to give them a healthy and active future.