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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 works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Monroeville, PA. Patients rated Dr. Ward highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Ward attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Presbyterian, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine. He graduated from Poznan University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has a special interest in shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Grudziak's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Grudziak (or staff) is conversant in German and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bosch's clinical interests encompass lower extremity problems. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bosch 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's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dede is 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. He studied medicine at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Hacettepe University for residency. Dr. Dede speaks Turkish. He is professionally 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's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Mendelson performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and foot & ankle surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Schneck-Jacob average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schneck-Jacob is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.