We found 3 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Alvin, TX.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Alvin, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Panchbhavi at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Panchbhavi is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).
Dr. Brian Smith's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Alvin, TX. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Smith attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.
Dr. Keith Schauder specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Schauder attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schauder is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.
Conditions / Treatments
Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.
Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
- Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
- Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
- Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
- Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
- Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part
Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.