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We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Medicare Advantage near Austin, TX.

Dr. Matthew Joseph Geck, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 W. 38th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Geck is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Geck average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Geck include scoliosis and kyphosis. Dr. Geck is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Geck studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Geck completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Kyphosis

Dr. Eeric Truumees, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 West 38th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Eeric Truumees is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Truumees has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include lumbar laminectomy, cervical discectomy, and lumbar microdiscectomy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Truumees attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Truumees is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Lower Back Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Spine Surgery, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Marie Reitmeyer, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 W William Cannon Drive; Suite 4
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Christina Sheely's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sheely is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheely is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Viet N Tran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4029 Capital of Texas Highway S; Suite 111
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Viet Tran works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Tran's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. George Washington Tipton Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4029 Capital of Texas Highway S; Suite 111
Austin, TX
 

Dr. George Tipton practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in microsurgery. Dr. Tipton has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tipton is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Lower Back Pain, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Surgical Procedures, Microsurgery, Spinal Fusion, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Michael Tibbetts, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1015 E 32nd Street; #101
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Tibbetts works as an orthopedic surgeon. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Dr. Tibbetts has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.