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We found 11 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Vinod Kumar Panchbhavi, MS, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Panchbhavi attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Ronald Wayne Lindsey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery, Trauma Surgery
301 University Boulevard; 2.316 Rebecca Sealy Hospital
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Ronald Lindsey's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and trauma surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include knee problems, upper extremity surgery, and spinal fusion. Dr. Lindsey takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Lindsey has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikoletta Leontaritis Carayannopoulos, MD, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
301 University Boulevard; Route 0164
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos' area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Carayannopoulos performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Kelly Waltner Stephenson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Rt 0476
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Stephenson works as an orthopedist in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. In her practice, Dr. Stephenson focuses on joint problems and hip problems. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Stephenson performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: Joint Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Brian Anthony Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Smith is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Alvin, TX. Dr. Smith has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. David Andrew Yngve, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Utmb; dept Orthopaedic Surgery
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. David Yngve specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yngve takes. Dr. Yngve graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Dr. John Walter Kosty, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. John Kosty's areas of specialization are general surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kosty is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kosty trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency.

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Dr. Louis Samuel Stryker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Louis Stryker, who practices in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Stryker's areas of expertise consist of joint problems and hip problems. Dr. Stryker's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Stryker is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: Joint Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Kelly Daniel Carmichael, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Carmichael's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Carmichael is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Carmichael attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Route #0165
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Jones is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Galveston, TX, Houston, TX, and Plano, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Jones attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Dr. Fred Louis Speck III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Suite 417 Sealy Blgd
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Fred Speck is a general surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Speck is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.