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We found 12 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 works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Alvin, TX. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Panchbhavi's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Panchbhavi takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Panchbhavi is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Carayannopoulos attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Kelly Stephenson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stephenson's areas of expertise include joint problems and hip problems. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Stephenson attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Alvin, TX. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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 is a specialist in orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and trauma surgery. He works in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Lindsey is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lindsey is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Lindsey has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. 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's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Yngve average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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

Dr. John Kosty is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Kosty average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Kosty attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Mark Alan Foreman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Harborside Drive; #109
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Foreman sees patients in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Texas City, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Foreman obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Stryker's areas of expertise include joint problems and hip problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stryker accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally 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 is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Carmichael accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Thomas Jones is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Galveston, TX, Houston, TX, and Plano, TX. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jones graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Speck honors. His 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 Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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.