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. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. Dr. Panchbhavi is rated highly 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. Kelly Waltner Stephenson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Rt 0476
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Stephenson's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Stephenson speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: joint problems and hip problems. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Stephenson completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The average patient rating for Dr. Stephenson is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical interests: Joint Problems, Hip Problems

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. Dr. Yngve is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Yngve is in-network 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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Dr. Brian Anthony Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Smith specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Alvin, TX. Dr. Smith has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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. Nikoletta Leontaritis Carayannopoulos, MD, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
301 University Boulevard; Route 0164
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos' specialty is orthopedic trauma. She takes 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 North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Carayannopoulos has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She 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 practices orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and trauma surgery in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Lindsey's medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors 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. Dr. Lindsey is 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, who practices in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Texas City, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Foreman is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Foreman is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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.

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

Dr. Louis Stryker practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and San Antonio, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Stryker at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in joint problems and hip problems. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stryker attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Stryker has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating 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. Carmichael honors. Dr. Carmichael obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Carmichael is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kosty's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kosty 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 is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. 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.

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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 specialties are general surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Galveston, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Speck accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Speck attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Speck 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.