We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Cigna Connect Flex Gold 1500 near Katy, TX.
Dr. Matthew Wasserman is a Katy, TX physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wasserman's clinical interests include spine surgery procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wasserman is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.
Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain
Dr. Volkan Guzel's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Guzel has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Guzel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Turkish.
Dr. David Hildreth practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hildreth's areas of expertise include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hildreth attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Hand Problems
Dr. Trenton Carlyle works as an orthopedic surgeon. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Carlyle accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Carlyle attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Knee Replacement, Minimally Invasive Procedures
Dr. Candice Teunis is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Teunis's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.
Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery Procedures
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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.