We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Cigna Connect Flex Gold 1500 near Katy, TX.
Dr. Matthew Wasserman, who practices in Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Wasserman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wasserman's clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wasserman attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wasserman trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He 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 is an orthopedic surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. For his professional training, Dr. Guzel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Turkish. Dr. Guzel is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.
Dr. David Hildreth's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hildreth include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Hildreth is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Hildreth's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Hand Problems
Dr. Trenton Carlyle, who practices in Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Carlyle attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.
Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Knee Replacement, Minimally Invasive Procedures
Dr. Candice Teunis is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Teunis attended Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Teunis's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Teunis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.
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.