We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Laredo, TX.
Dr. Haissam Elzaim specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Elzaim graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.
Dr. Arie Salzman practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Laredo, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Salzman attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.
Dr. Ramon Soriano is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Laredo, TX. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
Dr. Yvel Moreau's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moreau attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.
Dr. Roberto Cantu-Lara practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cantu-Lara honors. Dr. Cantu-Lara graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Jason Defrancis specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.
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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.