We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Laredo, TX.
Dr. Haissam Elzaim is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Laredo, TX, Cleveland, TX, and Conroe, TX. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Elzaim has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.
Dr. Arie Salzman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Laredo, TX. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Salzman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Salzman speaks Spanish.
Dr. Ramon Soriano is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.
Dr. Yvel Moreau is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Moreau attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Moreau trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.
Dr. Jason Defrancis' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Defrancis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Roberto Cantu-Lara is an orthopedist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cantu-Lara takes. Dr. Cantu-Lara studied medicine at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine.
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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.