We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Laredo, TX.
Dr. Haissam Elzaim specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Laredo, TX, Cleveland, TX, and Conroe, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Elzaim has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.
Dr. Arie Salzman's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Salzman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Salzman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish.
Dr. Ramon Soriano specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts 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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Moreau honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.
Dr. Jason Defrancis is an orthopedic surgeon in Laredo, TX. Dr. Defrancis attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Roberto Cantu-Lara's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cantu-Lara is a graduate of Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Cantu-Lara honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
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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.