We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept CIGNA Indemnity near Santa Cruz, CA.

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Dr. James D Spiegel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. James Spiegel practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Santa Cruz, CA. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Spiegel include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Spiegel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Spiegel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Spiegel accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas James Welle, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Welle sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at Grandview Medical Center, Dr. Welle attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Welle's clinical interests: sports health and orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Welle average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Welle is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Karl J Christoffersen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Karl Christoffersen's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Christoffersen focuses on orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Christoffersen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Rotator Cuff ... (Read more)

Dr. Raj S Kullar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Raj Kullar's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kullar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kullar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kullar is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Dupuytren's Contracture, PCL ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher D Summa, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Summa works as a spine surgeon, neurosurgeon, and orthopedic surgeon in Soquel, CA, Capitola, CA, and Santa Cruz, CA. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Summa trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He is especially interested in neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Summa average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Summa is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Spinal Instrumentation, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Trauma, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard S Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Howard Schwartz is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The average patient rating for Dr. Schwartz is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz accepts. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Schwartz is open to new patients.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.

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