We found 5 providers matching knee surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Guilford, CT.
Dr. Michael Medvecky is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Medvecky graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH). Dr. Medvecky welcomes new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Osteotomy
All Interests: Knee Arthritis, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Reconstructive Surger ... (Read more)
Dr. John McCallum works as an orthopedic surgeon in Hamden, CT, Guilford, CT, and Milford, CT. These areas are among Dr. McCallum's clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and minimally invasive knee surgery. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCallum takes. Before performing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. McCallum attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. McCallum is accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery, Musculosk ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Volume: 87
- Charge (avg.): $6,797
- Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,648
Dr. John Kelley specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kelley's clinical interests include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy
All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. John Aversa is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Aversa studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Aversa completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , Knee Replacement, Knee Surgery
All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskelet ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Volume: 13
- Charge (avg.): $3,231
- Negotiated Rate (avg.): $797
Dr. Richard Pelker practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pelker include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Pelker's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , Knee Replacement
All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthrosc ... (Read more)
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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.
- Acute sports injuries (sprains, fractures)
- Overuse injuries (tendonitis, bursitis)
- Head injuries (concussion)
- Heat injuries (heat stroke)
- Athletes with chronic illness (asthma, diabetes, heart disease) and how their illness is affected by exercise
- Nutrition and the use of supplements
- Developing a safe exercise plan for obese or sedentary patients
- Substance abuse of performance-enhancing drugs
- Teaching proper form and technique to reduce the chance of injury