We found 3 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicaid near Pittsburgh, PA.

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Jocelyn Idema, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
363 Vanadium Road; Suite 103
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Jocelyn Idema is a spine surgeon, orthopedist, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Idema obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Oklahoma State University. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. Dr. Idema welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3471 5th Avenue; Suite 1010
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. James Kang practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kang graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kang takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. He has received the following distinctions: President, International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School. He speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Kang's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
320 E North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Matthew Schessler's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. He takes Medicaid insurance. Dr. Schessler's professional affiliations include New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) and Tufts Medical Center. He is accepting 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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