We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Laredo, TX.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1710 E Saunders Street; Suite B200
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Ramon Soriano specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1710 E. Saunders Street; Suite # B-440
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Yvel Moreau practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Laredo, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Moreau attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
702 Galveston
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Roberto Cantu-Lara practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cantu-Lara honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1710 E Saunders Street; Suite B670
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Arie Salzman works as an orthopedist. Patient ratings for Dr. Salzman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1710 E Saunders Street; Suite B-380
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Jason Defrancis, who practices in Laredo, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Defrancis studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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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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