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By: Fay M.
Regional Orthopedics
At 52 yrs old I experienced my first bone break. Being the elbow I was concerned about finding the right Doctor. I couldn't be happier with my choice. Dr. Montalbano and his staff are so knowledgeable and caring. I'm a nervous patient and Dr. M and his staff continually put me at ease. I can't say enough about how pleased I am. Thank you Dr. M and staff for all you've done for me and for making my road to recovery a breeze!!
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By: Lori F.
Regional Orthopedics
I'm was here to see Dr. Kountis. He us soo knowledgeable with an exceptional bedside manner. The staff is very pleasant and helpful. The office is immaculate I was seen at my scheduled appointment time. I can't say enough as to how pleasant my visit was I definitely would recommend this office to anyone
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Scoliosis is a disorder where the spine curves sideways. Most people develop the condition during the growth spurt before puberty. The cause of scoliosis is unknown and most cases are mild, but the rare severe instances can disable a person.
Orthopedic surgeons attend four years of medical school, then four to five years of orthopedic residency in a hospital. They must also be licensed and certified in orthopedic surgery by the state in which they practice.
The terms "orthopedic doctor" and "orthopedic surgeon" refer to the same profession. Related specialties include podiatrist, a doctor who works with the bones, tendons and ligaments in the feet, and a sports medicine physician, a doctor specially trained to treat athletes.
The cost of a visit to an orthopedic surgeon depends on the type of tests ordered and treatment given. For example, an MRI costs $500-$1,300. An initial consultation costs $100- $500, while anesthesia for a procedure generally ranges from $2,000-$4,000. Overall, an orthopedic surgery can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000.
During a consultation or first appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, the practitioner will ask the patient a variety of questions to understand the situation. The surgeon might ask about the patient's pain levels, medical history, and any prior injuries. Then, the surgeon will administer a physical exam and possibly schedule tests to better understand the problem. Possible tests include a stress test, x-ray, or MRI.

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