Best 30 Physicians Orthopedics in Stockton, CA with Reviews -
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By: jspegar
Dr. Victor William Macko, MD
Dr Macko has been taking care of my families orthopedic needs for 20 years he is the most caring doctor I have ever been too! He always takes time to explain things in terms I can understand and has helped my husband, daughter and I with various issues and always provided excellent medical treatment and advise! Some of our problems have been very serious and Dr Macko always kindly cared for us! I also have many friends that have been helped by Dr Macko!
By: crookisright
Dr. Victor William Macko, MD
this dr is an evil cruel crook, he slandered me and got big money in fifteen minutes his" I help you with care' lie is a scam, DO NOT GO TO THIS QUACK AND IF HE IS DECIDING YOUR CARE GET OUT FAST THIS DR NEEDS A MEDICAL LEAVE TODAY never go to this opinionated crook for your nervous system pain problems or surgury this evil thing will destroy you with words and the arss gets big money he wont recant his slander and the nurses treat you like dirt. aviod this dr like a tumor for real
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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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