I have practiced in Utica, NY for nearly 12 years. I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon with additional fellowship training in partial and total joint arthoplasty.
Over the past 12 years I have consistently provided cutting edge developments for my patients suffering from knee and hip problems. I too have hip and knee arthritis and I give my patients what I want for myself.
I constantly seek the best options for my patients as seen by the numerous conferences I have attended since entering practice. By doing so my total joint program has seen continued annual growth and has received a number of awards of distinction. growth and has received a number of awards of distinction.
I only treat hip and knee pain. I do not do sports medicine surgeries such as rotator cuff or ACL repair-this allows me to focus on 5 surgeries:
- 1. Robotic Mako partial knee replacement (same day and overnight)
- 2. Computer navigated total knee replacement
- 3. Direct anterior same day and overnight hip replacement
- 4. Knee arthroscopy
- 5. Hip fracture.
- I perform 600-700 surgeries per year.
- Here is a list of what I think sets us apart from the rest:
- Make Robotic partial knee replacement-1 of only 5 sites that offer this in upstate NY.
- Ten years of computer navigation experience. The largest number of computer navigated total knees in NYS and one of the largest in the nation.
- Number 3/1800 surgeons in state for total joint volume (TREO data 2013)
- First adopter of Stryker Triathlon Knee – lowest revised total knee system in multiple joint registries worldwide. Also designed to accommodate for size variances in men and women’s knees.
- Dedicated Anesthesia staff providing superior spinal and general anesthesia.
- Pre-emptive pain management protocol that starts before surgery.
- Orthopedic dedicated OR rooms and staff which decreases perioperative complications.
- Orthopedic total joint dedicated 20 bed unit with orthopedic trained nursing and physical therapy staff. (97% excellent satisfaction rating)
- One of first hospitals in country to incorporate Blood conserving tranexamic acid – now becoming a national trend.
- Early adoption of sleep apnea evaluation protocol to decrease risk of perioperative mortality – likely to become the national standard within next three years.
- Early adoption of standardized infection prevention protocol with total joints. (skin decolonization, MRSA screening, antibiotic dosing, antimicrobial dressings)
- Same day and overnight hip replacement
- No hip precautions. Earlier return to work and normal activities.