Department of Orthopaedics at Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, New York 11040
The Department of Orthopaedics at Long Island Jewish Medical Center is part of an extensive network of world-class orthopaedic resources available through the Orthopaedic Institute at Northwell Health. The orthopaedic program is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in patient care, education and research. The expert clinicians are part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team of high-caliber specialists. Together, they develop an individualized care plan for each patient that encompasses every stage from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation, recovery and follow-up.
The department’s mission is to provide quality and excellence in patient care. The first step to mobility and appropriate care is the right diagnosis, and the team at Long Island Jewish Medical Center is skilled at providing such care. They are also dedicated to performing orthopaedic research that transforms ideas into cutting-edge treatments for our patients. The department includes Joint Commission-certified programs in joint replacement for the hip and knee.
The Department of Orthopaedics provides care to patients with injuries of the musculoskeletal system. This includes but is not limited to fractures, sports injuries, spinal disorders and deformity, arthritis, osteoporosis, joint reconstruction, hand injuries and trauma. They have more than 25 actively practicing, specially trained orthopaedic surgeons on staff as well as orthopaedic residents and physician assistants. More than 4,000 surgeries are performed every year at the hospital.
Areas of expertise
- Joint reconstruction of the knee, hip, shoulder – Decades of advances in techniques and technology have made joint replacement and surgical reconstruction very commonplace procedures, allowing patients who have suffered from chronic, debilitating pain return to normal, active lifestyles.
- Revision surgery – Revision surgery to replace worn out artificial joint prostheses is often more complex than the original surgery. Patients needing revision surgery are often referred by their physicians to Long Island Jewish Medical Center’s orthopaedic surgeons due to their expertise in this area.
- Shoulder and elbow/sports medicine – Athletes at all levels of ability from amateur to professional are treated by fellowship-trained and board-certified physicians.
- Hand and wrist – The department’s service is dedicated to general and specialized care of the hand, wrist and upper extremity.
- Spinal surgery – The team treats complex problems of the spinal column from the base of the skull to the coccyx with the latest microscopically and minimally invasive procedures.
- Pediatric orthopaedics – The pediatric orthopedic surgeons have the resources of Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York available to them and the patients they serve.
- Foot and ankle – The team treats the many complex diseases, disorders and traumas of the lower extremities.
- Trauma – The Level I Trauma Center at North Shore University Hospital and the Pediatric Level I Trauma Center at Long Island Jewish Medical Center provide excellent treatment of all traumatic injuries affecting children, adolescents and adults.
- Musculoskeletal oncology – The department includes a board-certified orthopaedic surgical oncologist on staff with expertise treating both children and adults with bone and soft tissue malignancies.
- Research – The focus of the research program is novel approaches for the repair and regeneration of the musculoskeletal system.